Accenture Federal
David Goldstein, Accenture Federal

Dave Goldstein, Recruiting

Dave Goldstein leads recruiting for Accenture Federal Services, the wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP that delivers solutions to every cabinet level agency in the United States and 30 of the country's largest federal government agencies.  He is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the recruiting plans that help fuel the business's grow in a very competitive environment.  Dave has over 30 years of experience with talent acquisition, spending many years recruiting and then building and leading teams in a variety of industries.  He has a BS degree in Computer Science from VA Tech.

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 Cancer Society
Cathryn Burby, American Cancer Society

Cathryn Burby, Senior Director for Community Engagement

I am proud to be an employee of the American Cancer Society and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the fight against cancer. In my role as Senior Director for Community Engagement for DC, Northern VA, Maryland and Delaware, I work with focused market teams to bring the mission of the American Cancer Society to the community through our partners in the corporate world to hospital and health systems to distinguished and community events.

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.

Booz Allen Hamilton
mMike Bruni, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Mike Bruni, Senior Associate

Mike Bruni possesses over 17 years of experience in Human Resources, Recruiting & Staffing and is heavily experienced within the National Security Industry. Mike joined SAIC (now Leidos) in January of 2005 after spending 7 years in the staffing industry. While at SAIC/Leidos he led many initiatives to include Talent Acquisition Management, Sourcing, Capture Staffing, Direct Recruiting, and Veteran Outreach. In July 2015, Mike joined Booz Allen Hamilton in a Sr. Talent Acquisition Strategy role and is based out of McLean, VA. Mike also sits on the AFCEA EPIC Committee and the INSA ICC Committee. He is a board member of recruitDC and the facilitator and leader for Project S.A.V.E.

Cambridge Associates
Whitney Proffitt, Cambridge Associates

Whitney Proffitt, Manager of Campus Recruiting

Whitney Proffitt is the Manager of Campus Recruiting at Cambridge Associates, an investment firm headquartered in Boston, MA. She heads the firm's efforts in recruiting at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. Prior to joining C|A in 2013, Whitney spent four years in recruiting at Harris Williams & Co., a middle market investment bank. Whitney graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Journalism.

Capital One
Gill Haus, Capital One

Gill Haus, Managing Vice President

Gill Haus is the Managing Vice President of Digital Innovation for the Retail and Direct Bank at Capital One, where he is responsible for building and sustaining an innovative technology organization while fostering a culture of excellence in software engineering and digital product development.  He joined Capital One from AOL where he was the CTO of Content and Paid Services and led the modernization of systems and processes enabling the transition to an engineering-centric organization.

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.

Destination Hotels
Krista Reiss, Destination Hotels

Krista Reiss, Area Director of Human Resources

Krista Reiss is the Area Director of Human Resources for Destination Hotels based at Lansdowne Resort.  She possesses an extensive background as a human resources professional, representing major hotel brands for Starwood, MGM Resorts International & Destination.  Her innovative employee initiatives have been recognized with industry awards for diversity training and education. Krista is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Ashburn with her husband Tony and their 2 children.

Eastern Shore Community College
DeQuan Smith, Eastern Shore Community College

DeQuan Smith, Dean of Workforce Development

Whether in the classroom as a hospitality subject matter expert or as a workforce development executive, DeQuan strives to inspire students and employees to become dynamic leaders. As the Dean of Workforce Development, DeQuan is responsible for the development and delivery of focused workforce education programs customized to meet the training and professional development needs of worker-learners. DeQuan received his undergraduate degree in hospitality management and graduate degree in sport management from Virginia State University and has traveled across the world to educate on sustaining growth within the hospitality industry.

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.

Enterprise Rent A Car
Beth Wright, Enterprise

Beth Wright, Talent Acquisition Manager

Beth Wright has a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Delaware. She just celebrated 15 years with Enterprise Rent A Car.  She is responsible for staffing a territory which includes approximately 70 locations in Northern Virginia.  Beth and her husband, Jevon (a Mason alum), have 2 children; Jaylen (7) and Jace (3).

