Consulting

Moderator: Jennifer Chaggaris, Managing Director at Partner Forces LLC

Bridget Sarikas, Vice President of Right Advisory LLC

Lynn Ann Casey, Founder of CEO of Arc Aspicio 

Sally D'Amato, Principal at Deloitte Consulting 

Danielle Serratore, Manager at Ernst and Young 

 

Digital and Social Media

Moderator: Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes, Associate Professor of Marketing at The George Washington University

Courtney Lewis, Marketing Director at Pittsfield Suns 

Liz Murphy, Digital & Integrated Marketing Consultant at Beaconfire RED 

Katy Jordon, Vice President of Integrated Marketing at CDR Fundraising Group 

Brandy Swimeley, VP of Marketing at Defenders of Wildlife 

 

Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Lynda Peralta, Founder of The Pocket Palette

Lauren Vitek, Head of Sales and Customer Success at TravelBank 

Jennifer Maher, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Benjamin's Desk 

Susie Selby, Owner of Selby Winery 

Jesse Konig, Co-Founder of Swizzler 

 

Fashion and Beauty

Moderator: Meg Biram, CEO at MegBiram.com

Gabriel Balestra, Executive Director at SKIN & Co

Alexandra Bonvouloir, Director of US Operations & Merchandising at Yves Salomon 

Jeanne Marie Shewmaker, Director of Merchandising and Styling at Tuckernuck 

Alicia McCaslin, Founder of The TulleBox

 

Finance and Accounting

Moderator: Rodney Lake, CIO of The Benval Group

Amanda Ingram, Financial & Treasury Management Senior Associate at PwC 

Leslie Furst, Senior Vice President of Finance at Kettler Inc. 

Heather Zepeda, Cheif Development Officer at Northwestern Mutual 

Deirdre Beirne, Assurance Manager at Ernst and Young 

 

Food and Event Management

Moderator: Kavita Patel, Strategic Partnerships & Technology Leadership at Whole Foods Market

Aysia Woods, Founder of Events by AW & Art of the Journey 

Suzanne Simon, Co-Founder of Chaia 

Sabrina Marzaro, Vice President of Bigoi Venezia 

Nikki Rappaport, Director of Brand and Innovation at CAVA 

 

Government, Policy and Non-Profits

Moderator: James Callan, Founder and CEO of James Callan Associates LLC

Chelsea Johnson, Deputy Executive Director & Special Counsel at District of Columbia Housing Authority Office of Public Safety 

LaJuanna Russell, President of Business Management Associates

Christina DiPasquale, Founder and CEO of Balestra Media 

Sarah Bodley, Executive Director of Empowered Women International 

Libby Wuller, Business Development at Quorum Analytics 

 

Innovation and Technology

Moderator: Lex McCusker, Director of Student Entrepreneurship Programs at The George Washington University

Emily Rasowsky, Director of Marketing at WDCEP and Founder of All Women in Tech 

Alexandra Shadrow, CEO of UNItiques.com

Fatima Akhtar, Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services 

Maureen Joudrey, Vice President of Operational Excellence & Technology at ITI 

Sarah Byrne, Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting 

 

Marketing and Advertising 

Moderator: Carrie Hutchison, Marketing Consultant at Qualified Ventures LLC 

Tace Loeb, Associate Vice President of Marketing at BrandLinkDC 

Megan Hopkins, Corporate Communications at IBM 

Diana Brown, CEO of the Artem Leadership Institute 

Alix Montes, Senior Account Executive at Wunderman 

Laura Gross, Principal at Scott Circle 

 

Real Estate

Moderator: Rob Valero, Executive Director for the Center of Real Estate and Urban Analysis at GW's School of Business

Nicole Hollander, Vice President of Retail Property Management at The JBG Companies 

Sarah Epps, Principal at The Carlyle Group 

Laurie Baker, Senior Vice President at Camden Property Trust 

Julie Smith, Chief Administrative Officer at Bozzuto 

 

Sports, Media & Entertainment

Moderator: Marcia Bullard, Media and Non-Profit Executive

Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Digital Coordinator of National Geographic News at National Geographic Partners 

Tisha Thompson, Investigative Reporter at ESPN 

Krista Olson, Director of Marketing at the Washington Wizards 

Marina Soffer, Coordinator of Arena Administration at Monumental Sports & Entertainment

 

Science and Engineering

Moderator: Kathleen Flynn, Principal of Justice and Homeland Security at Capgemini

Nicole Wall, Technology Consultant at Deloitte Consulting 

Tim Train, CEO of Big Huge Games v2.0/SecretNewCo

Stephanie Stilson, Flow Director for Discovery at NASA