Chairman; Executive Vice President, Healthcare, Litigation & Enterprise IT, CACI
Jerry Briggs is Executive Vice President of the Healthcare, Litigation & Enterprise IT business group of CACI International Inc, a $3.3 billion information solutions and services company.
Vice Pres. Government & Public Affairs, Perennial Strategy Group
Ms. Baucus advises the firm’s clients in their external affairs, manages relationships with government officials, assists clients with their corporate communications and public affairs, develops strategic community affairs and social responsibility programs for clients, builds strategic coalitions, and coordinates philanthropic events.
Marriott General Manager, Bethesda Suites Marriott Hotel
General Manager of Marriott Metro Center with extensive experience in the Hospitality Industry. Proven leadership skills that are evident through hotel performance and results.
Founder and President, Llumos, LLC
With over 15 years as an assessor and developer of key executives, Ann understands what defines top-tier leadership. Throughout her career, she has leveraged her extensive experience as a consultant and business leader to help organizations successfully select, grow, and retain talent. Ann has conducted several hundred executive assessments, coached dozens of leaders, and presented to thousands of leaders on strategies to enhance their leadership success. As a trusted advisor, she brings candor and critical insights to decision-makers in high-stakes environments. Her clients include several private-equity firms and their client companies, as well as large corporations, government entities and nonprofits. A sample includes Alexion Pharmaceuticals, CareCore National, New Mountain Capital, Morgan Stanley, Mizuno USA, Turner Broadcasting, Vera Bradley, and Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe.
Partner, Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Megan Christensen is a partner in the Tax, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice and is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Christensen concentrates her practice in federal income taxation. She advises both taxable and tax‐exempt clients in a broad array of areas, including New Markets Tax Credit; obtaining, maintaining, and retaining tax‐exempt status; nonprofit governance; Subchapter S corporation formation and operation; partnerships and limited liability companies; and federal, state, and local civil tax controversies, including audits, administrative appeals, and litigation.
Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Christensen was a partner at an international law firm, where she concentrated her practice in federal income taxation.
Ms. Christensen participated in a clinical program through Washington University School of Law during her third year of law school, where she clerked in the office of the majority tax counsel of the Senate Finance Committee.
SVP Commercial Sales Manager, SunTrustBank
Jean is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales for SunTrust. Jean has been involved with Back on My Feet since its founding in 2010.
Partner, Assurance Practice, EY
Wes is a senior manager in EY’s Greater Washington Assurance practice serving on a number of larger publicly-traded client and private venture-backed clients. Wes has over 14 years of public accounting experience serving clients across a number of industries, including technology, telecommunications, media & entertainment, professional services, construction materials, private equity, and government contracting. Wes has extensive SEC financial reporting experience, including significant experience in public and private debt and equity offerings. Wes has served numerous multinational clients and has significant experience in coordinating international audits.
Wes is an active CPA in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He received his BBA in Accounting from James Madison University in 2000. He serves as the campus team leader for recruiting at James Madison University. Wes serves on the Greater Washington People Advisory Board.
Wes lives in Arlington, Virginia and enjoys spending time with his wife Crystal and his son William, traveling to new places, playing and watching sports, and running.
Owner, Pacers Running Stores
Chris Farley knew he wanted to meld his passion for running with his genuine concern to help others. A former D1 runner for the University of Virginia, Farley has since become a respected leader in the running specialty industry and a driving force in his local community.
Starting on the sales floor, he convinced the then-owners of Pacers Running Stores to sell and his parents to mortgage their house to purchase the single-door business in 2003. Since then, Pacers Running Stores has grown to a six-door retailer in the greater Washington DC area and has expanded to include one of the largest race management companies in the mid-Atlantic, Pacers Events.
Community service is paramount to Farley and a core value of Pacers. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Pacers planned and executed a charity race in two weeks time. The event attracted over 4,000 runners, garnered national media coverage, and raised $125,000 for relief efforts.
Currently, Chris is the owner of Pacers Running Stores and part owner of Pacers Events and RunWashington DC based race management companies.
Managing Partner, Washington, DC, Lochlin Partners
For almost 20 years, Pat has provided executive search and leadership advisory services to a broad range of clients. Before joining Lochlin Partners, he served as the Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington office and was a key member of the firm’s senior leadership team. Pat began his search career with a boutique firm in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Pat works extensively with clients in government, technology and professional services organizations, trade and membership associations and not‐for‐profits, helping these clients build world‐class management teams. Within client organizations, Pat provides particular expertise in recruiting senior executives in the areas of financial management (Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Tax and Audit leadership) and general management (Chief Executive Officers and General Managers).
Pat began his career in local government, working in land planning and economic development in Tidewater, Virginia. Pat is an active fundraiser for the Susan B. Komen Foundation and serves on the Washington Advisory Board of Back on My Feet, a charitable organization that seeks to address homelessness through running.
