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DC Local Leaders Podcast

Oct 19, 2021

Jess Szmajda current GM of VP at AWS is the former CTO of Axios Media and Co-Founder of Optoro. 

She shares how going through major life changes can shift our perception and has taught her that we can do hard things 

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Oct 12, 2021

Ali Pourghassemi is an Industry Liason with the Internal Revenue Service and Professor at The University of Maryland. 

Hear the lesson's in Leadership & Entrperenuership learned from his immagrant parents and how overcoming challenges now allows him to maintain an open mind and connect with leaders in our Government and...


Oct 5, 2021

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret US Army ) Kevin Petit Phd, is a West Point Graduate, former Army Ranger , Airborne Infantry Paratrooper and a Phd Graduate of George Washington University

He is also a Board Member of Jump For Valor

Jump for Valor is a charitable organization that strives to offer military veterans, including...


Sep 28, 2021

Moe Jafari  is the Chairman of Executive 1 Holdings Company ,  a privately owned holding company whose operating subsidiaries include Coras , HumanTouch, LLC , and Plasticity, Inc.

This episode was made possible by Decorate A Vet founder Jeff Jones. Jeff is also an amazing Photographer and you can check him out on IG 


Sep 22, 2021

If you are a current or aspiring CISO or CIO than this episode is for you!

We are doing something slightly different form our norm with this week’s episode just in time for the annual NTSC Conference happening now in DC featuring an opening address with Jen Easterly, Director of Homeland Security CISA and Congressman...