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IM­AGE-MAKERS

Maur­een Carter

From Nick to De­loitte: Maur­een Carter (Richard A. Bloom)

When Maur­een Carter was 5 years old, she presen­ted her par­ents with a cray­on draw­ing of an am­aryl­lis, a blush­ing, six-poin­ted flower with a jut­ting sta­men.

“It’s still hanging in my par­ents’ foy­er,” says the di­git­al-design pro­fes­sion­al.

Last month, Carter was named cre­at­ive dir­ect­or of De­loitte Di­git­al, a di­vi­sion of the fin­an­cial-con­sult­ing firm ded­ic­ated to in­teg­rat­ing “di­git­al solu­tions in­to the every­day op­er­a­tions of gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing in­ter­ac­tions with con­stitu­ents,” ac­cord­ing to a De­loitte press re­lease. Carter said that the po­s­i­tion in­volves design­ing apps, web­site wire­frames, and oth­er di­git­al products.

Carter, who de­clined to give her age, was most re­cently vice pres­id­ent, di­git­al-brand cre­at­ive, for the chil­dren’s net­work Nick­elodeon.

She was raised in Trenton, N.J., and has a bach­el­or’s de­gree in graph­ic design from Hamp­ton Uni­versity in Vir­gin­ia and a mas­ter’s de­gree in com­mu­nic­a­tions design from New York City’s Pratt In­sti­tute.

Be­fore Nick­elodeon, she worked at Time Warner and Com­cast, where she rolled out a mo­bile app and tab­let in­ter­face for the Xfin­ity brand. Carter has also taught the­or­ies on design and con­cep­tu­al de­vel­op­ment at Pratt, the Academy of Art Uni­versity in San Fran­cisco, and Drexel Uni­versity in Phil­adelphia.

Chris­toph­er Snow Hop­kins

IM­AGE-MAKERS

Brett Deck­er

When Brett Deck­er was in col­lege, he dashed off a series of “punky, ad­oles­cent, fra­tern­ity-boy” let­ters to Wil­li­am F. Buckley Jr., the god­fath­er of the mod­ern con­ser­vat­ive move­ment. Some of them were frivol­ous — “Can a con­ser­vat­ive date a lib­er­al?” Deck­er in­quired — and some of them con­cerned re­con­dite policy mat­ters. To Deck­er’s as­ton­ish­ment, Buckley wrote back.

A short time later, with Buckley’s help, Deck­er in­sinu­ated him­self in­to the Wash­ing­ton-based con­ser­vat­ive in­tel­li­gent­sia. Through Stan Evans, head of the Herndon, Va.-based Na­tion­al Journ­al­ism Cen­ter and a class­mate of Buckley’s at Yale Uni­versity, Deck­er got a job with the gruff colum­nist Robert Novak.

“So much of Novak’s per­sona was this ste­reo­type of the growl­ing ideo­logue,” says Deck­er, who an­nounced last month he was join­ing the White House Writers Group as con­sult­ing dir­ect­or. “But his column was heav­ily re­por­ted. Novak’s view was that every one of them should be based on shoe-leath­er re­port­ing. One of the things he im­par­ted to the people who worked for him: “˜Any­body can have an opin­ion, but what does it mat­ter if you don’t have any new in­form­a­tion?’ “

Deck­er, 42, was most re­cently the ed­it­or in chief of Rare.us, a 5-month-old con­ser­vat­ive web­site owned by the Cox Me­dia Group. Asked if his de­par­ture spells the de­mise of the fledgling or­gan­iz­a­tion, Deck­er re­sponds, “They have to fig­ure out what they want to be. It’s a very tough mar­ket for on­line pub­lic­a­tions”¦. If you want to make money, you have to come up with something ori­gin­al.”

Born in San­dusky, Ohio, Deck­er fol­lowed his fath­er, a Ford Mo­tor em­ploy­ee, to Lon­don at the age of 1 be­fore mov­ing back to the Mid­w­est for the bal­ance of his child­hood. “Hav­ing a par­ent in an auto com­pany is al­most like be­ing a mil­it­ary brat,” he ex­plains. “You get plucked up and moved all over the place.”

After gradu­at­ing from Al­bion Col­lege in Michigan, Deck­er politicked by day and built Lin­colns by night. “Polit­ic­al cam­paigns didn’t pay much, but build­ing cars did — at least back then.”

After a stint un­der Novak, he joined the com­mu­nic­a­tions shop of then-House Ma­jor­ity Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, whose pro­file had “skyrock­eted” after he helped bring about the Clin­ton im­peach­ment. “I jumped over to the oth­er side of the fence — against Novak’s ad­vice,” Deck­er says. “He didn’t look kindly on elec­ted of­fi­cials.”

