About Us

WashingtonExec is a leading online media, membership and events company. The mission of WashingtonExec is to deliver outcome-driven and result-oriented networking programs to serve the needs of the Washington, D.C. executive community.  We publish a daily news blog, a weekly digital magazine and also host over 100 exclusive events per year. Our events allow executives to share ideas, identify best practices, and build their personal brand.  Our readership encompasses the area’s top entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders.

WashingtonExec is an outcome-oriented networking organization that provides news coverage and hosts exclusive events tailored to greater D.C.-area stakeholders including entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders within the private, public and academic sectors.

Meet Our Staff

JD Kathuria, Founder & CEO of WashingtonExec

JD Kathuria, Founder & CEO of WashingtonExec

JD Kathuria, Founder and President of WashingtonExec

JD Kathuria is founder and president of WashingtonExec, an outcome-oriented networking organization and online news publication that provides breaking and featured coverage and hosts exclusive events for the area’s executives of consequence.

Since launching the company in 2011, Mr. Kathuria has grown its membership to include more than 200 executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders within the private, public, nonprofit and academic sectors.

A firm believer in the importance of trusted, long-term professional relationships, Mr. Kathuria is well regarded in the DC business community as a connector and advisor. He and his team host upwards of 80 events each year to facilitate long-lasting relationships and encourage meaningful thought exchange among their participants.

Mr. Kathuria, a Virginia native, is a staunch advocate for investing in STEM education. He took his passion to new levels last year and launched the inaugural STEM Symposium 2014, powered by WashingtonExec. The event, now in its second year, aims to engage and bring together 2,500 children, parents and executives from the industry, government and nonprofit sectors so as to increase awareness of the STEM education gap.

Prior to forming WashingtonExec, Mr. Kathuria co-founded a weekly e-magazine in 2003, where as editor-in-chief he oversaw editorial content. His more than 1,000 interviews with government, business, education and political leaders gave him unique insight into the nuts and bolts of the government contracting community.

Mr. Kathuria holds a BA degree in Political Science from George Mason University. Today he sits on the executive committee for the 2015 Management of Change (MOC) Conference and serves on the Development Committee for the National Kidney Foundation. In addition, he serves as a member of the advisory council of the Bite Me Cancer Foundation and is an active member of The Tower Club Tysons Corner Board of Governors. From 2006-2011 he served on the Board of Directors of SECAF.

He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

Brynn Koeppen, Editor-in-Chief of WashingtonExec

Brynn Koeppen, Editor-in-Chief of WashingtonExec

Brynn Koeppen, Editor-in-Chief

Brynn Koeppen was named Editor-in-Chief of WashingtonExec in May 2011.  Brynn has personally interviewed hundreds of executives in federal contracting, as well as the public and academic sectors.

Managing a team of three reporters, Brynn and her staff cover the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. -area entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders. Her areas of interest include cybersecurity, information technology trends, leadership development, public policy, international affairs and corporate citizenship. Brynn has also spearheaded WashingtonExec’s media outreach within the local community, including partnerships with the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Leukemia Ball, DC Heart Ball, Salute to Soldiers Gala, and Kidney Ball.

A Virginia native, Brynn graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in International Relations and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Emily Fuerst, Account Executive at WashingtonExec

Emily Fuerst, Account Executive at WashingtonExec

Emily Fuerst, Account Executive

Emily Fuerst joined WashingtonExec in February 2015 as an Account Executive. In this role, she is responsible for engaging with WashingtonExec’s present customer base while working to secure new Council members. In alignment with WashingtonExec’s vision to deliver outcome-driven and result-oriented networking programs to serve the needs of the Washington, D.C. executive community, Emily plays an integral role in the production and coordination of over 100 events per year including exclusive  roundtables for WashingtonExec’s 11 Councils, results-oriented networking events and WashingtonExec’s largest, annual event, the K-12 STEM Symposium

Prior to WashingtonExec, Emily supported the Marketing Department and the IDIQ Management Team at STG, Inc.

Emily holds an M.A. in Communications, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication from James Madison University.  An animal enthusiast, Emily enjoys volunteering for Humane Dominion, Virginia’s only political action committee (PAC)devoted to making the Commonwealth a safer and more humane place for animals.

WashingtonExec Builds Trusted Relationships


  • Focus on leadership opportunities in the marketplace
  • Elevate your professional relationships to a valuable and trusted network of peers
  • Over time, your targeted network will evolve to a trusted network of industry experts