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April 2018 Dinner Meeting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$40 – $75

Resiliency: A Panel Discussion

We all go through challenging times professionally and in our personal lives.  We invite you to learn about how successful female executives navigated a difficult point in their lives and managed bouncing back and accelerating in their careers.  Our panel will share their own experiences and discuss topics related to facing conflict, disappointment and other challenges, their own leadership development, and more.


Michelle Bryan, Executive VP, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Intelsat S.A.

Michelle Bryan is responsible for all aspects of Intelsat’s legal and regulatory issues, as well as human resources, government affairs, corporate real estate, facilities and general administrative services. Ms. Bryan has more than 20 years of senior corporate executive experience, both in human resources and legal affairs. Her experience includes the position of Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and General Counsel for US Airways, a major airline with more than 40,000 employees worldwide. During her tenure at US Airways, she also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Prior to joining Intelsat in January 2007, Ms. Bryan served as general counsel for Laidlaw International, helping its board of directors with governance matters and establishing board and executive compensation programs. Ms. Bryan is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rochester. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University.


Holly Greaves, Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency

As Chief Financial Officer, Holly Greaves leads the office which ensures the effective management and financial integrity of EPA’s resources and annual budget, which was approximately $8 billion in fiscal year 2017. Ms. Greaves also oversees the preparation of the Agency’s annual financial statements, annual budget and performance plan, and strategic plan. In addition, she leads the Agency’s enterprise risk management efforts, and serves as a key member of Agency leadership, providing support on a variety of Agency initiatives.

Previously, Ms. Greaves worked with the public accounting firms KPMG LLP and EY. Ms. Greaves has served on the boards of the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program and Keep Louisiana Working. She has lectured for undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses at George Washington University. Ms. Greaves is a Tennessee native, and earned a B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee. She is a licensed CPA, CGFM, and CISA. She and her husband live in Washington, D.C. with their two children.


Zoe Poulson, Counsel – Legal, Risk & Regulatory, KPMG LLP

Zoe Poulson is currently Counsel – Legal, Risk & Regulatory with KPMG LLP. She previously served KPMG as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining KPMG in 2010, Ms. Poulson was Counsel with the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP. Ms. Poulson joined Williams & Connolly after a federal judicial clerkship, and prior to clerking, she was an Associate with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ms. Poulson graduated Harvard Law School in 1998. She lives with her husband and three children in Washington, D.C.





Corinne Dougherty, Managing Director, KPMG






  • Appetizer: Mozzarella Marinara
  • Salads: Maggiano’s & Italian Tossed
  • Pastas: Mom’s Lasagna with Marinara Sauce & Baked Ziti with Sausage
  • Entrée: Baked Eggplant Parmesan
  • Dessert: Tiramisu

Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will be better informed of how to overcome conflict, disappointment and other challenges in their lives, and learn how our panelists managed to bounce back and accelerate their careers.
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Instructional Delivery Method: Group
CPE: 1 Credit Hour

Administration Policies: E-mail Kelly Salter ( or Shannon Kuehn ( with any questions or special dietary requirements. Please notify us of any food allergies.

For questions regarding meeting cancellations due to inclement weather, contact Kelly Salter or Shannon Kuehn after 2PM on the day of the event.

Official National Registry Statement

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April 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40 – $75
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Lindsay Sweet


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