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 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 nine new hires/promotions and two 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.

Cynthia Shelton

Cynthia Shelton, CenturyLink

New Hires/Promotions:
Matt Collins is now Vice President of Engineering and Solutions at Day1 Solutions
Angie Heise is now Vice President of Commercial Markets for Information Systems & Global Solutions at Lockheed Martin
Chad Jerdee is now General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Accenture
Brian Lennon is now Business Development, Dept. of Commerce at CGI Federal
Elisabeth Renninger is now Business Development Manager at CGI Federal
Cynthia Shelton is now Area Vice President for Special Program Sales at CenturyLink
Julie Spellman Sweet is now Group Chief Executive – North America at Accenture
Joel Unruch is now Corporate Secretary at Accenture

Work Anniversaries:
Colby Hochmuth this month celebrates one year at 1105 Media
Doh Pak this month celebrates three years at MacAulay Brown
John Peitler Jr. this month celebrates one year at VASOR Technology

In the News:
Spearheaded by the flood of wearable devices, a movement to quantify consumers’ lifestyles is evolving into big business with immense health and privacy ramifications. Click here to read the Washington Post article.

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.

The Execs on the Move Group has gained traction with many changes at the executive levels in the government and government contracting industry. This group consists of executives in various states of transition – ranging from plans to re-enter the govcon industry, engaging in start-up work, consulting or serving as Board of Advisors/Directors. Recent retired government executives are also represented. Topics for 2015 will include LinkedIn (basic and advanced features), self-awareness, board appointments and changes in the federal market space. This group is chaired by Carlos Echalar Chief Advisor & President of the Workforce Advisory Group. 

The conversation about the importance of STEM and the opportunities for students to get involved continues despite the completion of the 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium. We have created a 50-page Parent Action Plan, which features STEM-related summer camps, after-school activities, online resources, educator training, internship information, best practices, science-related apps and more.

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