Meghan joined Dog Tag Inc. as Chief Operating Officer in early 2012. She has more than six years of experience in the financial sector, having worked for Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, and Macquarie Group in management, administrative organization, and human resources.
She comes from a military family with both her father and sister graduating from the Naval Academy and serving in the United States Marine Corps. Meghan’s responsibility is the daily management of Dog Tag Inc., including all business decisions, hirings and strategic vision for the future of the organization.
Justin Ford serves as the General Manager of Dog Tag Inc. In this role, he manages the business side of the organization. Justin leads Dog Tag’s students through the hands-on entrepreneurship-focused business rotation. Upon joining the organization, he played an intricate role in the development of the student recruitment process.
Before transitioning into business, Justin worked in Florida politics for a number of years before coming to Washington, DC to create a leadership development program for military and defense leaders who are continuing their public service with the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy. Concurrently, he served as the President of a political action committee working on behalf of veterans. From 2000-2004, Justin served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Combat Engineer.
During the Kosovo conflict, he participated in NATO peacekeeping missions and later served as a non-commissioned officer during the first year of the Iraq War. In 2012, he was selected as a national delegate with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). In addition, he continues to serve on George Washington University’s Center for a Second Service Board of Advisors.
Rebecca Clerget began her work with Dog Tag Inc. as a consultant in May of 2014 and as Head Pastry Chef in August of 2014. Her responsibilities include the management of bakery operations, execution and implementation of menu items for our retail bakery, and overseeing the baking and pastry training for our veterans and their spouses.
Previously, Rebecca worked in Five Star restaurants, Relais and Chateaux properties, and luxury hotels in the United States and in Europe. Rebecca has worked with some of the most accomplished pastry chefs in England, France and Spain. She won “best young pastry chef” in the United Kingdom in 2006 from the Academy of Food and Wine and represented England in the first ever Roussillon Dessert Trophy in the south west of France. She has worked part time at The White House since the end of the Bush administration and spent the last four years as Executive Pastry Chef and beekeeper for The Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC, Georgetown where she ran a successful and creative pastry department. Rebecca is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
Simone Borisov joined Dog Tag Inc. in June of 2014 as the Director of Development. Her responsibilities include management and implementation of Dog Tag’s fundraising efforts and development of strategic partnerships, as well as oversight of communications and public relations.
Previously, Simone worked as the Assistant Director of Development at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School and as the Development and Volunteer Program Coordinator for the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation. She has volunteered with various military and social service organizations, including LifeSkills, The Mission Continues, Team Rubicon, Project Peanut Butter and Engineers without Borders. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Webster University.
Simone comes from a military family: her mother served as an Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Navy stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and her brother served as a Public Affairs NCO in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Myer.
Chris Yedibalian joined the Dog Tag team in July of 2013. In this role, Chris oversees the organization’s financials and bookkeeping, working on projections and budgeting for the non-profit. He coordinates the fulfillment of orders placed through the e-commerce site and implements the advertising and marketing strategy for the organization. Previously, Chris oversaw Dog Tag’s first cohort of veterans and their coursework through Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies. Chris is a graduate of Georgetown University.