2016 PTCMW Career Panel
Panel Participants: Kathy Stewart (CBP), Kevin Smith (SEC), Tanner Bateman (FTI), Joseph Caramagno (HumRRO), Gonzalo Ferro (SEC)
Food provided at the event. Webcast unavailable.
Panel: 5:30-7:00, Social Hour: 7:00-8:00.
UMBC Shady Grove Campus, Building III Room 3241-Crockett Theatre
This event, hosted by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), brings together a diverse panel of professionals working in the field of I/O Psychology. The panel will address topics such as career experiences in the field of I/O, career paths in I/O, tips for obtaining jobs and internships, etc. Panel participant biographies are as follows:
Kathy Stewart, M.A., is a Personnel Research Psychologist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). At CBP, she develops a variety of entry-level and promotional assessments to support positions within the agency as well as positions within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Kathy also has several years of experience working in the private sector for external consulting firms. Her responsibilities within the private sector included developing and administering assessment centers, conducting satisfaction and engagement surveys, and developing and administering training and feedback to candidates and assessors. Kathy is currently the Treasurer for the Personnel Testing Council of the Metropolitan Washington area (PTCMW) and is a frequent contributor to SIOP. Kathy graduated with a MA in I/O psychology from George Mason University in 2008.
Kevin G. Smith, M.A. is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist working on assessment and selection matters at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, Kevin held multiple roles and worked across service lines for CEB (fka Corporate Executive Board). He is a full member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and currently serves on the workshops committee. His prior SIOP service includes co-leading the Continuing Education and Placement Center/Jobnet committees. He earned his master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of South Florida.
Tanner Bateman, M.S.,
is a Senior Analyst
for the Global Talent Analytics group within FTI Consulting
, a global business advisory firm. Primary responsibilities support FTI’s more than 4,600 employees and include; identifying, analyzing, and reporting tends/themes in human capital data, participating in cross-functional teams to inform internal FTI initiatives, and providing advice to leadership driven by data analytics. Prior to FTI, Tanner worked as Senior Project Associate at Virginia Tech providing assessment and evaluation leadership for the U.S. Army’s national portfolio of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach programs. He also worked in Virginia Tech’s Office of Assessment and Evaluation, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and has taught undergraduate courses for Virginia Tech’s Psychology Department. Tanner has published a chapter in the Handbook of Personality at Work and a Hierarchical study of gender and engagement in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. He has presented at several professional conferences including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Association for Institutional Research. Tanner is an active member of SIOP and and Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (www.ptcmw.org
). Tanner earned his B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University, his M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Virginia Tech, and will complete his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Virginia Tech by Fall 2016.
Joseph Caramagno, M.A., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) with 10 years’ experience in workforce/human capital analytics, talent management, and organizational development. He is responsible for designing, conducting, and directing applied research in the behavioral and social sciences to address systemic organizational issues, create and maximize value, foster growth, and improve organizational performance. Much of his work involves building and deploying custom solutions for selection, validation, credentialing, training, evaluation, performance management, and retention. His clients include the U.S. Army, Department of Energy, State Department, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, American Society of Military Comptrollers, and the Edison Electric Institute.
Gonzalo Ferro, Ph.D., currently serves as a Personnel Psychologist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, he currently serves as the Past President of PTCMW. Gonzalo has over fifteen years of research and applied experience. He has developed and implemented numerous solutions to address and solve personnel and organizational challenges. Gonzalo has extensive experience leading and contributing to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of customized leadership training, organizational development, human capital, and employee development solutions for public sector organizations. His experience includes leading and managing projects; developing and implementing classroom and web-based training programs; teaching courses; evaluating training programs; developing leader assessments and training; communicating solutions to leaders and stakeholders; organizational survey design and delivery; job analysis and competency modeling; designing and delivering innovative assessments; building and maintaining strategic relationships across work groups and organizations; planning and executing different types of data collections; and conducting data analyses and communicating results in non-academic terms. Gonzalo has presented his work at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports. Gonzalo received his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from George Mason University in 2003. After a number of years working as a consultant, he went back to George Mason for his doctorate degree. He finally finished school (for the foreseeable future) in 2014, just shy of his 40th birthday. He is fluent in English and Spanish.