Pat graduated from Frostburg State University with a BS in Urban Geography and Cartography. He serves on the advisory board of the College of Business at his alma mater.
Operations Director, Metro-Washington DC Region, Accenture
Ricarda manages the operations and Local Market Initiative Program for the Metro Washington, DC Accenture office. Her work focuses on business development, local image, corporate citizenship and people engagement. She is also an Executive Coach who works with senior leaders to achieve high performance in their careers and lives. In Ricarda’s career at Accenture, she has managed teams to enable transformational change management with a variety of clients primarily in the resources industry. She earned a PhD in Educational Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University and Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri
Ricarda is a wellness enthusiast focusing on running, yoga, water and equestrian life. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, 3 children and bulldog.
Vice President, DTZ
Brad is a Vice President in DTZ’s (formerly Cassidy Turley) Capital Market Group. In that role, Brad is responsible for loan origination, focusing on debt and equity placement for all commercial property types. He is actively involved in a number of organizations throughout the real estate community, including NAIOP and GWCAR. Brad lives with his wife in Arlington, VA and is an active triathlete and runner.
Senior Vice President Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo
Ken is the business banking manager for Wells Fargo and whose team covers the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince Georges County. He has been with Wells Fargo since 2007, originally starting there in the Maryland market leading the bank’s small business banking teams.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ken had an 18 year career with M&T Bank (and predecessors) from Lancaster, PA (his hometown) to the Baltimore, Maryland region from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, Ken was afforded an opportunity to work abroad for a one year assignment and did so with Allied Irish Bank, Dublin, Ireland. There, and in conjunction with M&T Bank, he was a senior manager in the retail strategy segment of AIB.
Ken is a 1989 graduate of Shippensburg University, PA with a degree in Finance. He resides in Chantilly, VA along with his family of 3 children , Hudson, Cadence and Kendalyn and his wife, Kelly.
Community Outreach Coordinator, Sixth District-Metropolitan Police Department
For over twenty years Julia has dedicated herself to service and providing a voice to the voiceless in communities through advocacy, education, and support. A passion developing at age thirteen while serving at the Zaccheaus Soup Kitchen, she would listen to the stories of visitors to the soup kitchen and delight in sharing her goals and reporting back periodically to them.
During undergraduate studies in Sociology and English, she read the “Miseducation of the Negro” – a literary piece giving meaning to desires within. Upon returning to Washington, DC, Julia began work to “educate the undereducated” through service at Sasha Bruce Youthworks Consortium for Youth Alternatives, Associates for Renewal In Education, and East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership.
Currently she serves as a Community Outreach Coordinator aiming to renew communities through engaging various sectors of the community and coordinating events to establish pro social interactions with law enforcement. Most important creatively educate residents to better advocate for themselves.
Federal Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Justin works as a Federal Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a Portfolio Analyst at Brown Advisory, where he was first introduced to Back on My Feet. After attending the Kickoff Breakfast for the Washington chapter of BOMF, Justin knew that he had to become involved with this great organization. He went to his first educational meeting 3 days later and then began running with Emery House the following Monday. After a knee injury sidelined his morning runs he still wanted to help the BOMF organization in any capacity he could fulfill. This is when he was approached about being on the Advisory Board. Justin is currently spearheading the development of a Young Professionals Board at BOMF DC.
Jim is a partner in KPMG’s Northern Virginia Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax practice and serves as a lead M&A tax advisor on transactions. He worked in the U.S. M&A Tax Group in KPMG’s London office and has substantial experience in structuring cross-border acquisitions for both strategic and financial buyers. Jim has advised clients in several industries including telecom and media, aerospace & defense, technology, and manufacturing.
Jim has taught a number of courses, for KPMG personnel, clients, and other organizations. He is involved in both campus and experienced hire recruiting.
Jim received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Virginia and enjoys running, competing in triathlons, camping and fishing.
Senior Managing Director, Washington, DC, FTI Consulting, Inc.
David Turner is a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Washington D.C, where David leads the Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics practice. For over sixteen years, Mr. Turner has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 clients in the areas of structured data analytics, focusing on event based transactions. His expertise includes dispute resolution, investigation and litigation support services, bankruptcy services, information technology consulting and business performance improvement. He has extensive experience conducting corporate investigation and litigation defense, where he has developed and managed complex data analyses and strategies for issues arising from multi-district litigations, corporate inquiries, regulatory enforcement, whistle blower claims, audit board issues, and asset liability management, most recently in the financial services, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, David managed complex data analysis at Arthur Andersen and information technology and process improvement consulting at Capital One Financial.
Mr. Turner holds a B.S. in commerce with concentrations in finance and marketing from The University of Virginia. David is a running enthusiast and enjoys participating in road and trail races, and coaching his two young sons’ baseball, soccer, and basketball teams.