Air Force Aid Society
John Farrell, KSJ

John Farrell, Director, Human Resources

Mr. Farrell has over 30 years' experience and leadership in human resources management, program management, successfully managing programs, budgets and HR staff. Through his experience as a Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and HR professional for Home Depot, Altria, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, and KSJ and Associates, Mr. Farrell has led, managed and directed high-visibility programs and projects in both the public and private sector. He is the Director, Human Resources for the Air Force Aid Society (the official charity of the U.S. Air Force) and his mission is "Helping Airmen" on a worldwide basis.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Gayle Lovit, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Gayle Lovit, Recruiter/HR Administrator

As a Recruiter/HR Administrator for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gayle completes full-cycle recruiting for positions within 16 departments, manages university outreach, and launched and oversees the employee appreciation and engagement program. Prior to ASCO, Gayle worked in the hospitality industry in both human resources and operations for Hyatt, Marriott, and Hilton. Gayle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from the University of Delaware.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Jared H., Regional Recruiter

Jared spent the last 10 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst covering a number of functional and regional issues dealing with Terrorist Acquisition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. With that experience and during the height of the War in Iraq, Jared transitioned to the Directorate of Operations where he focused mainly on managing operations in the Middle East and later in Latin America. Jared now serves as a regional recruiter for the CIA covering Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Community Residences
Elizabeth Brown - Community Residences

Elizabeth Brown, Senior Director of Clinical Services

Elizabeth Brown is the Senior Director of Clinical Services for Community Residences, a large non-profit providing comprehensive support and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and mental health disabilities.  Liz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a special designation of Counseling Supervisor with the State of Virginia and has over 23 years of experience specializing in the areas of clinical case review, dual diagnosis and critical incident stress management.  Disability services continue to be Liz's greatest passion.

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Bianca Iriate, Community Residences

Bianca Iriarte, Recruitment

Bianca Iriarte graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pre-law from Michigan State University. She is currently working in the Recruitment sector of the Human Resources department at Community Residences, a non-profit providing support services to adults with a variety of disabilities. Bianca assists in the management of all social media accounts and both attends and hosts local job fairs. She works to fill a variety of administrative, clinical, experienced and entry level positions. Her work has a huge focus on local college students (like the ones at GMU!) with a desire to grow within the Human Services field.

Rachel Bruns, Deloitte

Rachel Bruns, Technology Consultant

Rachel Bruns is a technology consultant dedicated to product management, agile adoption, and preparation for scaling agile within federal space and also leads recruitment for Deloitte Consulting – Federal Technology at Mason. Rachel has worked with health, civilian, and defense clients delivering agile solutions in project and program management, data center modernization, and transformation. Her experience includes U.S. Army research and development, non-profit, and social enterprise consulting. In her spare time, Rachel is a runner, a yogi, and an oyster farmer on the eastern shore of Maryland.

Emagine IT
Rob Holder, emagine it

Rob Holder, Senior Vice President

Rob Holder has more than 30 years of experience in program management, successfully managing programs, budgets and staff. Through his experience as a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force and as a Program Manager for Emagine IT, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Mr. Holder has directed, managed and led critical, high-visibility software development and information systems programs and projects both in the Federal government and in private industry.

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Jennifer Mosser, Gallup

Jennifer Mosser, Director of Talent Sourcing

Jennifer Mosser has built her career on finding star performers who bring unrivaled intelligence, energy and commitment to Gallup and its clients. Since joining Gallup in 1993, Jennifer has recruited top talent for Gallup in the Middle East, Asia, Australia and throughout the United States.  She leads campus recruiting throughout the eastern U.S. and recruits candidates for business development roles in North and South America. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and is based at Gallup's global operations center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Eli Lilly and Company
Dan Ingersoll, Eli Lilly and Company

Dan Ingersoll, District Sales Manager

Dan Ingersoll has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales and sales management in the Mid-Atlantic region. He currently serves as a District Sales Manager for Eli Lilly and Company where he manages a regional team of Sales Professionals in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. market.  Dan has a BS degree in marketing from the Temple University and an MBA from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Mobile Posse
Naveen Singhal, Mobile Posse

Naveen Singhal, CTO

As CTO, Naveen oversees the product planning, architecture and development, operations, and infrastructure for MobilePosse. With over 20 years of experience leading technology teams for digital/mobile functions, Naveen previously led the development of Marriott's digital guest strategy, identifying a new set of customer experiences and opportunities. Naveen was also responsible for developing Capital One's banking platform, delivery of mobile applications, API platform, and customer facing application.


National Student Clearinghouse
Kelly Powell, National Student Clearinghouse

Kelly Powell, Manager Talent Acquisition and Development

Kelly Powell manages recruiting, onboarding, and training for the National Student Clearinghouse, a Herndon-based non-profit and the nation's trusted source for education verification and student outcomes research. She has been with NSC in various roles since 2001, and is passionate about helping employees develop their careers through training and experiential learning, measuring and evaluating learning, and is the lead recruiter for technical and management positions. Kelly graduated from Shepherd University with an RBA degree.

Northop Grumman
Katie Agnos, Northop Grumman

Katie Agnos, College Recruiter

Katie's love for helping others and face-to-face interaction led her to her current role as a College Recruiter for the Mission Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman. Katie enjoys interacting with students and providing them with advice on how to secure their dream job. Katie graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2015 with a double major in Public Relations and Marketing.


US Peace Corps
Scott Kumis, Peace Corps

Employer Advisory Board Chair

Scott Kumis, Regional Recruiter

Scott Kumis has been a Regional Recruiter in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Recruiting office of Peace Corps since October 2012. He and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines from 2009 to 2011. Scott was assigned to the Children, Youth and Family sector, working with Children in Conflict with the Law at a government-run juvenile rehabilitation center. During service, Scott developed and conducted trainings, designed programs for his center, and helped the boys at his site form a rock band that performed at the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration in Manila.


Washington Nationals
Alan Gromest, Washington Nationals

Alan Gromest, Manager of Human Resources

Now in his 10th season with the Washington Nationals, Alan Gromest plays a leading role for recruiting, onboarding, and employee communications as the Manager of Human Resources. Previously, Alan worked in the finance department of TechTeam Government Solutions based in Chantilly, Virginia and graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He is a member of SHRM and has earned certifications in PHR and SHRM-CP.


Wolf Trap
Cate Bechtold, Wolftrap

Cate Bechtold, Assistant Director, Education Outreach

Cate Bechtold works with the Senior Director, Education, and Internships and Community Programs staff to program, coordinate, and implement Wolf Trap's Internship Program, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, Classes at the Center for Education, and Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers. Prior to joining the Wolf Trap Foundation in her first full-time position as Program Assistant, Education Outreach in January 2010, Mrs. Bechtold interned in the Program and Production department at Wolf Trap advancing hospitality for all artists and providing coverage for shows at the Filene Center. She has been in her current role as Assistant Director, Internships and Community Programs since May 2013.