This year’s mid-year review is comprised of the government contracting industry’s top acquisitions and key executive placements, along with a few exciting announcements from WashingtonExec. Read our special e-magazine issue to find WashingtonExec’s popular featured stories and interviews of 2015.
We would also like to send a special thanks out to our readers, members, speakers, and supporters for the impact that you have made not only in the local business community, but within the development of our organization. Our company continues to grow across the board, with over 200 member companies and executive leadership in 10+ outcome-based and result-oriented Councils and MasterMind Groups. In addition, our readership of executives of consequence continues to grow and expand each week.
WashingtonExec Changing of the Guard: Gary Shiffman of Giant Oak is stepping down after three successful years as Chairman of the WashingtonExec Big Data Council. Mark Chadason of MacAulay-Brown, Inc., is also stepping down as Founding Chairman of the WashingtonExec Intelligence Council. Chadason will now focus his passions towards the newly-formed WashingtonExec Internet of Things Council.
Rob Zitz of Leidos is now Chairman of the WashingtonExec Intelligence Council and Tom Woteki of MAXIMUS is now Chairman of the WashingtonExec Big Data Council. Matt Addington of Giant Oak will serve as Vice Chairman of the WashingtonExec Big Data Council and Dr. Robert Laurine of HP will serve as Vice Chairman of the WashingtonExec Intelligence Council.
The WashingtonExec Internet of Things Council, headed by Chris Smith of AT&T and Mark Chadason of MacAulay-Brown, Inc., is in full-force with a targeted mission of assisting contractors on how to best drive the federal government’s IoT mission forward. Andrea Wright of Unissant is leading WashingtonExec’s Millennial Leadership Development Council. This Council will grow the industry’s future leaders, with minimum of 4 years of government contracting experience, by providing them a unique perspective of all aspects of the business at their level from contracts and finance to marketing and business development.
K-12 STEM Symposium: The 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium was a huge success, with twice the number of attendees from its inaugural year, with a total participation of 2,500 kids, parents and teachers. The free, all-day forum equally engaged children and adults with exciting activities such as flight simulator competitions, drone demonstrations, 3D printers and robotics teams. Each attendee walked away with access to the first Parent STEM Action Plan for the National Capital Region, a 50+ page document with vetted lists of summer programs, after-school activities, internship opportunities and science-related apps for local students and parents. Watch a video recap of the jam-packed day on WashingtonExec’s YouTube Page. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Leidos, Platinum Sponsor Vencore, and Venue Sponsor the Nysmith School.
Mark your calendar for next year’s K-12 STEM Symposium-Saturday, March 12th 2016. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are now available.
WashingtonExec Leadership: WashingtonExec continues to facilitate topic-enriched Councils, including the WashingtonExec Emerging Technologies Council, chaired by Mark Cohn of Unisys Federal Systems, the WashingtonExec Federal Acquisition Council for Business Development Professionals, chaired by James Scampavia of AMERICAN SYSTEMS, the WashingtonExec Strategic Human Capital Council, chaired by Steve Woolwine of AECOM, the WashingtonExec Leadership Council chaired by Greg Baroni of Attain, the WashingtonExec Federal Business Council, chaired by Sumeet Shrivastava of Array IT, and the WashingtonExec STEM Council, chaired by Ed Swallow of The Aerospace Corporation.
WashingtonExec also hosts a slew of popular sub-Committees and MasterMind Groups in order to provide more targeted connections, relevant content and better business acumen opportunities for the WashingtonExec network. Our mastermind Groups include the The GovCon Rising Stars Leaders Group, chaired by Jonathan Moneymaker of Altamira, Execs on the Move Committee, chaired by Carlos Echalar, the MARCOM Committee, chaired by Andrew Bryden of SRA, Eileen Cassidy Rivera of Harris, Sheila Blackwell of Decision Sciences and Alan Hill of Serco Inc., the EA Committee, Founded by Jana DiCarlo, the Founder’s Circle, Chaired by Haresh Bhungalia, as well as the Women CEO’s of Federal IT Group.
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We are always searching for compelling story ideas and content for the WashingtonExec daily news blog and weekly e-magazine. Reflecting on our four years in business, we cannot wait to cover this dynamic industry for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.
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