WashingtonExec celebrated five years of business at its annual appreciation event at Congressional Country Club on June 2, 2016, drawing an attendance of over 80 executives, council members, past speakers and longtime supporters.
One of the highlight from this year’s program was the announcement of Lisa Shea Mundt taking over as chairperson of the Rising Stars of GovCon Committee. The committee is a one-of-a-kind group for professionals aged 22-37. This group is for those who work in the government or government contracting industry in the Washington, D.C., area and who have one or both parents working in the business.
Since its founding in 2015, the committee has grown to more than 50 members and provides the industry’s future leaders with a unique perspective of all aspects of the GovCon business, including contracts, finance, marketing and business development. Committee discussion topics have included developing a proper elevator pitch, how to grow as not only a strong manager but as a future leader of the industry, career management and emotional intelligence.
“I am extremely grateful to be named the next chairperson of the Rising Stars group, which in my humble opinion is a professional collective that has no equal in the marketplace today,” said Mundt, senior marketing and proposal specialist, AOC Key Solutions Inc. “As a millennial in the government contracting industry, I’m thrilled that a space like this exists to provide a forum for young professionals to learn and grow. As members, we are so fortunate to be privy to this unique mixture of industry-leader speaking engagements as well as less formal meet-and-greets. Through this unprecedented educational and social combination I feel like I’ve not only learned about the members’ professional aspirations, but also the many facets of their humanity. The Rising Stars provides a sense of camaraderie in an otherwise competitive domain. Although you can feel the collective hunger and drive humming at the events, it’s really the generosity and the willingness to further the careers of others that makes this group truly special.”
“The Rising Stars of GovCon Committee is a key success story of the WashingtonExec Career Bridge and helps us foster deeper relationships within the community,” said JD Kathuria, CEO and founder of WashingtonExec. “We are honored to have Lisa as our newest chairperson and are excited to watch her elevate and expand the committee going forward.”