Reston-based government technology company Octo Consulting Group announced Tuesday that it has named Rob Albritton as the senior director of its AI Center for Excellence. Albritton most recently worked as a machine learning engineer at McLean-based The Mitre Corp., a nonprofit that conducts research for government agencies. In his new role, he will lead AI
Brian Schmidt joins company after leadership role at Tripadvisor
Glen Allen-based hourly online staffing platform Snagajob announced Tuesday it has named Brian Schmidt as its chief revenue officer. In his new role, he will lead business growth and expansion efforts. Schmidt most recently led global sales and operations at online travel company Tripadvisor Inc. He also previously worked at Google LLC, where he focused
A. Benjamin Spencer will leave U.Va. to lead nation's oldest law school
The William & Mary Law School announced Monday that A. Benjamin Spencer will become its next dean, effective July 1. Spencer will also serve as a Chancellor Professor of Law. Spencer succeeds Davison M. Douglas, who has served as dean for more than 10 years. Douglas will return to the school’s faculty after Spencer takes
Former NSA deputy director also joins satellite company's advisory board
Herndon-based satellite company HawkEye 360 Inc. announced Monday that former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis have joined its advisory board. The company also announced earlier this month that David Farnsworth was named its chief financial officer. “HawkEye 360 is exactly the kind of business whose growth I
Dorothy “Dee Dee” Helfenstein will fill newly created position
Reston-based defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced Monday it has named Dorothy “Dee Dee” Helfenstein as its executive vice president and chief strategic growth officer — a newly created position at the company. Helfenstein most recently was the executive vice president at McLean-based management consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton. Both SAIC and Booz
Halleh Seyson promoted from senior VP position at Cathexis
Falls Church-based management consulting firm Cathexis announced Friday it has promoted Halleh Seyson to executive vice president and chief executive officer. Seyson joined the company in Oct. 2019 as senior vice president. She was previously the group vice president at Social & Scientific Systems where she led health policy, data analytics and technology business. Before
JB Holston will take the helm in September.
The Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) announced Wednesday that JB Holston will become the organization’s CEO in September. Founded in 2017, GWP is an alliance of 27 CEOs and business leaders in the region that focuses on economic development for the greater Washington region, including parts of Northern Virginia, Richmond and Baltimore. Holston succeeds the organization’s
David Carneal will manage The Lawson Cos.' multifamily portfolio
Virginia Beach-based property management firm The Lawson Cos. announced Wednesday that David Carneal will be its director of property management. He will be responsible for management of the company’s portfolio of more than 5,500 units and will oversee the company’s six regional property managers. Carneal was most recently president and senior vice president at Midlothian-based
Lee Spirer joins CIBT Global Inc. after executive VP role at Navigant
McLean-based mobile technology company CIBT Global Inc. announced Tuesday that Lee Spirer will be the company’s new president and CEO. Spirer will split time between the company’s McLean and New York City offices. Succeeding John Donoghue, Spirer was most recently the executive vice president and chief growth and transformation officer at Navigant. He has also
Sharon Loeb previously worked for Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Reston-based higher education software company Ellucian announced Wednesday it has named Sharon Loeb as its chief marketing officer. She will lead marketing initiatives and digital transformation for the company. Loeb was most recently the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Cengage Learning, where she led marketing, communications and public affairs for the company.