Interim Chairwoman; SVP Commercial Sales Manager, SunTrust Bank
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.
Treasurer; Partner, KPMG
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Information Officer, Government of the District of Columbia
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.
Previously, Julia serveed 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Wellness Corporate Solutions
A member of the Wellness Corporate Solutions team since 2008, Emily Kolakowski is responsible for leading and managing the company's screening services and comprehensive wellness programming. In 2015, Emily was chosen by The Washington Business Journal as one of the Top 40 Under 40, honoring the region's young professionals who have displayed business excellence while maintaining a commitment to the community. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Elon University and earned her Master of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University.
Retired, The World Bank Group
Mavee is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. Her career has focused on human resource work primarily on survey research and evaluation, and performance management.
Brodie Riordan is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. Her career has focused on leadership development and talent management, with a specific focus on coaching and feedback. Brodie is a certified coach and helped launch a pro-bono coaching program with Back on My Feet DC in 2015. Brodie is a manager of partner learning and leadership development at McKinsey & Company, and has previously held similar roles with CEB and Procter & Gamble. She and her husband Tim live in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC
Program Manager for Accenture Global Corporate Citizenship
Jeanne Simon is the Program Manager for Accenture Global Corporate Citizenship, helping to drive results and community impact across Accenture’s geographic network of corporate citizenship programs. Jeanne joined Accenture in 2008 and was formerly part of Accenture Development Partnerships, focused on new business development and project delivery with major international development organizations in the Washington, DC area. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she studied International Development.
Jeanne has been running with Back On My Feet since 2011. She previously served on the Board of Class Acts Arts, a Maryland-based nonprofit dedicated to bringing performing arts to underserved communities.
Senior Managing Director, 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.
Senior Manager, Deloitte Advisory
Darrell is a Deloitte Advisory Senior Manager in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. In his twelve years with Deloitte he has had extensive experience analyzing transaction data, implementing innovative analytical solutions, and developing custom database driven applications for a wide variety of private and public sector clients. Darrell specializes in assisting financial institutions with the technical aspects of developing effective anti-money laundering programs and responding to AML compliance requirements relating to suspicious activity monitoring. He has served numerous financial institutions of all sizes throughout the US and across the globe. Darrell previously served as the co-chairperson of the Deloitte MultiSport group of Greater Washington, a role in which he lead Deloitte employee participation in running, cycling, triathlon, and fundraising events.
Darrell graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Computer Science, and he also holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from Indiana University. He lives with his wife Hannah in Washington, DC, and he is an avid runner, cyclist, triathlete, and Georgetown basketball fan.