Program Description

Lunch with Leaders provides an opportunity for new and/or young professionals to meet with different leaders in a small conversational setting. Hear different perspectives on what it means to be successful, different approaches on how to become successful, and personal stories on how these leaders succeeded and challenges they faced, and career advice they want to share.

Cost: Free!

If you are interested in attending either or both FREE events, contact either Terry Duran or Karen Williams. Space is limited so act today!

April’s Lunch With Leaders

Program Date and Time:

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:30AM – 1:00PM. Lunch provided starting at 11:30AM.

Program Location:

General Dynamics Information Technology, 13857 McLearen Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Check in at the front desk security station.  Bring a government issued photo ID, i.e. driver’s license or passport.  Must be a U.S. citizen.

About the Speaker

Robert A. Rabinek, Vice President, Contracts and Procurement General Dynamics Intelligence Solutions Division

Robert A. Rabinek is Vice President, Contracts and Procurement for General Dynamics Information Technology’s Intelligence Solutions Division (ISD). In this role, Mr. Rabinek is responsible for a variety of aspects of support to the ISD business including; contract administration, subcontract administration, procurement, export/import compliance, government property administration, contract compliance and quality assurance.

Mr. Rabinek has over 32 years of federal procurement experience. Prior to his current position in GDIT, he was the Director of the Enterprise IT Solutions sector – managing a large portfolio of IT programs for our Intel customers. His experience also includes positions of increased responsibility in a variety of procurement, contract management, and finance positions at both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Mr. Rabinek holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Averett University.

Mr. Rabinek also completed the Lockheed Martin Program Management Development Program (PMDP) and significant coursework in the Contracting Program at George Washington University.

May’s Lunch With Leaders

Program Date and Time:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11:30AM – 1:00PM. Lunch provided starting at 11:30AM.

Program Location:

SAIC, 12010 Sunset Hills Road, 4thFloor, Reston, VA 20190 (Former Scitor building)

About the Speaker

Kim Rupert, SAIC Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Kim Rupert is SAIC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Kim is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance, Cybersecurity compliance, Quality Assurance, and regulatory and functional compliance and policy administration.

Previously, Kim served as the Sr. VP of Contracts and Pricing for more than ten years. In this role, she was responsible for the management and administration of the company’s contracts and cost proposals. She set policies and defined processes and procedures to ensure efficient enterprise compliance with the company’s business systems and federal regulations. She acted as liaison for the company with key acquisition and contracting executives amongst peer companies and throughout the Federal Government.

Kim has been with SAIC for over 20 years, having joined from the acquisition of a small company, IDEAS, supporting the National Security Agency in 1994. She has served SAIC in increasingly responsible contracting positions at the operations, business unit, and sector levels over more than a dozen years within the Intelligence Group. Kim left SAIC briefly to become the Sr VP of Contracts, Procurement and Pricing for QinetiQ North America before rejoining SAIC in a corporate role.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at the University of Maryland, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently seeking a Master of Cybersecurity Law from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Carey School of Law.

Kim has numerous professional certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is a member of the Council of Fellows. She currently serves as President of the National Board of Directors for NCMA. She also participates in industry associations such as the Professional Services Council (PSC), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA) and is a past Chair of the Procurement and Finance Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).