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Arlington-Alexandria Chapter Program & Networking Reception
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Join the Arlington-Alexandria Chapter for discussions on human trafficking and Arlington’s Restaurant Initiative. We will hear from the Blue Campaign and the Arlington Police Department’s Restaurant Liaison Unit. A networking reception will follow the program sponsored by our host, The Westin Arlington Gateway. Valet Parking will be discounted to $8.00. There is no self-parking at the hotel.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia  22203
United States
Contact: Kristen Karrfalt

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VRLTA Arlington-Alexandria Chapter

June Chapter  Member Program + Networking Reception


Speakers will include:

Dimitrios (Jim) Mastoras is a Master Police Officer with the Arlington County Police Department. He is a twenty-two-year veteran of the department and has held many assignments throughout his career. He created the Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI) adaptation of the Best Bar None model. In addition to providing training to prevent alcohol-related harm, he established a partnership with Arlington's Project Peace to develop Bar Bystander sexual assault intervention training for restaurant staff. His work for Arlington County has been recognized by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) for saving lives and preventing injuries caused by drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington DC Metro area. The strategies he implemented have been recognized by the US Department of Justice and he authored a DOJ COPS Office toolkit to be used by departments across the United States.


Ms. Brandi Bynum currently serves as the Lead Program Coordinator with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign in Washington, D.C. The Blue Campaign’s primary focus is to bring public awareness to human trafficking and its identifiers. For six months, she served as a detailee with the Blue Campaign through the President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program.  Before starting her detail at DHS in April 2018, Brandi served as a Program Analyst with the Recruitment Policy and Outreach Office, located in Employee Services at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C.  In this role, she specifically worked with the Federal Government’s Pathways Programs for Students and Recent Graduates. She provided in-person and virtual webinars to over 100 schools in the United States and served as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) lead for OPM. Prior to joining OPM, Brandi previously served six years with the U.S. Department of State as a Human Resources Specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. In this position, she held various roles. She worked collaboratively with key staff to improve recruitment agency wide, helped develop the State Department’s Pathways policy and managed the Presidential Management Fellows Program.  Brandi is also is a member of Young Government Leaders. Brandi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
3:00 - 4:00 PM Chapter Program
4:00 - 5:30 PM Networking Reception


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