Fairfax County Chamber Of Commerce
Becky Graham, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Becky Graham, Director

Since 2013 Becky Graham has worked in the Business Development Department at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.  As Director, she helps this prominent organization promote the economic vitality of the Northern Virginia region by strengthening business to business relationships. Prior to the Chamber, Becky served as Special Assistant for 25th Anniversary Initiatives at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, where she worked with the Board to launch a corporate fundraising campaign.  Becky began her career as a Service Coordinator for Accenture's COD client site after earning her Bachelors degree from GMU in 2007.

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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.

Green Buzz Agency
Tod Plotkin, Green Buzz

Tod Plotkin, Principal

Tod Plotkin runs Green Buzz Agency which creates video marketing content for Hilton Worldwide, Lockheed Martin, American Medical Association, BlueCross BlueShield and other large brands. Prior to starting GBA in 2009, Tod ran the video department for the NBA Washington Wizards for 4 seasons. He has additional production experience at ABC, Discovery Channel, and the Style Network. Tod also organizes and hosts the largest annual Digital Marketing conference in the district called What's Next DC.

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.

Meltzer Group
Jonathan Lamb, Streetsense

Jonathan Lamb, Vice President, Benefits Division

Jonathan brings over 15 years of progressive and innovative HR experience to his role of VP, Benefits Division at The Meltzer Group. He works closely with clients and prospects to help evaluate their organization (including its culture and constraints) to ensure they receive the services and products they deserve then helps develop and implement a strategy with an incentivized benefits package and/or Human Capital needs. His previous employers include national organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Crime Prevention Council, Streetsense, and MetroStar Systems. Jonathan has also spent several years working and advising in higher education, is a proud Mason alum, and was the proud recipient of the Career Connections Alumni Award.

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.


Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Doris Johnson, Senior Program Manager

Doris Johnson serves as the Senior Program Manager for Intelligence Community (IC) Outreach and Recruitment in the Office of the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In that capacity, Ms. Johnson coordinates a number of outreach and recruitment events, including annual "virtual" events, to brand the IC as an employer. Ms. Johnson has substantial private sector experience as a manager of human resources for several nonprofit organizations. Her first career was in international educational exchange where she worked with students from a number of countries studying in the United States.

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.


Bridgette Borst, Tigercomm

Bridgette Borst, Senior Account Executive and Digital Director

Bridgette Borst is a former television reporter turned public relations and marketing professional with experience in agency, higher education and nonprofit. Bridgette is the senior account executive and digital director at Tigercomm, the leading cleantech PR firm in the country. In this role, she leads clients in communications planning, media relations, media training, digital media and integrated marketing strategy. During her previous work in higher education, Bridgette developed a student-alumni mentoring program and worked with the Office of Career Services to deliver professional development programs and help students prepare for interviews, as well as secure jobs/internships.Bridgette is also a member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

USA Today Network (Gannett)
Marsheila Hayes, USA Today

Marsheila Hayes, Talent Acquisition Manager

Marsheila currently serves as the Talent Acquisition Manager of Branding and Programs at Gannett and USA TODAY NETWORK. In this role she develops employer branding strategies, coordinates the enterprise-wide internship program, and works along with her HR colleagues to create and sustain a digitally-integrated onboarding program. Marsheila enjoys exploring the intersection of HR and technology and can be found sharing knowledge nuggets on LinkedIn and Twitter @MarsheilaJHayes.

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.


Washington Post
Michaela Blanchard, Washington Post

Michaela Blanchard, Lead Recruitment Branding Strategist

Michaela is the Lead Recruitment Branding Strategist at the Washington Post.  She has developed close relationships with HR leaders within major corporations, both locally and nationally since 2009.  Leveraging her resources at the Washington Post, she has created new and innovative ways to connect employers with career-ready candidates.  Michaela understands the interdependent relationship between education and employment.   She has made it her mission to assist Universities and organizations through physical opportunities for collaboration.  Her foremost aspiration is to ensure the successful employment of emerging graduates.

Vibha Jain Miller, WETA

Vibha Jain Miller, Vice President, Human Resources

Vibha Jain Miller began her career studying at UCONN then NYU, where she worked in Personnel, international student advising, and the International House.  She combined her interests in international relations with helping people thrive.  She has worked around the world and believes that success in HR requires passion and a genuine understanding of your business. WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.

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.