Virginia Hill, President
During her day job at the National Institutes of Health, Ms. Hill serves as Agency Coordinator for the Presidential Management Fellows program in which she supervises the NIH At-Large fellows, oversees agency-wide PMF hires, and designs and implements training activities. Ms. Hill joined the National Institutes of Health in August 2007 as a Presidential Management Fellow, focusing her rotations on management analysis and communications. Ms. Hill then spent two years at the NIH Clinical Center working on improving strategic planning, partnerships and communications. Ms. Hill earned her Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
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Tyler Robinson, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Robinson is the Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and a former Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). In addition to his duties as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Robinson is the Director of the YGL Institute for Public Policy. Prior to his appointment as a PMF, he received an MBA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a focus on Finance and Public Administration. He graduated Valedictorian and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team while a member of the varsity golf team at Willamette.
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Elizabeth Fischer Laurie, Chief of Staff
Mrs. Fischer Laurie currently serves as a Presidential Management Fellow and Program Analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of Budget where she works on a portfolio including the Indian Health Service and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She received her undergraduate degree in International Business and History from Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law. In her spare time, she enjoys reading as a member of several book clubs, travelling with her husband, and exploring her (relatively) new home of Washington, D.C.
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Lynnie Martin, Public Relations Director
Ms. Martin is working in her dream job as a Training Specialist at the Department of Homeland Security. She is in charge of several leadership programs and enjoys using her creativity, curiosity, and writing skills to help make a difference. This experience inspired her to create the YGL GOLD Academy for students to gain professional skills and earn scholarship money while working to advance the YGL mission. Ms. Martin grew up in the mountains of Reno; moved to Sacramento for her first job with the government; and then took an offer to be in the center of it all in Washington, DC. She gets around the city almost exclusively by bicycle and enjoys the opportunities provided by living in our nation’s capital.
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Christine Connors, Community Service Chair
During the day, Ms. Connors works as a Management and Program Analyst at the Department of Education, specializing in developing training and professional development opportunities (with a focus on project management training), creating and maintaining templates and processes, and providing enterprise-wide communications and outreach regarding project management initiatives. Ms. Connors attended the University of Virginia, where she engaged in community service activities such as tutoring students in local middle schools. She is a native of Northern Virginia and enjoys cooking a variety of cultural cuisines.
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Isaiah Joo, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Joo is a Program Analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. He is the Engagement Coordinator for the Diplomatic Innovation Division and is responsible for organizing the Tech@State program, a quarterly conference series that brings together U.S. diplomats, technologists, civil society leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs to explore innovative ways technology can address global diplomatic and development challenges. Mr. Joo received a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy and a certificate in Public Affairs and Advocacy at American University. He was born in Incheon, South Korea and grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois. In his free time, he is an avid ultramarathon runner and enjoys cooking.
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Miguel Joey Aviles, Chief Learning Officer
Mr. Aviles is a Recruitment & Outreach Strategist (HR Specialist – Recruitment) for the Department of Defense (DoD) – DCPAS and a Professional Speaker. Recognized by DoD-DCPAS as the Rookie of the Year, Miguel Joey has advised more than 20,000 college students, professionals and other job seekers on how to achieve their career goals. He has been featured as a Keynote Speaker in National and International Conventions, covering topics related to Diversity, Personal Branding and Development. Mr. Aviles holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. Mr. Aviles has been recognized by his colleagues as “Charisma on Steroids” and a “Power House of Energy”.
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