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The Boston YGL Chapter was started in May 2007 by three individuals from the General Accountability Office (Nick Alexander, Alexandra Dew, and Leigh Ann Nally). The first event had approximately 25 individuals and the chapter has grown to approximately 340 individuals.

The current Board Members are:

Ryan Colgan, Co-President

I grew up in Congers, NY where I spent the first 18 years of my life. I attended the University of Rhode Island where I studied Supply Chain Management and graduated in the Spring of 2010. Right out of school I began working as a Contract Specialist at Natick Labs U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. During my time in Natick, I procured mostly R&D contracts for the installation and worked closely with small businesses. My time at Natick Labs lasted just over three years before applying and being hired here at GSA in Boston, MA. I’ve been with GSA since November, 2013 and procure Architecture/Engineering (A/E), Service, and Construction contracts for the Federal Buildings and U.S. Courthouses in Southern New England as part of South Service Center, under 1PSA. In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey and traveling.

Mark Rinaldi, Co-President

Mark also got his start in federal acquisition at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.  He now works at GSA as a Contract Specialist acquiring architecture, engineering, construction, and other services for the Federal properties in the Boston Metro Area.  Mark graduated with a degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Harvard University, where he now coaches the school’s club hockey team.

Rachel Congdon, Volunteer Co-Chair

Rachel started her career with the federal government in May 2011 as a Pathways Intern at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while earning her B.S. in Environmental Science from Suffolk University. After completing her degree, Rachel was hired full-time and now works as a RCRA Facility Manager in the Office of Site Remediation and Restoration at EPA.

Michael Hotard, Social Chair  

Michael works as a Federal Project Officer at the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration where he works with grantees  that receive job training grants. Before joining ETA, he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan from 2008 to 2011. He originally hails from Savannah, GA and will forever be a Georgia Bulldawg.

Brian Lynch, Chief of Staff

Brian has worked as an auditor in the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and currently with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Brian received a BS-Accounting from the University of Maryland-College Park in 1998.

Daniel Modricker, Professional Development Co-Chair  

Daniel Modricker is the public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), New England.  In this position, he designs, directs and advises on public affairs programs to enhance the agency image by developing and disseminating informational materials to the public, and by responding to requests for information concerning agency programs and policies.  Previously, Mr. Modricker served as the Head of Politics, Press, and Public Affairs for the British Consulate in New England.  Before joining the British Consulate, Mr. Modricker served in the Press Office in the U.S. Embassy London. Before working in the U.S. Embassy London, Mr. Modricker served in direct support of the White House as a U.S. Marine helicopter Crew Chief for the Presidential Helicopter Squadron HMX-1. There, Mr. Modricker was responsible for the maintenance and inspection of the president’s aircrafts.

Mr. Modricker graduated with joint-honors (U.K. double-major) from London Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics. He received his Master’s degree from King’s College London where he studied Geopolitics and Territorial Security.

Sharon Rencsko, Volunteer Co-Chair
Sharon is a Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sharon graduated from Brandeis undergrad and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Jeremy Robitaille, Professional Development Co-Chair

Colin Sullivan, Financial Officer
Colin is a senior auditor with the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit in Boston and audits housing authorities and other organizations who may receive HUD funds in the New England region. Colin obtained his bachelors degree in Accounting from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2002.

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