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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Activate Your Network for Successful Search with Kenny Ames

  • Mon, August 06, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
  • 29


  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Monday Speaker Series: Kenny Ames


Activate Your Network

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If you're like me, you have nearly twenty years of experience and contacts in your field. When searching for your next career move, it is critical to activate your network and get them working for you.

In my job search, I have relied upon a number of methods to utilize my relationships. From documenting every interaction to follow up, it is helpful to methodically and tactically track your progress. In this session, we will talk about using current technologies and strategies from Google Keep to LinkedIn and various job boards.

Your network is one of the most powerful tools you have. Make sure it is working as hard and strategically as you are.

About the Speaker:

Kenny Ames is an experienced public policy professional. His background spans nearly twenty years in government, advocacy, business development, and strategic communications. His long-time love for politics brought him from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., where he attended The George Washington University.  

After graduation, he served as special assistant to Congressman Steny Hoyer and subsequently joined the staff of his hometown congressman, Barney Frank. In 2007, he joined Capitol Advantage (later acquired by CQ Roll Call) as director of client relationships. He then served as Director of Business Development at Fireside21 and worked in strategic communications and for a publishing firm.

An expert in communicating with elected officials, Kenny graduated summa cum laude from the Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in government and concentration in political communications. His thesis titled, “Social Media #FTW!: The Influence of Social Media on American Politics” passed with honors and won the William F. Clinger Jr. Award for outstanding thesis in institutional or representative government. With his experience and knowledge of Capitol Hill, Kenny helps associations and their advocates communicate effectively with key decision makers.

Contact the Speaker:

Kenny S. Ames

(202) 276-8526

Register online:


Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at a nearby eatery.

Attire is business casual.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. 

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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