2011 HRLA Judges

Brad Antle | President and CEO, Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.

As President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), Brad Antle brings three decades of experience as a leader in developing and delivering information technology (IT) solutions. In August 2009, he formed Salient a mid-tier, Federal IT and engineering solutions business. The company enables government and corporate agencies to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions.

Jackie Asencio | President and CEO, C2 Portfolio, Inc.

Jackie Asencio is President/CEO of C2 Portfolio, Inc., one of the region’s leading human capital management service providers. With more than 27 years experience, Ms. Asencio has been a major influence in helping small government contractors grow and compete in the federal market place. As a seasoned trainer and coach, Ms. Asencio works closely with business owners ensuring their human capital management strategies are aligned to their business goals.

Clive Blackwell | Vice President, Treasury, Finance and Human Resources, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Clive Blackwell leads the financial and human resources functions for Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. His responsibilities in the financial arena span budgets, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, audits, transaction processing, cash collections, and maintaining banking relationships. As the HR director, he is responsible for recruiting, benefits, employee relations, personnel administration, compensation, retention and professional development.

Charlene Chesley | Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Robbins-Gioia, LLC

Charlene Chesley is Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Robbins-Gioia, LLC, an international firm specializing in business consulting services for government and commercial clients. She is responsible for establishing the human capital vision and strategic plan to align with the corporate strategy. She is responsible for human resource policy and directs the departments for talent selection and management; human resources; and employee training and development.

Maliek Ferebee | Director, Human Resources, AECOM

As a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) with over 10 years of experience, G. Maliek Ferebee currently serves as a Director of Human Resources for AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management and a BA in Philosophy. In addition, he holds a certificate in Executive Development from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School.

Marilyn Figlar | Vice President, Talent and Organizational Capability, Lockheed Martin

Marilyn Figlar is the Vice President, Talent & Organizational Capability for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she oversees all talent management, succession planning, leadership development, learning, and strategic change capabilities, strategies and programs for the corporation. In this role, Marilyn was able to assist the organization achieve the honor of Top 20 Companies for Leaders as featured in Fortune and the Economist magazines and in the Top 15 of the Training Top 125 for 5 consecutive years.

Karen Kalantzis | CEO and Majority Owner, Corporate Network Services, Inc.

Karen Kalantzis is the CEO and majority owner of Corporate Network Services, Inc. Karen leveraged her in-depth knowledge in the computer reseller industry to start the company, along with her partner, in 1993. Her previous work experience includes Hewlett-Packard Company, Falcon Microsystems and MBI Business Center. Karen was also named a “CEO You Need to Know” by the Maryland Gazette in September 2008.

Michelle Lee | President and CEO, STG International, Inc.

Michelle S. Lee is the Founder, President and CEO of STG International, Inc. (STGi), a $165+ million firm providing specialized support in the areas of healthcare services, business and human capital management, early childhood education program support services to government and commercial agencies.Born in Taiwan, Ms. Lee came to the U.S. in 1982 to pursue a master’s degree in Library Science at Texas Woman’s University. Although Ms. Lee originally intended to return to Taiwan following graduation, she instead decided to settle in the D.C. area and began her career working in federal libraries while raising her young family.

Kathy Smith