A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
May 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of CLICKED. We celebrated in grand style with Rodman's store, a DC institution, which showcased a variety of incredible wine vendors, breweries, and gourmet food. It was certainly a good time had by all, and I am thankful for all of those who came out to celebrate.
As I mentioned in our last newsletter, while we are still conducting events that aim to inspire, connect and help you all achieve personal and professional success, we're doing a lot more to create a CLICKED community - one that can benefit you even if you can't make it to all of our events. This week we are opening up profiles of our DC members on our website, allowing members to connect directly with each other. (See the screen shot below). We are also expanding our membership community to include all of you who have invested in CLICKED in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Look out for an email this week!
I hope you enjoy reading about our newest members as well as some of the exciting things we have planned this summer. And as always, I welcome you to email me your thoughts and comments.
WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Taryn Fielder is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for ASB Real Estate Investments, a division of ASB Capital Management, LLC, a U.S. real estate investment management firm. Taryn is responsible for the legal affairs of ASB, including serving as the principal legal advisor to ASB's management team. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2002, Taryn spent two years with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City where she practiced corporate and real estate law.
In 2004, Taryn moved to Washington, D.C. to join the Real Estate Group at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) where she practiced for nearly seven years. Taryn took a 3-month leave of absence from the firm in 2008 - 2009 to serve as Deputy General Counsel of President Obama's 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. In 2011, Taryn joined DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a publicly-traded REIT, as Assistant General Counsel - a role she held until joining ASB in June of 2013 as General Counsel.
Taryn graduated summa cum laude from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with majors in Political Science and International Relations & Global Affairs and minors in French and Theater. In 1999, Taryn was named "Florida College Student of the Year" by Florida Leader Magazine. In 2009, Taryn received the Eckerd College Outstanding Young Alumni Award in recognition of her great accomplishments in her profession, community and public service.
Taryn was married in October of 2014 to Ryan Forsythe, an information and strategy consultant. They reside in McLean, Virginia with their cat, Flash Monster.
Amy Shavelson is a Studio Director and Senior Project Designer at Wingate Hughes Architects, PLLC, a boutique firm specializing in commercial interiors. She executes, directs and manages all phases of commercial interior design and architectural projects, with experience encompassing a broad spectrum of additional market sectors as well, including health care, not-for-profit associations and retail. She has designed and managed commercial and interior design projects in the Washington, DC area, New York and Baghdad.
Amy came to design as a second career after working in New York as a buyer for Ralph Lauren's Home Collection product. Responsible for furniture, fabric, wall covering and lighting product assortments, the job description included 1 week every 6 months with the company's architects and designers to redesign the stores in order to showcase new product. This process inspired Amy to return to school and pursue her present career.
Amy holds degrees from University of Maryland at College Park and New York School of Interior Design. Outside of work, her interests include clean/green skincare research and product development, her 2 dogs, and volunteer work with Washington Animal Rescue League so that she doesn't feel compelled to rescue any more dogs to her home!
SUSAN RAE ROSS
Susan is a highly regarded multi-sector partnership expert, international health and development specialist, author and speaker. As founder and CEO of SR International, she provides corporations, nonprofits and government agencies with strategies to facilitate successful cross-sector partnerships to create lasting change in developing countries and to develop new operating models that are mutually beneficial for all parties.
Ms. Ross’ award winning book, Expanding the Pie: Fostering Effective NonProfit and Corporate Partnerships, provides a meta-analysis of successful partnership cases studies from around the world and articulates a step-by-step decision-making framework on how to select and mange partnerships.
Susan has held senior positions at USAID and CARE, where she oversaw programs in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to her international career, she was an intensive care nurse in several US teaching hospitals. She has a MBA from Purdue, a MPH from University of Illinois and a BS in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh.
She has taught aerobics/water aerobics for over 20 years and is an avid sports enthusiast. Susan grew up on the St Lawrence River, learning to swim before she could walk. She loves any outdoor activity-hiking, biking, kayaking, camping--and traveling to new places and cultures.
JOSE A. BURGOS
José Burgos was born in Puerto Rico and raised on Staten Island, NY. After he received a BS from Iowa State University, José was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and served in varying functions as a Communications and Information Systems Officer (CISO). After six years of active military service, he decided to settle in the Virginia area to explore other opportunities.
José is currently the USMC Client Solutions Executive at AT&T Government Solutions (AGS), where he manages the USMC book of business. His daily activities include standing up teams to develop customized network migrations and cybersecurity solutions.
Prior to his current role, José served as the Enterprise Network Manager for the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) where he directed and managed all network infrastructure planning, management, and support activities. He also developed the MoraleSat Program that was adopted by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to enhance connectivity between military units in-theatre and their family members back home.
José holds a MBA from Strayer University as well as a Project Management Certificate from Florida State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). In his spare time, he is a doting father to his thirteen-year-old daughter and an avid photographer.
DINNER AT BASTILLE
PARTY ON THE ROOFTOP OF REBELLION DC
(open bar and food)
Non Members: $50
A NIGHT AT WOLF TRAP THEATRE
-Sinatra sings Sinatra- Frank Sinatra, Jr. with Wolf Trap Orchestra
Non Members: $75
(includes lawn ticket, food, and wine)
International Spy Museum
With cocktail hour to follow
Non Members: $50
with out partners, The Grace List at their annual Hamtons-Montauk House
DINNER & PRIVATE CONCERT
from Atlantic Records Recording Artist, Toby Lightman
DINNER AT DEL FRISCO'S DOUBLE EAGLE DC STEAKHOUSE
Non Members: $150
DINNER IN NYC
Non Members: $150
DINNER AT BOA SUNSET
West Hollywood, CA
Non Members: $120