Senior Leadership

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jacob McFerren (Colonel, Retired) | Senior Advisor and DoD, International Affairs SME

Jake serves as the Senior Advisor to the management team. He served over 30 years as a commissioned Infantry officer in the US Army retiring as a Colonel. He has significant experience in joint and combined military and civil operations having participated in nine US and NATO operations both in combat and peacekeeping/peacemaking roles. Prior to joining WWC he served overseas in Naples, Italy for fourteen years as the Senior Advisor to nine four star admirals and generals. During this time, he served two tours in Baghdad, Iraq as the Chief of Staff, NATO Training Mission Iraq and a tour as the Political Advisor to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Jake has over a decade of extensive experience both in uniform and out in security sector reform and theater support cooperation operations in the Balkans and has deployed to the Caucuses and several times to Central America. He is an Honor Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia.

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Gregory Porter | Senior Advisor, DoD Financial Management

Greg has led large, complex, diverse organizations both in the United States and abroad for more than 35 years. His experience in the areas of resource and financial management, business process improvement, organization design, systems thinking, change management, communications, and project management add significant expertise to Team WWC. Greg served as an active duty Navy Supply Corp Officer from 1980 to 2001 followed by two years as the CIO for a restaurant chain in the western United States. From 2003 to 2013 Greg served as the Executive Director for Commander Navy Region Europe, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe and Southwest Asia, Fleet Logistics Support Center Yokosuka, and U.S. Naval Forces Japan. In each of those roles he led initiatives to restructure myriad operational and base support programs and oversaw substantial change. Under his direction the activities completed end-to-end program reviews, process re-engineering, and major reorganizations and downsizing in order to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. In his most recent role as Deputy Comptroller U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC), Greg directed all aspects of Comptroller functions, including budget formulation, execution, accounting, funds administration, and FIAR. He also led many initiatives to increase cross-organizational effectiveness of financial and program managers, instrumental to improving financial operations within USFFC as well as its reputation within OPNAV and ASN FM&C.

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Sean Pybus Vice Admiral, US Navy (Retired) | Special Operations Expert

Vice Admiral (Retired) Sean Pybus is a Consultant within the Defense and Security sectors of the United States. Serving the military Special Operations community is a point of emphasis for Pybus, after serving in that Force as a Naval Officer and SEAL for 34 years. Interpreting military requirements, informing business strategies, and navigating top levels of customer decision-makers is a sample of his consulting work provided to market-leading companies. The Tampa, Florida area, which hosts two Four-Star military headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base, supports most of his consulting portfolio and also serves as his home. Sean is married to Patty Pacheco Pybus, and they have four grown children. Benevolent efforts for our military and veteran members and families are important to the Pybus family. Sean is the Chairman of the Board for The Special Operations Memorial Foundation (SOMF) in Tampa and Chairman of The Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sean has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Rochester (NY), 1979, and a Master’s in National Security Studies with Honors from the Naval War College (RI), 1998. He has extensive overseas experience living and working in South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. His final military assignment before retirement was Deputy Commander, US Special Operations Command, in Tampa, as a Vice Admiral, US Navy.

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Ryann Glaccum | Vice President

Ryann Glaccum is a Vice President 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.

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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 Academy 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).

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Frank Kuska (US Air Force Colonel, Retired) | Vice President

Frank Kuska is a retired US Air Force Colonel, spending 25 years as a master navigator and joint specialty officer with assignments in Joint Forces Command, JFC Brunssum (NATO) and at US Special Operations Command as the Director J7, J7/9 Exercise Division Chief, and JCT Office Chief. Frank had operational assignments in both tactical airlift flying C-130E/Hs as well as special operations in both the AC-130H and as initial cadre for the AC-130U. Frank flew combat missions in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Somalia, and commanded AC-130s in OIF during the surge of Fallujah. He later led NATO force protection teams throughout Afghanistan assessing NATO infrastructure that released over 24M Euros of NATO construction funds in Kandahar and Kabul. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, has two master’s degrees in International Relations and Strategic Studies, and obtained his PMP is 2013. After retiring from the Air Force, he managed numerous global programs for other companies as both a senior program manager and VP of Operations.

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Randy Hansen | Vice President

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 WWC 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.

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Jennifer Simpson | Vice President

Jennifer Simpson is a Vice President 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.

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Andreh Haftvani | VP of Strategic Growth

As WWC’s VP of Strategic Growth, Andreh Haftvani works with WWC’s Vice Presidents and Directors to identify opportunities and teaming partners that will provide WWC an opportunity to bring our exceptional services to new clients. Andreh holds an MBA from the University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and Bachelor degrees in Management Science and in History from the University of California San Diego. Andreh served in the U.S. Navy, finishing his service as a Lieutenant.

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