Lisa Durbin-Harrison Hester

What do you do? I am a partner and senior vice president of Foxhole Technology, Inc., a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Fairfax, Va. We provide net-centric solutions for cyber security and cyber intelligence to empower, protect and support today’s warfighters and peacekeepers. In my role, I am responsible for recruiting, … Continued

Jean Gaddy Wilson

What do you do? I counsel a variety of organizations – Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and contractors, human rights groups, colleges and universities, health care organizations – enabling them to create understandings of the future, develop media campaigns, create plans and strategies. This is to position those organizations to adapt fast to future opportunities … Continued

Katie Waterson

What have you faced in your career path so far? After graduation, I moved to Chicago to work as an intern for Edelman Worldwide’s “boutique” PR firm, PR21. I was promoted to assistant account executive in September 2001, to account executive in May 2002 and to senior account executive in May 2003. I worked on … Continued

Ken Reid

What do you do? I am the editor and publisher of Washington Information Source Co., a newsletter publishing firm focused on FDA compliance news. How did you get your job? I began this publishing business in 1991 after covering the FDA for a few years for other publishers. Before 1986, I was in the newspaper … Continued

Jeff Meyer

What do you do? I am a producer, editor and photographer in the WSET-TV commercial production department. I put together commercials, and I produce four-to-five minute taped segments for a daily talk show and for special productions, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and the Commonwealth Games. How did you … Continued

Janine Latus

How do you get into freelancing? First you address a query letter to an editor, pitching an idea. That letter is your audition. If your piece is full of facts and statistics, your letter should be informative. If your piece is humorous, your letter should make people laugh. You have to hit the right editor … Continued

Frosty Landon

A Lifelong Fight for Open Government Roanoke, Va. (March 15, 2007) — The personalized “Open Gov” license plate on Forrest “Frosty” Landon’s Volvo station wagon is the first tip-off to his lifelong passion. For more than 50 years, Landon has worked alongside – and faced off with – lawmakers at all levels regarding policies governing … Continued

Richard D. Hadley

What do you do now? I helped launch and now write for a newsletter of an SSA component agency, a position I came to after decades as reporter, editor and publisher for a series of private sector, independent news organizations. How did the news-editorial sequence prepare you for what you do now? I think the … Continued

Martin Frost

What do you do in your job? I work in the D.C. office of Polsinelli Shughart’s Public Policy Group, a law firm based out of Kansas City, Missouri. I primarily work as a lobbyist providing strategic counsel to a number of clients. I am also a guest on MSNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg, and I recently wrote … Continued

Paul Fiddick

What do you do? I recently completed an eight-year engagement as the chief executive of an international radio company that operated commercial stations in five countries in Latin America and Europe. Most of these were national signals that covered entire countries; all were American-style radio formats – music, news, personalities – except with local talent … Continued