Winter 2020-2021

Marcia Call [in], Founder and CEO of TalentFront, an outsourced recruiter for growing companies, is now chair of the Alexandria Chamber’s Professional Women's Network (PWN). PWN is a dynamic women's group within the Chamber designed to foster networking, educational opportunities and support among the area’s professional women. They convene their next signature event on March 11: See details here.

Shaara Roman [in], Founder of The Silverene Group, a culture consultancy that helps companies align their people programs with business goals, has written a timely blog post titled "Maintaining Connections in the Dawn of the Hybrid Workspace." Some good advice.

Lori Saitz [in], CEO of Zen Rabbit, has partnered with Dr. Justin Klein and the Got Your Back Foundation to deliver Monday Morning Meditations. Join them for a new 10-minute livestream meditation every Monday morning at 10:00 am ET. Participate live or listen to the replay later via Facebook or on YouTube.

Jeff Lord [in], Counsel at Scale LLP, is pleased to announce his new weekly newsletter, Last Week in International Trade. Every Monday, he publishes a newsletter highlighting the main newsworthy activities from the prior week in the wide world of international trade. He primarily focuses on US trade sanctions and export controls, with occasional forays into other areas of interest. Content includes news articles you may have missed, regulatory actions from the US and other governments, and other practical information you can use in your work. Jeff tries to strike a balance between 'just the facts' daily updates that leave you wanting more, and the informative but sometimes over-detailed law firm client alerts that leave you wanting less. This Monday's issue is available to read: Take a look and subscribe!

Hamption Dowling [in], Managing Partner of The HCB Group, LLC, writes that international business has been alive during 2020 despite challenges presented by the pandemic, and that 2021 should prove to be an expanding year with new opportunities for US companies. New activities for Hampton include serving as Corporate Advisor to a company based on Boston, Unique Equipment Solutions LLC, that is now leading experimentation of anti-viral chemical solutions for material surfaces, fabrics and air filters; as Vice President for Strategy and Business Growth for a new company, Akia Oil and Gas Services Inc., based in Vancouver, BC Canada, providing a broad scope of energy services to mid-size energy companies, with offices in Canada, Libya, Tunisia and Singapore; and as Corporate Advisor to a company based in Milan, GATTI Construction SpA, providing integrated technologies to engineer, build, start up and maintain metallurgical, petrochemical and O&G plants worldwide.

Andrew Rudman [in] has become Director of the Mexico Institute at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Andrew transitions to the Mexico Institute from his position as Managing Director at Monarch Global Strategies LLC, where he counseled a global portfolio of clients on regulatory and public policy challenges related to market entry and market access in the Americas with a primary focus on Mexico. Andrew is an active WNG Member and spoke to the "WNG International Roundtable on Mexico" on May 5, 2020. Congratulations!

Susan Clayton Hammann [in] is now Director, Marketing & Communications at New Frontier Data in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was Senior Marketing, Communications and Planning Consultant at Semper Capital Management, L.P. Congratulations!

Aneta Zawila-Jordan [in] is excited to announce an additional chapter in her entrepreneurial career. In addition to founding 7Ps LLC, a boutique marketing consultancy, She has joined yorCMO as a member of their team of Chief Marketing Officers. yorCMO supports businesses looking to pivot, scale or exit their services by providing C-level marketing expertise at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time executive or an agency. Aneta writes: "If you or someone you know needs marketing expertise to support business growth, I’d love to chat or better yet, grab a coffee."

Hilary Claggett, [in] Senior Acquisitions Editor of Global Business for Georgetown University Press, has expanded her network geographically by joining the Women's Media Group in New York, her current residence, and the Executives' Club of Chicago, her former residence, both by invitation. She is also serving on the Business Systems Committee of the Association of University Presses.

Jim Stockmal [in] will be lead instructor for the Mastering Agile Organization Design program by The George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) in March. For more information, see: "Mastering Agile Organization Design for the Public Sector" ( Among his many bona fides, Jim recently served as President/Past President of the Association for Strategic Planning.

Americo "Mack" Tadeu [in] has joined BlueWave Merchant Partners, LLC as Managing Director. BlueWave Merchant Partners is committed to making companies more competitive in their pursuits abroad and accelerating business growth overseas. Previously, Mack was Managing Director of the The Advocacy Center at the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Ken Tyler [in] is now Vice President for Development at the George C. Marshall International Center. Congratulations! #InspiringLeadership

Warren White [in], Human Resources Director at Volo Sports, is now President Elect at Chesapeake Human Resources Association, Inc. Congratulations!

Anne Purcell [in] has joined CoStar Group's new Hospitality Market Analytics team covering markets in the Northeast (DC, NYC & Boston), where she is a Director. Previously, Anne was Senior Director, Brand & Marketing Consulting, Consumer Operations at Marriott International, and before that she was Vice President, Hospitality Consulting at Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc. Congratulations!

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