The CEO of both KDM and Associates, and Founder of Open GovTV, leads a team of experts to provide government, institutions, communities, and companies technical solutions to some of the nation's most pressing societal challenges. Keith Moore brings to the team, knowledge of Government, Community, Small Business, and the historical challenges associated with Government meeting socio economic goals, and job expansion, and revenue growth for small businesses.
In 2003-KDM was issued a two year marketing Agreement to represent a minority owned Engineering government contracting information technology small business. In 2005-the firm was awarded a $1 Billion dollar contract thanks to strategic relationship building and KDM helping the firm develop a teaming strategy to partner with DOE. Keith’s command of public policy has benefited communities, businesses, government agencies, and has empowered those most vulnerable, and least financed.
Keith as a result of his success in the waterfront community of Asbury Park, became a frequent guest on NJN Network and Comcast, and was characterized as a community leader, and one who believed in the development of innovative approaches to community development. EXODUS House offered drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to addicted men and women for six months with housing, education, job training, and a second chance at a productive life. In 1997, the State of New Jersey agreed to purchase the facility located one block from the Asbury Park beach. Once the EXODUS House was purchased, Keith was appointed in 1997 by the Governor of New Jersey and Secretary of Commerce to the position of Account Executive to the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission.
His appointment led to a position as Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations working directly for Governor Christie Todd Whitman in the Governor’s Camden New Jersey office helping to advance the allocation of over $250 million dollars of revitalization funds into the city of Camden. Today, Keith Moore, a nationally renowned community activist, small business advocate, and government affairs expert communicates his firm’s grasp of public policy as OGTV leads the nation by example. OGTV, founded by Keith Moore December 31, 2009, is the first internet TV program in America to film, and promote the White House’s Executive Order on the Open Government Directive by concentrating on the policy’s attention on small business. OGTV as a Division of KDM, and web based video platform, engages large businesses, and helps small businesses succeed in government contracting. KDM, thanks to OGTV, is well positioned to help government, and large businesses meet their small business diversity goals, and NGO’s to meet their mission by using innovative online approaches to education and outreach
Mr. Minor is currently a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, VA. He has served as a Member, Secretary, and is the current President of ASBC Foundation. He has also served on the Security, Social Justice Ministries. Before joining ASBC Calvin was Director of Men’s Ministry of Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station, VA for 21 years, Co-Chaired the John Q. Gibbs Scholarship Committee, and Disciple Group Team leader. He received disciple group training from Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA, and served his community as CFO, James C. Mott Community Center and a Board Member and Employment Counselor for Lincoln Lewis Vannoy Community Association.
Calvin Graduated from Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA with a Bachelor of Art degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Math. He pursued his graduate Studies in Administration and Supervision at Richmond Polytechnic Institute, Richmond VA. He Joined the Richmond Public Schools System, Teacher in Math and Science, and Title I School Community Coordinator. He was a Math Teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School Fairfax County VA. He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity.
Calvin has an honorable Discharge from United State Army where he served the Military District of Washington Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, DC.
Calvin has an extensive career as a consultant in the corporate world. He is a Business Development Consultant, Cyber Security at Lunarline, LLC, in Arlington, VA. Vice President, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., Executive Consultant to Native American, Women Small Business, Veteran Owned Business, establishing procurement vehicle and Business Development initiatives. Ricoh Corporation, Business Services, Major Account Manager, Marketing of Security Products, 8 years. Retired after 25 years with Xerox Corporation as Senior Sales Executive, other jobs were: Major Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Manager of Regional Hiring Center, Corporate Recruiter, and Major Account Manager, Xerox Business Services.
