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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: Working With the Government’s Best, Trying to Prevent the Worst

October 22, 2013 Peter Brost is an intelligence operations specialist and the Tactics and Targets Team Lead for the Terrorist Targets and Tactics Branch, Homeland Counterterrorism Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? Lead from the front. I know it may sound cliché, but it ...

How I Lead: A Former ATF Exec Talks Listening and Learning

August 30, 2013 Melanie Stinnett is a recently retired member of the Senior Executive Service with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). She retired in June of 2013, ending an extensive career of 34 years of federal service. Stinnett didn't stay still for long because in July she joined the ...

How I Lead: A NIH Exec Talks Leadership and the Importance of Communication

August 1, 2013 David Whitmer serves as the chief operating officer for the National Eye Institute (NEI) and as the principal advisor to the NEI Director in all matters affecting general administrative support of vision science in a basic and clinical research environment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NEI has ...

How I Lead: Leadership Lessons from State's Head of eDiplomacy

July 10, 2013 Richard Boly, a career diplomat, is the Director of the Office of eDiplomacy, an applied technology think tank at the U.S. Department of State. He created and launched the Global Entrepreneurship Program and currently sits on the board of Mind the Bridge, a start up accelerator bringing entrepreneurs from the ...

How I Lead: Leadership Lessons from a NASA Director

April 29, 2013 Geoffrey Yoder is the director of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Program. The Webb telescope will be the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The new telescope is scheduled for launch in 2018. Writing for Excellence in Government, Young Government Leaders Lynnie Martin, recently caught up with Yoder and ...

How I Lead: Talking Leadership with DHS' Manager of SES Candidate Development

March 22, 2013 Craig Heintz is the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security. What is the best leadership lesson you've learned? The most valuable leadership lesson I have learned is to listen. Most important is knowing what listening really is. The key is that you do ...

Leadership Spotlight: Alex Mavroukakis, A Rising Acquisition Leader

February 21, 2013 Alex Mavroukakis says there is never a dull moment in contracting. As a Contracting Officer for the Department of Education, Mavroukakis works to make sure the Federal Student Aid acquisition workforce has the supplies and training it needs to complete its job. He says that his career is dynamic because ...

Leadership Spotlight: Cindy Orellana, NIST

December 7, 2012 Cindy Orellana was working for the U.S. Air Force in Los Angeles, Calif., when an assignment to Baltimore, Md., with a quick side trip down to Washington, D.C., changed her entire career path and life. She fell in love with our nation’s capital and immediately began applying for jobs in ...

Leadership Spotlight: Purnita Howlader, Presidential Management Fellow

November 28, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn Purnita Howlader is a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) completing a six-month rotation with the State Department, but her true loyalties lie with her home agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she manages several interesting and complex projects. At DHS, Howlader is employed by the ...

Leadership Spotlight: Tyler Robinson of the Export-Import Bank

November 15, 2012 Tyler Robinson, the Director of Young Government Leader's Institute for Public Policy, spends his days as a financial modeling specialist for the Export-Import Bank. This lesser-known agency was founded in 1934 and became an independent agency in 1945. Its mission is to provide loan guarantees, direct loans and insurance for ...