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Lynnie Martin

Public Relations Director, Young Government Leaders Lynnie Martin is the Young Government Leaders (YGL) Public Relations Director and the founder of the YGL GOLD Academy. Her day job is at the Department of Homeland Security where she is working in her dream job as a Training Specialist. She is in charge of several developmental and rotational programs for the 3,000 employees within her directorate. Lynnie moved to Washington, DC from the west coast and enjoys all the opportunities provided by living in our nation’s capital.
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How I Lead: Supporting the Professional Growth of Others

October 8, 2014 During the last seven years, Miguel Joey Aviles has supported the Department of Defense to implement high visibility employment initiatives and development programs with the mission of optimizing a highly capable and diverse workforce. He is the deputy program manager of the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program, designed to develop ...

How I Lead: Addressing the Root Cause of Problems, Not Just the Symptoms

September 23, 2014 Laura Herrin oversees the teams that provide virtually every tool and safety equipment for ship repair at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia and Kings Bay in Georgia. As a resource manager, she is responsible for hiring, promotions and performance appraisals, along with determining where in the organization each employee ...

How I Lead: Read the Sign on Their Backs That Says 'Make Me Feel Important'

August 25, 2014 Lori Aquilino, former manager of the Federal Aviation Administration's San Francisco International Field Office, spent 20 years leading a virtual team of aircraft safety inspectors worldwide. She and her team at FAA created an award winning telework program to manage a global workforce. Aquilino, now retired, works as an aviation ...

How I Lead: Building Trust and Communication Between Teams

July 31, 2014 Ken Sosne is director of regional grant operations at the Health and Human Services Department’s Administration for Children and Families. He has more than 20 years of service as a budget analyst, grants officer, administrative officer and resource manager at agencies including the Federal Public Defender’s Office and Immigration and ...

How I Lead: Behind the Scenes So Others Can Succeed

June 13, 2014 Cherlyn “Sunny” Hester is the workforce support and development program manager at the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. The center monitors nuclear treaties. Her federal career also includes positions as director of workforce support and development at the Food and Drug Administration and ...

How I Lead: Mentoring Those Who Will Someday Take Charge

May 8, 2014 Dora Quinlan is the business operations director at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Florida. The center is the largest tenant command at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and the largest industrial employer in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The diverse and highly skilled workforce maintains some of the most sophisticated and ...

How I Lead: Listen, Breathe and Then Ask Questions

April 9, 2014 Melanie Keller is associate director for management at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the largest center at the Food and Drug Administration. As the executive officer, she oversees administrative operations and a $1 billion annual budget. She also directs the human capital management of more than 4,500 employees ...

How I Lead: By Making Wrong Turns and the Right Choices

March 5, 2014 Jim Hearn is the director of regional business for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Northwestern Division in Portland, Ore. He oversees strategic planning, a $210 million operating budget, and a team of engineering and construction specialists. He also manages construction, environmental remediation, and interagency and international support programs for the ...

How I Lead: By Not Trying Too Hard To Be Liked

February 12, 2014 Joshua Ederheimer is principal deputy director for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Justice Department. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? Too often, leaders try too hard to be well-liked. Leaders have to be willing and able to make decisions and implement strategies that invariably ...

How I Lead: Empowering the Air Force’s Executive Team

January 7, 2014 Veronica E. Hinton is director of the Air Force Senior Executive Management Office. She is responsible for recruitment, reassignment, development, talent management and succession planning for senior civilian staff, which includes members of the Senior Executive Service and Defense Intelligence SES. What is the best leadership lesson you have learned? ...