Charles Hallahan

A native of Eastern Massachusetts (and lifelong fan of its sports teams), Charlie received a PhD in math from Rutgers University. He taught math at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and American University in Washington before embarking on a 41-year career in the Federal government with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Economic Research…

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Kris McLaughlin

Kris retired after a 30+ year career in corporate strategic communications with companies such as General Dynamics, General Electric and IBM. She volunteers for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including WETA and Bowen McCauley Dance. At Encore Learning, since 2014, she serves as Chair of the Special Events Committee.

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Ann Kaupp

Ann retired in 2012 after 34 years with the Smithsonian Institution’s Department of Anthropology in the Museum of Natural History. She headed the Anthropology Outreach Office, which distributed educational materials on a range of anthropological topics. She was managing editor of an anthropology publication for educators and museum and anthropology professionals that culminated in a…

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Mildred Lawson

Millie is a proud product of the Arlington Public Schools. She earned her BA from George Washington University, MEd from The Citadel, and a Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Catholic University. Most of her professional life was spent in the Arlington Public Schools as counselor, school psychologist and Director of Counseling…

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Kathy LaPier

Kathy holds an AAS Degree in Fashion Design from FIT and both a BS and MS in education from SUNY at Plattsburgh. Originally from the NY/NJ area her professional titles included Manager of Consumer Affairs for the Grand Union Company, Director of Consumer Affairs for Kings Super Markets, and Manager of Global Consumer Affairs for…

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Kate Mattos

Kate is a senior communications executive with a passion for projects that improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Kate served for 20 years as a senior communications executive for the National Education Association (NEA) advancing legislative, policy, and education reform strategies. Kate also directed crisis communications, including those following school shootings. Kate was…

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Martin Suydam

Marty has had several careers: military, government civilian, industry executive and as a college and university educator in subject areas of mathematics, computing science, information technology, and management. His first career was as an Army Corps of Engineer officer retiring as a Colonel. In 1983, he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive…

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Stephen Spangler

Steve retired from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2005. He also had worked with the Agency for International Development in Liberia and Vietnam. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama from 1964-1966. Steve was President of the Arlington Soccer Association for five years. He has a BA in Political Science from Miami…

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Christine Milliken

Chris is a retired attorney, who served as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) from 1986 to retirement in 2001. Prior to her tenure at NAAG, Chris was Vice President and General Counsel of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She has a BA in…

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Gail Massot

Currently re-engaging with painting and crafts, Gail retired from a 30-year career teaching French and heading the language department at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. eight years ago. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work in French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, following which she lived and worked in France as a textile artist.…

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