Reston, Virginia – June 11, 2024 – TekSynap proudly announces that Kearstin McGinnis, our Vice President of Employment, has been honored as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in West Virginia for 2024 by “Women We Admire.” This prestigious accolade is a testament to Kearstin’s exceptional leadership, dedication, and significant contributions to the company and the wider community.

Celebrating a Visionary Leader

Kearstin’s recognition underscores her relentless commitment to fostering a thriving and inclusive workplace. As a dynamic leader, she has been instrumental in cultivating a culture of innovation and growth at TekSynap. Her leadership style not only emphasizes personal development but also champions organizational excellence.

Educational and Professional Background

Kearstin graduated from Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management and business administration, complemented by multiple management and human resources certifications. This robust educational foundation has empowered her to excel in her role and drive strategic initiatives within TekSynap.

Impact on Recruitment and Government Relations

Under Kearstin’s leadership, her team oversees critical recruitment and IT contracts, strengthening TekSynap’s relationships with key government agencies. Her expertise has been pivotal in executing programs for the Department of Justice, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, among others.

Championing Veteran Employment

Kearstin’s commitment to veterans is profound. With 35% of TekSynap’s workforce comprising veterans, her efforts to support their transition into the civilian workforce are exemplary. As a military spouse herself, she uniquely understands the challenges veterans face. Kearstin spearheads initiatives that provide veterans with comprehensive support, including resume building, skill assessments, and interview preparation.

Veteran Support Programs

  • Resume Building Workshops: Helping veterans articulate their military experience in a way that resonates with civilian employers.
  • Skill Assessments: Identifying transferable skills and aligning them with job opportunities.
  • Interview Coaching: Preparing veterans for the nuances of civilian job interviews.

These programs have been instrumental in helping veterans secure employment and find roles that align with their skills and aspirations.

A Philosophy of ‘Best Fit, Best Time’

Kearstin’s hiring philosophy centers on matching individuals to roles that best fit their capabilities and career goals. Her approach has revitalized many careers, helping individuals discover new paths and opportunities they might not have previously considered. She recognizes that career transitions can be complex and is dedicated to making these transitions as seamless as possible.

Over 16 Years of Dedication

With over 16 years in the field, Kearstin’s extensive experience and unwavering commitment to the veteran community have left a lasting impact. She empowers those around her, serving as a beacon of inspiration and strength within TekSynap and beyond.

Join Us in Celebrating Kearstin McGinnis

We invite you to join us in celebrating Kearstin McGinnis’s remarkable achievements and recognition as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in West Virginia for 2024. Her exceptional leadership and dedication continue to elevate TekSynap and the communities we serve.

We are delighted to announce that Toni Fisher, our esteemed Chief Administrative Officer, has been honored as one of the Top 50 Women Chief Administrative Officers of 2024 by Women We Admire. This prestigious recognition celebrates the pivotal role CAOs play in managing operations and steering strategic business goals in large organizations.

Since joining TekSynap in 2015 Fisher has been a driving force behind our success. Under her leadership, TekSynap has experienced  a staggering growth of 3328.57% in employee count alone.

With over two decades of experience in fostering small businesses and leading transformative initiatives, Fisher is a collaborative leader known for achieving tangible outcomes. Her expertise lies in harmonizing systems, processes, and people, and she has orchestrated significant enterprise overhauls by implementing cutting-edge technologies and modern practices.

In addition to her remarkable achievements, Fisher is also a dedicated mentor. She firmly believes in the power of women lifting each other up. As Serena Williams once said, “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.” Fisher embodies this spirit, continually inspiring and empowering those around her.

Fisher is a champion of organizational growth and positive change. She emphasizes the power of a constructive mindset in driving productivity and nurturing a vibrant workplace culture. At TekSynap, she oversees a wide array of functions, including HR, recruitment, diversity initiatives, communications, marketing, quality assurance, security, compliance, and facility management.

Join us in celebrating Toni Fisher’s remarkable achievement and her invaluable contribution to TekSynap’s success.

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Meet Leonard Newman, our Director of Information Technology at TekSynap. He holds over 19 technology certifications reflecting his leading-edge technical skills in a constantly evolving industry. Leonard leads our IT department in implementing vital services company-wide. From system administration and application configuration to differentiating TekSynap with new quality certifications, Leonard does it all.

To show our appreciation for Leonard’s best-in-class technical abilities and motivation to surpass any challenge, TekSynap has enrolled Leonard in our new mentorship program, TopTek. TopTek is an annual program highlighting exceptional employees whom we see as emerging leaders. The TopTek program allows highly motivated employees to contribute to corporate growth initiatives, expand networks across the company, and prepare for increased roles and responsibilities.

TekSynap’s very own Information Technology Administrator, Zachery Gardner obtained his master’s from ECPI University in the Science of cybersecurity. Zach graduated first in his class as valedictorian and was asked to give an honorary speech. Zach is a valuable asset to our company; he provides our team with invaluable support. At TekSynap, we value lifting our employees up and helping them grow.

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