At Emergent, we have a talented team of experts in many fields. Our executive leadership team ensures we run a company we can be proud to belong to, while our field staff work alongside our clients solving interesting problems and supporting each in their journey to goal achievement. Curious what the icons mean below our name? Learn more about Identity Mapping here.
Change Accelerator & Servant Leader
Jennifer Stanford is a sought-after Trust Coach and the CEO of Emergent Performance Solutions. Her entrepreneurial spirit, combined with over 25 years of practical experience working with complex organizations, has given her the insight required to design engaging and exciting experiences for individuals, teams and organizations that have a lasting impact. Jennifer is an author and speaker, and is credentialed as a Vistage Worldwide speaker. Jen loves serving her community and church, adventuring outdoors with her husband and spending time with her two grown children and granddogs.
Jill Mellott is a respected Operations and HR Executive with over 20 years of experience in operations, management, HR, consulting and facilitation. Working with organizations ranging from start-ups to mid and large companies and those going through Merger & Acquisition, her expertise spans multiple areas including business operations, HR strategy, change management, strategic communication and positive workplace culture. Jill's passion is helping connect people and ideas to make a positive difference both professionally and personally. She loves watching and playing sports, which is very handy in raising two sports-loving boys!
Ryan C. Toni
Vice President, Business Development
Ryan C. Toni is an accomplished Business Development Executive, Team Leader, and Connector with 25+ years' experience across Federal, State and Commercial markets. Ryan has deep expertise in sales & business development, capture & proposal management, business operations & strategy, corporate development, team building, and leadership within government contracting, information technology, financial services, and insurance industries. Throughout his career he's established, built, and strengthened trusted relationships with Business Owners, C-Suite Executives, Federal & State Agency Executives, and Strategic Partners.
Account Manager, DHS
Daniel Huffman-Frasco is a talented consultant with over 15 years of experience partnering with both federal and commercial clients. Dan's unique skillset, a complementary blend of operationally focused and people-centric expertise, enables him to assist Emergent's Federal Government clients in achieving positive and lasting results in maximizing organizational effectiveness and efficiency. He has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership, a Master's degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and is currently pursing a PhD in Business Psychology. Dan has earned professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Dan and his girlfriend have rescued two Great Danes. They've fallen in love with the breed and plan to rescue more… but can only fit so many in their house at one time.
Account Manager, DoD
Lauren Wynns is a corporate lawyer turned consultant. She deploys her policy and guidance, project management and facilitator expertise while supporting Emergent's Federal Government clients. Lauren has a B.S. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate from the George Mason School of Law and is a member of the Washington, D.C. bar association. Lauren lives with her husband and their two dogs, a golden retriever and a rescued hound mix, and she has recently added a saltwater reef aquarium to the mix.
Reporting and Finance Specialist
Marcel pairs his passion for business, his education in finance and his experience in accounting to support Emergent's day to day reporting and financial operations. Marcel is the ideal utility player, supporting other areas of the business and focusing on special projects where needed. When he's not tackling spreadsheets, Marcel can be found watching (and debating) football.
Logistics and Special Events
Summer is a creative event planner with a love for logistics. She leverages her degree in Tourism and Special Event Planning while supporting Emergent's training development client projects as well as key internal projects. Summer's passion for creating lasting memories for clients is demonstrated through her experience with planning and executing successful events and establishing strong video and online media presence. Her love for the outdoors fuels her desire to spend all her free time on roller skates, sipping tea on patios and walking her best friend, Penny the Pug, around town.