Kathleen Smith

As Chief Marketing Officer for ClearedJobs.Net a veteran owned company, Kathleen Smith spearheads the community-building, and communications outreach initiatives catering to the organization’s many audiences including security cleared job seekers, military personnel, and cleared facilities employers in the defense and intelligence community. Kathleen has built key relationships with government contracting and recruiting industry leaders as well as agency insiders over the last 10 years in the community.  Prior to joining ClearedJobs.Net, Kathleen led the marketing efforts of nationally-recognized nonprofit brands including the American Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund. Building upon her 20+ years of extensive marketing experience and insight, Kathleen brings a passion to creating unique and interesting ways to communicate with niche communities to build brand visibility, heighten awareness and establish viable, authentic relationships with colleagues, friends, supporters and followers.

In addition to being President and one of the founding members of recruitDC, Kathleen volunteers her time and resources to the AFCEA NOVA Military Government Career Transition Program, AFCEA Central Maryland Women in Intelligence Group, Women in Homeland Security and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation Undefeated Bike Ride.

Mike Bruni

Mike Bruni possesses over 18 years of experience in the Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, and Sourcing functional areas supporting the National Security Industry. Mike joined SAIC (Now Leidos) in January of 2005 after spending 7 years in the staffing industry. Since entering the field in 1997 he has taken on roles leading many initiatives to include Talent Acquisition Management, Sourcing, Capture Staffing, Direct Recruiting, and Veteran Outreach. 

Mike has built and led staffing program with much success.  In 2012, he led the staffing effort for a major program in excess of $1 billion.  The effort resulted in the award of the program and the successful transition and staffing of this massive program.   Mike is heavily experienced in developing Talent Acquisition strategies tailored to each customer and skill set. 

As a Sourcing Manager, Mike designs and builds talent pipelines supporting diverse programs throughout the community. Provides staffing strategies in support of new business pursuits and proposals. Leads candidate outreach efforts to provide organizational and personal branding for SC3.

In December of 2009, Mike was instrumental in standing up a centralized Military Recruiting Program, Operation MVP. This program was designed to be a central point to recruit top talent from all Branches of the Military.  This program continues to train and recruit Service Members to this day.

Mike has been quoted in HR Magazine, The Military Times, and USAToday. He’s been a guest on Federal News Radio’s “FedAccess” Show. He has also been a guest on the radio program “The Workforce Show”. He’s been featured on the Pentagon Channel’s “Hiring America” television show. Mike sits on the AFCEA EPIC Committee as well as the INSA ICC Committee. Both committees are industry professional associations. He is a board member of recruitDC. He also the facilitator and leader for Project S.A.V.E. (Staffing Alliance of Virginia Employers) which is a networking organization for HR and recruiting professionals.

Mike is currently working as the Director of Talent Acquisition at SC3 based out of Alexandria, VA.

Tiffany Ballve

Tiffany Ballve is Phase One’s Senior Director of Talent Acquisition. She has over 16 years of agency and corporate Talent Acquisition (TA) experience in roles from technical recruiter and sourcer to team lead and recruiting manager for consulting and software companies alike.  Mrs. Ballve is keenly adept at building TA functions from the ground up and positioning companies for high-growth periods.  She has years of experience growing and training best in class Recruiting teams and is responsible for the development of the TA infrastructure and Recruiting strategy.  Tiffany is highly skilled in Employer and Talent Branding and built and managed Phase One’s branding efforts across the board.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a dual minor in Sociology and Information Technology from George Mason University.  She is also an AIRS Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter and Certified LinkedIn Recruiter. When not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband, Basim, and their six kids visiting museums, playing sports (soccer is her favorite), or traveling around the world.

Jay Perreault

               Jay Perreault has been involved in the recruiting, retention, and selection process for a variety of different disciplines since the fall of 2000. He is currently the Principal of DCTechRecruiter, LLC offering recruiting, training, and RPO services to the IT, Intel and a select few Commercial environments. Previously he has worked in a Talent Acquisition leadership capacity for CRGT, AECOM and others. He especially excels as an IT social media strategist, who focuses on the big picture for workforce/succession planning, retention, and employee relations while being operationally driven. 

He has been involved with recruitDC contributing as a volunteer or working as a lead volunteer coordinator since early 2005, and has been a featured speaker and panelist for both Project S.A.V.E and recruitDC. He also contributes regularly to ERE, RecruitingBlogs and other recruiting forums. 

Jay grew up in Connecticut, but has been a local Northern Virginia resident since 1998. His wife Karen and his “dogters” supports his passions such as teaching scuba diving and getting out on the Harley as often as possible. He is a graduate of Nichols College, located in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Find Jay on LinkedIn or Twitter. 

Matt Duren

Matt Duren has been in recruiting since he graduated college in 2001. Despite what Pete Radloff says, Matt knew he wanted to get into recruiting as early as his Junior year of college. Starting out in a technical staffing agency, Matt quickly transitioned to corporate recruiting and has lead recruiting teams responsible for IT and college recruiting, as well as Employment Branding.  Matt is currently the Recruiting Manager at Tenable, located in Columbia, MD. 

Originally from Virginia, Matt has lived in Maryland since graduating from James Madison University. He also holds a Masters in Organizational Development and Strategic HR from Johns Hopkins.  When he’s not recruiting, you can find Matt enjoying family-time with his wife and two daughters, training for the occasional Obstacle Course Race, and eating Gummy Bears…lots of Gummy Bears.

Follow his shenanigans on LinkedIn and Twitter 


Moe Hutt

Moe Hutt has been part of the Washington DC talent community for over 15 years. She started her career at SAIC building talent acquisition strategies, marketing programs, and employee referral programs. After a successful career in government contracting, she joined Meritage Talent where she helps talent acquisition teams solve complex problems by customizing best practices to fit the unique needs of your company.  She has designed and implemented enterprise intern, employee referral, contingent workforce and recruiter training programs. From drafting recruiter service level agreements to managing the launch of a new employer brand,  she specializes in striking a balance between creativity and efficiency. Moe started her recruitDC involvement participating in the Program Content Committee and volunteering at events. She joined the recruitDC board in 2015 and now directs the organization’s Programs. She also loves opera and her family.


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Suzie Grieco

Like most recruiters, Suzie Grieco "fell" into recruiting. After her previous employer in media advertising closed their DC Office, a neighbor who owned a staffing agency suggested recruiting. Learning that she would get paid to talk to people over coffee and lunch, she dove in! Over the next five years, she successfully transitioned from recruiter to recruiting manager and then account management and discovered that she loved nearly every aspect recruiting. But after five years of agency recruiting, she wanted to try her hand at corporate recruiting. She joined the team at Booz Allen Hamilton helping to build their consulting team that developed strategy and operations solutions to clients in the Intelligence Community.  While working closely with internal clients, she discovered unique challenges facing government recruiting and transitioned to Booz Allen's Human Capital consulting team and served as the technical recruiting practice lead. Following a sabbatical from Booz Allen, she co-founded SG2 Recruiting, a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Virginia. She continues to deliver talent acquisition solutions to identify, engage, screen, recruit and on-board hard-to-find candidates for large and small companies alike.

Suzie Grieco was introduced to the recruitDC organization in 2012 where she found others who shared her passion for recruiting and wanted to actively work toward elevating the profession. She joined the board as VP of Marketing to help inform those who are new to the industry about the resources and information available to them to become successful, effective recruiting professionals.

Ms. Grieco has a BS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Marketing from George Washington University.  She resides in Great Falls, VA with her husband and four children