In the years that fol­lowed, Deck­er served as seni­or vice pres­id­ent of com­mu­nic­a­tions for the Ex­port-Im­port Bank and as a writer and ed­it­or for The Wall Street Journ­al, which as­signed him to its Hong Kong bur­eau. Late last year, he resigned as ed­it­or­i­al-page ed­it­or of The Wash­ing­ton Times, fol­lowed a month later by An­neke Green, the deputy ed­it­or of op-eds, who al­luded in her resig­na­tion let­ter to what she called the news­pa­per’s “un­eth­ic­al prac­tices.” (Green is now a seni­or dir­ect­or at the White House Writers Group.)

Apart from be­ing “an un­re­deem­able car nut,” Deck­er is an in­cur­able De­troit Ti­gers fan. Last week, he hopped on a plane to at­tend a game at Comer­ica Park.

C.S.H.

IN­TEREST GROUPS

Eric Ever­sole

As­sist­ing vets: Eric Ever­sole (Chet Suss­lin)

Clam­ber­ing up a rocky slope in Afgh­anistan, dodging en­emy gun­fire, work­ing 17 hours a day — this kind of pro­fes­sion­al ex­per­i­ence is hard to trans­late for ci­vil­ian em­ploy­ers.

“We try to help mil­it­ary per­son­nel put their ser­vice in terms the gen­er­al popu­lace can un­der­stand,” says Eric Ever­sole, the new ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of Hir­ing Our Her­oes, a pro­gram of the U.S. Cham­ber of Com­merce Found­a­tion that as­sists former ser­vice mem­bers as they reenter the work­force.

One of the pro­gram’s tools is a com­puter pro­gram that trans­lates mil­it­aryspeak (“I demon­strated lead­er­ship and a sense of duty”) in­to work­aday pat­ter (“I man­aged day-to-day op­er­a­tions”).

“It’s kind of like Tur­bo­Tax,” Ever­sole says. “And it’s needed — mil­it­ary mem­bers don’t ne­ces­sar­ily think about their ser­vice in a busi­ness con­text.”

So far, Hir­ing Our Her­oes has or­gan­ized about 580 job fairs and helped more than 20,200 vet­er­ans and mil­it­ary spouses find em­ploy­ment with 1,200 com­pan­ies. Spouses may not be steeped in the ar­got of sol­dier­ing, but they are “con­stantly on the go, mov­ing from one duty sta­tion to the next,” Ever­sole says. “They end up with gaps in their résumé, and they need help ex­plain­ing that to em­ploy­ers.”

Ever­sole, who was born in Bluffton, Ind., south of Fort Wayne, stud­ied his­tory at Wa­bash Col­lege and re­ceived a law de­gree from the Uni­versity of In­di­ana (Bloom­ing­ton). “I’m a Hoo­si­er through and through,” he says.

In 1998, he was com­mis­sioned in the Judge Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al’s Corps and as­signed to Wash­ing­ton, which he de­scribes as a “small town, in many ways.” He has lived in the Cap­it­ol Hill neigh­bor­hood ever since.

For the past six years, Ever­sole served as an at­tor­ney ad­viser at the Fed­er­al En­ergy Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion, where he spe­cial­ized in the sale of elec­tric power. The 41-year-old has thrown in his lot with the ho­met­own team — “I have “˜Nat­it­ude,’ I guess, al­though I didn’t like that term at first.”

C.S.H.

COR­POR­ATE LIFE

Kev­in Richards

Kev­in Richards was stay­ing in Fal­mouth, Mass., a sea­side town across the wa­ter from Martha’s Vine­yard, when the first fam­ily in­vaded the re­sort is­land last month.

“There was a lot of grumbling from the loc­al folks about the Secret Ser­vice and the pre­cau­tions they had to take,” says the 43-year-old, who has joined SAP, a soft­ware de­veloper, as head of its con­gres­sion­al-af­fairs shop.

For Richards, the brouhaha was re­min­is­cent of an­oth­er pres­id­en­tial vis­it, when Jimmy Carter came to Clin­ton, Mass. — Richards’s ho­met­own — on a 1977 whistle-stop tour. In pre­par­a­tion, the town re­painted its park benches and gen­er­ally spruced up the former tex­tile man­u­fac­tur­ing hub. Richards’s fath­er had won a lot­tery to par­ti­cip­ate in a town-hall meet­ing with the pres­id­ent but gave the tick­et to his 7-year-old son.

