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Jefferson Consulting Group Appoints Three New Senior Vice Presidents, Recognizing Excellence and Leadership in Diverse Portfolios

Jefferson Consulting Group, a leading provider of acquisition, program management, strategic services, and human capital solutions, is pleased to announce the promotions of Karen O’Brien, Eric Bolstad, and Michelle Straughn to Senior Vice President positions. This announcement reflects the company’s commitment to recognizing outstanding talent and fostering leadership within its diverse portfolios.

Seasoned Expertise Takes the Lead

  • Karen O’Brien steps forward as Senior Vice President of the Emerging Accounts (EA) Portfolio. With 19 years at Jefferson and a distinguished career in the Army JAG Corps, Karen brings a wealth of experience and proven success. Notably, she led the expansion of the Government Contracts Program Publications at George Washington Law School and spearheaded the EA Portfolio’s recent double-digit growth, solidifying her reputation as a strategic leader and innovator.
  • Eric Bolstad assumes the role of Senior Vice President of the USAID Portfolio, leveraging over 30 years of experience supporting USAID and a decade of dedication to Jefferson. Eric’s instrumental role in securing contracts with prestigious bureaus like the Africa Bureau and the Office of Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment exemplifies his commitment to excellence and his understanding of the agency’s needs.
  • Michelle Straughn, drawing on her expertise in higher education and management consulting, takes on the Senior Vice President position for the Infrastructure and Natural Resources (INR) Portfolio. In her four years at Jefferson, Michelle has been instrumental in establishing a strong presence within key departments like the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, driving significant growth and service diversification within the INR portfolio.

Leadership for Continued Success

“I am thrilled to see these talented individuals take on these crucial roles,” said Martin Mackes, Chief Delivery Officer at Jefferson Consulting Group. “Their contributions to our expansion and customer-centric approach have been extraordinary, and I have full confidence in their continued leadership.”

Echoing Mackes’ enthusiasm, Janet Clement, Chief Executive Officer, added, “Karen, Eric, and Michelle embody Jefferson’s core values of unwavering commitment to client service and excellence. Their leadership will be instrumental in driving our continued success in the years ahead.”

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About Jefferson Consulting Group

Founded in 1998, Jefferson Consulting Group is an award-winning, minority- and woman-owned small business with a proven track record in the acquisition, program management, strategic services, and human capital solutions. With over 25 years of experience serving over 60 federal agency clients, Jefferson excels in addressing challenges and improving performance in both domestic and international contexts.

Ricardo Anderson
Ricardo Anderson
Ricardo is someone with whom you can ask and talk about finance and its importance in life. A part-time cook, enthusiast, and football player, he loves to read and write on the latest updates in finance.


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