Strategic Business media savvy and academic professional with expertise and talent to address today’s organizational challenges of attaining revenue goals, controlling costs, maximizing diversity and inclusion, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, organizational productivity, and employer accessible environments. Highly experienced CEO respected for solutions-based intervention, sound judgement, strategic thinking, high standards, crisis communication mastery, poised discipline, exceptional C-Suite navigation, and leadership qualities. Experience spans state, local and international governments, educational institutions, corporate and non-profit. Metzler is an action researcher who contributes to the practical concerns of people in an immediate problematic situation and to the goals of social science by collaboration within a mutually accepted ethical framework. Strategic growth strategist, synergist, mentor and quality visionary, credited with explosive controlled growth.
Dr. Metzler joined the teaching faculty and Executive Team in 2008 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. There he was responsible for launching the university’s first ever Master’s in Human Resources and Diversity. He also founded the Consortium of Chief Diversity Officers at Georgetown. This was an organization of Chief Diversity Officers who contributed significant revenues and expertise to the university.
In 2011, Dr. Metzler was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for the Division of Applied Management Degrees. In that capacity, he redesigned the operational and human capital of new and existing degrees with an emphasis on quality educational outcomes, revenue generation, innovation and efficiency.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Dr. Metzler was on the clinical and legal faculty at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University from 2001 – 2008. He also taught law and industrial relations with an emphasis on EEO and International Human Rights Law. In his faculty capacity, he helped organizations in all sectors including the NYPD, FDNY, DOT, banks, financial institutions and others bridge research and applications to identify workplace trends thus remaining cognizant of emerging issues and challenges. His analytical and applied research capabilities enable customized development of programs and services that provide guidance, education, information and skills needed to adapt to ongoing changes. In addition to teaching and applied research responsibilities at the ILR, he was also Director of State-Wide Management Programs for Extension and Outreach. As Director, he envisioned, executed and evaluated customized workplace solutions creating the world’s leading partnership between industry and academia devoted to the study and practice of management in the cultural context. He managed several academic programs connecting academia and industry across the globe.
Charles Sills is a recognized authority on U.S. Government Contracting, and an advocate for Small Business access to Federal and Military contracting opportunities, serving as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council; an observer to the White House sponsored Inter-Agency Task Force on Veterans Business Development; and a member of VET-Force (Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force). He has helped moderate the Army, Navy and Air Force Contracting Summits in Jacksonville, Norfolk Naval Base, Ft. Hood, Texas and Eglin Air Force Base for the Defense Leadership Forum; keynoted the Veterans Day Panel on "Wartime and Worldwide Government Contracting" at the Mt. Vernon Chamber’s forum on "Winning Army Contracts – from Ft. Belvoir to Afghanistan"; and was commended by the Small Business Affairs Director, U.S. Army, for the "overwhelming response" to his presentation on the "Marketing to Prime Contractors" Panel at the National Veteran Small Business Conference.
He is President of FED/Contracting LLC, a Washington DC based consultancy that assists U.S. Small Businesses, as well as overseas firms and their American affiliates, in accessing Government acquisition programs; helps Prime Contractors qualify Veteran, Minority and Woman-owned vendors as teammates for project opportunities with mandated Diversity Supplier content; and brings Small Businesses and Fortune 1000 corporations together under Government Agency ‘Mentor-Protégé’ partnerships. Based on the U.S. Defense Dept. Mentor-Protégé program that he managed for Trillacorpe Construction, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, the company was awarded the prestigious 2010 Defense Dept. Nunn-Perry Award for "superior performance in the areas of business growth and return on investment, Government contracting, technical performance and quality management".
Mr. Sills is a former Naval Intelligence Officer who served in a succession of National Security positions in the Pentagon, including the National Military Intelligence Center and the Defense Intelligence Agency/Worldwide Estimates Directorate (Deputy Director), following assignments on the staff of the U.S. Middle East Force Command (based in Bahrain with responsibility for the Persian Gulf/Red Sea/Indian Ocean area), and the Geopolitical Briefing & Analysis Division, Supreme Allied Commander NATO/Atlantic. He received numerous commendations for his contributions to Defense Dept. crisis teams and special reports, including a series of briefings to Members of Congress on the findings of “Project Provodnik” which he directed, a comprehensive re-thinking of Soviet conventional and strategic Military capabilities as well as the effectiveness of their projection of ‘soft’ power throughout the Developing World. He was recently appointed Sr. Advisor, Global Partnerships Development for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, mandated by the U.S. Congress, which is developing conflict resolution and regional stabilization and security initiatives based on Eisenhower’s legacy as NATO’s first Supreme Allied Commander.
