• The Fowler Career Center will inaugurate ″Career Week, ″ a week-long programming series devoted to accelerating your job market readiness starting September 30th.

    The week will focus on careers in Finance, Marketing and Consulting with activities for both graduate and undergraduate students. From panel discussions to one-on-one coaching to networking sessions, Career Week will be filled with programming aimed at preparing students for their careers and connecting them with alumni and employers.

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  • Executive in Residence

    Executive in Residence has been filled for Career Week. Please check in GWorkSB for upcoming opportunities to meet with industre leaders. Meet one-on-one with key industry leaders in the FDFCC Executive in Residence program. Industry leaders will be available for 20 minute sessions to cover topics of interest in that particular field. RSVP Required.

    Audience: All GWSB students invited to participate, first come first served

    Executive-In-Residence Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Check GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops >> Search GWSB Career Week Executive

    Executive-In-Residence - Andrew Kimm, Credit Suisse >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Eli Zaccack, SES >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Ellie Hollander, Meal on Wheels of America >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Matthew Scherer, Rockland Advisor Group, LLC >>

    Executive-In_Residence Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Check GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops >> Search GWSB Career Week Executive

    Executive-In-Residence - Vern Schellenger, American Bankers Association >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Mihir Desai, Dexis Consulting Group >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Nina Rosenstein, HBO >>

    Executive-In-Residence, Thursday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Check GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops >> Search GWSB Career Week Executive

    Executive-In-Residence - Andrew Lewis, KPMG >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Ken Kovach, BF Saul Company >>
    Executive-In-Residence - Ron Hodge, Booz Allen Hamilton >>

    Location: F. David Fowler Career Center - Duques Hall, Suite 560


  • On-Campus Recruiting

    The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program allows students to interview on GW’s campus for job opportunities with a wide range of organizations, including non-profit, government, and corporations. To see a sample list of employers who recruit through the OCR Program, click here.

    Date Company Name Position Recruiting For: Interview Location Time
    10/1 PWC Over 20 full-time and internship positions in:
    Consulting, Tax, Accounting, Risk Assurance, Forensic Services
    (Grads and undergrads recruited)
    Interview Rooms, Overflow offices 8:30am-4:30pm
    10/2 Berkely Research Group Associate (undergrads) Interview Rooms 8:30am-4:30pm
      Kenrich Group Staff Consultant
    Interview Rooms 8:30am-4:30pm
      People's Television   Interview Rooms 8:30am-4:30pm
    10/3 M&T Bank Management Development Trainee
    (Undergrads and MBAs with limited experience)
    Interview Rooms 8:30am-4:30pm
      Raffa Associates Staff I Accountant - Audit
    (grads and undergrads)
    Interview Rooms 8:30am-4:30pm
    10/4 KPMG OCR: Federal Tax Intern - Summer 2014 - McLean, VA
    OCR: Commercial/Pool Intern - Summer 2014 - McLean, VA
    OCR: IES Tax Intern - Winter 2014 - McLean, VA
    OCR: Federal Audit Intern - Summer 2014 - Washington, DC
    OCR: Commercial/Pool Audit Associate - Fall 2014 - McLean, VA
    OCR: Federal Tax Associate - Fall 2014 - McLean, VA
    OCR: Advisory Intern - Credit Risk - Summer 2014- McLean, VA
    OCR: Federal Audit Associate - Fall 2014 - Washington, DC)
    KPMG Summer Leadership Program
    OCR: Advisory Associate - Credit Risk - Fall 2014 - McLean, VA
    (Grad and undergrads)
    Interview Rooms 8:30pm-4:00pm
      AT&T OCR: Leadership Development Program
    OCR: Finance Leadership Summer Intern Program
    OCR: Finance Leadership Program
    (Grad students only)
    Interview Rooms 8:30pm-4:00pm

    To apply to all OCR positions login to GWorkSB.com

  • Functional Panels (Finance, Marketing, Consulting)

    Looking to better understand your target field and career path? Want to know what it takes to be a star and how to get noticed by employers? Please join FDFCC for three panel discussions focusing on these questions and more in the Finance, Marketing and Consulting Industries. The one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a 30-min networking session. RSVP Required.