“There’s really a lot of pride “¦ that comes with the pres­id­ent com­ing to your ho­met­own,” Richards says. Whistle-stop tours may be an out­moded prac­tice, but “it really used to be an ef­fect­ive use of the pres­id­ent’s time to hear dir­ectly from “¦ or­din­ary cit­izens.”

As SAP’s main rep­res­ent­at­ive on Cap­it­ol Hill, Richards will track the tax de­bate. “Every­body’s on the edge of their seat [fol­low­ing] the an­nounce­ment from the De­part­ment of Treas­ury about the debt ceil­ing be­ing reached in Oc­to­ber,” he says. “I think any type of tax re­form that hap­pens this year will be [tied] to a “˜grand bar­gain.’ “

Born in­to a fam­ily of Ir­ish-Cath­ol­ic Demo­crats, Richards ven­er­ates the Kennedys. His moth­er is act­ive in the loc­al Demo­crat­ic Party and an ana­lyst with the Mas­sachu­setts De­part­ment of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion.

After gradu­at­ing from Cath­ol­ic Uni­versity, Richards was pro­hib­ited by his moth­er from com­ing home. “She told me, “˜You’re not com­ing back here — I don’t want you on my sofa.’ “ In­stead, he in­terned for the late Sen. Paul Well­stone, D-Minn., sit­ting dir­ectly out­side his of­fice. “He was a down-to-earth guy,” Richards says. “I called him “˜Paul.’ “

When his in­tern­ship ended, Richards went door-to-door, hawk­ing his résumé to mem­bers of the Demo­crat­ic caucus. After six months sort­ing mail for Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama (be­fore Shelby switched to the Re­pub­lic­an Party in 1994), he was hired as a staff as­sist­ant by the de facto pat­ri­arch of the polit­ic­al dyn­asty he revered. Richards served un­der the late Sen. Ed­ward Kennedy, D-Mass., for 14 years, even­tu­ally be­com­ing his eco­nom­ic-policy ad­viser.

From 2005 to 2010, Richards was seni­or man­ager of fed­er­al re­la­tions at Sy­mantec. Dur­ing the 2008 pres­id­en­tial cam­paign, he was then-Sen. Barack Obama’s li­ais­on to Sil­ic­on Val­ley. Richards was most re­cently seni­or vice pres­id­ent for fed­er­al gov­ern­ment af­fairs at Te­chAmer­ica.

C.S.H.

Maureen Carter

From Nick to De­loitte: Maur­een Carter (Richard A. Bloom)

When Maur­een Carter was 5 years old, she presen­ted her par­ents with a cray­on draw­ing of an am­aryl­lis, a blush­ing, six-poin­ted flower with a jut­ting sta­men.

“It’s still hanging in my par­ents’ foy­er,” says the di­git­al-design pro­fes­sion­al.

Last month, Carter was named cre­at­ive dir­ect­or of De­loitte Di­git­al, a di­vi­sion of the fin­an­cial-con­sult­ing firm ded­ic­ated to in­teg­rat­ing “di­git­al solu­tions in­to the every­day op­er­a­tions of gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing in­ter­ac­tions with con­stitu­ents,” ac­cord­ing to a De­loitte press re­lease. Carter said that the po­s­i­tion in­volves design­ing apps, web­site wire­frames, and oth­er di­git­al products.

Carter, who de­clined to give her age, was most re­cently vice pres­id­ent, di­git­al-brand cre­at­ive, for the chil­dren’s net­work Nick­elodeon.

She was raised in Trenton, N.J., and has a bach­el­or’s de­gree in graph­ic design from Hamp­ton Uni­versity in Vir­gin­ia and a mas­ter’s de­gree in com­mu­nic­a­tions design from New York City’s Pratt In­sti­tute.

Be­fore Nick­elodeon, she worked at Time Warner and Com­cast, where she rolled out a mo­bile app and tab­let in­ter­face for the Xfin­ity brand. Carter has also taught the­or­ies on design and con­cep­tu­al de­vel­op­ment at Pratt, the Academy of Art Uni­versity in San Fran­cisco, and Drexel Uni­versity in Phil­adelphia.

Chris­toph­er Snow Hop­kins

IM­AGE-MAKERS

Brett Decker

When Brett Deck­er was in col­lege, he dashed off a series of “punky, ad­oles­cent, fra­tern­ity-boy” let­ters to Wil­li­am F. Buckley Jr., the god­fath­er of the mod­ern con­ser­vat­ive move­ment. Some of them were frivol­ous — “Can a con­ser­vat­ive date a lib­er­al?” Deck­er in­quired — and some of them con­cerned re­con­dite policy mat­ters. To Deck­er’s as­ton­ish­ment, Buckley wrote back.

