Senior Leadership

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC (WWC) has grown significantly since our founding in 2004 (from a staff of two to over 60 staff), but we still rely on a very engaged senior management team that maintains direct links with our clients and our employees. As a client working with WWC, you experience the benefits of contracting with a small business, along with the quality staffing and compliance reassurance that comes with a well-established contracting firm.

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Lauren G. Weiner, Ph.D. | Chief Executive Officer

Lauren G. Weiner is WWC's CEO and founder. She has significant experience in government management, both as a federal employee and a government contractor. Lauren worked at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President. Under two different Presidential administrations, she oversaw policy development and implementation for multiple Federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, and the President's Faith-Based Initiative. She was an integral part of the Performance Evaluation Team at OMB, which developed the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) that was used in performance rating and budget decision-making across the Executive Branch. She has a strong expertise in evaluation and measurement, including qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. Lauren is the co-founder of In Gear Career, now a program of the US Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes program, and serves on the Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council (MSEAC). as the sole small business representative on the US Chamber of Commerce's Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council (MSEAC). Lauren has a Ph.D. in Research Psychology from Dartmouth College, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Lauren was recently named as a finalist for the Small Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list. She also received the 2013 Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) "Member to Watch" award, and the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Angie's Award" for mentorship and community service.

Contact Lauren at lauren.weiner@ww-consult.com

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Donna S. Huneycutt | Chief Operating Officer

Donna Huneycutt is co-owner and COO of WWC. Prior to joining WWC, Donna practiced business immigration law with Chin & Curtis, LLP in Boston, representing FleetBoston Financial and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Donna practiced corporate law in New York, focusing on private placements, start-ups and structured finance, with Dewey Ballantine, LLP and Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman, LLP. Her clients included GE Capital, AIG and Oxygen Media. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Donna lectures regularly at the Eisenhower School at National Defense University on acquisition issues, and at the University of South Florida on standards of Constitutional review. She is an active member of the Committee on Acquisition Management and the Small Business Division Legislative Affairs and Policy team of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA). Donna co-chaired the Small Business Committee on the "Pathways to Transformation" response on acquisition reform prepared by NDIA at the request of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. In order to give back to the community that launched WWC, Donna and Lauren founded In Gear Career and co-created its Homefront Rising project.

Contact Donna at donna.huneycutt@ww-consult.com

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Heidi A. Snell | Chief Management Officer

Serving as the Chief Management Officer, Heidi guides WWC's people to achieve innovative results for our clients and the organization. Over the last nine years at WWC, Heidi has acted as the Chief of Staff, Director of WWC's OCONUS Operations, and as an Analyst stationed in Italy on contract to the U.S. Navy. While in Italy, she worked directly on client projects in performance management and total force manpower, including implementing pay for performance initiatives throughout Europe, Africa and SW Asia, and oversaw analytical projects that supported a transformed region and right-sized Navy footprint. Through WWC she has worked on projects in Italy, Spain, Greece, Bahrain, Germany, and Djibouti, as well as Stateside. Holding dual Master's degrees in International Relations and Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Bachelor's in International Business from Western Washington University, and a graduate certificate in Human Resources from the University of Washington, prior to WWC, Heidi worked alongside organizational leadership in the private sector and an international NGO to define human capital priorities including compensation policy, executive coaching, performance management, labor relations, HR policy development, and various humanitarian initiatives. Heidi is member of the Society of Human Resources Management and volunteers with various non-profit initiatives.

Contact Heidi at heidi.snell@ww-consult.com

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Michael Jones (US Army Major General, Retired) | Senior Strategist

General Jones had a distinguished 34-year military career in which his last active assignment was as the Chief of Staff of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). In his numerous key command and senior staff positions in the U.S. Army and in Joint commands, he held a wide range of responsibilities, enabling him to build a broad knowledge of geopolitics as well as expertise in Army and Joint operations, cyber defense, C4ISR, cutting-edge training technologies and operational energy. His extensive Middle East experience, battlefield experience from two combat tours, and service in the Pentagon, U.S. Central Command, Joint and inter-agency programs, and Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) provide significant depth to the expertise he delivers to clients. General Jones has a Masters Degree in Systems Management from University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree from Carson Newman University.

Contact Michael at michael.jones@ww-consult.com

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Jenna Ben-Yehuda | Vice President

Jenna Ben-Yehuda is a Vice President in WWC's Washington practice and a seasoned national security professional with 12 years of experience at the State Department, where she completed her service in February 2013 as the Senior Military Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Jenna has served in a variety of policy, intelligence, communications, Congressional, and programmatic roles and has regional expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean and North Africa, with an emphasis on Colombia and Central America. Jenna developed programming for Secretary of State Clinton and accompanied her on foreign travel and led intelligence briefings for and traveled with Secretary Powell. She has written for President Obama and four Secretaries of State (Albright-Clinton) and represented the State Department in numerous interagency settings, including at the National Security Staff. Her previous assignments include serving as Senior Democracy Officer in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Intelligence Analyst for Haiti, Central America, Canada, and the Western Caribbean where she authored Presidential Daily Brief articles in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and Case Manager for the Western Hemisphere and Western and North Africa in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children's Issues Abduction Unit. She has served in the political sections of U.S. embassies in Panama and the Dominican Republic. A fluent Spanish speaker, Jenna holds a BA in International Affairs and Spanish Literature from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University; an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School of National Defense University (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces); and an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. A Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is the recipient of five State Department Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards and a frequent lecturer on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. Jenna is also the founder of the Women's Foreign Policy Network, a group for women in national security leadership positions to connect, engage, and share ideas.

