Mentor Protégé Night

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Event Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Mentor Protégé Night is focused on helping to develop the future leaders of both industry and government. The event brings together emerging leaders and seasoned professionals to connect, share ideas, and generate the next level of leaders in the federal IT industry.

The Mentor Protégé Night will be held at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner in Tyson’s Corner, VA.

This event will be structured differently than in the past. Instead of an individual keynote speaker, we will receive a broad range of unique insights and perspectives from a moderated panel of industry and retired government leaders. Speaker bios will be provided as confirmations are received.


5:30pm – 6:45pm

6:45pm – 7:30pm

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Panel Discussions
  • Moderator: Scott Span, MSOD, CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions

  • Sandra Corbett, Co-founder and CEO of InCadence Strategic Solutions

  • Andrew Black, Founding CEO of Navanti Group

  • Jack Wilmer, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Enterprise Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) (Invited)

  • Dr. David Bray is the Executive Director for the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

About the Speakers

Scott SpanPanel Moderator: Scott Span, MSOD is CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions, an Organizational Improvement & Strategy firm servicing both the public and private sector. He helps clients to facilitate sustainable growth by developing people and organizations to be more responsive, focused, and effective. Scott is an author on various topics of organizational development and generational diversity and the creator of the Recruitment and Retention Lifecycle ™. He has worked with a diverse range of clients across the federal government and Department of Defense, including the Business Transformation Agency (BTA), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and the US Air Force (USAF). His strategies and solutions have not only helped achieve desired goals, but have also increased personal growth and development, leading to a more efficient and effective work environment with increased return on investment. Scott holds a Masters in Organization Development (MSOD) from American University and the NTL Institute.

Sandra CorbettSandra Corbett is the co-founder and CEO of InCadence Strategic Solutions, a women-owned small business focused on delivering technology services and solutions to customers in the defense industry and intelligence community. Prior to launching InCadence, Sandy served as Chief Human Resource Officer and Vice President at Oberon, a Stanley Company. Sandy was instrumental in the rapid growth of the company to 650 employees in six years. Her experience includes program management, resource allocation and incumbent transition for large and small scale newly awarded contracts. She actively participated in successful exits and corporate acquisition across small and mid-sized businesses. Sandy is the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal in 2010 and Smart CEO Brava! Award in 2012. InCadence has also received several industry awards to include Government Contractor of the year by SECAF in 2013, Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal in 2011 and CARE Award winner by Northern Virginia Family Service in 2011, and 2012.  Sandy is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Political Science.

Andrew BlackAndrew Black is Founding CEO of Navanti Group, a small business based in Arlington, VA, specializing in social media program design and management, strategic consulting and analytical products on a range of subject matters dealing with international security and development, providing high level and accessible visualization of complex data and analysis, and training services. Prior to founding Navanti Group, Andrew worked in the defense and intelligence industries and has supported Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan with intelligence collection and analysis, planned and executed various red team exercises against U.S. energy facilities, and wrote strategic intelligence products on threats to the U.S. homeland. In addition to his publications for federal clients, Andrew has written numerous academic papers and journal articles on emerging trends in intelligence, warfare, and international terrorism. Andrew has been a panelist and contributor at various industry events and was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Countering Violent Extremism and New Media Conference. He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and an MA in International Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Jack WilmerJack Wilmer (invited) is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and serves as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Enterprise Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Prior to this appointment, he served as the technical director, Program Executive Office, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services at DISA. Prior to his civil service career, Jack served as Vice President, Integrated Defense Systems for FGM, Inc. He was responsible for all operations, including budget, resource and program management, and strategic planning, and he reported directly to the chief executive officer. Jack’s experience ranges from software design and development to project and program management, and he is a frequent presenter of net-centric enterprise service capabilities at nationwide technical forums. His experience comprises the full software development lifecycle in accordance with DOD specifications, including the transition of client-server applications to net-centric principles. Jack is a graduate of Princeton University.

Dr. David Bray is the Executive Director for the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Dr. David Bray has served since 2012 as Executive Director and as a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive with the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community. He oversees a team of interagency assignees working with twelve Congressionally appointed bipartisan Commissioners reviewing the full range of current research and development programs under the purview of the IC, to include individual intelligence agencies, IARPA, DARPA, In-Q-Tel, and others. Dr. Bray holds a PhD in information systems, a MSPH in public health informatics, and a BSCI in computer science and biology from Emory University, alongside two postdoctoral associateships with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Collective Intelligence and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership for a Networked World Program. He also serves as a Visiting Associate with the National Defense University and on the Board of Directors for the Senior Executive Association. He received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and the team he supervised received the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. Dr. Bray was named as one of 13 Arthur S. Flemming Award Winners across the entire federal workforce in 2013.

Event Location: 
Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 800-325-3535

Corporate Sponsors

Event sponsors receive a logo on the event website, a verbal thank you from the podium, a guaranteed seat for a Mentor of their choice, and a guaranteed seat for a designated protege.

Registration Costs

Registration Type Cost
Industry Young AFCEAN $50.00
Military/ Government Young AFCEAN $35.00
Industry Mentor $50.00
Military/ Government Mentor $35.00
Corporate Sponsor $500.00

Members of government, military and industry under 40 are welcome to attend. Attendees need not be AFCEA members but we ask that everyone attending be under 40.

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