Alumni Leadership Council (ALC)

Launched in Spring of 2023, this group reflects the diversity of The Washington Center’s 64,000+ alumni community and helps plan and execute alumni programming locally, regionally and beyond. 

Membership spans broadly across decades, careers and geographies where there are high concentrations of alumni. Council members have at least one thing in common — a dedication and passion to advance TWC’s mission. Members serve as regional representatives to support the following five strategic initiatives:   

  • Increase alumni programming at a local level, focused on career development and networking.
  • Mentor students and serve as industry expert speakers at TWC events. 
  • Deepen ties between alumni and TWC to drive more mission impact. 
  • Build a culture of alumni philanthropy by increasing participation rates. 
  • Help identify TWC’s next pipeline of mission-aligned external partnerships.  

ALC Members 

Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia 

Jordan Baker ’15 | Senior Communications Manager at Food Research and Action Center, Seat Pleasant, MD 

Karen Price-Ward ’92** | Director of Social Impact, Stanley Black & Decker, Upper Marlboro, MD  

Nicholas Wittenberg ’04 | Corporate Counsel and Senior Advisor for Legal Technology and Innovation, Armedia 

Courtney Speigal '19 | Director of Government Relations, Actum, LLC 



Melissa Currence ’99 | Communications Manager, North America, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH  

Brianna Elsass ’03 | Head of Digital, US BMO, Chicago, IL 

Chris Meyer ’02 | Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Strada Education, West Des Moines, IA   



Gordon Hallas ’90** | Principal, Hallas Associates, LLC, Brookfield, CT  

Ana Olivera ’21 | Federal Programs Coordinator, The Washington Center, West Orange, NJ  

GT Svanikier ’16 | Columbia Business School, New York, NY 


Puerto Rico 

Patricia Collado Yulfo ’10 | Chief of Staff, Sr. Business Analyst, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Group, Banco Popular, San Juan, Puerto Rico 



Brooke Bierhaus Sutton ’14 | Filmmaker, TV Host, and Entrepreneur, Bentonville, AR  

Kristen Hopkins-Vincent ’09 | Founder & CEO, Dangers of The Mind, LLC & Dangers of The Mind Education Fund, Durham, NC  

Scott Leighty ’07 | Assistant Dean for Development, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, NC 



Jordan Deagle ’13 | Public Relations Manager for Corporate Communications, Amazon, Seattle, Washington 

Isaiah Boswell '14* | Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Dallas, Texas

Jade Motayo Ogunmayin '23 | Staff Engineer, WMH Corporation, Sacramento, CA 


 * Member of TWC’s Board of Trustees 

 ** Inaugural National Co-Chairs 


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