A short time later, with Buckley’s help, Deck­er in­sinu­ated him­self in­to the Wash­ing­ton-based con­ser­vat­ive in­tel­li­gent­sia. Through Stan Evans, head of the Herndon, Va.-based Na­tion­al Journ­al­ism Cen­ter and a class­mate of Buckley’s at Yale Uni­versity, Deck­er got a job with the gruff colum­nist Robert Novak.

“So much of Novak’s per­sona was this ste­reo­type of the growl­ing ideo­logue,” says Deck­er, who an­nounced last month he was join­ing the White House Writers Group as con­sult­ing dir­ect­or. “But his column was heav­ily re­por­ted. Novak’s view was that every one of them should be based on shoe-leath­er re­port­ing. One of the things he im­par­ted to the people who worked for him: “˜Any­body can have an opin­ion, but what does it mat­ter if you don’t have any new in­form­a­tion?’ “

Deck­er, 42, was most re­cently the ed­it­or in chief of Rare.us, a 5-month-old con­ser­vat­ive web­site owned by the Cox Me­dia Group. Asked if his de­par­ture spells the de­mise of the fledgling or­gan­iz­a­tion, Deck­er re­sponds, “They have to fig­ure out what they want to be. It’s a very tough mar­ket for on­line pub­lic­a­tions”¦. If you want to make money, you have to come up with something ori­gin­al.”

Born in San­dusky, Ohio, Deck­er fol­lowed his fath­er, a Ford Mo­tor em­ploy­ee, to Lon­don at the age of 1 be­fore mov­ing back to the Mid­w­est for the bal­ance of his child­hood. “Hav­ing a par­ent in an auto com­pany is al­most like be­ing a mil­it­ary brat,” he ex­plains. “You get plucked up and moved all over the place.”

After gradu­at­ing from Al­bion Col­lege in Michigan, Deck­er politicked by day and built Lin­colns by night. “Polit­ic­al cam­paigns didn’t pay much, but build­ing cars did — at least back then.”

After a stint un­der Novak, he joined the com­mu­nic­a­tions shop of then-House Ma­jor­ity Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, whose pro­file had “skyrock­eted” after he helped bring about the Clin­ton im­peach­ment. “I jumped over to the oth­er side of the fence — against Novak’s ad­vice,” Deck­er says. “He didn’t look kindly on elec­ted of­fi­cials.”

In the years that fol­lowed, Deck­er served as seni­or vice pres­id­ent of com­mu­nic­a­tions for the Ex­port-Im­port Bank and as a writer and ed­it­or for The Wall Street Journ­al, which as­signed him to its Hong Kong bur­eau. Late last year, he resigned as ed­it­or­i­al-page ed­it­or of The Wash­ing­ton Times, fol­lowed a month later by An­neke Green, the deputy ed­it­or of op-eds, who al­luded in her resig­na­tion let­ter to what she called the news­pa­per’s “un­eth­ic­al prac­tices.” (Green is now a seni­or dir­ect­or at the White House Writers Group.)

Apart from be­ing “an un­re­deem­able car nut,” Deck­er is an in­cur­able De­troit Ti­gers fan. Last week, he hopped on a plane to at­tend a game at Comer­ica Park.

C.S.H.

IN­TEREST GROUPS

Eric Eversole

As­sist­ing vets: Eric Ever­sole (Chet Suss­lin)

Clam­ber­ing up a rocky slope in Afgh­anistan, dodging en­emy gun­fire, work­ing 17 hours a day — this kind of pro­fes­sion­al ex­per­i­ence is hard to trans­late for ci­vil­ian em­ploy­ers.

“We try to help mil­it­ary per­son­nel put their ser­vice in terms the gen­er­al popu­lace can un­der­stand,” says Eric Ever­sole, the new ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of Hir­ing Our Her­oes, a pro­gram of the U.S. Cham­ber of Com­merce Found­a­tion that as­sists former ser­vice mem­bers as they reenter the work­force.

One of the pro­gram’s tools is a com­puter pro­gram that trans­lates mil­it­aryspeak (“I demon­strated lead­er­ship and a sense of duty”) in­to work­aday pat­ter (“I man­aged day-to-day op­er­a­tions”).

“It’s kind of like Tur­bo­Tax,” Ever­sole says. “And it’s needed — mil­it­ary mem­bers don’t ne­ces­sar­ily think about their ser­vice in a busi­ness con­text.”

