WashingtonExec RollCall: Your Inside Look at Our Network’s Professional Activity

JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec

JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec

WashExec Executive RollCall: JD Kathuria pulls from the broader WashingtonExec network to dish out the area’s who’s who and what’s what.

When it comes to striking deals, who you know trumps what you know in the government contracting community. And with three years of WashingtonExec’s outcome and result-oriented networking programs and events behind us, I’ve decided to expand our networking offering with some supplementary content.

The WashingtonExec Roll Call is a weekly feature within the WashingtonExec e-magazine that leverages our connections to catalog the area’s happenings.

For the past couple months we have tapped into our thousands of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and in-person connections to compile and share with you information about the promotions, company switches, job openings and work anniversaries that transpire within the broader WashingtonExec network.

The end result? A running map of who’s where — professionally — in the Greater Washington area.


In this week’s WashExec RollCall, we saw seven new hires/promotions and seven work anniversaries. Read on for insight about the topics that caught our eyes and ears this past week within our network’s virtual water cooler.

New Hires/Promotions:
Kim Casey is now Director at Deloitte
Laura Florek is now Digital Services Advisor at ExxonMobil
Laura Fredrickson is now General Manager at NIC
Jason D. Juranek is now Chief Financial Officer at Globecomm Systems Inc.
Rich Lakis is now Senior HR Consultant — Interim Chief Human Resources Officer at TASC Inc.
Arnold Morse is now Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Client Network Services Inc.Cheryl Waldrup is now Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Forfeiture Support Associates LLC

Al Pisani, TASC

Al Pisani, Serco

Work Anniversaries:
Alan Berson this month celebrates 14 years at Pulse Point Coaching
Tim Hartman this month celebrates one year at National Journal Group, Atlantic Media
Ray Khuo this month celebrates two years at Altamira Technologies Corporation
Shiv Krishnan this month celebrates 22 years at INDUS Corporation
Caroline LeCount this month celebrates two years at Harris IT Services
Al Pisani this month celebrates one year at Serco
Tien Wong this month celebrates three years at Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

News at WashingtonExec:
WashingtonExec, with Presenting Sponsor Leidos and Platinum Sponsor Vencore, hosted the 2015 K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium, attracting more than 2,300 children, parents, teachers and business leaders on March 7, 2015 at the Nysmith School.

This year’s theme, The Parent Factor: How to Engage Your Children in STEM, was designed to help parents who want to get their children involved with STEM activities, but may not know how or where to start.

More than 40 non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporations showcased unique and local educational programs. Children and adults had opportunities to conduct flight simulator competitions, participate in drone demonstrations, and engage with student robotics teams.

Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School, served as Keynote Speaker and gave the presentation of “The Tiger, Dolphin, and Jellyfish Parent — Which One is Best for STEM?” Lou Von Thaer, President of the National Security Sector at Leidos, served as the program’s co-Keynote Speaker.

Senator Tim Kaine discussed the importance of generating interest and passion for the science and technology fields early on in children’s lives. Former Naval F18 Top Gun Pilot Eric Schierling of Vencore and former Astronaut Kenneth Cameron (USMC, Ret) of SAIC served as afternoon speakers on how to make STEM appealing to students.

Videos of all of the day’s speeches can be watched here.

But our conversation did not end there; the Parent Action Plan is now available to download. The 50-page document offers listings of summer programs, after-school activities, local resources, internship opportunities, science-related apps and more.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees, along with the Nysmith School for serving as our event venue. We appreciate your attendance and commitment to STEM.

Job of the Week:
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Communications Director Position
A friend is seeking a Communications Director who is a seasoned communications professional having experience providing hands-on internal and external communications in support of a growing company operating in a rapidly-changing and competitive market. The Director is a member of the Global Communications team and works as a partner to business leaders to proactively develop, design and execute a range of communications programs. This high-visibility role requires hands-on development and implementation of integrated marketing and communication programs, supervisory experience, and the ability to collaborate internally through influence. If interested, please send your resume in confidence.

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