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Power Moves: Lucas McCanna leaves 1776 to lead marketing at CUCollaborate

Plus, hiring news from Lineup Management Services, Dovel Technologies, TransitScreen, Public Interest Registry and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Lucas McCanna, director of marketing at CUCollaborate. (Courtesy photo)

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Lucas McCanna, former senior director of strategy at 1776, has left the prominent incubator to join D.C.-based CUCollaborate, a consulting, software development and digital marketing company with a mission to help credit unions grow. McCanna has been hired as the startup’s director of marketing.

“I am hoping to help grow the CUCollaborate brand as well as its customers. There are amazing startups in the D.C. ecosystem that are really changing the game. I believe this is one of them,” McCanna told “The company has already been growing organically and I hope to further support that growth.”

McCanna was with 1776 for close to three and a half years, and after working with so many startups, he said he had the itch to join one himself.

“On a personal note, I want to focus on helping our customers grow their base by establishing relationships with low-income residents. Credit unions are a great financial institution that can support lower-income individuals and they are incentivized to do so,” McCanna said. “1776 was a great job for me to make valuable connections and learn about growing a startup. Now I am looking to put everything I learned into action.”


New software startup Lineup Management Services has appointed its first board of directors. Launched in March, the D.C.-based company builds tools to helps organizations develop effective teams. Lineup added five seasoned executives with association and tech expertise.

The company’s president Guillermo Ortiz de Zárate is serving on the board as a member, bringing 25 years of tech executive experience. The board’s chairman, Michael Armstrong, is also the company’s CEO who has held senior positions at the International Code Council, ICF InternationalFEMA and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Conservation.

Kenneth Van Tine, the board’s director, is a founding partner for multidisciplinary architectural design firm  inFORM studio and also works as its technical design principal and CFO. There are also two independent board directors, Jodi McDermott, CPO at Dude Solutions and Mark Lowry, president and chief revenue officer for Association Analytics.


McClean, Virginia-based tech firm Dovel Technologies has hired Barry Broadus as its new CFO.

Broadus comes to the team with a portfolio of experience in the role, most recently serving as CFO of SRI International. He also served as CFO of Alion Science and Technology, where he helped oversee the company’s $750 million sale to private investors. As CFO of Dovel Technologies, Broadus will lead the company’s finance strategy and oversee the company’s financial operations.

The company also recently hired Kelly Demaitre as its new chief human resources officer. Demaitre comes with experience creating employee-centric programs and will focus on creating new HR goals for Dovel Technologies, while developing new people and culture strategies.


Earlier this month, D.C.-based TransitScreen COO and cofounder Ryan Croft was officially welcomed as the newest board member of the Federal City Council, D.C.-based nonprofit that aims to promote economic development through the city.

“I was honored to be asked to join such an influential and forward-thinking group,” Croft said in a TransitScreen blog post. “I look forward to being an integral part of giving back to DC’s economic development as a city.”

The council deals with issues relating to urban planning and real estate development, and was even a part of the construction of the D.C. metro system, the convention center and the Capital One Arena.


Reston, Virginia-based Public Interest Registry (PIR) has hired Laurie Tarpey as its new CFO.

PIR is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .ORG domain. The nonprofit said in a press release that Tarpey will have an integral role in the growth of the nonprofit’s domain. She brings more than 20 years of experience developing and executing financial strategies.

“I look forward to becoming one of the passionate people behind .ORG and am honored to be leveraging my financial experience to uphold the impressive legacy of the .ORG domain,” Tarpey said in a press release.


The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) has named Jerry T. Sanford as its VP of business development. He will be in charge of leading and expanding AEDP’s business attraction and retention team, to keep the city’s presence strong in the D.C. region. Sanford brings 20 years of experience in utility, state and local economic development, most recently serving as the economic development manager at Washington Gas.

Companies: TransitScreen
Series: Power Moves

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