It wasn’t Valentine’s day just yet, but WashingtonExec sure felt the love last night as it hosted its eighth invitation-only government contracting executive happy hour in Tysons Corner. The event was sponsored by Alan Berson, author of Leadership Conversations: Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders, published just this week.
The casual event brought over 50 executives in federal contracting – to mingle and connect with new faces, past employees, previous bosses, lost connections, as well as current teaming partners and competitors.
“WashingtonExec events are a great place to re-connect and meet new people,” said Leslie Steele, founder and CEO of InterImage. “The smaller group, casual environment gives space for conversations about what is currently capturing the interest of the person; conversations that would not normally occur in business meetings but which inspire thought. Last night was no exception.”
The mission of these events is to connect government contracting executives of consequence through targeted and trusted forums. Attendees included members of WashingtonExec‘s Mobility Council, Big Data Council, Leadership Council, MARCOM Committee, Federal Business Council, STEM Council and the newly-formed Strategic Human Capital and Critical-Talent Council. The goal of the Strategic Human Capital Council is to allow the VP of HR and one hand-selected high potential to build a peer network to expand their functional experience and challenge new ways of doing business.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Washington Exec’s Happy Hour last evening,” said Joanna Alexis, Founder, President, and CEO of NavStar, Inc. “It was great to meet new executives around town in similar industries, discuss company capabilities and how we may be able to work together, and see a few familiar faces.”
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