Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC
WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER
A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters." The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200. For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent.
The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress. We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.
WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR OUR SERVICES
As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders.
In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals.
With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.
WHY WE CAN BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR NEXT JOB
Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised. They are usually filled via word of mouth. Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts. But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.
Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun. It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people.
Holiday Reception for Defense Attaches and Diplomats
Sponsored by: dfYoung, Inc.
Thursday, December 15
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WIPG Professional Networking Reception with Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group recently hosted Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The Congresswoman briefed WIPG members and guests on issues currently before the Biden Administration and the US Congress, as well as her upcoming re-election race in her district.
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn.
Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers.
Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.
NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Tinna Jackson, Certified Executive Coach Jackson Consulting Group
Tinna Jackson is a certified executive coach and an accomplished, results-driven operations and strategic planning executive. As a native Washingtonian, Tinna’s 25+ year career and transformational leadership has navigated non-profits, trade associations, law/lobby firms, defense contracting and national politics as a deputy chief of staff in the United States Senate to C-level positions with a national political committee. In the C-Suite, Tinna has helped examine best practices with forward thinking expertise that has contributed to the incredible achievements of organizational leadership efforts during her tenure. With a background in personnel and human resources, Tinna has a charismatic ability to connect with people effortlessly as she develops and implements training and management processes that result in successfully staffing diverse talent for critical management and executive positions.
Tinna’s extraordinary contributions to the growth and sustainability of organizations across the DC metropolitan area are immeasurable. She is credited with being a change agent, overhauling operations and support divisions while continuing to innovate groundbreaking process improvements to strengthen organizations. She encapsulates the knowledge and experience to build and sustain best practice systems and optimize operational efficiencies, as well as the ability to create and foster positive organizational cultures.
As the only daughter of a career U.S. Marine Corp father, Tinna’s acuity in problem solving and strategic planning is second nature. Her unstoppable passion in building leaders throughout an organization result in measurable goals accomplished. A vibrant effective communicator, Tinna is quick to collaborate with other groups and leaders to get results.
Tinna founded Jackson Consulting Group, LLC after years of seeing her transformative results and positive outcomes from serving others who wrestled with crisis, problem solving and often times unexpected challenges requiring immediate action. Helping others achieve success with her expertise and supportive applications is what drives Tinna to support growing organizations and decision makers in the ever changing D.C. landscape. Tinna has helped many executives achieve successful outcomes and curated creative solutions to achieve strategic objectives in support of managers and emerging leaders across the political spectrum. Tinna's memberships include the Center for Executive Coaching, International Coaching Federation, Maxwell Leadership Certified Team and Forbes Coaches Council.