    Each panel will consist of four to six panelists who represent unique aspects of the themed functions (finance, marketing or consulting). Panelists will take part in a one-hour career-themed panel discussion designed to share industry-specific information with both graduate and undergraduate students who are considering careers in that particular field. Specifically, students will learn about:

    • Descriptions of the particular field, and what makes a successful professional
    • What the industry is looking for in employees and how to stand out as an applicant
    • Industry-specific trends in hiring and how to create a career-strategy for this field
    • Networking in the industry
    • Industry Experts' personal career insights

    The sessions will conclude with a brief Q&A, followed by a 30-minute networking opportunity.

    **More information on panel participants below**

    Audience: Limited to GWSB undergraduate juniors and seniors and GWSB graduate students. Registration is first come first served.

    Consulting Panel: Monday, September 30, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      RSVP (Within GWorkSB)    Click here to View Panelist Bios

    Finance Panel: Monday, September 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      RSVP (Within GWorkSB)    Click here to View Panelist Bios

    Marketing Panel: Tuesday, October 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
     RSVP (Within GWorkSB)   Click here to View Panelist Bios

    Location: All panels will be held in Duques 451. All networking sessions will be held in the 4th floor lobby of Duques.

  • Employer Lobby Greeters

    Company representatives will be on-hand to talk about their organizations and answer industry-specific questions. All lobby greeters represent companies that hire graduate and undergraduate students. Walk-ups−no RSVP required

    Audience: All GWSB students invited to participate
    Finance: Tuesday, October 1, 8 am. to 10 a.m.
    Marketing: Wednesday, October 2, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Consulting: Thursday, October 3, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Location: Duques Lobby (first floor)

    Professional Head Shots, sponsored by KPMG

    Need a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile? KPMG is sponsoring a professional head shot session. Please wear business professional attire only. Walk-ups only.

    Audience: All GWSB students invited to participate
    Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: Duques 520

    International Student Job Search Panel Discussion Oct. 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    The GW School of Business F. David Fowler Career Center invites you to participate in the panel offered exclusively for the GWSB international students. This session will cover a variety of topics, where panelists will be presented with questions and asked to share their perspective and/or personal experience on the following:

    Conducting a job search:

    What are some key facts and processes that international students should consider when conducting a job search in the U.S. or internationally?
    Identifying potential employers: What is the best way to identify employers that may be interested in hiring international students?
    Connecting with organizations: How can students connect with organizations that recently sponsored international candidates?
    Navigating the hiring landscape: How can students position themselves as a competitive candidate in their chosen field? whether within the U.S. or internationally
    Gaining access to a network of alumni: What are some best practices you can share for how students can gain access to alumni?

    Panel includes:

    Turki Alghusoon, Consultant, Internal Audit Department , The World Bank
    Sathappan Annamalai, Business Analyst, Client Support Strategy & Operations, Blackboard
    Anant Borole, Risk Analyst, Ironshore Insurance
    Prajakta Chitre, Consultant, The World Bank
    Dinos Christoforakis, Investment Associate, MCB Real Estate
    Kiru Ramachandran, Associate, Economic and Valuation Services , KPMG
    Shafinaz (Sofi) Momen, Financial Analyst, ARC

    Audience: GWSB International Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students
    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Duques 451
    Registration Link: RSVP in GWorkSB.com


  • Resume Review: Walk-in Desk

    The Fowler Career Consultants will be on-hand to review your resume. To participate, please bring two copies of your printed resume. Walk-ups only.
    Audience: All GWSB students invited to participate
    Date/Time: Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Duques Lobby (first floor)

    Cover Letter Workshop and Resource Desk

    The Fowler Career Consultants will review your cover letters and give a brief workshop on cover letter writing. To participate in the cover letter review, please bring two copies of your printed cover letter. Both the reviews and workshop are Walk-ups only.
    Audience: All GWSB undergraduate students invited to participate
    Review: Thursday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Workshop: Thursday, October 3, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Duques 420 (workshops); Duques 4th floor lobby (review desk)

    Conversations in Consulting: October 4, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

    In "Conversations in Consulting," participants will engage in an open-ended conversation with two professional consultants. This is a panel session format. Jeff Sinclair is a former Director at McKinsey where he worked for 31 years. He is currently Senior Managing Director at Headwaters, a management consulting firm. Shyam Giridharadas is a visiting Teaching Professor at GWSB teaching courses in consulting, strategic human capital, and authentic leadership. He has spent over 35 years in consulting as both an internal and external consultant at firms such as McKinsey and Capital One. To RSVP Click HERE or see GWorkSB >> Events. RSVP today to sign up to learn more about consulting from the experts. This session is limited to 15 MBA students.

