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Power Moves: Accenture Federal Services names Tim Irvine to lead its Digital Studio

Plus, leadership transition news from Framebridge, GiveCampus, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Fidelis Cybersecurity and CNSI.

Tim Irvine, head of the Accenture Federal Digital Studio. (Courtesy photo)

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Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture has appointed Tim Irvine to lead its Accenture Federal Digital Studio located in D.C.

In this position, Irvine leads a team of designers, developers, data scientists, technologists and other digital experts who are working with federal agencies to help them better connect with their customers and workforces digitally.

“It is a privilege to lead and serve with the talented and diverse group of professionals on our Studio team as we co-create transformative digital solutions with our government clients,” said Irvine in a statement. “It’s more important than ever that we help agencies navigate the rapidly evolving technology landscape with a consistent lens toward driving human impact.”

In many ways, Irvine and Accenture were already connected: He previously served as the chief experience officer at the Acquity Group until Accenture acquired the company in 2013. He then transitioned to serve as head of design for Fjord’s North America sector for the past five years. That global design and innovation consultancy originally designed the Accenture Federal Digital Studio at its launch back in 2016.

This key hire comes after the studio doubled in size to more than 20,000 square feet, welcomed more digital experts to its team and launched the Discovery Lab and the AI Innovation Hub last May.


Georgetown-based online framing startup Framebridge has hired Tracey Griffin as its new CFO and COO.

Previously, Griffin served as CFO at fashion luxury brand Kendra Scott and CFO and COO at Pandora jewelry company. From 1995 to 2014, she served as a senior partner at McKinsey & Company. Griffin led the management consulting firm’s D.C. office and founded its consumer health practice.

This announcement comes after Framebridge opened two D.C. area storefronts last year, with plans to expand to additional markets this year.


Navy Yard-based GiveCampus announced the hires of its first chief financial officer and a new director of partner operations.

The startup, which manages a social fundraising and engagement platform for nonprofit educational institutions, welcomed Julie O’Connor as its first CFO and Ryan Riddle as its director of partner operations last month.

O’Connor brings 40 years of experience to GiveCampus, and will be focusing on business strategy, financial and operating plans and accounting in her new role. Riddle now leads GiveCampus’ day-to-day support with its partner schools. He most recently served as the head of sales engineering, technical success and support at Securly.


Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has named Alex Iams as its new executive VP.

Prior to joining FCEDA, Iams spent 13 years working at the Arlington Economic Development (AED), where he most recently served as the interim director since last August.

FCEDA President and CEO Victor Hoskins, who previously served as the director of AED, made the announcement in early December. Iams will begin his new role at FCEDA on Jan. 21.

FCEDA reported that during his time at AED, Iams played an integral role in Northern Virginia landing the HQ2 bid from Amazon. The economic development organization also said the executive VP role is a new one for FCEDA.

“The EDA’s talent initiative is unprecedented in this region, and I am excited to have the chance to make a difference in such a large community and one that is emphasizing transit-oriented development,” said Iams in a statement.


After 32 years working with the National Security Agency (NSA), Chris Kubic has taken on a new role as chief information security officer at Bethesda, Maryland-based Fidelis Cybersecurity, a threat detection, hunting and response solutions provider, the company announced in December.

Kubic formerly served as the chief information security officer at the NSA, along with other senior-level technical roles. Specifically, he led NSA’s Secure The Enterprise initiative, which developed and deployed a set of security and defensive capabilities across the agency’s networks and systems, per a press release. He also guided the process of moving some NSA data to an Amazon Web Services environment.


Rockville, Maryland-based CNSI, a health IT business solutions provider, made two big hires in December.

Bob McCord came on as president and COO after serving in multiple executive roles elsewhere, including Octo Consulting, where he led a successful recapitalization with Arlington Capital Partners; Acentia; and 2020 Company LLC.

“His experience serving federal, state and commercial healthcare markets will be invaluable to CNSI’s growth and execution focus,” said CNSI CEO Todd Stottlemyer in a statement. “Bob is a trusted leader, and I look forward to working with him to align CNSI’s superior solutions with industry-leading operational best practices to position us for continued growth.”

And Kelly Schlageter has joined as its SVP and chief marketing and communications officer after a four-year tenure as the communications director at Inova Health System.

“Her valuable experience with both technology and healthcare organizations — at the intersection of today’s disruption and innovation — makes Kelly a great fit to lead strategic marketing and communications efforts at CNSI,” Stottlemyer said.

Companies: Framebridge / National Security Agency / Accenture
Series: Power Moves

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