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KippsDeSanto maintains extensive relationships in all facets of the defense and technology industries we serve, including current and former senior government officials, industry executives and technology thought leaders. Our goal is to connect leaders and decision-makers in an effort to facilitate the growth of value and attainment of strategic objectives. We regularly host private events to facilitate this networking.

KippsDeSanto events are invitation only and CXO only. Please contact Angelica Roy ( or Ann Hussey ( if you are interested in attending future events.

Date Event Speakers/Headliners
6/20/2013 The Community’s Got Talent
The State Theater
Ben Stein (actor / comedian), Ronnie Dunn (American country music singer-songwriter), Tish Long (Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), Sean Joyce, Michael Morell
6/10/2013 National Security Perspectives
Royal Sonesta – Cambridge, MA
Robert Bigman, former CISO of the CIA and Sherry Ramsay, former Director of the NTOC
1/17/2013 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (USSOCOM)
St. Petersburg, FL
10/9/2012 Post-GEOINT Principals Social
Gaylord – Kissimmee, FL
Principals from the IC, DoD and industry
7/31/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (DoD)
Mitre Conference Center, McLean
Master of Ceremony: Nicholas Dotti, Director of CDD
6/13/2012 Exit Stage Left: Choreographing a Deal
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Robert Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Mark Wishner, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Peter Russo, Jr. VP, Merrill Lynch; Joan Holtz, Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
6/12/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (CIA)
Cooley LLP
Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA
6/7/2012 Hot Topics in M&A: Critical Deal Structuring and Tax Considerations
Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
Sara Zeller, Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Meredith Pilaro, Principal, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Jon Yim, Vice President, KippsDeSanto & Co.
2/8/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink
UMBC Research Park
Lonny Anderson, CIO, NSA
2/2/2012 The Community’s Got Talent
The State Theater
Dan Aykroyd (actor / comedian / musician), General James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence), Tom Ferguson, Ron Burgess, Charlie Holland, Scott Large
10/11/2011 Insider Perspectives
The University Club of Washington, DC
Mark Warner, United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia
6/17/2011 Tech-Connect by MissionLink
Reston Town Center
Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA
3/24/2011 National Security Perspectives III
Congressional Country Club
Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, USCYBERCOM & Director, National Security Agency
3/2/2011 Federal Healthcare IT Perspectives
KippsDeSanto & Co.
George Peach Taylor, Jr., M.D., MPH, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs; Joanne Rohde, CEO & Founder, Axial Exchange Inc.
9/23/2010 American Security Challenge
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Tom Ridge, President & CEO, Ridge Global, former US Secretary of Homeland Security
9/22/2010 CyberCom & C4ISR
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Ken Krieg, former USD for AT&L; Maj. Gen. Zann Vautrinot, J5, USCYBERCOM; Lt. Gen. David Deptula, Head of ISR, USAF
5/4/2010 National Security Briefing
Metropolitan Club
Gen. James Jones, National Security Advisor
4/6/2010 Cyber Security & Intelligence Perspectives
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Alan Wade, former CIO, Central Intelligence Agency; William Crowell, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
11/11/2009 National Security Perspectives II
Congressional Country Club
Gen. Keith Alexander, Director, National Security Agency
10/21/2009 Corporate Growth – Navigating Today’s Turbulent MarketsThe Tower Club George Wilson, Stanley Associates; Wayne Wilkinson, President, Data Technologies & Analytics
9/17/2009 Cyber Security Event
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Jerry Archer, CISO INTUIT; Al Tarasiuk, CIO, CIA; Wayne Jackson, Chairman, JackBe
8/12/2009 Unmanned Systems Perspectives
Clyde’s – Washington, DC
Maj. Gen. Blair Hansen, Director of ISR Capabilities; Hon. James Finley, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Hon. Claude Bolton Jr. DSC (Major General, USAF, retired)
7/23/2009 A Conversation with Stan Soloway on Federal Insourcing
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO of Professional Services Council
3/25/2009 M&A – What’s the Big Deal?
The Tower Club
Doug Layman, Founder & President, Kadix Systems
11/11/2008 National Security Perspectives I
Congressional Country Club
William Crowell, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency; Michael Jackson, former Deputy Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security; Jose Rodriguez, Jr., former Director, CIA, National Clandestine Service
9/18/2008 Fast Growing Government Contractors
The Tower Club
Jodi Johnson, Founder & CEO, Oberon Associates Inc.; David Young, Founder & President, Oberon Associates Inc.
6/26/2008 CEO Success Stories: Maximizing the Value of Your Business
The Tower Club
Richard Helms, CEO, Abraxas Corporation; Leonard Moodispaw, former CEO, Essex Corporation
12/4/2007 CEO Success Stories: Maximizing the Value of Your Business
The Tower Club
Joe Kampf, CEO, Covant Management; Shiv Krishnan, CEO, INDUS Corporation


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