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    March 2020 at The Bolger Center - CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS

    March 17, 2020
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    The Bolger Center
    9600 NewBridge Drive
    Potomac, MD 20854
    https://www.bolgercenter.com/
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    Our Esteemed Panel:

    Jerica Shackelford:

    Jerica Shackelford is the Deputy Chief of Staff at DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA). She also serves as a Director for the District's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Ms. Shackelford has been a member of HSEMA's team for over 9 years, with a background as a Grants Program Manager for Homeland Security grant funds. First-hand insight on how the National Capital Region (NCR) allocates grant funding as well as her experiences in various EOC roles, has given Ms. Shackelford a unique perspective of Emergency Management.  

    Ms. Shackelford co-leads HSEMA’s Incident Management Task Force, working to re-imagine how the District provides 24/7, EOC, and field-level information sharing, coordination, and resource support in an innovative, streamlined, and simplified way. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Ms. Shackelford serves as a change agent for a complex organization that must negotiate performing the mission of Emergency Management with the demands of competing priorities in a changing workforce climate.   

    Prior to joining HSEMA's team, Ms. Shackelford supported the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) at FEMA. She completed her BA in Communication from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Certified Public Manager program partnership with District government and George Washington University. Ms. Shackelford was also recently named an honoree of Prince George's County Forty UNDER 40, for her dedication and impact in Public Service.

    Bhavna Venugopal

     Bhavna joined aramark four-and-a-half years ago to pioneer the freshly restructured sales team at the William F. Bolger Center, which at the time had just been added as aramark’s newest and largest conference center client.  Since that time, she and her team led the Bolger Center to its highest fiscal record to date – an increase in top line revenue of 28% year-over-year. Bhavna has also been instrumental in new business growth for aramark as a company in the conference center/hospitality portfolio and has played a key role in establishing sales cultures across the brand.

    On the way to this success, Bhavna has shaped a 16-year career with a wealth of experience and achievement throughout the hospitality industry.  She has held positions at every level of sales, and has worked for several major brands to include Marriott International, Omni Hotels and Resorts, and Benchmark Conference Centers, as well as independent properties. 

    Bhavna was born and raised in India, and migrated to the United States in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.  She is fluent in Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil, and still frequently enjoys travelling internationally.

     

     9600 Newbridge Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

    March 17th, 6pm - 9pm

     

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