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HR Alliance

Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.


Most Regular Monthly Programs adhere to the following schedule:

  • On-site Registration, Networking and Breakfast 7:45 AM
  • Welcome and Introductions 8:20 AM
  • Program 8:25 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Post Event Networking 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Regular Program Cost: 
  • Members - no charge, registration required by logging in and using "Member" registration path
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $60 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

Leadership Series Event Cost:
  • Members and Organizational Substitutes - $75 (Organizational Substitutes contact for the promo code to register for $75.)
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $125 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

Program Location:

Valo Park (formerly Gannett/Tegna)
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Parking Information and Directions to Valo Park

Upcoming Programs and Events for HR Alliance DC:
Date Topic/Title Presenter(s)
April 23, 2019 HR Alliance annual compensation survey "Participation is Easy" webinar Pearl Meyer - 1:00 PM EDT (Registration required)
May 1, 2019 HR at the Table:  Strengthening the HR and Business Partnership Moderator: Laura Viehmyer - Principal, PRM Consulting Group, Inc.
- Sandy Gillespie - COO, NCI Information Systems
- Jack Ginsburg - VP, Growth, Federal Civilian Division, GDIT
- Tammy Heller - CHRO, Perspecta
- Jonathan Nash - VP, Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, Blumont 
- Clay Worley – CHRO, NCI Information Systems
June 5, 2019 Alternative Benefits – Outside the Box Solutions to Attract, Retain and Engage Speakers will be announced soon!

Save the Dates for Future Programs
  • July 18, 2019 - Leadership Series
  • Sept. 11, 2019
  • Oct. 2, 2019
  • Nov. 6, 2019

Thanks to our April Leadership Series sponsor, Beacon Associates, promoting: 

HR Alliance members receive a discounted registration price.  Click on the Global HR logo above for more information.

Wednesday May 1, 2019

HR at the Table:  Strengthening the HR and Business Partnership

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description:
Have you ever wondered what it really takes to get that proverbial “seat at the table” to which HR professionals are always aspiring?  Come join us for a panel discussion with several Senior Executives as they answer questions submitted by our HR Alliance DC members on topics such as:
  • What does that “seat at the table” really mean?  How can HR make a real difference to business strategy and success?
  • How do executives view the changing labor market and need for human capital strategy?
  • What are the hot skills that companies, and HR need to be thinking about today to support future growth?
  • How does the tracking and reporting of human capital data really drive business decisions?
  • What keeps executives up at night when they think about the world of human capital planning and management?
  • How does diversity and inclusion really impact a business and how does HR help business thrive through focus on D&I?
  • What trends are executives paying most attention to in the human capital arena – Wellness?  Technology? Work/Life Balance?  The Future of Work (mobility, telecommuting, Gig Economy)?

We have lined up some experienced and successful senior executives from across multiple industries and have asked them to visit with us and engage in a frank and open discussion about HR and how we can best partner with and understand the business to drive growth and success for employees and stakeholders alike.  The panel discussion will be moderated by one of our very own board members and we will be taking questions live from the audience as well as the ones already mentioned.  

We are looking forward to a meaningful dialogue and hope that you will plan to be part of the conversation!

  • Sandy Gillespie - COO, NCI Information Systems
  • Jack Ginsburg - VP, Growth, Federal Civilian Division, GDIT
  • Tammy Heller - CHRO, Perspecta 
  • Jonathan Nash - VP, Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, Blumont
  • Clay Worley – CHRO, NCI Information Systems
Moderator: Laura Viehmyer - Principal, PRM Consulting Group, Inc. 

Sandy Gillespie - COO, NCI Information Systems
Sandra Gillespie serves as chief operating officer for NCI, responsible for overseeing all operational programs for the company.  Before becoming COO, she was senior vice president and general manager of NCI’s Agile and Analytics Sector. She brings more than 30 years of executive information technology experience to her role.

Sandra has demonstrated achievement and success in guiding globally positioned teams and providing innovative solutions. Her expertise includes information technology, mission system integration, logistics, infrastructure and professional services.

