FAIRFAX VA, September, 2020 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Susan Barborek, President/CEO of SOAR for her recognition by the Fairfax City Commission for Women as the recipient of the “Woman of Influence” Award. Susan received the award for her outstanding commitment to the Fairfax High School Women’s Gymnastics program and her extraordinary efforts throughout the Fairfax City Community. Congratulations!
FAIRFAX VA, July 23, 2020 – SOAR Management Consulting is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. John Wilshusen. Mr. Wilshusen joins the SOAR team following the conclusion of an incredible Navy career spanning nearly 35 years. During his career, John served in multiple locations on assignments in all corners of the United States, as well as overseas in Singapore and Japan. John’s education includes a BA in History from University of Missouri-Columbia, MA in National Security Affairs/Strategic Planning from the Naval Postgraduate School, and MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University.
FAIRFAX VA, April 2020 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Corey Jackson for recognition received by his client for distinguishing himself through his outstanding contribution during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic while assigned to the Agency’s Operations Center, Mission Assurance (MA) Division. His actions to drive Agency response and protocols were lauded from every level of Agency leadership and will have a lasting impact on the Agency’s ability to execute its Mission Essential Function. His insight to look not only at the current crisis but look at future preparedness left a lasting impression on the Agency. Regarding the Agency’s future state, the Associate Director of Operations (ADO) expressed directly to Corey: “Thank you for all you do, and continue to do for this Agency, you have my full support”.
FAIRFAX VA, October, 2019 – Congratulations to our three SOAR Management Consulting Core Value Award winners! These three individuals embody SOAR’s core values of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion and Intellectual Curiosity. The award winners are as follows:
- Entrepreneurial Spirit: Alyssa Cowden exemplifies SOAR’s Core Value of Entrepreneurial Spirit in the growth and development of her client’s missions and SOAR’s service offerings. Alyssa’s desire to blaze new trails has caught the eye and respect of her clients and teammates alike and clearly challenges each of us to up our game!
- Passion: Corey Jackson exemplifies SOAR’s Core Value of Passion in support of his client’s crucial mission assurance requirements and the development of the SOAR team. Corey possesses a drive for excellence that has been recognized by his client, Agency leadership and the prime contractor. Corey’s passion for all he does is what makes Corey the perfect recipient for this award!
- Intellectual Curiosity: Chad Block exemplifies SOAR’s Core Value of Intellectual Curiosity in support of his client and his peers. He possesses a thirst for knowledge that has been capitalized on by his client, ensuring partners have access to appropriate data for their unique missions. Chad was an excellent choice for this award! Well deserved!
FAIRFAX VA, August 26, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting welcomes Chad McGowan. He has 26 years of military experience in the U.S. Air Force primarily focusing on aircraft mechanics and a master’s degree in International Relations. He comes to SOAR from his previous position as a Mission Assurance Policy Analyst on Scott Air Force Base. Mr. McGowan brings considerable experience in developing and coordinating policies, methods, procedures, instructions and forms to achieve greater operations efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
FAIRFAX VA, August 26, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting is pleased to welcome Ryan Lewis to the group. Mr. Lewis holds a master’s degree in Acquisition and served 20 years in the Air Force as an Information Management Specialist. Mr. Lewis has built a reputation as being a subject matter expert in facilitating Video Teleconferenced meetings for the agency leadership. Mr. Lewis also serves a fundamental role training and assisting the Executive Secretariat Office and agency personnel with teleconferencing and related computer systems. Mr. Lewis’ knowledge and skills make him instrumental in the seamless operation of client business operations.
FAIRFAX VA, July 8, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting welcomes Jennie Glover to the team. Ms. Glover brings more than 10 years of professional experience backed up by Organizational Leadership, Sociology, and Linguistics degrees. Prior to that, she was a Linguistic Intelligence Specialist of the U.S. Army where she served as a Russian-language linguist. Ms. Glover is a strategic planner with a solid background of improving processes for corporate communications projects in support of client missions. She comes to us from the southwest U.S., so she should have no problem adapting to the hot summers in the Washington DC area.
FAIRFAX VA, May 6, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Mr. Lance Shaffer on his recent client recognition. Mr. Shaffer was “invaluable in all the preparation” recently for a multinational workshop hosted in the Washington DC area. The client recognized Mr. Shaffer and other members of the team for their support in the classified working group summary –known in the client organization as the “60 Second Report” — that went to the entire staff in his division. Thanks to Mr. Shaffer for his willingness to “do what it takes” to ensure the client was well prepared for this engagement and for helping make the event a success! Great job Lance!
