Managing Director, National Capital Companies and President and Managing Partner, SpeedShift Ventures
Sarah has been a great supporter of the DC Chapter’s Cyber and Emerging Technology Summits, and has contributed her expertise to running the innovation contests hosted at Summit Days held throughout the year. She coached each of the winning companies and worked to fine-tune their “pitch,” enabling them to deliver their message in a dynamic, concise manner. These contests provide an important chance for our member companies to showcase their product/solution set to a large audience and gain immediate exposure. Professionally, Ms. Djamshidi serves as the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), the nation’s first homeland, national and cyber security accelerator, where she lead the turnaround of the organization after being recruited by CIC’s Board of Directors.
Young AFCEAN of the Month
Federal Account Manager, Kforce
Carmen McCarthy joined AFCEA in February of 2013 and immediately began engaging in the DC Chapter, volunteering at the registration desk for Luncheons and Symposiums and for the AFCEA International Homeland Security Conference. Carmen is serving as the co-chair for the Young AFCEANs for Winter Gala this year and assisted with the planning and running of the very successful Young AFCEAN hosted Professional Development Panel with DISA. Carmen works as a Federal Account Manager for Kforce Inc., maintaining a portfolio of small, medium, and large government integrators across Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence verticals providing key professional services support.