Autumn 2016

Jake McGuire has produced a new gift-sized book titled Washington D.C. A Little Square Picture Book that has just been featured in a flattering article online. Local area associations and businesses purchase the book as a welcome gift for DC meetings and conventions. McGuire published the charming 6x6 inch square book specifically as an easy-to-take-home gift for DC's hospitality industry. When the book was first released, the DC Convention Bureau told McGuire, "If you can put our logo on it we'll take 400 copies!" He did and the book took off. Recently, Jake expanded his target audience by personally delivering a sample to more than 100 area hotels as a possible Inauguration Week gift. As of December 1st, more than a dozen area hotels have already purchased them or expressed interest in the gift book, pending room sales for that week. Well done Jake!

Jeff Walyus has started in a new role as Financial Analyst for The Prospective Group. Previously, he was Senior OMB Financial Analyst at the North Star Group, LLC.

Marty Williams is now Government Relations Manager at American Public Works Association, where he is responsible for advancing the association's public policy priorities in the area of cyber-security, emergency management and response. Previously, he was Special Assistant to Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence.

Michael McCallum has a new position at SHRM - The Society for Human Resource Management, where he is Director, Global Business Development. Michael drives SHRM’s internationalization strategy and global business development. He is responsible for identifying, creating, and sustaining partnerships abroad in order to grow SHRM’s international delivery network. Regional accountability includes Brazil, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, while providing services to nearly 10,000 SHRM members outside the U.S.

Christian Moritz shared research that, among Washington Insiders, LinkedIn is the most popular, most credible and has the fastest growth rate of any social media channel. His article gained significant social media engagement and sharing.

Jim Stockmal, President of the Association for Strategic Planning, will travel to Honduras to present a keynote address on "Trends and Drivers: What Everyone Should be Aware of in their Planning" and teach a master class at the Latin America & Caribbean World Strategy on November 17th, 2016. Additionally, Jim will also a holiday party for the National Capital Area chapter of ASP at BlackFinn on November 30, 2016.

Geoffrey Goodale has joined the law firm of FisherBroyles as partner. Geoff possesses over 15 years of experience assisting clients on matters concerning export controls, economic sanctions, import compliance, trade litigation, international intellectual property rights protection, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity, and compliance counseling to government contractors. Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Geoff served in the International Trade practice groups at Foley & Lardner and Pillsbury in Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Lord is now a Senior Manager at EY Global Trade at Ernst & Young LLP, a global provider of international trade consulting services, focusing on export controls and trade sanctions.

Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., Career & Life Management Consultant offers you the Choose Courage Series completed this August and available on Amazon. Explore and benefit from Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want and Related Handbooks on success and relationships. For more information, email Ruth.

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