How to Access Opportunities through Strategic Networking
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene a discussion with Alex Brown, Search Consultant at The McCormick Group, Lori Saitz, Networking Strategy Coach at Zen Rabbit, and Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman and Managing Director at TalentFront executive search.
During this highly interactive session, Alex, Lori, and Bill will discuss with participants networking best practices including successful networking strategies and tactics. Attendees will have an opportunity to pose questions and share insights. Participants will leave this session with practical advice for achieving better results from their overall networking efforts. And we'll do a little networking, as well...
Alex Brown is an executive search consultant with The McCormick Group, the largest independent, Washington, DC-based executive search firm. TMG has been ranked as one of the top 25 largest executive search firms in the country based on revenue. As a consultant, Alex specializes in executive searches for law firms. Among his areas of expertise are intellectual property, energy law, labor and litigation. Before coming to TMG, Alex successfully helped companies set and achieve their goals in the government contracting, litigation services, and talent acquisition verticals. With over 15 years’ experience in business development and executive recruiting, supporting the Career Development team is a dream come true. Alex has served on the board of directors for multiple local professional organizations and volunteers with both the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and the Manna Food Center. Alex is always reachable, except when he is volunteering or when his beloved Patriots are playing, but he will always call you back. Learn more about Alex here.
Lori Saitz is Networking Strategy Coach at Zen Rabbit. Back when Lori launched her first company and introduced the world to The Gratitude Cookie, she had to learn how to network effectively to find clients and referral sources. Today clients come to her because they fear they're missing out on opportunities - to find clients, get referrals, work on cool & interesting projects, get promoted, or hear about new jobs - because they don't have a strong network of connections. As a networking strategist and speaker, Lori works with business professionals on developing their networking abilities and creating long-term business relationships that support their success. In addition to her more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications, Lori has worked as an on-air radio personality in South Florida. As the author of How to Feel Comfortable, Confident & Courageous at Networking Events, she is often interviewed in the media and regularly speaks to corporate teams and at conferences and events. When she's not networking or talking about networking, you can find Lori in the weight room at the gym or at a reformer Pilates class. Occasionally you might see her running or kickboxing, because she also loves eating and baking. Engage with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram.
Bill Stokes is Founder and Chairman of the Washington Network Group (WNG), an organization of senior-level executives in the private, public and independent sectors. Bill is also Managing Director at TalentFront LLC, a firm that provides executive search and outsourced recruiting services to nonprofits, start-ups, technology firms and government contracting companies. He works with local, national and international clients. Additionally, he has served on numerous association, nonprofit and educational governing boards, and is a World Responsible Leader with the BMW Foundation. Bill pursued graduate studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Learn more about Bill here.
4:00 PM - Pre-Session Networking
4:15 PM - Program Begins
5:45 PM - Program Ends; Post-Session Networking
6:15 PM - Adjourn
Our Venue Partner:
Our Venue Partner - Metro Offices Arlington - provides our meeting room at their Ballston Office Center location. To explore workplace solutions with our venue partner, please contact Terra Villarreal via email, or call 703-763-1999.
Building Logistics: Our venue is located three blocks from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange/Silver). Garage parking available in the building ($11/day).
$20 for WNG Members
$30 for Non-Members (early-bird rate)
Join & Go:
$90: Become a new/first-time WNG Member ($90 annual dues) and attend this particular event at no extra cost: Apply Online. Note: This option is not available for WNG Members whose memberships have expired.
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Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.
Questions: Contact the WNG Office: 202-455-4504.