Companies come and go, but the people never leave.
Many at the executive level in the government and government contracting space have worked in same industry for 20, 30 and 40 years- building a large and purposeful network of professional relationship along the way. However, many professionals don’t start building a network of trusted peers outside their organizations until much later in their careers-choosing instead to focus on maintaining good standing with their co-workers and managers.
After a suggestion from a friend of the WashingtonExec community, we worked to form a group of young professionals in the government contracting space with a very specific criteria for entry. Participants must be a young professional/millennial (ages 22-37) in the Washington, D.C. area who work in the government or government contracting industry and have one or both parents who also work in the business. The mastermind group is entitled the NextGen of GovCon Leaders.
The goal of the group is to build an exclusive govcon community of individuals who can assist each other in growing their respective careers. We believe that this group will greatly benefit from exchanging ideas and collaborating in an informal but distraction-free setting the way that many executives who are a part of WashingtonExec already do.
Jonathan Moneymaker, Altamira Technologies Corp.’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been named the group’s 2015 Chairman.
Future topics of discussion will include leadership development, philanthropic opportunities, entrepreneurship, a mentorship program and more. Moving forward, WashingtonExec ultimately plans to invite outside mentors/speakers from the govcon industry to assist in the group’s success, business acumen and professional development.