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DorobekInsider: ConnellyWorks scores a coup hiring ACT/IAC’s Kelly Olson

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In a coup for ConnellyWorks, the PR/marking/events company has hired Kelly Olson, the director of conferences and events for the American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council.

Olsen is a superstar. Earlier, the DorobekInsider told you that she was recently recognized by ConventionSouth magazine, in its December issue, names Olson as one of the “Meeting Pros To Watch In ‘09.”

A bit coup for ConnellyWorks Joanne Connelly. Congratulations to both of them.

Olsen’s bio:

olsonKelly Olson joined ACT/IAC in 2004. As the Director of Conferences and Events, Kelly manages the overall strategy and operation of the organization’s annual conferences, events, awards and professional development programs. Kelly also works with the ACT and IAC leadership and volunteers on a variety of special events that occur throughout the year, including golf and tennis tournaments and charitable fundraisers. Prior to joining ACT-IAC , Kelly worked as a Senior Program Manager for Professional and Scientific Associates, an event management, communications and technical assistance firm, where she lead a team in planning and executing conferences and events for several clients including the White House, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. Kelly holds a BS in Public Administration from George Mason University and received her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP) in August 2006.

UPDATE: ACT/IAC Executive Director Ken Allen sent out the following note to ACT/IAC members:

It is with regret that I announce the departure of Kelly Olson from ACT-IAC. Please join all of us in wishing Kelly a fond farewell and the best of sucess in a new business endeavor. Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the month to join ConnellyWorks, Inc, a marketing/PR/events firm.

Kelly has been with us for the last 5 years and has been responsible for managing our very successful events programs, most notably the MOCs and ELCs. We extend our sincere thanks for her exceptional professional contributions toward ACT-IAC’s success and for passing along her many “secrets to success” to her talented staff.

We hope to see Kelly as she works with companies around the industry and wish her our very best.

Executive Director
American Council for Technology & Industry Advisory Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Item was updated to correct the spelling of Olson’s name.

Written by cdorobek

June 4, 2009 at 9:11 PM

DorobekInsider: Most read items for May

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I haven’t posted these in awhile — our Web analytics software was on the fritz. But it is back, so…

The most read posts on for the month of May:

  1. DorobekInsider: Congratulations on the wedding of Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly
  2. DorobekInsider: 1105 GovInfo lays off two more… and 1105 looks online
  3. DorobekInsider: Ed DeSeve to join the Obama administration
  4. DorobekInsider: 1105 Media cuts pay 20 percent — temporarily
  5. DorobekInsider: Dee Lee to join the Professional Services Council
  6. DorobekInsider: Godspeed Paul Nolan, husband of AFCEA’s Becky Nolan
  7. DorobekInsider: The USDA CIO to go to a career person – Chris Smith
  8. The DorobekInsider transparency, openness and reader
  9. DorobekInsider: The ACT/IAC 30/20 year celebration
  10. Steve Ressler — GovLoop’s 10K man… and counting
  11. BayBridge360 wins the govt Webbie; wins the ‘people’s choic
  12. DorobekInsider: The new TSA CIO — Emma Garrison-Alexander
  13. By the numbers:’s National Dialogue
  14. DorobekInsider Signal column: Defining transparency
  15. DorobekInsider: What govt person made Fast Company’s 100 most creative in biz list? Anyone?
  16. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Dorris, Army’s Sorenson, HP’s Hempfield earn AFCEA Bethesda
  17. DorobekInsider: June’s Federal News Radio Book Club book — Fired Up or Burned Out
  18. The DorobekInsider reader: Obama cyber policy review
  19. DorobekInsider: Baker is now officially the new VA CIO
  20. Breaking news: NAPA’s DiGiammarino to join the Obama administration
  21. DorobekInsider: On Government IT Solutions Spotlight – lessons from the Obama campaign
  22. An update on’s National Dialogue… and DOD asks for hel
  23. DorobekInsider: Congratulations on the wedding of Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly
  24. Comments – I get comments about comments (or the lack there of) – bu
  25. The National Dialogue on transparency and — an update after t
  26. GSA FAS changes: Mary Powers-King named acting deputy assistant commissioner
  27. DorobekInsider: On DC’s NewsChannel 8 tonight talking transparency – the liner notes
  28. DorobekInsider: The Obama transparency initiative, part II — seeking your ideas
  29. Kundra clears up the ‘go around the CIO’ controversy
  30. The Obama CTO reader
  31. DorobekInsider: Don’t expect a new NASA CIO soon
  32. As heard on the May 1 edition of the Daily Debrief
  33. DorobekInsider: The new TSA CIO — the name we’re hearing is Emma Garrison-Alexander
  34. The Federal News Radio Book Club — Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott
  35. DorobekInsider: goes live
  36. The AFCEA Bethesda Kundra speech — did he tell people to go around the CIO
  37. DorobekInsider: Another big merger: Deloitte buys struggling BearingPoint
  38. DorobekInsider: GSA’s O’Hare to replace Johnson as ITS Assistant Commissioner
  39. DorobekInsider: NewsChannel 8 talking transparency — the video
  40. DorobekInsider: Obama names a new chief performance officer, Jeffrey Zients, and the Obama CTO, Anee
  41. DorobekInsider: Links mentioned on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief
  42. WFED at the Washington Nationals’ home opener
  43. DorobekInsider: May 27 — Links mentioned on Federal News Radio’s Daily Debrief
  44. Many changes at GSA – this week, it’s the regional senior executives
  45. Another Obama weekend address, and news on government reform
  46. The White House makes it official: Johnson nominated to be GSA administrator

Written by cdorobek

June 4, 2009 at 8:54 PM

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