Mr. Sills also has extensive experience planning and directing international industrial, infrastructure, environmental and energy initiatives, having served as a member of the Danube Task Force, the governing council that ran the Danube Basin Environmental Restoration Program led by the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and the UN Development Program, involving 13 countries from Austria to Moldova. He also served on the Japan-U.S. Joint Fund for Social & Economic Development in Central/Eastern Europe; the Helsinki Commission, focused on the environmental clean-up of the Baltic Sea; the Kaliningrad Defense Conversion Initiative which sought to transform Soviet weapons factories to consumer product manufacturing; and the NGO Delegation to NAFTA, where he helped draft the Environmental Supplements. And he was responsible for securing major funding support for the Smithsonian Institute's biodiversity preservation/cancer cure research program in Brazil's Amazon region; for the Sassari, Sardinia symposium on ozone depletion organized by the International Council of Scientific Unions, that led directly to the Montreal Protocol which has been successful in mitigating/reducing the ‘Ozone Hole’; and for the White House Presidential Awards program sponsored by the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
Mr. Sills led the Martin Marietta Aerospace (now Lockheed Martin) team that won the contract for and installed the world’s largest (at that time) solar photovoltaic energy installation, under a pilot program co-funded by the U.S. and Saudi Arabian Governments; researched and wrote a worldwide, country-by-country survey of renewable energy technologies and commercialization opportunities; and testified before Congress on the need for pro-active U.S. Government support for advanced renewable energy R&D and demonstration programs. Currently, he serves on both the Defense & Security Advisory Committee and the International Advisory Committee for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE); onthe International Committee of the DC Chamber of Commerce; and the International Advisory Committee of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR).
He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor on International Security, Energy and Environment for the Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition, where he has planned and moderated conferences on “Doing Business with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)”, and “Transforming a Continent: Energy and Infrastructure Investment Opportunities on the New Silk Road”. In that capacity, he was designated one of only five or six U.S. delegates to the annual Moscow Conference on International Security in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – involving approx. 900 delegates and 40-plus Defense Ministers focused on implementing cooperative programs to contain and defeat worldwide terrorism.
Mr. Sills’ education includes an M.A. in Defense & Foreign Policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities); and an A.B., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a graduate of Collegiate School in New York City, the U.S.’s 2nd oldest school founded in New Amsterdam in 1628.
Pamela specializes in executive coaching, communications, and change leadership, and is known in the community for her courses in Adaptive Leadership and Executive Instincts. She is a native English speaker with a functional fluency in Thai and studied The Art and Practice of Leadership Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Pamela will help lead OGTV’s International and Special Projects Division. Prior to serving as an executive coach, Pamela worked for 5 years in counseling and guidance in the public sector in the USA and 15 years in marketing and media for corporations in the USA and Thailand. Additionally, her company, Hongsakul Media, publishes ‘LAW Magazine’, a leadership-training tool that is written by and for public leaders from six continents. Pamela will advise OGTV on media and international media relations. Keith Moore, OGTV Founder says that Pamela brings to our organization, leadership coaching and organizational development skills needed at this stage of our expansion.” Hongsakul has provided leadership coaching to world leaders, has spoken in front of chambers and forums on sociopolitical issues, and has written features for publications such as the Bangkok Post. Her opinions have influenced some interesting public policy changes. One of her proudest moments was when Nobel Prize Nominee Sulak Sivaraksa introduced her to the Iranian Ambassador as, “Thailand’s foremost female intellectual”. Pamela’s Ideal Client is the PUBLIC LEADER – CEO in business, government, or creative innovator– who desires profound change in self, community, and organization. Pamela is happy to collaborate with @OpenGovTV, (www.opengovtv.com) as Moore’s Media Advisor and to direct Special Projects. Hongsakul says, “I support OGTV, “because of OGTV’s team approach towards a more open and sustainable society. “I also support OGTV’s innovation projects, which aim to bring together technology and inclusion. Pamela will also advise Moore on OGTV’s marketing and media efforts internationally, in particular those projects dealing with public private partnerships, and with sociopolitical change.
