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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 (Chair)

Admissions Manager at Year Up National Capital Region
(Year Up National Capital Region Alumna 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 Local Advisory Board

Bruce Rosenblum (Board 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

Chief Executive Officer at ACCP

Carolyn is the co-founder and partner of Mission Partners, where she counsels clients on building effective CSR and community benefit strategies. Prior to Mission Partners, Carolyn served as Managing Vice President of Community Affairs and President of the Capital One Foundation, responsible for building and leading an award-winning community investment strategy focused on fostering economic opportunity in the U.S. Under Carolyn’s leadership, Capital One launched Future Edge, a $150 million initiative which was leveraged by the White House and the Governor of VA to advance economic policy, and continues to add substantive research and best practices to the fields of workforce development and education.

Earlier in her career, Carolyn served as Senior Vice President of Community Mobilization at America’s Promise, leading a network of 300 local Communities of Promise seeking to align and deliver resources to help young people thrive. She was a founding member of the America’s Promise initiative, serving as senior staff to the President’s Summit for America’s Future – the event that launched America’s Promise in 1997 led by General Colin Powell. Carolyn also served as Vice President of the Points of Light Institute, and COO of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Carolyn was appointed to the Virginia Community College Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014, and reappointed for a 4-year term in 2015. She is a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center and is the Immediate Past Chair of Washington Area Women’s Foundation. In 2015 Carolyn was recipient of the Washington Area’s Women’s Foundation’s “Visionary Award” and a “Women of Achievement” Honoree of YWCA of the National Capitol Area. The Washington Business Journal named Carolyn to its “Power 100” list in 2013 and 2014, and a “Woman Who Means Business” in 2009. In 2016 and 2017, Virginia Business Magazine named Carolyn a “Mover and Shaker Making a Difference in Virginia.”

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Jim Calabrese

Chief Information Officer, Pepco Holdings at Exelon

Michael “Mike” Corkery

President and Chief Executive Officer at Deltek

Reginald Exum

Vice President and Community Development Officer at Citi

Larry Fullerton

Retired – Former Partner and Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin, LLP

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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Garland Hall

Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Ellucian


Garland Hall 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. Mr. Hall has more than 20 years of experience building and leading world-class organizations.

Prior to joining Ellucian, Mr. Hall served as the executive vice president of customer care for Deltek, a leader in enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms. Before joining Deltek, Mr. Hall was the chief customer officer for EnterpriseDB, where he managed the overall customer experience and served as the customer advocate to the executive team.

Mr. Hall began his career in the software industry with Descartes Systems Group and earned his undergraduate degree from Liberty University. He serves on the board of Year Up National Capital Region.


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Cary Hatch

Chief Executive Officer and Brand Advocate at MDB Communications

Cary Hatch has been recognized on the POWER 100, the Washington Business Journal’s list of the most influential business leaders, for 4 consecutive years. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Governors for the American Association of Advertising Agencies and was recently appointed to the National Government Relations Committee by the 4A’s. Cary serves on the Washington DC Leadership Committee for the Ad Council and is a board member for the $2B University System of Maryland Foundation.

Previous Board of Directors positions include: the Int’l Women’s Forum (Washington DC), Leadership Greater Washington, Samaritan Inns and serving on the Executive Committee for the Greater Washington Board of Trade. A member of the 2013 class of The Leadership Foundry, Cary has recently completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Professionalism Program. Cary is a member of Heroes, Inc., and the Economic Club of Washington DC.

She is a noted lecturer at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, and the University of MD; and is a regular on TV and radio outlets commenting on branding, advertising and marketing communications.

Client work has appeared both nationally and internationally. Creative recognition includes numerous, London International Awards, Tellys, Silver Microphones, and National ADDYs and MAXI’s for excellence in direct marketing.

Cary Hatch joined MDB in 1981 as an account executive. After her promotion to a management position in 1983 and growing the business for several years, she purchased the company in 1987. MDB was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996.

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Kimberly Holloway

IT Specialist at the Department of Treasury
(Year Up Alumna)

Anthony Johnson

Managing Vice President at Capital One

Jamshid Khazenie

Chief Technology Officer at Gannett

Jamshid Khazenie was named Gannett’s Chief Technology Officer in 2015. Jamshid joined Gannett in 2014 as vice president of Digital Technology & Operations, with responsibility for strategy and development of core digital publishing, advertising, and audience data platforms, as well as the infrastructure and operations behind those platforms. Prior to Gannett, Jamshid served as vice president of Digital Media Technologies at Turner Broadcasting Systems and led digital technology at companies such as Orbitz, US News, and PBS.

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John King

Retired – 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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Georgette Kiser

Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at The Carlyle Group

Georgette Kiser is a Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at The Carlyle Group. She is responsible for leading the firm’s Global Technology and Solutions (GTS) organization and developing and driving the IT strategy across the global enterprise, which includes the firm’s application development, data, digital, infrastructure, and program management and outsourcing activities.

Prior to Carlyle, she was a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. where she headed the Enterprise Solutions and Capabilities within the Services and Technology Organization. Ms. Kiser lead and managed teams that provided creative solutions and technological leverage for Investment Front Office, Trading, and Back office operations. Prior to T. Rowe Price, she worked for General Electric within their Aerospace Unit.

She earned a B.S. in mathematics with a minor computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, an M.S. in mathematics from Villanova University, and an M.B.A from the University of Baltimore.

Ms. Kiser has served on various non-profit boards including The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, the T. Rowe Price Foundation Board, Maryland Business Roundtable STEMnet Advisory Board, University of Baltimore Foundation, and the Kennesaw State University Brian Jordan Center for Excellence and Professional Development at Lakepoint.

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Michael McKenzie

Partner at Grain Management

Michael McKenzie is a Partner 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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Karen McWilliams

Vice President of Legal Human Resources at SAIC

Dessie Nash

Managing Director, Market Investment Executive at Bank of America

Lisa Neuberger

Managing Director of Strategy and Innovation at Accenture

Tony Parchment

Founder at Upstart Connectors

Xavier Riley

Head of Strategy and Innovation at Standard Industries

Thomas Romeo

General Manager at Maximus

Thomas Romeo brings more than 30 years of government contracting and operations experience to MAXIMUS. Mr. Romeo joined MAXIMUS in 2011 and serves as the General Manager of MAXIMUS Federal where he is responsible for all operations, financial and business development activities for the Company’s U.S. federal business. Mr. Romeo has been integral in expanding the Company’s federal business line and broadening the client base that MAXIMUS serves, which has led to substantial growth.

Previously, Mr. Romeo was a Senior Executive for Accenture’s health and human services business. Before that, he worked for IBM for 25 years in various capacities in the company’s federal general government, education, healthcare, NASA, social services, financial services, and global business services portfolios. Mr. Romeo has extensive experience in government contracting and information technology.

Mr. Romeo earned his B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York, where he also earned his associate degree in applied science business administration. He holds an M.S. in management information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Chris W. Bjornson

Chief Information Officer at Accenture Federal Services

National Capital Region Emeritus Trustees

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Methods