FAIRFAX VA, May 2, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Chad Block for his recent client recognition. Mr. Block has provided tremendous support to the client for his efforts to prepare information for release either publicly and/or to partner organizations and usually requiring short turn-around. His innovative and collaborative approaches to doing business have enabled his client to more effectively and quickly implement their strategic engagement strategy. Outstanding work Chad!
FAIRFAX VA, May 1, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting is pleased to welcome Bianca Gordon to its team. Ms. Gordon is a marketing practitioner with proven success in integrated marketing, media relations, public affairs, organizational communications, project management and public relations campaign development. Ms. Gordon has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
FAIRFAX VA, March 18, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting welcomes two new Consultants to the team: Brian Starr and Crystal Proctor. Ms. Proctor has over a decade of experience providing a broad spectrum of executive administrative services for senior staff at various agencies throughout the Washington D.C. area.
Mr. Starr is a proven leader with over 12 years of progressive human resource and organization development experience. Mr. Starr brings with him a passion for connecting business strategies and people along with his knowledge of integrating technology to improve efficiency, performance and productivity. Mr. Starr earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management and a M.B.A. with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior.
FAIRFAX VA, March 12, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Mr. Corey Jackson on his successful completion of FEMA training and certification of Level 1, Professional Continuity Planner (PCP). Well Done!
FAIRFAX VA, March 11, 2019 — SOAR Management Consulting welcomes two new Senior Consultants: Kathi Ghannam and Chadwick Block. Ms. Ghannam brings more than 20 years of full-service communication skills and experience to SOAR. Prior to joining SOAR, Ms. Ghannam held various contracting roles in Metro-DC since 2001. Prior to that, she served as a soldier in the Massachusetts Army National Guard from Dec. 1985 – April 1988, and as a US Army Reserve Officer from May 1988 – Aug. 1997.
Ms. Ghannam holds a B.A. from Salem State University, Salem, MA, where she majored in Psychology and minored in French, Geography and Military Science. She earned a Certificate in Television Production from the Northeast Broadcasting School, Boston, MA, and completed graduate-level marketing course work at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH. She’s also a graduate of the Defense Information School Public Affairs Officer Course, and the U.S. Army Military Police Officer Basic Course.
Chadwick Block has over 15 years of policy experience and is recognized as a subject matter expert on foreign sharing policy, procedures, and disclosure and release issues, solutions, and trends. Mr. Block has more than six years of imagery analysis experience, including four years serving in the United States Air Force, and two years serving at a federal Agency. Mr. Block is aveteran airman, having served for four years at Langley AFB.
FAIRFAX VA, April 18, 2019– SOAR Management congratulates Yolanda Hendricks-Roach on her recent recognition for developing and executing a leadership training partnership with an agency’s peers across the IC. Her outstanding efforts were lauded by her client’s senior leadership. Congratulations and well done!
FAIRFAX VA, February 12, 2019 – SOAR Management Consulting congratulates Alyssa Cowden for recognition from her client for her outstanding work as a Program Analyst within the Mission Management Integration Group and particularly for her work on the GEOINT Mission Value Framework (GMVF). Ms. Cowden’s efforts were instrumental in the success of the design and implementation of GMVF for Mission Management and have been recognized by the highest levels of the Agency to include the Director.
As a valued team member, SOAR brings expertise in change management, stakeholder engagement strategies, and client support as they help lead transformation efforts throughout the DSS organization.
Rockwood is one of two small businesses in the pool of five consulting firms to receive the award from DSS. In addition to overseeing the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information and technologies under the National Industrial Security Program, DSS recently resumed oversight of federal background investigations for DoD personnel. Rockwood Company will deliver critical leadership in helping to define and streamline a broad range of interrelated ConFLASC support services and elements across the DSS enterprise.
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Each year since 2004, GEOINT Symposia have brought together an exciting agenda of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and provided attendees a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts, share best practices, and uncover the latest developments from government, military and private-sector leaders.
Susan, Dan, and Neal enjoyed great success in accomplishing their symposium goals of increasing their understanding of the role of data in driving the decisions and actions of our clients, while connecting with both current and future partners. They formed new relationships with several industry-leaders, and solidified existing partnerships. Reports from Tampa indicate that the weather was cooperative to get out and do some walking along the Riverwalk, and the food scene in Tampa has exploded allowing the team to find some great bites at the “Urban Chic” Ulele and the “Industrial” gastropub” Edison: Food + Drink Lab.
Congratulations Coach Barborek!
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