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 online e-magazine and also host over 75 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 and President of WashingtonExec

Mr. Kathuria has played a key role in implementing the company’s strategic vision to make WashingtonExec a leading on-line media and events company. With a keen entrepreneurial vision, he saw an unmet need in the D.C. market, positioning WashingtonExec to deliver outcome driven networking programs and events to serve the needs of the executive community.

Mr. Kathuria is a native Washingtonian and a well-known leader in the DC business community. Armed with his extensive network of thousands of senior executives and entrepreneurs in the Washington DC metro area, he believes in the power of building long-term professional relationships as a trusted advisor and connector.

Prior to forming WashingtonExec, in 2003 he co-founded a weekly e-magazine.  As Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Kathuria oversaw the editorial content of the e-magazine.  He has conducted over 1,000 interviews with government, business, education and political leaders which has given him unique insights into some of the area’s best-known and most influential thought leaders.

Mr. Kathuria holds a BA degree in Political Science from George Mason University.  From 2006-2011 he served on the Board of Directors of SECAF. 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. Mr. Kathuria resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.


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.