From Randall Kempner via the WALSAC listserv:
Hiring: Director of Strategy Development, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
As a new position on the ANDE team, the Director of Strategic Development will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director. The Director of Strategic Development will spearhead outreach and fundraising efforts for the organization. This includes developing and managing relationships with development finance institutions, government agencies, foundations, corporations and banks as part of ANDE’s efforts to encourage more support of small and growing businesses.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations devoted to reducing poverty and propelling entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Join WALSAC for a holiday party and fundraiser on December 4th. Details and RSVP information are below! We look forward to seeing you!
Annual WALSAC Holiday Happy Hour and Fundraiser
Ellen Satterwhite graduated from the LBJ School in 2009. She is now a Director at the Glen Echo Group where she helps clients formulate policy positions. Formerly, she was a Program Manager at Gig.U, a nonprofit helping to bring gigabit speed broadband internet to communities. Ellen also co-authored the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and served as an advisor to the Commissioner of the FCC. While she recently relocated to Denver, she is in Washington, DC often for work and to visit friends. (more…)
On July 31, a group of current students and alumni met at Rosemary’s Thyme Bistro in Washington, DC for a meal with LBJ Alum David Berteau. David is Senior Vice President and Director of National Security Program on Industry and Resources at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He shared his own career experience working in Washington in a variety of roles in and outside of government and how to be flexible in one’s expectations of your career and let it develop through experience. One particular piece of advice that he shared was to determine whether you want to be an expert or serve in a management role, as many in Washington try (but often fail) to do both very well. Being a manager takes leadership, issue area knowledge, and organization, but might not allow for involvement in the day-to-day deep dives into policy issues. On the other hand, becoming expert means concentration on the nuances and developments of a particular issue area, a commitment that might not lend itself to having time to pay attention to organizational development or issues like communications or long-term growth strategies. The dinner was hailed a success, and WALSAC hopes to continue this series with other interesting LBJ alums in the future.
If you have suggestions to topics or are an interest alum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LBJ Community in DC will host a service day this summer for LBJ Alumni, friends, and family in the DC area. Check back for details and suggest activities for this and future volunteer activities in the comments!
Board member contact: Caitlin Morris
Welcome to the LBJ Community in DC’s website. This site is under construction but will feature information about upcoming events, career opportunities, and general information about area alumni. Check back with us for more in the coming weeks!