Sandra holds a bachelor’s in computer science and accounting, and a master’s in business administration from Jacksonville State University. She also attended executive leadership training from Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jack Ginsburg - VP, Growth, Federal Civilian Division, GDIT

As the Executive Leader (Vice President) for Growth, Jack Ginsburg is responsible for all business development and capture resources and activities, as well as the development and execution of the business development strategies and processes that enables the GDIT Federal Civilian Division to expand an already significant footprint in the Federal Civilian market.
Prior to joining GDIT, Mr. Ginsburg was Vice President, Business Development, Government and Commercial Markets, North America for Serco where he was responsible for Serco's growth in the Federal, Defense, Intelligence, State Government and Commercial Markets in North America.
In addition, Mr. Ginsburg has served as the Senior Vice President, Sales and Corporate Marketing for Daon Trusted Identity Services (DTIS), where he was also a member of the Board of Directors.  Before joining DTIS, Jack was Senior Vice President of MAXIMUS where he oversaw sales and business development and the exponential growth of revenue resulting from state and local government Health & Human Services related sales.  
With 35+ years of experience spanning government and commercial enterprises around the world, Jack has significant expertise in sales management, business development and service delivery.  He has led the successful development and implementation of domestic and international business plans for multiple new market segments.  Jack has designed and implemented corporate marketing, branding and communications strategies.  He has extensive experience in establishing strategic alliances and maintaining successful partnership relationships.

Jack is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BS in Marketing.  Jack also attended the Executive Marketing Management Development Program at Columbia.
Tammy Heller - CHRO, Perspecta 

As chief human resources officer for Perspecta, Tammy Heller oversees all aspects of human resource management, including strategic planning, talent acquisition, policies and operations of her team. 

With a high-energy approach and extensive experience in multi-billion-dollar, publicly traded companies, Heller guides cross-divisional initiatives, controls and business processes, board of directors governance and reporting and regulatory affairs.

Previously, Heller was the vice president of global human resources at CGI, a publicly traded $10 billion provider of IT services, business process outsourcing and systems integration services. At CGI, she was accountable for developing global human resources strategy and solutions covering talent acquisition, talent management, compensation, benefits, wellness, diversity and inclusion, merger and acquisition human resources activities and global mobility. 

Heller holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Jonathan Nash - VP, Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, Blumont
Jonathan brings more than 20 years of international development experience to Blumont. He previously served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US government agency focused on alleviating global poverty through economic growth. During his 13 years at MCC, he supported and oversaw the development, implementation and management of dozens of projects in more than 35 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.

Jonathan began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, working to establish health clinics and strengthen environmental education and land management efforts. He was a senior analyst at the US Government Accountability Office, where he conducted performance audits of federally funded programs, and served as a policy analyst with the Population, Health and Environment Program of the Population Reference Bureau.

Jonathan holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  

Clay Worley – CHRO, NCI Information Systems

Clay Worley serves as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for NCI, responsible for the company’s human resources and security strategy and execution. 

Clay brings more than 30 years of experience leading human resources teams and driving human capital initiatives across HR functional areas in support of business objectives, most recently as vice president of Human Resources for DXC Technology’s U.S. public sector organization.  Prior to this, he worked in various HR leadership roles at Leidos and L-3 Communications. 

Clay currently serves on the board of the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative, served four years on the Board of the HR Alliance DC organization where he is still part of the Programs Committee, and is a member of the board of directors for BioPharma Global. He is involved with community and charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the American Heart Association, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech Talent and Veterans Employment initiatives. 

Clay holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Laura Viehmyer - Principal, PRM Consulting Group, Inc.
Laura has over 35 years of executive and senior leadership experience in human resources for organizations such as DAI, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, American Institute of Architects, American Council of Life Insurers, Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company, Travelers/EBS, Inc. and Seminole County Board of County Commissioners.  Recent organizational HR consulting engagements include work with the National Foundation for Cancer Research, the Arcus Foundation, the National Weather Service, the Council on the Advancement and Support of Education, the American Pharmacists Association, Creative Associates International, the American Academy of Optometry and the United Negro College Fund.  

Laura also works with individuals on resumes, LinkedIn profiles and career strategies through her own consulting firm.  

Ms. Viehmyer holds a M.S. degree in human resources management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in psychology and education, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Since January 2007, Ms. Viehmyer has been an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America, teaching graduate courses in human resources management.  She also taught undergraduate HR courses at the University of Maryland University College from 2010-2014.  

Professional Development:
This program has been preapproved by HRCI for 1.5 Business Recertification credit hours toward aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.  The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program has been submitted to SHRM and is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

A special thanks to our program sponsor:

Aires delivers best-in-class global and domestic employee relocation solutions and talent mobility program management for the Fortune 1000, and has significant GovCon experience.  Aires focuses on people, process, and technology to deliver world-class service. The company has achieved the following quality and cybersecurity certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FIDI-FAIM, C-TPAT, and Privacy Shield. Clients are assured of a focus on quality and customer service excellence when partnering with Aires. 

For more information, please contact Tim Kernan (412-418-6142), and visit