Meet the LRG Team

LEADERSHIP

[ Tim Ford ]

President + CEO

About Tim

As president and CEO of LRG, Tim leads the firm’s day-to-day management and charts its strategic growth. He also oversees and contributes to event planning, organizational management of the nonprofit associations LRG serves, stakeholder outreach and communication vehicles and initiatives. Tim has 17 years’ experience as an urban planner, leading outreach support for local, state, federal, and nonprofit client and is a nationally recognized expert on redevelopment of former military properties and the role of communities in that process. Tim is also CEO of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) and also served as the organization’s executive director and deputy director from 2004 to 2007. Credited with guiding ADC’s hundreds of member communities and related organizations through the 2005 Defense Closure and Realignment Commission Base Realignment and Closure process, Tim also nearly tripled ADC’s size and led efforts to fundamentally expand its mission during his decade leading the association. In recent years, Tim spearheaded the development and advocated for passage of a new authority that allows local governments and the military to share public services. Before returning to Washington, D.C. in 2009 to join LRG, Tim was executive director of the New York City Employment & Training Coalition, the city’s leading workforce development association. A Pennsylvania native, Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

[ Todd Herberghs ]

Vice President

About Todd

As vice president at the Leonard Resource Group, Inc., Todd implements outreach efforts for local and federal agencieswith a focus on economic development issues, and provides management services for LRG’s association clients. He combines his outreach management skills with the knowledge of a land use attorney to provide outstanding client support based on understanding project goals and managing a team to implement projects on schedule and within budget. In his role as executive director of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, an LRG client, Todd is responsible for all aspects of association management, including devising and tracking budgets, overseeing staff, conducing outreach to stakeholders and overseeing membership activities and sponsorship opportunities. He also educates members of the public and the media on public-private partnerships and manages the association’s educational events. Before joining LRG, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Association of Defense Communities and has continued to work with the organization since it became a client of LRG. Through his management of this association, he became a subject matter expert in the field of military base redevelopment and community-military partnerships. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Florida. Prior to joining ADC, he worked at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, where he concentrated on state-level BRAC policy matters and land use issues.

[ Giulia DeVito ]

Vice President

About Giulia

Giulia works with LRG’s executive leadership in identifying and defining its evolving strategic goals in its pursuit to reach its goals in growth within the next three to five years. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from George Mason University and currently is pursuing a master’s degree in finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Before joining LRG, she served as director of finance of Missing Link Communications, Inc. (MLC) where she was responsible for the company’s financial leadership, including accounting, operations, strategic and business development. Prior to joining MLC, she worked at CSC, where she held a financial analyst and program management role, working on a team to implement a new internal system built to analyze financials and improve days sales outstanding. Giulia is a certified fraud examiner and project management professional.

[ Jason Washington ]

Vice President

About Jason

A former seventh grade teacher, Jason recognized early in his career a desire to have an impact on the lives of others. After earning a legal degree and practicing law, Jason chose to localize his passion and build quality relationships while solving and managing complex community-focused projects. His professional experience includes serving as a White House Fellow, working as special assistant to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and a role as a senior policy adviser to the mayor of Baltimore and chair of the Mayor’s School Construction Task Force. Prior to joining LRG, he served as Vice President of Partnership & Economic Development at Corvias, working extensively in public- private partnerships.

 

[ Matt Borron ]

Senior Director

About Matt

Matt has been part of LRG for almost six years. His primary role is as chief operating officer for the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), which LRG manages. He coordinates the educational and policy efforts for the association and works closely with state and local government officials, Capitol Hill lawmakers, and Department of Defense leadership to address policy issues facing military installations, military families and their communities. In addition to his work with ADC, Matt also supports LRG’s work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Opportunity to Work Initiative. A graduate of the University of Montana, he has a bachelor’s degree in world history and a master’s degree in public administration/policy. Matt proudly served three years as a member of the U.S. Army and 13 years as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.

[ Grace Marvin ]

Marketing Director

About Grace

Grace is an experienced, creative project manager with expertise in branding and marketing for both the private and public sectors. Grace supports LRG’s federal and non-profit clients, interacting closely with federal employees and private sector members of two trade associations. A former brand and account manager at a leading Southern California advertising agency, her approach to communications and marketing is grounded in strategic thinking, data analysis and storytelling. She has more than four years of experience creating and managing communications collateral and strategy for brands and organizations. From setting project timelines and budgets to guiding creative strategy, she is well versed in overseeing communications projects from the conception stage to final artwork. A skilled marketing writer, Grace has experience working collaboratively with clients to achieve project goals and expectations she also has expertise presenting creative strategies and communication strategies to clients and stakeholders.