    Case Workshops:

    Crack the Case Workshop - 1:30 - 3:30 PM - Duques Hall Room 652

    This is an intermediate level class. Familiarity with case interviewing required. Join the F. David Fowler Career Center in welcoming David Ohrvall for an interactive workshop on Case Interview prep. David Ohrvall is the author of the case interview guide Crack the Case System. Through his Crack the Case workshops, David has trained over 10,000 students at top business schools worldwide. David′s insider knowledge and expert coaching gives candidates invaluable preparation in the areas of problem-solving skills, logical communication, and personal presentation. You'll have the chance to take your skills deeper with case practice during a 2 hour workshop.Be prepared to participate in this highly interactive session. To RSVP Click HERE or see GWorkSB >> Events

    Cases are for Everyone Plenary Session - 4-5 PM - Marvin Center Room 301

    Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are now showing up in all types of interviews. Marketing, banking, high tech, health care and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. David Ohrvall, author of Crack the Case System and founder of MBACASE, will give you a complete overview of how to do well on your cases. You will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks and be prepped to handle a variety of analytical problems in your upcoming interviews. To RSVP Click HERE or see GWorkSB >> Events

    Bloomberg Assessment Test

    This October, Bloomberg will be helping you get in front of 202 elite George Washington University alumni on Wall Street where we have their undivided attention – on the Bloomberg terminal. This exclusive pathway is available to all students who take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) by September 22. The BAT is a 2-hour, 8-section test that shares your results and anonymous profile to all 315,000 terminal users, many of whom are actively searching for new talent.

    As an added benefit, all BAT test takers from George Washington University, a valued Bloomberg client, will be entitled to a six-month subscription to Bloomberg Briefs. The BAT is available at www.takethebat.com and is also complimentary and available 24/7 on the web.
    Audience: Open to all GWSB students, but juniors & seniors & all grad students are highly encouraged to take the test
    Date/Time: Friday, October 4
    Location: Duques 350


  • Learn                                                                                              Back

    All Career Week events follow three main themes: ″Learn″, ″Connect″, and ″Develop″. LEARN events are those that allow you to learn about industries and careers that you may wish to pursue after graduation. They are focused on educating you about career paths, industry trends, and strategies for success in these fields. Learn events include:

    Functional Panels

    Executives in Residence

    Employer Lobby Greeters

    Conversations in Consulting

  • Full calendar of events coming soon.

    Monday, September 30

    7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Stop by the Duques Lobby for information on Career Week
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-up Resume Reviews (Duques Lobby)
    2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Professional Headshots, sponsored by KPMG (Duques 520)
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Consulting Panel and Networking (Duques 451)
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Finance Panel and Networking (Duques 451)

    Tuesday, October 1

    8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Employer Lobby Greeters (Duques Lobby)
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive in Residence Program (Duques 560)
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-up Resume Reviews (Duques Lobby)
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Marketing Panel and Networking (Duques 451)

    Wednesday, October 2

    8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Employer Lobby Greeters: (Duques Lobby)
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive in Residence Program (Duques 560)
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-up Resume Reviews (Duques Lobby)
    7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. International Student Job Search Panel Discussion
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Deloitte Battle of the Beltway" Case Competition Information Session

    Thursday, October 3

    8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Employer Lobby Greeters (Duques Lobby)
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive in Residence Program (Duques 560)
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Undergrad Cover Letter Resource Desk and Workshop (Duques 420)
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-up Resume Reviews (Duques Lobby)
    4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cases are for everyone (Marvin Center 301)

    Friday, October 4

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bloomberg Assessment Test
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-up Resume Reviews (Duques Lobby)
    12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Conversations in Consulting (Duques 553)

    Complete all items and set up an appointment with a career coach this semester to discuss

    Week 1 [LEARN]

    Weekly Goal: Pick one company to research. Find one interesting fact about the company and complete on downloadable ticket to success worksheet.

