WashingtonExec’s E-Magazine: News You Need to Know

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(Left to right:) Pat McMahon, Lena McMahon, Heidi Narang, screenwriter and author M. Night Shyamalan and RJ Narang

This week’s WashingtonExec e-magazine zooms in on an article featuring screenwriter M. Night Shyamalan, who spoke to local audiences about education reform and his book, “I Got Schooled: The Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap.”

The e-magazine also presents a featured story on Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, held earlier this week at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

Readers can also find news on Tom Burns, who will become president and chief executive officer at ENSCO, Inc. later this month. Burns is the former senior vice president and general manager of SAIC.

Learn more about the HR Leadership Awards Gala, which drew a crowd earlier this month at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. There’s also a featured article on Harris Corporation’s Murray Sewell. He’s the vice president of Business Development for the company’s Intel, Civil and Government Healthcare IT programs.

WashingtonExec has also delved into the summer reading lists of various executives. This time, readers will hear from Vistronix CEO Deepak Hathiramani. Want to know about the latest contract awards? WashingtonExec has news on Serco, which secured a SPAWAR task order to support the U.S. Navy; and TWD & Associates, which is prepared to prime homeland security departments’ EAGLE II Program.

The e-magazine also has the latest news on executive transitions and appointments, including Doug Lane, the new CEO for Capgemini Government Solutions; Alastair MacWilson, The Chertoff Group’s new principal; Brian Brennan, promoted to vice president of the Federal Civilian Division at Pragmatics; Darin Powers, the new operations director at Toffler Associates; David Fisher, who has joined SRA International as vice president and business transformation officer; and Scott Turner who has joined Intellidyne as the senior director of business development for the company’s Healthcare IT practice. In STEM news, business executives gathered earlier this month at a Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools’ kick-off luncheon. Check out the article! Readers will also learn about mergers and acquisitions activity, including news on GTCR, which completed its Vocus acquisition. The company also combined PR Software Co. with its rival Cision. Vocus CEO Rick Rudman stepped down, and Peter Granat took over as CEO. Separately, PSS acquired Envision Technical Services.

In case you missed it, there’s news on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s appointment to the Public College University Board as well as MacAulay-Brown, Inc.’s published white paper on groundbreaking cybersecurity research.

Readers will also find a feature called Washington Executive Roll Call in WashingtonExec’s e-magazine. The piece includes a list of new hires, promotions and reorganization, work anniversaries for the month, job opportunities and an “In the News” feature.

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