Pamela’s past clients include Coca Cola, Lucent Technologies, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Muesum, Honda, Pfzier, Eli Lilly, Monsanto, Asia Pacific Crop Protection Association, Naresuan University Medical School just to name a few.
Mark Masters is an award winning creative force in three different forms of media/industries. Mark is often best known for creating “eight of the ten largest syndicated talk radio shows” in the United States. Marks syndication companies' revenues grew at a compound annual rate of 49% per year, each and every year, for 5 straight years in a row. This success was achieved through innovative approaches towards training, marketing, sales and optimizing the customer’s advertising experience. Mark also launched and syndicated the largest “all news” morning radio show in the United States, as well as successfully syndicating his friend, the late Alan Colmes’ radio show, for The Fox News Channel, nationwide, as well.
Mark credits in part, his success in syndication, to key specialty skill sets in the understanding of the powerful presentation of "mission critical" content in context, and utilizing an elegant, nuanced approach in creating programming that has maximum positive impact and recall, which contain key, "memorable moments" for maximum success and profitability. Mark has also built three national news-only operations in the last 30 years. These news operations include:
*The design and creation of an award winning print magazine in the late 80’s that was responsible for breaking the code to “desktop publishing” at that time, while also winning "best new national consumer magazine" in the United States (Ozzie award, bronze category)
*Building of the first “long form”, all news syndicated radio format in the United States (15 hours a day, at its height). Mark has also received multiple national writing awards for journalism as well as covering “Gulf War One” as a print journalist, at that time. Mark is also heavily involved in the "screen industries", and is managing partner in two television production companies, which specialize in acquiring intellectual property rights to unique properties. Through these companies he has both invested in, and with, many of the top individuals that played key roles in creating some of the largest grossing blockbuster movies of the last 25 years. With Mark's input, investment, and entrepreneurial spirit, there are now as many as six television series in progress (several in their second and third seasons). These TV programs range from scripted dramas to children's programming. Mark credits his broad abilities to have carefully navigated and successfully innovated through all of the above by utilizing the "best practices" and proprietary methods famously pioneered by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Dr. Deming is credited as being the "Steve Jobs" of what the common consumer now takes for granted today as "quality" across most every product and service category that remain dominate today.
As Mark returns to the Washington DC area, he is excited about supporting KDM & Associates, LLC, a well-known business development, government affairs consulting and public relations team. According to Masters, “I am intrigued by the execution of the KDM Team’s core values, demonstration of their command of public policy, and relationship management skills”. “I have seen the firm effectively engage small businesses and helping to construct building blocks that is necessary to transform the culture of leadership at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The firm’s mission to empower underutilized rural and urban communities to create equitable opportunities for sustainable economic development, and real job creation has attracted my interest.”
Over 25 years ago, Rodney Evans founded Skyline Connections, Inc. (SCI), a certified MBE, as an IT solutions firm serving the financial industry, municipal and state governments. SCI’s Services are designed to help clients plan in their technology investments and maximize them. For our project, SCI will furnish technical resources for the Police and Security Team.
A core component of Skyline's business is providing highly qualified onsite PMO leadership and Project Managers, Business Process Consultants, Solution Delivery Architects and total Project Life Cycle Leaders who have years of experience working in IT the industry. They also specialize in application modernization from legacy IBM solution to COT’s and Green Field environments which cover Process Transformation, ERP, CRM, E911/311, Data Migration, Data Warehousing, Big Data, Cloud and Mobility offerings.