    Join the conversation on Twitter: What is the most exciting/interesting thing you learned in your internship (or job, volunteer experience, etc.) this summer? Tweet your answer to @GWSBFowler #CareerWeek #learn

    Week 2 [CONNECT]

    Weekly Goal: Pick one target company and use LinkedIn to find a GW alum who works there and complete on downloadable ticket to success worksheet.

    Tips for reaching out to alumni will be posted on GWSBFowler social media sites this week, so be sure to follow us on Twitter (@GWSBFowler), Facebook and LinkedIn (F. David Fowler Career Center)
    Join the conversation on Twitter: If you could have dinner or network with anyone, who would it be? Tweet your answer to @GWSBFowler #CareerWeek #connect

    Week 3 [DEVELOP]

    Weekly Goal: List three words you want to be associated with your personal brand and complete on downloadable ticket to success worksheet.

    Join the conversation on Twitter: Share the three words you identified for your personal brand by tweeting them to @GWSBFowler #CareerWeek #develop

    Week 4

    Weekly Goal: Attend the GWSB Career Fair - Thurs Sept 26 11am-2pm, Marvin Center

    Join the conversation on Twitter: What are you most looking forward to about Career Week? Tweet your answer to @GWSBFowler #CareerWeek

  • Consulting Panelist Bios


    Dean Christopher Kayes, Interim Dean and Professor of Management


    Tricia Giacone, Associate Director - Gartner

    Tricia Giacone has spent her eight post-collegiate years in the professional services industry, focusing on Information Technology. Currently, Tricia is an Associate Director with Gartner Consulting – a global strategic and management consulting organization that provides objective, in-depth analysis and actionable advice to enable clients to make more informed business and technology decisions. In addition, Tricia is the GW School of Business’s recruiting liaison for MBA students. Prior to Gartner, Tricia spent five years with IBM doing more system integration-focused work. Tricia has a Bachelors of Administration in Marketing Information Systems from James Madison University. Outside of work, she is an adjunct professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a youth lacrosse coach.

    David R. Besnainou, Consultant - IBM Global Business Services

    David Besnainou works for IBM Global Business Services as a consultant. In his role, he helps federal clients manage change. David studied marketing at the GWSB and graduated in 2012. He interned for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, ABC News, Burson-Marsteller, on Capitol Hill and for the Embassy of France during college. He also rowed crew for GW during his sophomore year and was a member of AKPsi. David enjoys helping others, reading and traveling.

    R. John Fletcher, Member, GWSB Board of Advisors Founder/Chief Executive Officer - Fletcher Spaght, Inc. Managing Partner - Fletcher Spaght Ventures

    R. John Fletcher is founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fletcher Spaght, a 30-year-old strategy consulting firm focused on new ventures in technology and life sciences. Mr. Fletcher is also a Managing Partner of Fletcher Spaght Ventures, a $100 million venture capital fund. He divides his time between active sourcing of venture capital investments, and developing and conducting strategy studies for venture-backed companies. Prior to launching Fletcher Spaght in 1983, Mr. Fletcher was a senior manager at The Boston Consulting Group, managing global client relationships with health care and high technology companies.

    Mr. Fletcher was a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in international business at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, during which he earned a master’s degree in international finance. Prior to Wharton, he was a captain and jet pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Fletcher also holds an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University and a B.A. from The George Washington University.

    Jennifer C. Folsom, Human Capital Manager - Summit Consulting - Commercial (Business Analytics)
    Jennifer's career has evolved much like a successful business: a foundation in solid financial fundamentals, perfecting business operations and processes, and now,building a human capital practice for highly sought-after resources. Jennifer is the Human Capital Manager at Summit Consulting, a world-class analytics advisory firm that guides Federal agencies, financial institutions and litigators as they decode their most complex analytical challenges.

