The DC Metro Business Leadership Network (DC Metro BLN) is a District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia regional business to business organization. Our mission is to engage and inform regional businesses about the benefits of and resources available for active employment outreach to qualified individuals with disabilities. Not only does the DC Metro BLN seek to promote the best business practices in hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities but we encourage programs to market products, goods and services to individuals with disabilities. The DC Metro BLN is a proud affiliate of the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). The USBLN® is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers and helps build workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are respected for their talents, while supporting the development and expansion of its BLN affiliates. The USBLN® recognizes and supports best practices in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities; the preparedness for work of youth and students with disabilities; marketing to consumers with disabilities; and contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses. As an affiliate, the DC Metro BLN is recognized as "THE" DC Metro Area's business resource for enhancing the employment of people with disabilities. We are a proud partner of Think Beyond the Label, the premiere national employment campaign raising awareness that hiring individuals with disabilities makes good business sense. The DC Metro Business Leadership Network is an employer led non-profit that uses a business-to business model offering education, training programs and resources to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses so that they learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity. Andrea Hall, Chair DXC Technology Dan Ellerman, Vice Chair Accenture Brooke Thomas, Secretary Lockheed Martin Ellen de Bremond, Treasurer Directors ? Jenn Bassett, JBG Companies ? Karen Cook, Gallaudet University ? Michelle Crabtree, Hyatt ? Sophie Howard, General Dynamics IT ? Patricia Jackson, Booz Allen Hamilton ? Misty Koper, EY ? Charlesiah McLean, Leidos ? Eduardo Meza-Etienne, eSSENTIAL Accessibility ? Dan Sullivan, KPMG ? Myra Wilder, Marriott International ? Emily Yee, Deloitte Advisory Board ? Dinah Cohen, Dinah Cohen Consulting, LLC (CAP Director, retired) ? Ron Drach, Drach Consulting, LLC (Chair, Wounded Warrior Committee) ? Donnielle DeMesme, Golden Key Group ? Rikki Epstein, The Arc of Northern Virginia ? Denyse Gordon, CACI ? Tisha Herne, AudioEye ? Karen Herson, Concepts, Inc. ? Bryan Moseley, TCS Associates ? Chrissone Palmer, EY ? Ann Rader, Healthcare Transformation, Strategy Execution & Management Consultant Leading Innovative Solutions ? Carrie Schroeder, PwC ? Jenn Sharp, KPMG ? Kia Silver Hodge, Lockheed Martin ? Sue Werber, C5 Consulting, LLC (Chair, ME Committee) CEO, Executive Director: The Honorable Katherine O. McCary, C5 Consulting, LLC (Sources: DC Metro Business Leadership Network; Accessibility Summit; ResNet contributor Rick Rodgers)
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