WashExec 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 four 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.

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 10 new hires/promotions and nine 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.


Carlos Echalar, CHRO & SVP, CDM Smith

New Hires & Board Promotions:
Brandee Daly is now Founder, C2S Consulting Group
Greg Dixon, Senior Vice President of Advanced Cyber Operations Sector at KEYW Corporation, is now INSA Executive Committee Board Member
Carlos Echalar is now CHRO & SVP at CDM Smith
Frank Garcia, Vice President of IC Client Strategy at Harris Corporation, is now INSA Executive Committee Board Member
John Hillen is now President, US Friends of the IISS at International Institute for Strategic Studies
Mitch Lawrence, Vice President of Security and Counterintelligence at PAE, is now INSA Executive Committee Board Member
Kristin Panzarella is now a Licensed Realtor at Century 21 Redwood Realty
Trish Stover is now Executive Assistant and Project Manager to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Prospect Mortgage LLC
Neal Tomblyn is now Director, Business Development and Strategy at Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training
Bill Wansley, Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, is now INSA Executive Committee Board Member

Work Anniversaries:
Bill Annibell this month celebrates six years at Sapient
Alan Berson this month celebrates three years at Wharton Executive Education
Adam Chandler this month celebrates one year at Accenture
Toya Cribbs this month celebrates three years at Intelligence & National Security Alliance
Bob Gourley this month celebrates one year at Cognitio Corp
Edward Holt this month celebrates two years at Leidos
Dennis Kelly this month celebrates seven years at A-T Solutions
Paul Leslie this month celebrates four years at Dovel Technologies
Evan Weisel this month celebrates 12 years at W2 Communications

Mergers & Acquisitions:
General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions was sold to Marlin Equity Partners. KippsDeSanto & Co. advised Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions.

Reston, Va.-based Clarabridge announced May 21 that the company has acquired Engagor, a social media management and engagement tool.

In the News:
Iraq’s lack of national unity in the fight against ISIS threatens to splinter the country into several parts, according to a defense expert and two members of Congress, reported CNN’s Eric Bradner.

Raytheon Cyber Products’ Ashok Sankar covers how to find the right metrics to rate your company’s security in VentureBeat.

News at WashingtonExec:
Senior Operations Position
On behalf of a member company, if you qualify and are interested in being considered for a senior level position leading federal civilian programs for a fast growing $30M+ Northern Virginia based federal contractor, please send JD Kathuria your resume in confidence. Successful applicants will have 10+ years’ experience managing federal contract operations with P&L responsibility and verifiable track record growing business.

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