As Shannon Hagyâ€™s Ten Year Journey with AFCEA Bethesda Ends, Her Unwavering Support and Commitment to the Chapter Continues.
McLean, VA — July 6, 2017 â€“ Shannon Hagy, is the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Bart & Associates, Inc. For the past ten years, Shannon actively engaged in the unique opportunities AFCEA Bethesda offers to government and industry executives and emerging leaders. Most recently, she served two years as the President of the Bethesda Chapter of AFCEA International. Shannon officially closed out her Presidency on June 30th and was honored for her support and dedication at the Executive Roundtable Digital Government Breakfast, which is part of the Chapterâ€™s monthly breakfast series.
â€œIt is bittersweet as my term as President of such an amazing organization comes to a close. The dedication of volunteers on the board and many committees have been an inspiration both personally and professionally. My role with AFCEA Bethesda has led to rewarding experiences and lifelong friendships across Industry and Government. Additionally, seeing the impact on the students through the Chapterâ€™s educational partners and the children supported through our philanthropic efforts has made me understand even more clearly the true value of giving wholly of oneâ€™s time, talent or treasure for the benefit of those in need. I look forward to continuing to engage with the Chapter and ensure the mission of creating a meaningful and actionable dialogue between Government and Industry continues.â€ â€“ Shannon Hagy
Shannonâ€™s successful journey includes multiple board positions since 2007, including Vice President of Membership/Sponsorships, Vice President of Law Enforcement IT Day, President-Elect, and President.
Notable achievements and contributions that highlight Shannonâ€™s outstanding leadership include, leading the initiative to redesign and move the Chapterâ€™s website to a Drupal environment enhancing the overall security and architecture of the site which ultimately increased the Chapterâ€™s Government and Industry visibility. Shannon also led the Chapterâ€™s growth and engagement by utilizing social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to drive followers worldwide.
Under Shannonâ€™s leadership, the Chapter continued its exceptional support for STEM education programs, operated through ongoing Memorandums of Understanding with the University of Maryland at College Park, the Universities at Shady Grove, and Montgomery College. Shannon also continued to expand the Chapterâ€™s philanthropic footprint throughout the DC Metro area and beyond. She, and the Chapter, continue to support multiple charities that benefit the health, welfare, and education of local children through support of the House of Ruth, the Hope for Henry Foundation, and the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. In 2016, the Chapter was honored for philanthropic work and received the 2016 Philanthropic Partner Award at House of Ruthâ€™s 40th-anniversary event. Shannon accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter.
Shannonâ€™s dedication, commitment, and support for AFCEA Bethesda will continue as the torch is passed to Jake Brody, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services.
AFCEA Bethesda, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, encourages dialogue and partnership between the federal government and industry to solve todayâ€™s most critical IT challenges. Through widely attended programs, AFCEA Bethesda strives to foster better inter-agency communication, share best practices, identify mission-critical issues and management approaches, and increase engagement with industry IT solution and service providers.
AFCEA Bethesda has enjoyed great success over the years in engaging the federal civilian space, making us the premier civilian chapter for AFCEA International. On average each year, we engage more than 250 primarily civilian, senior-government executives who participate as speakers and moderators for our annual events: Monthly Breakfast Series, IT Days, Technology Symposia, and Senior Government Executive Dinners. Our Chapter proceeds are donatedÂ entirelyÂ to academic scholarships. In addition, our annual A Night for the Children Gala has generated more than $7 million in proceeds for charities benefiting the health, welfare, and education of children.
AFCEA Bethesda is the civilian-focused Chapter ofÂ AFCEA International. With more than 130 Chapters worldwide, AFCEA is a membership organization dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.