So far, Hir­ing Our Her­oes has or­gan­ized about 580 job fairs and helped more than 20,200 vet­er­ans and mil­it­ary spouses find em­ploy­ment with 1,200 com­pan­ies. Spouses may not be steeped in the ar­got of sol­dier­ing, but they are “con­stantly on the go, mov­ing from one duty sta­tion to the next,” Ever­sole says. “They end up with gaps in their résumé, and they need help ex­plain­ing that to em­ploy­ers.”

Ever­sole, who was born in Bluffton, Ind., south of Fort Wayne, stud­ied his­tory at Wa­bash Col­lege and re­ceived a law de­gree from the Uni­versity of In­di­ana (Bloom­ing­ton). “I’m a Hoo­si­er through and through,” he says.

In 1998, he was com­mis­sioned in the Judge Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al’s Corps and as­signed to Wash­ing­ton, which he de­scribes as a “small town, in many ways.” He has lived in the Cap­it­ol Hill neigh­bor­hood ever since.

For the past six years, Ever­sole served as an at­tor­ney ad­viser at the Fed­er­al En­ergy Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion, where he spe­cial­ized in the sale of elec­tric power. The 41-year-old has thrown in his lot with the ho­met­own team — “I have “˜Nat­it­ude,’ I guess, al­though I didn’t like that term at first.”

C.S.H.

COR­POR­ATE LIFE

Kevin Richards

Kev­in Richards was stay­ing in Fal­mouth, Mass., a sea­side town across the wa­ter from Martha’s Vine­yard, when the first fam­ily in­vaded the re­sort is­land last month.

“There was a lot of grumbling from the loc­al folks about the Secret Ser­vice and the pre­cau­tions they had to take,” says the 43-year-old, who has joined SAP, a soft­ware de­veloper, as head of its con­gres­sion­al-af­fairs shop.

For Richards, the brouhaha was re­min­is­cent of an­oth­er pres­id­en­tial vis­it, when Jimmy Carter came to Clin­ton, Mass. — Richards’s ho­met­own — on a 1977 whistle-stop tour. In pre­par­a­tion, the town re­painted its park benches and gen­er­ally spruced up the former tex­tile man­u­fac­tur­ing hub. Richards’s fath­er had won a lot­tery to par­ti­cip­ate in a town-hall meet­ing with the pres­id­ent but gave the tick­et to his 7-year-old son.

“There’s really a lot of pride “¦ that comes with the pres­id­ent com­ing to your ho­met­own,” Richards says. Whistle-stop tours may be an out­moded prac­tice, but “it really used to be an ef­fect­ive use of the pres­id­ent’s time to hear dir­ectly from “¦ or­din­ary cit­izens.”

As SAP’s main rep­res­ent­at­ive on Cap­it­ol Hill, Richards will track the tax de­bate. “Every­body’s on the edge of their seat [fol­low­ing] the an­nounce­ment from the De­part­ment of Treas­ury about the debt ceil­ing be­ing reached in Oc­to­ber,” he says. “I think any type of tax re­form that hap­pens this year will be [tied] to a “˜grand bar­gain.’ “

Born in­to a fam­ily of Ir­ish-Cath­ol­ic Demo­crats, Richards ven­er­ates the Kennedys. His moth­er is act­ive in the loc­al Demo­crat­ic Party and an ana­lyst with the Mas­sachu­setts De­part­ment of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion.

After gradu­at­ing from Cath­ol­ic Uni­versity, Richards was pro­hib­ited by his moth­er from com­ing home. “She told me, “˜You’re not com­ing back here — I don’t want you on my sofa.’ “ In­stead, he in­terned for the late Sen. Paul Well­stone, D-Minn., sit­ting dir­ectly out­side his of­fice. “He was a down-to-earth guy,” Richards says. “I called him “˜Paul.’ “

When his in­tern­ship ended, Richards went door-to-door, hawk­ing his résumé to mem­bers of the Demo­crat­ic caucus. After six months sort­ing mail for Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama (be­fore Shelby switched to the Re­pub­lic­an Party in 1994), he was hired as a staff as­sist­ant by the de facto pat­ri­arch of the polit­ic­al dyn­asty he revered. Richards served un­der the late Sen. Ed­ward Kennedy, D-Mass., for 14 years, even­tu­ally be­com­ing his eco­nom­ic-policy ad­viser.

From 2005 to 2010, Richards was seni­or man­ager of fed­er­al re­la­tions at Sy­mantec. Dur­ing the 2008 pres­id­en­tial cam­paign, he was then-Sen. Barack Obama’s li­ais­on to Sil­ic­on Val­ley. Richards was most re­cently seni­or vice pres­id­ent for fed­er­al gov­ern­ment af­fairs at Te­chAmer­ica.

C.S.H.

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