Board of Advisors

Mark Meudt

General Dynamics IT
Vice President

Mark Meudt

As vice president, Mr. Meudt oversees marketing, public relations and internal communications for General Dynamics IT.

Mr. Meudt has more than 25 years of marketing, communications and business development experience in the U.S. defense, federal, state and government contractor marketplace, in addition to the international IT services and telecommunications business.

Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Meudt directed marketing and public relations for the IT, engineering and services sectors of top-tier defense, aerospace and telecommunications firms, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Alcatel. Prior, he managed business development and operations at Weber Shandwick, an international advertising and public relations agency.

Mr. Meudt earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. He is also a graduate of the Darden School Business Executive Development Program in financial management at the University of Virginia. He is an award-winning freelance journalist and a published author. Mr. Meudt serves on the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore board of directors and he is active with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Richmond Justice Initiative.

Mark Amtower

LinkedIn Pulse, Amtower & Company, Amtower Speaks!
Godfather of Government Marketing

Mark Amtower

Mark Amtower is a consultant, speaker, industry spokesperson, business best-selling author and radio host. He is among the most recognized and quoted professionals in the government market. Guy Timberlake dubbed him “the Godfather of government marketing” and the industry veteran Bob Gosselin called him the “best of the best of government marketing gurus.” He was selected by BtoB magazine as one of the Top 100 Business Marketers in the United States 2008 an his LinkedIn profile was selected as one of the seven best in the 2009 contest, Rock the World with Your Online Presence.

He advises small, medium and large companies on all facets of marketing to the government. He specializes in helping companies develop thought leadership positions in a defined niche and leveraging social media to gain targeted visibility in the government contracting market. His expertise in both marketing to the government and LinkedIn makes him a sought after consultant, keynote, luncheon and workshop speaker.

Amtower is the founding partner of the government market advisory firm Amtower & Company, of Columbia, Maryland and founder and Director of the Government Market Master™ continuing professional education program. Workshops are offered in Columbia MD and McLean VA.

Amtower has advised thousands of companies on all aspects of doing business with the federal government since he started his company in 1985. Many of his clients are among the most successful companies in the government market. His books, Government Marketing Best Practices (2005) and Amazon best seller Selling to the Government (2011) are industry standards. He has been quoted in over 250 publications worldwide and speaks at 30+ industry events each year. His radio show, Amtower Off Center, is in its tenth year on Federal News Radio and was the first radio show in the country to address issues concerning issues impacting the government contracting community.

He is widely known for all black attire, dry wit and candor in his articles, books, consulting, radio interviews, presentations and keynotes.

Lou Anne Brossman

Vice President Marketing

Lou Anne Brossman

Lou Anne Brossman has over 30 years of public sector government marketing leadership experience gained while working for some of the leading companies in the market (Juniper Networks, immixGroup, EMC ). Her roots are in the manufacture world which enables her to better understand and relate to the corporate issues her federal marketing customers are facing. She is a sought out speaker on Government Marketing Best Practices and is well recognized and respected for her ability to drive Thought Leadership campaigns on relevant federal, state and local government policies and mandates. Lou Anne has served on numerous boards including immixGroup and Trezza Media and was a founding member of the Women’s Center Executive Council. Lou Anne was honored with the Heroines in Technology award presented by Women In Technology and she was the recipient of the ACT IAC Dedication to Making a Difference award.

Lou Anne started Virtual Marketing in 2008 after realizing there was a need for experienced hands-on “virtual” government marketing experts who could provide an economical way for companies to have winning government marketing programs. She most recently launched Government Marketing University, an innovative learning platform that applies a collaborative, community-based approach toward knowledge sharing and skills development in the field of public sector marketing. Government Marketing University will offer training, research, certifications, mentoring, and community resources all in one place. For more information about Government Marketing University, visit www.governmentmarketinguniversity.com.

David Powell

Federal Business Council, Inc
Chief Operating Officer

David Powell

David Powell is the Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Business Council, (FBC) which produces mission-specific conferences and events for the Department of Defense, U.S. Federal Agencies and the Intelligence Community. Since 1976, FBC has produced over 5,000 mission oriented training events, exercises, meetings, industry outreach programs, conferences and expositions. Each year, FBC works with thousands of government contractors and agency personnel to create meaningful face to face interactions across the United States.

David is a partner in FBC, co-founder of The CyberMaryland Conference, The National Cyber Education Map, the original CyberHive at UMBC, has co-produced of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame since its inception, and is currently spearheading multiple initiatives geared to defining and advancing cyber throughout the country. FBC is a Federal and National Security contractor serving many outreach and individual mission roles.

David is a Board Member of the US Cavalry and Armor Association, the Maryland Cyber Commission, is an Advisory Board Member for the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council Cyber Working Group, and works within the local community as a board member for the Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Mike O'Neill

Federal Business Council, Inc

Mike O’Neill

Michael O’Neill is the current Director of the Federal Business Council and has been managing Federal Events and developing Federal Marketing Channels for more than 25 years. Mr. O’Neill develops and manages the government client relationships for FBC with over 50 major Federal Agencies. In this capacity, he oversees the business to government connections within the cyber and Information technology events that FBC hosts.