AMP Program Summer 2012 group
“Connecting those who would serve with those who do serve, the AMP Program functions as a bridge between trained, motivated professionals who are just embarking on their careers, and experienced Executives.” So Kendall Lott, President of M Powered Strategies, explained the mission of the Applied Management Professionals Program (AMPP) at the closing reception of the Summer 2012 group. The annual event, which takes place at the National Press Club, features presentations by all the AMPs, and is attended by their clients and supporters.
Several Senior Executives were there this year, representing a range of agencies and departments: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, and Department of Transportation. Their presence is a true measure of their commitment to the AMP Program.
“Every year the AMPs exceed my expectations,” said Alessandra Colia, director of the M Powered Strategies AMP Program. “This year they truly took their client delivery to the next level. I have never heard such overwhelming praise from every single person they worked with.” In fact, the 2012 Summer AMP Program has been such a resounding success that M Powered Strategies is, by popular demand, implementing a 2012 Fall AMP Program, which will begin in September.
2011 AMPP Alum: Mark Buckley, Rachel Brody, Aryn Ehlow, and Greg Feldman
A Latin fusion restaurant in downtown DC was the setting for the most recent gathering of past and present M Powered Strategies Applied Management Professionals (AMPs). A panel of ten former AMPs, all currently working in the DC area, fielded questions from this year’s group, offering advice and providing insight into the realities of life as full-time consultants, researchers, and government professionals.
A stand-out in the ever-growing list of AMP alumni success stories is Aryn Ehlow (AMP 2011), who works at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She recently co-authored two reports about infrastructure in the country of Georgia. The first report was published on the GAO website, and can be viewed at http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-630.
Kevin Stahler (AMP 2012) was impressed by what the AMP alumni have been able to accomplish just a year or two out of the program. “I realize now,” says Stahler, “that jobs I had previously considered impossible to get are within my reach.” His fellow AMP, Nicole Stratton, agreed. ”The AMP alumni network is full of talented Individuals. Having the opportunity to connect with them about how they were able to leverage their AMP experience was very insightful. I look forward to staying in touch as we all move forward in our careers.”