Lauren Weiner, PhD, is CEO and Co-founder of WWC Global, the largest federal contracting firm in Tampa, FL. The company’s clients include the US Departments of Defense and State, the US Agency for International Development, and others. More than 70 percent of the staff are a military spouse or a veteran. Previously, Lauren worked at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President. Her academic accomplishments include a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Dartmouth College. Lauren co-founded two non-profit organizations: In Gear Career, now the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network, and Homefront Rising, a bipartisan organization that educates military spouses for roles in politics, policy, and advocacy (https://wwcglobal.com).