    Jennifer received a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University where she was a President's Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Randolph-Macon College . She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an active Board Member in Randolph-Macon College's Society of Alumni and the Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital Development Committee.

    Elliot Roseman,Vice President - ICF International

  • Finance Panelist Bios


    Robert Van Order, Chairperson and Professor of Finance and Oliver T. Carr Professor of Real Estate


    Emily Granoff, Analyst - J.P. Morgan

    Emily is an Analyst in the Washington, D.C. office of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Emily has been with the Private Bank since 2011. She is primarily responsible for analytics and reporting for Washington D.C. based endowments, foundations, and private clients. Emily graduated from The George Washington University with a major in Economics and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.

    Matt Casey - KPMG

    Matt Casey is an alumnus of the GWSB Master of Accountancy program, a board member of Our Daily Bread in Fairfax, VA, and a financial statement auditor with KPMG. During Mr. Casey's tenure at GWSB he founded and served as the President of the Master of Accountancy Student Association, a student organization dedicated to furthering social, professional, and volunteer opportunities for accounting students. Since graduating, Mr. Casey has been active at GW by serving on discussion panels, attending alumni events, and assisting in KPMG’s on-campus recruiting efforts at GW.

    Dhaya Ranganathan - Capital One

    Dhaya Ranganathan joined as Director at Capital One Bank in the Commercial Banking Group to build out the Professional Services sector, including coverage of law firms. Prior to joining Capital One, she spent 18 years with Citigroup where she had a variety of roles covering the global power and energy sectors with corporate banking, alternative investments, private banking, including coverage of high net worth individuals and the Law Firm Group. Her banking expertise includes origination, relationship management, portfolio management, underwriting, risk management, and ability to structure, negotiate and close capital market and banking solutions. At Citigroup, she was part of the interviewing and hiring process of newly minted analysts and associates from undergraduate and MBA programs and served as the Team Leader for managing a pool of analyst and associate in her department. Dhaya also worked at Exxon Corporation’s Treasury Department as a Financial Analyst during her early career.

    Michael Park, Senior Investment Officer - Department of Energy

    Matthew Scherer, Partner - Rockland Advisory Group

    Matt Welch, GWSB Senior Goldman Sachs Intern & BOA Merrill Lynch/Goldman Sachs Intern

  • Marketing Panelist Bios


    Vanessa Perry ,Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing


    Rob Britton - American Airlines

    Rob Britton is the principal of AirLearn, a consultancy that helps suppliers, partners, newcomers, and students understand the complexities of the airline industry, and provides general marketing and leadership advice to a range of organizations. In 2006, he retired as Managing Director, Brand Development and Advertising at American Airlines, where he was responsible for brand stewardship, worldwide media advertising, direct marketing, promotion, and customer research – he was part of the team that helped rebuild the brand after the September 11 attacks. He has spent 44 years in and near travel and tourism industry marketing, in many roles.

    Rob earned a Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Minnesota, and completed postdoctoral work at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has published over 70 articles in major newspapers and magazines, in travel-trade publications, and in academic journals.

    Stephanie Morris, Director of Marketing - American Council on Education

    Stephanie A. Morris is assistant vice president, membership and marketing, at the AmericanCouncil on Education. She has a strong background in designing and implementing marketing and communications campaigns for public and private sector organizations. Prior to serving in this position, Morris was the director of communications for Higher Education for Development, which is housed within ACE and governed by the six major presidential higher educationassociations.

    Morris, who holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, previously worked as Assistant Vice President for marketing and business development at Widmeyer Communications, a mid-sized independent public affairs firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

    Ellen Schaplowsky, Executive Vice President, Director of Training- Ruder Finn Inc

    Ellen Schaplowsky is executive vice president and director of training at Ruder Finn, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent PR agencies. She is a PR practitioner with more than 25 years of experience heading up a broad range of well-known consumer goods and services accounts. Prior to Ruder Finn, she led accounts at Ogilvy & Mather; Hill, Holliday, and other communications agencies. Recognizing the impending impact of environmental issues, she founded Ruder Finn’s Marketing for the Environment practice in 1990. The innovative group launched Green Seal, the first eco-labeling system for environmentally preferable products, and conducted the nation’s largest clean-up and recycling program for 13 years. Her environmental work earned two Silver Anvil awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and was profiled in Value-Added Public Relations, Medill School of Journalism and Green at Work. She now heads Ruder Finn’s Executive Training Program and developed the ST.A.R. (Strategic Training and Recognition) Program, a training initiative for executive staff.

