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Board of Directors

AFFIRM 2023-2024 Elected Board

Leadership for AFFIRM is provided through a Board of Directors, comprised of both elected officers and appointed committee chairpersons. AFFIRM Board members speak as individuals and not in any way as representatives of their employers whether federal government agencies or in the private sector. Organizational affiliations are for identification purposes only.

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Beth Killoran


VP - First
Kevin Cooke


VP - Second

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VP - Programs - Industry
Robin Gardner
CGI Federal


VP - Programs - Government
Vera Ashworth


VP - Programs - Industry
Tanesia Barrow
Barrow Wise Consulting, LLC

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Treasurer - Industry - First
Don Fenhagen


Treasurer - Industry - Second
Stacy Riggs
Dynamic Integrated Services


Secretary - Industry
Bill Pratt
RELI Group


Secretary - Government
Tiina Rodrigue

AFFIRM 2023-2024 Appointed Board

Board Role



Sandy Mestre, Anakim Consulting
AGA Liaison George DelPrete, Cherry Bekaert
Career Day Kevin Cooke Becci DeFrank, NVIDIA
Communications John Hosky, Hosky Communications Inc.
Director: Past-Presidents Jaclyn Rubino
Mark Krzysko
Art Chantker, Art & Ronnie Chantker Charitable Fund
Stacy Riggs, Dynamic Integrated Services
Education and Scholarships William Parker, Ph.D. Shirelle Flamer-Ripetta, Sagittae Solutions LLC
Golf Tournament Stacie Alboum Mike Korba, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Governance and Bylaws Art Chantker, Art & Ronnie Chantker Charitable Fund
Leadership Awards Sanjay Sardar, ASRC Federal
Bill Rucker, Trustwave Government Solutions
NextGen Katie Coyne Deirdre Murray, Deirdre Murray Consulting
Programs, Deputy VPs Richard Klemmer, Black Box Strategies
Sponsorships Bryan Baney, AEYON
Sustaining Partners Sandy Mestre, Anakim Consulting
Onelia Codrington, Performance Value Management (PVM)
Mirror Board Brian Katz Tiffany King, Dynamic Integrated Services
Katie Webb, IBM