Rising Stars

Top leaders are important, but it’s the rank-and-file talent that truly drives innovation in government. The Rising Star awards recognize those outstanding early-career individuals who are doing great things today — and who are likely to be filling the senior slots tomorrow. Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Arvin Baroni
    Senior Product Manager, Product Lifecycle Management
    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Katie Boeckl
    Privacy Risk Strategist
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Liz Dean
    Senior UX Strategist
    MetroStar Systems
  • Kelsey Werder Monaghan
    Federal Account Manager, Department of Energy & NASA
    Dell Technologies
  • Jamie Mullaney
    Manager
    Jefferson Consulting Group
  • George Nicol
    Program Specialist, Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement
    NASA
  • Meikle Paschal Jr.
    Robotic Process Automation Product Owner
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Nicholas Shields
    Research Analyst/Data Scientist
    Department of the Air Force
  • Douglas Smith
    Project Manager, FEDSIM
    General Services Administration
  • Kevin Smith
    Vice President
    C2S Consulting Group
  • Sherri Sokol
    Innovation Lead
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Ashley Strickland
    CACI Agile Solution Factory Growth & Communications Lead
    CACI

Profiles for each winner will be published in early November.