We facilitate professional development, personal/corporate branding and leadership opportunities through targeted, mission-focused and collaborative events.
What We Do
- Publish daily and weekly digital magazine for the National Capital Region executive business community with over 10,000 readers, including top entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders
- Support over 100 companies, including 225 individual memberships - resulting in frequent teaming opportunities and customer introductions
- Host over 120 private roundtables each year through mission-specific councils with senior-level government officials and industry leaders to identify new markets and learn about the competition
JD Kathuria, Founder and CEO 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
Brynn Koeppen has served as WashingtonExec’s Editor-in-Chief since May 2011. She has personally interviewed hundreds of executives in federal contracting, as well as the public and academic sectors. In addition to managing a team of reporters, Brynn oversees the direction of the website, it’s content and related social media accounts, ensuring coverage of industry-related breaking news, mergers and acquisitions, strategic hires, information technology, leadership development, local events, executive interviews and national policy as it relates to the government contracting sphere.
Brynn also facilitates membership events for WashingtonExec as a whole and for each of its 11 Councils, including handling logistics, securing speakers and working with attendees. She is additionally responsible for WashingtonExec’s Annual K-12 STEM Symposium, a free one-day event held every spring that brings together STEM-related companies, high-level speakers and local organizations to offer information for parents and students about available STEM resources in the metro Washington, D.C. area.
A Virginia native, Brynn graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in International Relations and speaks Mandarin Chinese. In her spare time, Brynn serves as Director of Operations for the William & Mary Washington Area Alumni Business Alliance (WAABA), a mentor for undergraduate students at the William and Mary Washington Center, and sails in Alexandria, Virginia.