Recruiting and Networking

The Washington Irish maintain an extensive list of alumni and current players, across a diverse career spectrum, who are willing and able to assist new recruits in networking and career help in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Old Boys Network

If you see a member of the Old Boy Network who you would like to get in contact with, fill out the form below, and our recruiting coordinator will help to make a connection.

*If you would like be added to the Old Boys Network, email Mark Seiss (, and include the information provided in the following table.

First NameLast NameIrish EraIndustry(s)Current JobPast Professional WorkUniversity(s)
MarkSeiss2005 to PresentData and AnalyticsDirector, Predictive Analytics at Dun and BradstreetMathematical Statistician at US Census BureauVirginia Tech
RyanCaldwell2012 to 2017Government Affairs, Communications, LobbyingVice President, J.A. Green & CompanySocial WorkDuke University, University of Texas at Austin
RogerChaufournier1981 to 1991Health CareExecutive - Health Care IndustryHospital and Medical Group Management, Managed Care, Population Health and Health Care Consulting and TechnologyGeorge Washington University
RobertGuido2005 to 2013Government Affairs/Lobbying/EnergyHead of US Tax Policy, BPUS House of Representatives (2006-2013); bp (2013-present)University of Pittsburgh
MerlinBrittenham2014 to PresentLaw, Health CareIn-house counsel at PhRMAManatt Phelps & Phillips; Epstein, Becker, & Green Stanford University, Columbia School of Law
AlexZeitchick2007 to 2010Psychology/Mental HealthDoctoral Licensed Clinical/Forensic Psychologist for the SC Department of Juvenile JusticeXavier University, Connecticut College
BillKelleher1995 to 1998LawDirector Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.University of Delaware
ChrisTrainor1988 to 1991ITIBM, Account Leader for DOJATF Special AgentUniversity of Connecticut
OwenWalsh2001 to 2008Advertising TechnologyTechnical Director, Advertising and Search Technology for Verizon MediaSoftware Engineering & Project/Program Management in Airline Reservation industry; Online Identity Management technology at AOL; Online Advertising Technology with AOL (now Verizon Media)George Mason University, University of Limerick
JohnHeisse1981 to 1985Law, ConstructionPartner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPBraude Margulies Sacks & Rephan (law firm – DC, Baltimore); Pettit & Martin (law firm, SF) 1987-94: Thelen LLP (law firm, SF); Howrey LLP (law firm, SF); Pillsbury Catholic University, University of California
JohnHanly1997 to PresentITHead of IT Services for the International Food Policy Reserach InstituteVice President of Technology at Center for American Progress, Director of Information Technology at Rare, Director of IT at American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, MIS Director at Association of Corporate CounselUniversity of Limerick
DonCotchen1980 to 1993Industrial Market ResearchVice President of Sales, Industrial Info Resources Inc. Internet publishing, B2B marketing- Construction, Energy & Industrial MarketAmerican University, Georgetown University
WadeDeliberto2007 to 2012Military, US Marine CropsIII Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G-3 (=Operations Officer) of ~27,000 Marines deployed in the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) Area of Operations; Stationed in Okinawa, JapanUSMC - Intelligence; Pentagon; Global Force Management; Reserve Integration; OperationsUS Marine Corps
BrendonWorley2008 to PresentGovernment, Finance, Program/Project ManagementFinancial Systems Program Manager, Department of the NavyFinance, Retirement IndustryBoston College
ChrisPutnam2005 to 2015SalesSenior Director, Sales OPeratoins at ClarabridgeSenior Analyst, Oracle; Director, Consulting OPerations at Microstrategy, Account Manager at AdobeMarymount, St. John Fisher College
ChrisDunlavey1989 to 1994, 2015 to 2019 Architecture/Construction, Professional SportsPresident, Brailsford & Dunlavey (Program management), Owner, CENTERS LLC (Recreation facility management), Chairman, Old Glory DC (Professional sports team)Owner at B&D, Owner at Centers LLC, Owner at Old Glory DC, Project Manager at MPC Associates, Architect at Skidmore, Owings and MerrillGeorge Washingotn University, Columbia University
RobertDillon2006 to 2014Communications, Journalism, PoliticsPrincipal at FORA Partners and Agenda GlobalSenior Vice President at Agenda LLC, Executive Director at Energy Choice Coalition, Associate Fellow at Josephy Rainey Center for Public Policy, Advisor at ConservAmerica, Communications Director for US Senator (Lisa Murkowski), Communications Director at US Senate, Energy Policy Analyst at Energy Intelligence GroupUniversity of Alaska at Fairbanks
ThomasRigby 1993 to 2008Legal, Venture CapitalAssistant General Counsel for SBIC Liquidation, U.S. Small Business Administration
JackWayProject Manager at Arc AspicioSenior Manager at FEMA, Senior Consultant at Accenture, Scheduler at US Senate (Frank Lautenberg)American University, Carnegie Mellon
JamesSams1985 to 1991Tax Law, Tax AccountingKPMG, International Tax PartnerInternational Tax Group at KPMG, IRS Chief Counsel's OfficeBrown University, University of Michigan Law School
DaveHennessey1989 to 1996Sales, Craft BrewingSales Executive at Muntons USA
JimMerklingerLawPresident at ACC Credentialing InstituteWofford College, University of South Carolina
JohnStudach1985 to 1989EducationAthletic Director
MichaelBruce1989 to 2000IT and Security TechnologyVice President of Transportation and Border Security at LeidosSenior Director at Anderson Consulting, Executive Director at Enterprise Application Development, US Department of Health and Human ServicesCornell University, Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Managment

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