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  • Marketing Panelist Bios

    Marianne Hak, Commercial Marketing Manager - GE

    Marriaine Hak is the Commercial Marketing Manager for Specialty Monitoring, a $125 million portfolio that is part of GE Healthcare’s Life Care Solutions (LCS) business. She has over nine years of success in sales, market development, and marketing and communications. Marriaine joined GE as part of the Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP). Her marketing rotations included roles as the NICU Product Manager at Maternal Infant Care (MIC) and a market development role with GE Corporate’s Government Selling Team/GE Enterprise Programs, responsible for developing new sales opportunities and markets that reached across the entire GE portfolio, including GE Energy, GE Lighting, GE Appliances, and GE Aviation.

    Prior to joining GE, Marriaine worked in marketing, communications, and sales in the healthcare industry. While at AED (now FHI), a social marketing firm, Marriaine helped develop national healthcare campaigns for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, she was a 3-time, award-winning healthcare representative managing the cardiovascular portfolio. She graduated with a MBA from Georgetown University and a degree in English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

    Jen Fox Prout, Associate Director; Insights & Innovation - RTC

    Lauren DeNu, Account Executive - Discovery Communications

    As an Account Manager for Discovery Creative, in-house advertising agency for Discovery Communications, Lauren DeNu acts as the lead client relationship manager for print, digital and on-air advertising campaigns for networks including Investigation Discovery, Destination America, Velocity and Military Channel. She plays a central role in defining the unique needs and objectives of advertising campaigns, pulling a wealth of insight and experience from her international education and professional exposure to the public, consumer, and non-profit sectors.

    Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Lauren worked at RTC Relationship Marketing and The Borenstein Group as an advertising account manager for brands including Career Builder, Microsoft, IBM, NovoNordisk and AARP.

    Mrs. DeNu received a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., graduating Cum Laude in Marketing and Fine Arts.

    Discovery Communications, Inc. is a mass media and entertainment company based in Silver Spring, Md. DCI has global operations offering 28 network entertainment brands for over 1.5 billion subscribers around the globe.


  • Andrew Kimm


  • Eli Zaccack

    Company European Satellite Company
    Title Senior Vice-President

    Elias Zaccack is the Senior Vice-President, Commercial, Americas at SES, (European Satellite Company) based in Washington, DC, USA. Elias is responsible for leading a team of senior professionals supporting sales and other commercial initiatives across the Americas. He holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

  • Ellie Hollander

    Company Meals on Wheels of America (MOWAA)
    Title President and Chief Executive Officer

    Ellie Hollander became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Meals On Wheels Association of America on February 11, 2013. Hollander came to Meals On Wheels from Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International), where she had been serving as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development since 2010.

    Hollander is an experienced executive with over 25 years of leadership and management experience in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. For more than eight years, she served on the senior executive team for AARP, the nation's largest non-profit organization, first as the interim head of AARP's Membership Group and second, as its first Chief People Officer. In this role, Hollander set the vision, developed and led a dynamic enterprise-wide People Strategy to drive organizational performance through a highly engaged workforce, enhancing AARP's brand as an employer of choice and a great place to work and to volunteer. She also grew employee engagement to world-class levels and received public recognition for designing innovative programs that serve as models for other employers.

    Throughout her career, Hollander has led complex membership, marketing and communications functions for large 501c3 organizations, including, before AARP, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and EPRI, where she drove increases in membership numbers, market share and revenues.

    Hollander earned a BA in Economics and French from Duke University and later graduated from the Duke Fuqua School of Business' Advanced Management Program. Honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of its Women Who Mean Business, Ellie is a member of the George Washington University School of Business Corporate Collaborative Council, a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters and a former member of the Board of Gifts In Kind International.