Contact Jenna at jenna@ww-consult.com

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Ryann Glaccum | Vice President

Ryann Glaccum is a Director in WWC's Washington, DC practice and is an expert in acquisition processes, advanced research and development program management, and business process reengineering in the Defense and Intelligence communities. For over 10 years, she has worked with senior leaders in multiple agencies designing innovative solutions that align to mission goals and produce immediate and measurable results. Since joining WWC in 2012, Ryann has grown our Intelligence practice while continuing to provide her sought after expertise directly to federal executives within the IC and DoD. Ryann received her BS in International Relations from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and returned to Georgetown University for her MA in International Law and Government.

Contact Ryann at ryann.glaccum@ww-consult.com

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Michael A. Wright | Vice President

Michael Wright is a Retired US Army Colonel with 25 years of active duty service where he served as both an Armor officer and Military Comptroller. He worked a majority of his service in the financial and resource management fields both domestically and internationally in academia, Special Operations Forces and NATO. Mike holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he also later served as the Assistant Dean for Plans, Analysis and Personnel. He served Comptroller assignments as a budget officer in 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, as the Comptroller for US Army Special Forces Command and as the Comptroller's Sensitive Activities Chief for US Army Special Operations Command. Mike finished his career as the Deputy Financial Controller for NATO's Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy overseeing all budget, finance and accounting and contracting actions for the command and its operations. It is this depth and breadth of experiences that brought Mike to WWC and makes him uniquely qualified to oversee all Special Operations Command (SOCOM) contracts as well as our work with other Department of Defense organizations. Mike's Degrees and certifications include a BS from the US Military Acadamy at West Point, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).

Contact Michael at mike.wright@ww-consult.com

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Randy Hansen | Director

Randy Hansen is a seasoned development project manager with more than 12 years of experience in business development, performance monitoring, project design, management and implementation. Currently, he leads the Bureau of Consular Affair's efforts to implement an operational planning and reporting process. Previously, Randy was responsible for business development activities including developing partnerships, on-the-ground reconnaissance, proposal design, and proposal budget development for a rule of law NGO. He previously managed a justice administration project in Iraq and an access to justice and conflict reduction project in Uganda. He managed and directed a $13.6 million project in Kosovo, serving in the field as the DCOP for the final five months of the project where he ensured the completion of all activities and the quality of final deliverables. Randy received recognition from the USAID Cognizant Technical Officer in Kosovo as a key project staff member, who ensured the successful implementation of project deliverables. While working for Chemonics International, he managed private sector development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, including opening and closing a project in Nairobi, Kenya. As a Senior Management Analyst for Wittenberg Weiner in Naples, Italy, Randy coordinated a portion of the U.S. Navy's efforts to develop new capabilities in the Middle East Region, traveling to the region and liaising with other Navy commands. Also, while in Naples, he conducted research for a number of cost-savings initiatives analyzing the most effective ways for the Region Commander to provide savings to the Navy. Randy has conducted in-country research and has co-written USAID-winning rule of law proposals. He has worked in Serbia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Philippines, Liberia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Bahrain, U.A.E., the West Bank, and Lebanon focusing on rule of law and private sector development projects. He has a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Texas A∓M University and is proficient in German.

Contact Randy at randy.hansen@ww-consult.com

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Jennifer Simpson | Director

Jennifer Simpson is a Director in WWC's Hampton Roads practice and has over 20 years in commercial and government financial management, to include more than six years with WWC supervising contract teams for Department of Defense clients in multiple locations. She holds both Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certifications. Ms. Simpson is an expert on Financial Management, Human Resources, Program Management and Data Integration for Department of Navy clients. Her expertise lies in planning and executing key client's priorities, ensuring continuity, and providing a historical understanding of clients' objectives from the front office down to the front-line installation levels. By introducing new managerial ideas and ensuring small changes make big effects; she has helped WWC provide exemplary services and innovations into current Navy business practices with each and every one of her clients. With Ms. Simpson's oversight, WWC was at the forefront of the initiative to increase Program Director awareness, which led to efficiencies and process improvements across the Mid-Atlantic region. These results contributed to the region's 2016 ASN(FM&C) team award, and were included as one of "CNIC HQ's 7 Best Practices". Ms. Simpson is a Navy Veteran who served as an Avionics Technician. She holds a MBA and Bachelor's degree in Business.

Contact Jennifer at jennifer.simpson@ww-consult.com