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Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

Federal Spotlight Interview: Laniera Jones

Federal Spotlight Interview: Laniera Jones

Federal Spotlight: Laniera Jones, Training Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Here is our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal Service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

LJ: I have been in the Federal service since June 2003 which included serving all my time with the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce. I came into BEA working part time as an intern while I was attending Lynchburg College. BEA offered me the flexibility of adjusting my schedule to accommodate my course load. In June 2010, I was offered a full-time position with the Bureau which I graciously accepted.

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2018

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) Resource Management, Office of Environmental Management. Here is our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

MB: I have over 33 years between my time in the U.S. Air Force and Department of Energy in management and leadership positions with multi-disciplinary programs in energy, environmental management, and defense programs. Currently I am the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management in the Office of Environmental Management (EM). Specifically, I provide leadership and direction in implementing key activities around empowerment, engagement, diversity and inclusion, and continuous improvement to promote positive organizational culture change within EM.

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Federal Spotlight: Pamela Thompson

Federal Spotlight: Pamela Thompson

MC: How long have you been in Federal service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

PT: I started my Federal service when I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in February 2014. Prior to joining CFPB, I worked for The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). However, I spent the majority of my career working for Federal government contractors as a Human Resources executive. In addition, I have worked as an independent contractor for NASA, DHS, VA, OPM, and U.S. Postal Service, providing executive coaching, training, and other human resources services.

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Mentoring: A Win-Win Situation

Mentoring: A Win-Win Situation

As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, let’s reflect on the importance of mentorship and its impact on an individual’s professional development. The support and guidance from well-respected and seasoned executives is instrumental as individuals strive to achieve career ambitions. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Good mentors are more than just successful business people – they offer their time, network, and willingness to help others because they genuinely want to see someone else succeed.

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