Event Host & Panel Moderator

“I engaged Hilary Fordwich to moderate the National Defense Industrial Association’s 2nd Annual Cyber Security Month Conference this past October. As the lead for the project, I couldn’t be happier with Hilary’s professional preparation, engaging dialogue with the panelists, and her supreme confidence and presence before an audience of industry leaders as well as the press. From Congressmen, Cyber Security CEOs, to the Defense press, Hilary is an outstanding ‘Ringmaster’ managing our conference with ease and grace. I only hope I can enlist her fabulous skills in the future.”

BoeingJohn Toomer, Director, Intelligence, Information and Cyber Systems, Government Operations, The Boeing Company


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With a career spanning more than 30 years and traversing the globe, Hilary Fordwich is a national expert in business development, strategic relationship building, and client relationship management for professionals in service organizations and knowledge-based industries.

As the TV host of Government Contract Weekly (as seen on W*USA-TV 9 CBS Greater DC Affiliate) Hilary can draw on the “best practices” of business development to guide your panel experts in a robust conversation that will stand out as a highlight of your next conference. Visit the Strelmark event videos archive to watch Hilary’s passionate and thoughtful interviews with CEOs from some of the most respected companies in Washington, DC.

Selected Speaking:

Hilary has delivered keynotes for numerous organizations some of which are listed here:
National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Cyber Conference (Moderator)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) (World Congress Speaker)
AFCEA Leadership Series (Interview)
McLean Chamber Cyber Security Symposium (Moderator)
SECAF Conference (Moderator)
Annual Marketing Awards at AMA (Host-MC)
Greater Washington Board of Trade, Potomac Conference & Leadership Panels (Moderator)
National Association of Office & Industrial Properties (NAOIP) (Annual Judge)
2013 APMP Mid-Atlantic Conference (Speaker)
KPMG’s ELIW (Executive Leadership Institute for Women) (Panelist)
PGA National AT&T’s Women’s Executive Series (Panelist)

Additional events include:
Annual Microsoft Marketers Conference
Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County
Chesapeake Technology Council
Chief Learning Officers Forum
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
CXO Forum
DC Women’s Bar Association
eWomenNetwork, (DC, NVA & MD chapters)
Executive Leadership Institute
Fairfax County Chamber ‘Power Golf’ and Leadership Institute
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Greater Washington Board of Trade, Potomac Conference & Leadership Panels
Hellenic American Women’s Council
Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA)
Innovations 2009 Keynote, Anne Arundel
Legal Marketing Association
Loudoun County Chamber
MC for the Annual Marketing Awards at American Marketing Association
McLean Chamber of Commerce
McLean County Chamber
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) (Annual Judge)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – World Congress
National Foundation of Independent Businesses
National Grassroots Council
National Press Foundation
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
PGA National Executive Series
Potomac Tech Wire
Prince William County Chamber
Renaissance Executive Forums
Society of the Marketing of Professional Services (SMPS)
The Junior League
United Professional Sales Association (UPSA)
University of Mary Washington Keynote 25th Celebration Symposium
University of Maryland, Smith MBA School, International Marketing & Branding
University of Virginia Alumni
Vistage CEO Roundtable
Women in Technology
Women’s Congressional Group
World Leadership Youth Congress

Work with Hilary

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Microsoft

“I must say that I really enjoyed listening to Hilary the most, and got the motivation to develop my network further in the Washington DC area….”

Ipek Tunca, Senior Business Strategy Analyst, Microsoft

“Hilary gave practical (and often humorous) advice to leaders in the area when she spoke on the topic of ‘resiliency’ at the KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women. Hilary is a dynamic presenter and infuses energy into the room when she speaks. It is clear that she has encountered many challenges in her career and life but has conquered these with her perseverance and tenacity. The participants could not say enough about her ability to provide frank and honest perspectives in an entertaining manner.”

Tracy K. Kenny, Partner, KPMG

“First let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the course that Hilary Fordwich presented on Gaining and Retaining Clients. I am currently implementing the techniques with my client, coworkers, and friends. I feel that intentions when communicating are often misunderstood. The techniques taught in this class go a long way to ease and inform the manner and method of conversations that we use with clients, coworkers, and others. This is especially true when the conversations that we are having are tough ones.”

Mike Donoghue, Director, PWC