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Executive Directors

Guylaine Saint Juste

Executive Director at Year Up National Capital Region

Guylaine Saint Juste, fondly called Guy, joined the Year Up team as its Executive Director of the National Capital Region this past September.  Guy is a passionate and spirited leader who believes that a culture of intention is instrumental to growth and transformation.  Her passion is to help Year Up students, her team, stakeholders, to scale, grow, contribute, thrive and prosper.


Prior to joining Year Up, Guy served as the Business Banking Virginia Market Executive at Capital One Bank. She provided strategic oversight, cultivated a culture of purpose and significance, and created a learning organization where a team of banking professionals provided good advice and expertise to clients in the emerging market.


A thought leader with a keen sense of “perceptual acuity”, adept at creating a culture of intention and purpose where human capital grows, learns performs and contributes. She is a dynamic, enterprising and seasoned executive with broad-based management and leadership experience in retail and commercial banking, talent, operational and organizational strategy development, leadership and implementation of major business lines/units to improve performance and profitability, brand development to enhance value and competitive positioning.


Guy is thrilled to be a part of the Year Up movement and she often quotes Dr. Seuss “Oh the places we’ll go…”

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National Alumni Association Board

Katrina Hill

Staff Learning Specialist at Year Up NCR

(Year Up National Capital Region, Class of January 2012)

Katrina Hill is a graduate of Year Up National Capital Region, Class of January 2012. Katrina was born in Maryland and raised in seven states and two countries across the world due to her family’s military background. Upon graduation, Katrina began working at Aerotek as an Administrative Assistant and later a Training Coordinator and Business System Analyst. She now works at Year Up National HR team as the Staff Learning Specialist supporting onboarding for all new hires at Year Up.

Katrina is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Management at the College for American at Southern New Hampshire University. She also has aspirations of obtaining her PMP certification. Katrina currently serves as the Chair for the Year Up National Alumni Association and participates in many other activities such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Walk, and Wreaths Across America.

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National Capital Region Board of Directors

Bruce Rosenblum (Chair)

Managing Director at The Carlyle Group

Bruce Rosenblum is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and a member of Carlyle’s Management Committee. He is based in Washington, D.C. and serves as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. From 2000 through 2008, Mr. Rosenblum was an investment professional in Carlyle’s U.S. Buyout Group, focusing on the telecommunications and media sectors. In 2008, he joined Carlyle’s Executive Group, where he has been involved in various aspects of the firm’s operations, including corporate finance, strategic transactions and risk management.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2000, Bruce was a Partner and Executive Committee member at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he practiced for 18 years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Before joining Latham, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bruce is a graduate of Yale University and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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Carolyn Berkowitz

Partner at Mission Partners

Cary Hatch

CEO and Brand Advocate at MDB Communications

Dr. Stephen Fuller

Professor of Public Policy & Regional Development at George Mason University

Garland Hall

Senior Vice President of of Global Support at Deltek

Garland is the Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Ellucian. In this role, he is responsible for managing Ellucian’s global support strategy and customer support operations.


Prior to Ellucian, Garland served as the Executive Vice President of Customer Care for Deltek.  He was responsible for all of Deltek’s customer support operations.  He led the company’s global support strategy, managing customer support operations and the expansion of the company’s portfolio of services to meet the needs of Deltek’s growing customer base.  Garland has more than 20 years of experience building and leading world-class organizations.



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Georgette Kiser

Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at The Carlyle Group

James Rouse

Junior Marketing Analyst at Smart Circle


Since graduating from Year Up in 2011, James Rouse has been an active alumni serving on both NCR Advisory Board, and NCR Alumni Board in 2013. James has held several positions focusing on his people and problem solving skills. His first IT job came as a contractor on BAE Systems’ IT Helpdesk. At 6 months tenure, James was appointed as a User Account Specialist. Within less than a year with the company, he was promoted to a fulltime BAE employee as a Field Support Technician. James supported multiple buildings around the DC metropolitan area with a wide range of IT products, services and networks.


James transitioned from an IT Support to an IT Sales for DLT Solutions in 2014, in order to better utilize his skillset and advance his career. He is currently working as a Federal IT Sales Representative with vendors ScienceLogic and Amazon Web Services.


Previously, James interned with The Carlyle Group on the Enterprise Solutions team. James was responsible for supporting employees’ access to various software programs and company servers.

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John King

Former Vice President & Founder at Perot Systems

In nearly 40 years of working in the information technology industry, John King has had the privilege of being a leader in two Ross Perot, Sr. companies: first, with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (1972-1988), during its early and historic outsourcing beginnings; and then as a Co-Founder of Perot Systems Corporation (1988-2010). John has been an avid student of technology, beginning in those early days of IBM 360 mainframes, through the first personal computers and now the iPad age. Along with being an early adopter of all kinds of technologies, he values the leadership-based cultures of these two companies, where he made mentoring of younger associates his highest priority.

He is active on several not-for-profit boards: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia; Jewish Foundation for Group Homes Endowment, Rockville, Maryland; and the Year Up National Capital Region Board, Arlington, Virginia.

Since he is an avid photographer, there is hardly a day that a camera is not in his hand and an image posted on a blog, forum, or e-mail message. In addition to photography, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and spoiling his first grandchild. John lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife Mary Elizabeth, who goes by Susie. Children Kathryn, James and John Jr. reside in San Francisco, New York and Washington (respectively).

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Karen Turner McWilliams

SVP and Associate General Counsel at E-Trade Financial

Larry R. Fullerton

Retired – Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP – Washington, DC

Larry Fullerton is an attorney, law school lecturer, and former government official who is devoting substantial time to non-profit causes following his retirement from law practice.


Larry retired in 2014 from the Washington Office of Sidley Austin LLP, a major international law firm, where he was a Partner and Global Coordinator for Sidley’s antitrust practice.  During the Clinton Administration, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and he served earlier as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.  He is a member of the adjunct faculties of both the University of Virginia School of Law and Georgetown Law Center, where he teaches advanced antitrust seminars.


Larry received his A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University in 1974, and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1978, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif.  He also received an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1978.

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Michael Corkery

President and CEO of Deltek, Inc.

Michael McKenzie

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer at Grain Management, LLC

Michael McKenzie is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Grain Management, LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media and communications sectors. At Grain, Mr. McKenzie is responsible for guiding overall firm strategy and sourcing new investment opportunities. Prior to joining Grain, Mr. McKenzie held top positions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau and Senior Advisor for New Technology. In these roles, Mr. McKenzie helped to shape U.S. communications policy. Before joining the FCC, Mr. McKenzie held senior-level positions in the technology industry. He served as a General Manager at Microsoft Corp., where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise services. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Business Development & Strategy in Microsoft’s platforms and services division. Mr. McKenzie also practiced technology and communications law at leading Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. law firms. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia, and received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.


Mr. McKenzie serves on the board of the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy and Year Up National Capital Region.  He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and two sons.

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Reginald Exum

Vice President and Community Development Officer at Citi

Robert Lux

EVP & CIO at Freddie Mac

National Capital Region Emeritus Trustees

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Methods