We’re happy to welcome Adrian McNamara, who joined the Akoya team this month as a communications account manager at the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. In his new role, he’ll develop and execute internal and external communications plans that highlight DHA and Military Health System events, activities, and policies.
Adrian has spent much of his career working for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and he most recently worked as a strategic communications contractor supporting the Office of the Army Surgeon General. He has a B.A. in political science from the University of Arizona, and he’s fluent in Spanish.
Especially during warm-weather months, it’s common to see our president, Holly Wray, sporting her tennis whites in the office before an after-work match. Holly’s love for the sport and Akoya’s work in the Washington, DC, area are what inspired us to support the venerable Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. Since 1955, the nonprofit has built “life champions” by giving underserved kids a safe environment in which they can excel in tennis and academics. Hundreds of children ages two and older participate in WTEF’s afterschool programs and summer camps annually.
WTEF’s annual Tennis Ball is something we look forward to each year, and not only are we proud to be a bronze sponsor for the recent gala, we are proud that Team Akoya made it all the way to the finals of the VIP Round Robin Tennis Tournament! Watch out, Roger and Serena!