  • Matthew Scherer


  • Vern Schellenger, SPHR

    Company American Bankers Association
    Title Senior Vice President

    Vern is an accomplished Human Resource professional with over 25 years of experience in helping individuals and organizations achieve desired results. Vern has held senior leadership positions as a HR generalist, the head of a corporate university, and as a career management consultant. His extensive background in human resource development and broad based business experience enable him to see the “big picture” while at the same time taking the specific actions necessary to achieve success.

    His areas of expertise include career development, career management and transition, human resource management, training design and delivery, organizational development, change.

  • Mihir Desai

    Company Dexis Consulting Group
    Title Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Desai is President & CEO of Dexis Consulting Group. Prior to forming Dexis in 2001, he served as a development economist at the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and as an economist at leading development organizations including Chemonics International and TSG/AECOM. He has served as technical lead and manager with experience in over 40 countries globally. He currently leads 25 full time staff and professionals from headquarters in downtown Washington, DC and project offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Kenya. Mr. Desai is a member of the Board of Governors of Coalition of International Companies (CIDC), a co-chair of the Small Business Association of International Contractors (SBAIC) and a member of the Board of The George Washington University (GWU) Council for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). He holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA in Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives with his wife and daughter in McLean, Virginia.

  • Nina Rosenstein


  • Andrew Lewis, CPA, CGFM, CIPP/G

    Company KPMG LLP
    Title Partner

    Andrew is a Partner at KPMG LLP, and works primarily in the government audit practice in Washington, DC. KPMG is one of the world's largest public accounting firms, and provides audit, tax, and advisory services to its clients. In his fifteen years at KPMG, Andrew has managed, supervised or participated in a number of large and complex federal, state, and local government financial statement audits.

    Andrew is a Senior Fellow in KPMG's Government Institute, and has written several research articles and professional publications produced by KPMG’s Government Institute including the following two recent articles:

    • Building Public Trust through Open Government Electronic Reporting: "We've Only Just Begun" (AGA Journal of Government Financial Management, Winter 2012)

    • Moving to the Next Stage of Federal Financial Reporting: Bringing Greater Value and Transparency through "Open Government" Electronic Reporting (KPMG Government Institute white paper, July 2012)

    Since 2005, he has been an adjunct professor at GW, and teaches a course on government and not-for-profit accounting and auditing in the Masters of Accountancy program. He has also helped to advise GW on curriculum and other academic matters. Andrew also serves on the GW Corporate Collaborative Council, and advises the Director of GW’s F. David Fowler Career Center on programs and efforts to improve the competitiveness of GW students in the marketplace.

    He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G). He is active in the Association of Government Accountants, is the past chapter president of the Montgomery/Prince George’s County Chapter, and is the Regional Vice President-elect of the Capital Region. He is also the chairman of the Federal Issues and Standards Committee of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

    Andrew is a graduate of The George Washington University. He received his Bachelor's of Accountancy in 1998, with a minor in Russian Language and Literature.

    From 2006 to 2008, Andrew served as the primary recruiter for the audit and tax practices of KPMG's Washington, DC and Northern Virginia offices. In this role, he was responsible for the hiring of all entry-level associates and summer interns to KPMG's audit and tax practices in the Washington, DC area.

  • Ken Kovach

    Company B.F. Saul Company
    Title Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    Over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the field of Human Resources management and development and is currently responsible for managing and providing strategy and direction for the Human Resources efforts of the B. F. Saul Company & all affiliated companies.

    His many accomplishments include: building a Human Resources function for a multi-dimensional corporation, designing a talent management and senior leadership training program, design and implementation of a state-of-the-art performance development system, execution of a web-based HRIS system, and successful negotiation of multiple union contracts for a luxury hotel property.

    Ken joined the B.F. Saul Company in September of 1994 after eighteen year tenure with Hardee's Food Systems/Roy Rogers rising to the level of Vice President of Human Resources.

    Ken received a BA degree from Valdosta State University.

    He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Montgomery County Human Resource Association, and has served on the Executive Human Resource Committee with the National Restaurant Association.

  • Ron Hodge