The Workforce Show brings you stories of men and women who are doing something extraordinary to make their careers meaningful. You will hear tales of failures, successes and a desire to ultimately be the best they can be whether a head of a corporation, entrepreneur or someone whose profession drives them to a purposeful life.
Dr. Campbell led R&D groups at Raytheon BBN Technologies in the areas of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence for cyber-physical systems. He served as both a technical lead and a principal investigator for multiple DARPA programs and was recognized as a DARPA Riser in 2015. He has worked directly with US Government program managers to aid in transition of newly developed technologies across government organizations. His research interests include Internet privacy, network science, and applications of artificial intelligence to dynamical systems in the fundamental sciences. Recently, he served as the technical lead for a NASA Space Network software engineering project.
While working full-time at BBN, Dr. Campbell completed his PhD in Computer Science part-time at Nova Southeastern University. He regularly coordinates STEM activities with schools in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. He is also an active member of the Planetary Society, the Philosophical Society of Washington, and IEEE.
Tammy Ashraf has an educational background in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, and Mathematics from the State University of New York. She has worked in a technical, research and project management capacity for a variety of STEM fields. She specializes in educational technologies, STEM program development, information technology operations, DevOps, agile project management, computer and aerospace engineering, geographic information systems, earth science, mathematics and big data analytics. She is an avid space enthusiast and is passionate about using collaborative leadership to engage people and organizations in projects that bring positive impact to high-need communities.
Fran has her Masters from the University of Maryland in Business Administration and additional studies in genetics and genomics from Harvard. In addition to serving on national panels and board, she has published in peer review journals and trade magazines.
Seema Wadhwa is the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability and Wellness of Inova Health System.
Ms. Wadhwa influenced the national conversation on sustainability in healthcare while leading the Healthier Hospital initiative from launch to over 1300 hospitals nationwide.
She began her career as a civil engineer after graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from Alberta, Canada. Among her accomplishments are the leadership book for the field of healthcare sustainability and a variety of publications on ethics and sustainability. She is a mother of a two year old daughter.
Used by the NBA, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more
Graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Political Science. Graduated summa cum laude - Board of Trustees Scholar - Luther Rice Fellow - Co-authored research on public corruption that was published in the journal Public Integrity
Prior employment included Co-founder and Partner of Acceleprise; Splash Networks; and CMO, EmployInsight
Prior to joining the SBA, she was CEO and Founder of Ladies Launch Club a company that provided guidance to women who wanted to launch a business.
Microsoft CEO Bill Gates presented McShane with Award of Honor from the National Business and Disability Council. McShane was awarded the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award from the Connecticut Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners and the CBS News Radio Small Business Award.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University.
Among her career accomplishments she was Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Freddie Mac. Her previous positions include Director – Diversity and Recruiting Strategies, Verizon Business; Director – Workplace Diversity, MCI; and Director – Diversity and Work Life Programs, US Airways Group.
Williams is a certified executive coach with a BA in advertising and public relations from Middle Tennessee State University.
In prior years, he worked as a senior executive at the law firm of Foley and Lardner and earlier founded an international consulting firm that advised Fortune 500 businesses on risk management practices in overseas operations. In the early 1990’s, he was appointed US Commercial Envoy to Africa and as a senior diplomat in the U.S. Department of State, Africa Bureau.
Roger has also served on a variety of non-profit boards and as an elected member of the local school board. He teaches management courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Business and at the UW Department of Political Science.
She is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who began performing laser vision correction practically from its inception in this country and participated with the LASIK trials to get the procedure approved by the FDA. She is recognized as an expert in her field and has lectured around the world. Recognized by The Academy of Ophthalmology for her vast experience in the field, she was appointed Chairperson for the Refractive knowledge-based panel of the Academy which develops content for the maintenance of Board Certification.
He is also the co-founder of Broadshot.io, which provides data enrichment, lead generation, and lead qualification for sales and business development representatives. Carson studied finance at Penn Start and is a self-taught developer.
As a social entrepreneur, she was a co-founder and corporate vice president of Ethiopia Healthcare Network (EHN), a non-profit that provides full-service healthcare to low-income women and children. Currently, Tiffany is the Founder and CEO of Tribetan.In this role, Tiffany speaks around the world on the currency of faith and the science of turning imagination into reality- her dream is that the entrepreneurial skill of manifesting ideas is as well known as reading and math. Tiffany has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell. She has lived, worked and visited nearly 50 countries.
This program originally aired March 30, 2017.
She is recognized as DC’s Top Technologist and Co-Founder of Black Code Collective.
An entrepreneur, attorney, and MBA, Adam is the founder of Fosterly, an organization which connects innovators and entrepreneurs as they start and scale their endeavors. Over the past seven years, Fosterly has held dozens of events ranging in size and format from ultra collaborative co-working sessions (25 people) to large conferences (1,500+ attendees). Fosterly also conducts the region's largest startup/innovation economy census, and a regional intern match to help local startups connect with students at local universities.
In addition to being an active member of the region's community (e.g, being a member on Washington, DC Mayor Bowser's transition committee) he serves on the advisory boards of other organizations, mentors entrepreneurs and startups, and has been a guest analyst on the topic of business and technology on CNBC.com nearly two dozen times.
Joe Falit's Yombu Inc. (www.yombu.com), a biometric payments and rewards company based in McLean, VA. Joe previously worked in the strategy group at JPMorgan Chase and was an SVP at Citibank in New York. He also spent time in management consulting. Joe graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs, and he has a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Harvard, where he focused on international trade and finance. He enjoys playing poker, chatting about business and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, and playing with his rescue dog, Macie.
Helps to Transfer Excellence in the Military to the Private Sector. An honorable career serving the US and now he’s serving as coach to leaders in corporate America.
After serving over 30 years in the Army and being assigned to ten combat units, Chief of Staff, Europe and many other demanding assignments he has a story to share.
By the way, he also has won many awards including the Bronze Star Medal and he’s qualified as an Army Ranger and a Master Parachutist.
Do you ever dream that traffic lights are synchronized? Hear David Nguyen discuss what he’s doing to make that possible.
Do you ever dream that traffic lights are synchronized? Hear David Nguyen discuss what he’s doing to make that possible. An innovator who in a few years has gone from working at a liquor bottling company, to being an early adopter of E-Commerce, to automotive engineering and starting a tech company to eliminate traffic congestion.
From lawyer, co-founder of a notable IT company, Alion, and to the CEO position. What makes a successful CEO, and along the way, successful in making career choices. How he contributes to the community: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Association of Corporate Growth, and many others.
Hear about his background and recommendations for the future.
Jim Thomas-Host of Secret Sauce, and President of J.E. Thomas Associates, Elizabeth Humphrey-Search, TMG-DC, Louis Montgomery-Leads Korn Ferry’s Mid-Atlantic and South search practice. He also is co-chair of the Chief Diversity Officer practice, Karen Seymour-VP, Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Janine Finnell PhD is the Executive Director of Leaders in Energy (LE), which is a global action network advancing clean energy and sustainable solutions.