Spring 2017

Jeff Lord is now Global Trade Compliance Principal, CSRA Inc, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. In his new capacity, Jeff oversees all aspects of CSRA's international trade compliance policies, procedures, and practices. Previously, he was a Senior Manager with EY Global Trade at Ernst & Young LLP.

Sue O'Hora has been promoted to Director of Marketing - Senior Producer at Henninger Media Services. She started her career with Henninger as an intern while she was still in college at the University of Richmond. After graduation, she joined the Henninger sales team in the DC area, later becoming a project manager in charge of DVD, graphics and video compression projects. In 2003, she joined the International Licensing team at Discovery Communications. She returned to Henninger as a Production Manager in 2007 after completing the George Washington University's Institute for Documentary Filmmaking program. In her new role, she will be leading the company's marketing efforts in addition to spearheading production projects as a writer/producer.

Pratish Shere has moved his real estate practice to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty and is based out of their Tysons/McLean office.

Starting in June, Frances Reimers, Founder and Principal of Firestarter Communications, will be hosting her own radio show. Tune in Wednesdays at 5:00 PM ET on WLVS. Stand by for more details as she sets up social media and firms up the guest roster!

WNG Board Member Jason Levergood is now based in New York City in a new role as an International Client Services Director on the Grant Thornton LLP, US National Advisory Services team. Grant Thornton is one of the top six accounting and professional services firms in the world with a cohesive network of member firms in over 130 countries. With over twenty years international professional experience in the private, public and NFP sectors, Jason is chiefly responsible for global advisory and consulting services capacity building and implementing network-wide internal infrastructure-strengthening projects while assisting with the leadership of key global accounts, business planning and business development.

Congratulations to Warren White, who has joined Chesapeake Search Partners, LLC as a Senior Associate with the Human Resources practice. Warren is an active member of SHRM, CHRA, and the Washington Network Group, and was formerly the Social Media Team Lead for DCSHRM. Warren holds senior HR certifications with both SHRM and HRCI, and is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer. A 12 year Baltimore city resident, Warren graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Psychology.

Savvy businesses recognize the need to craft magnetic messages for their key issues and to deliver them with impact. That makes finding the right fit in a communications training consultant imperative. WNG member Ed Barks helps sort through the options with the publication of his newly revised position paper, 'A Buyer’s Guide to Communications Training Consultants." Get your copy on the Research tab at www.barkscomm.com.

Mark F. Bryant, formerly with Resonate, who began his career as a political fundraiser in DC, has launched Agency Advisors, a consulting firm "dedicated to driving the growth of digital, data, and analytics firms seeking to do business with candidates and causes."

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