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.
WIPG SPONSORED EVENTS
Private Networking Luncheon
Featuring: Congressman Mark Green (R-Tennessee)
Member, House Homeland Security Committee
Member, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
WIPG MEMBER EVENTS
Tuesday, December 3
4th Annual Doing Business with DoD & the Intel Community
Hosted by the Virginia PTAC (Courtesy of WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus, JSchaus & Associates)
GMU, Arlington, VA Campus (Van Metre Hall Auditorium)
WIPG NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Joshua Gonzalez, Financial Adviser, Modern Wealth Strategies, LLC
Josh is a Financial Adviser and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with Modern Wealth Strategies, LLC. He provides a wide range personalized, comprehensive financial planning services to his clients, including retirement planning, education funding, estate planning, and investment advice. He is affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company, the highest-rated life insurance company in the country for financial strength.
Josh has over a decade of experience crafting, implementing, and monitoring financial plans for affluent households and small- to medium-sized businesses. He graduated from the George Washington University cum laude. In addition to the CFP® mark, Josh also earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from the American College of Financial Services. He also passed the Series 6, 7, 26, 63, and 66 FINRA exams.
Josh lives in South Riding with his wife and five year-old son who entered Kindergarten this year. He has volunteered on the GW Alumni Association Board and been recognized for his contributions to the GW student body and alumni community.