The Choice’s entire team is our leadership team. Our team reflects our approach to engaging citizen leaders. Each team member is empowered to make a difference.
Our team of leaders is enhanced by a level of directors and corporate associates that help drive our success each and every day.
Cheryl Marquis joined The Choice’s team over a decade ago and serves as the President of our operations. Cheryl knows the nation’s capital, having managed some of the largest staffing contracts in Washington, DC. Cheryl’s focus on quality recruiting has driven The Choice’s growth for over a decade.
Cheryl’s leadership style is complemented by the CEO of The Choice, Drew Hudson. Drew brings over two decades of government contracting experience to The Choice. His career brand leads the organization’s appreciation of Citizen Leaders as he values talent investing in organization mission and not just “working”.
Vice President of Recruiting and Compliance
Kate Brady Lyons serves as our Vice President of Recruiting and Compliance. Kate’s eye for quality is unparalleled. Her calm demeanor, work ethic and intelligence contribute to her ability to play dual roles in The Choice’s organization. Her decade of experience and strong leadership make her a source of wisdom and guidance for both her fellow colleagues and her clients.
Tara Rickert is entering her second decade of sharing her talents and time with The Choice. Tara leads our Finance and Administrative function, ensuring our clients and associates have zero issues with their financial interface with The Choice. Tara also manages our Federal, State and Local Contracts to ensure compliance to municipal and FAR regulations.
Allison Gierszewski is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a background in business administration and hospitality management. After initially starting in Human Resources at The Choice, she has provided recruiting support to the team for the last two and a half years. Allison is a DC native and enjoys the opportunity to contribute her background in quality customer service towards connecting Washington, DC professionals.
Katherine Rivard is the newest addition to The Choice’s recruiting team. After graduating from Georgetown University with her Bachelor’s in Culture and Politics, she decided to pursue a career path that would allow her to work directly with others in her community. As a self-proclaimed people-person, Katherine values her ability to help connect candidates with exciting opportunities at organizations throughout the DC area. Her high energy approach and commitment to helping associates find positions that fit their needs and interests, allow her to work quickly and thoughtfully with both clients and associates.
London Doby is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Sociology. With his strong background in customer service and operations, London handles all Human Resources dealings for The Choice. London assists all of our associates in matters of payroll, timekeeping, and benefits.
Director of Diversity
Ellen de Bremond is the Director of Diversity at The Choice. Ms. de Bremond brings over three decades of specialized experience working in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and broader compliance to the team.Ms. de Bremond’s experience includes fifteen years of experience as the President of a staffing firm serving Washington, Maryland and Virginia. In addition to her subject matter expertise in diversity issues, this extensive leadership provides clients with a wealth of business knowledge working to provide the best solutions.
Our Chairwoman, Tracy Paquin, began her career as a recruiter at The Choice in 1984. Her story is a true testament to the advancement of a career brand through becoming Vice President, Equity Owner, President, Majority Owner and now Chairwoman.