From a program standpoint, Skyline specializes in public safety, health and human resources, finance, central IT infrastructure, core services, content management and case management and facilities management type agencies that require asset/license/permit solutions. They deliver public safety (law enforcement) solutions requiring the implementation to setup and manage IP wireless, data, and broadband, video surveillance, and access control systems that support analytics to support counter terrorism solutions. Bank of America was a satisfied client for over 9 years, we supported over 50 brick and mortar, and corporate locations.
Mr. Evans, and his team had successfully won and implemented several transit related projects and lists the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Southeastern Transportation Authority, the Tampa International Airport and the New York City Agency of Finance as valued clients.
Active in the transit and transportation industries, SCI was recognized by the US Department of Commerce MBDA Regional Minority Firm of the Year, and as Supplier of the Year by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. SCI was awarded by Lockheed Martin awarded SCI as the Minority Owned firm of the year (two years in a row) for subcontracting and supporting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Matthew Garry, Founder and President of Rapidbuilt, Inc. was originally born in Australia in 1968, however, he has begun making a significant footprint in the Northern Hemisphere over the past four years. Matthew originally founded Bettabuilt in Australia in 2001, where he became one of the leading innovative designers specializing in aircraft hangars in the Southern Hemisphere, further expanding into the global market by 2007. He also specialized in rapid erected housing programs for native Aboriginal Australians.
Since 2014, Rapidbuilt has been working in Mozambique, Indonesia, and the Philippines to deliver hospitals, aircraft hangars, and commercial buildings combined with the supervision and training to teach natives the new trade of building and constructing. So, now the innovative and indestructible design is not only available and affordable, but recipients can also learn new life skills by building it themselves with training. Matthew moved to the US in 2016 and set up the new HQ for all operations in Weatherford, TX. Rapidbuilt has quickly expanded into several different sectors such as Aircraft Hangars, Industrial and Commercial Buildings, Sports Arenas, Disaster Relief Buildings & Affordable Housing. They have now constructed an additional plant for their production line, using robotic welding and other highly advanced manufacturing systems developed by Matthew over the past 20yrs.
As current CEO of Be Wealthy With Pamela and past President of the Ramos Group, LLC, Pamela provides wealth ambassador and management success consulting services to entrepreneurs. Pamela is mostly known for serving for almost 10 years as Executive Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center – Mobile, AL, operated by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce/MBDA. Pamela’s service with the Mobile MBDA Business Center began in 2006. Under her leadership, the team helped connect Diversity officers and financiers to Minority Businesses resulting in over $2 Billion in revenues and financing, supporting 1,500 jobs created and retained. Also, she helped companies achieve 2 of the 3 top business plan awards out of 80+ applicants Statewide. Pamela led the Center’s team to help the Chamber’s program achieve National honors such as Highest Procurement Award of 40+ Centers Nationally; Centurion Award for performance scores over 100%; the Regional Distinguished Center Award; and recognition for becoming an international business loan and political risk insurance originator for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. More recently, Pamela has helped companies pivot during the pandemic and deliver timely communications to target customers via on-air and digital online marketing. Although brand new to the digital industry, Pamela used her own Sales Success Plan and to achieve 250% of her 1stquarter sales goal. Another achievement amongst others includes helping a local Diversity program achieve a 100% Minority participation increase over its 35% goal in 2018. For over 25 years, Pamela has delivered training, consulting services, and ‘edutainment’, speaking to a wide variety of clients such as churches, schools, non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, Governments, and Small Businesses. Topics have included: award-winning performance, sales success, soft skills, strategic leadership, change management, wealthy solutions, green business & holistic sustainability. With an M.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Accounting, she brings a balanced blend of entrepreneurial skills such as financial, management, marketing, and strategic planning.
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