recruitDC Board of Directors
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 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.
Pete Radloff has over 15 years of recruiting experience in the Washington, DC area, in both corporate and agency settings. He is currently the Principal Technical Recruiter with comScore, and a Lead Consultant with exaqueo. He has served as both a recruiting leader and individual contributor at successful innovating companies such as LivingSocial and NPR, as well as Strayer University. Pete’s passion lies in several areas of talent acquisition, including recruitment and sourcing, social media, employment branding, recruiting operations and training and mentoring recruiters. Pete has served on the board of directors for recruitDC since 2010, and has also been a speaker at several recruitDC events.
Originally from New York, Pete is an avid New York sports fan and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and 2 children. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York. He is also a regular contributor to sites such as Careers In Gov and RecruitingDaily. Follow Pete on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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 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 lead technical recruiter at Tenable Network Security, 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.
Kerry is a social media marketing and corporate branding professional with more than 20 years of experience in developing and delivering knowledge-based solutions through digital marketing. She specializes in developing employer brand strategies by integrating strategic corporate content and collaborative enterprise sharing.
She joined Amtrak's talent acquisition team as Employer Brand Program Manager in January 2013. In this role, she focuses on launching the company's first ever employer brand strategy by partnering with the Amtrak corporate communications and marketing teams and improving the internal and external Amtrak candidate experience. Through external communications, social media channels and a career-related blog, search engine optimization and campaign effectiveness she is connecting with Amtrak candidates daily across the United States.
Kerry has been instrumental in launching successful social media programs that empower employees to share their personal and professional stories as corporate brand ambassadors. Prior to joining Amtrak, she was Senior Employer Brand Manager for Sodexo's Talent Acquisition Group in the USA where she developed and managed their employer brand by building the active Sodexo Careers talent community. You can connect with Kerry on Twitter.
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.
Ben Gotkin draws from over 18 years of recruiting experience in tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including Marriott International, McGladrey, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat and BAE Systems. In each of these roles, Ben has been a leader in promoting the applications of technology in recruiting, advocating collaboration and community building, utilizing metrics to improve performance, providing interviewing training to management and staff, and developing out-of-the-box tactics and strategies to identify and engage talent. He also has had significant experience in building referral and social media programs, the implementation of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology evaluation, and the development of sourcing, employment branding and college recruiting strategies.
Ben is the Co-Founder and Past President of recruitDC. Ben currently serves on the Candidate Experience Awards Council, served as board member of WTPF (a DC-based HR organization) from 2006-07, and was an Expert Advisor with the Human Capital Institute.
He has been the author of a recruiting blog and articles for ERE, has been quoted in numerous national publications, and has been a featured speaker and panelist at the ERE Expo, Kennedy Recruiting Trends Conference, SourceCon, Social Recruiting Summit and WTPF.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.