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Jacqueline Petras Promoted to Government TE Recruiting Manager

January 10, 2023


Jackie started her ALKU career in August 2020 and has been an essential team member since day one. Peers describe her as a breath of fresh air as she is incredibly upbeat and positive. She has achieved countless victories throughout her career and continues to go above and beyond daily.   

Jackie was the first Recruiter in her division, and she has since successfully led her group to grow while developing new and tenured employees at ALKU. Jackie is reliable and incredible at her job and leading her team.   

Jackie always brings the best energy and keeps her group positive when times get tough. She is incredibly dedicated and hardworking. Day in and out, she is continuously the first and last out of the office. She was one of the original members of ALKU’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) Pride and a member of State of Mind and ALKU Women Empowered (AWE).   

In her new role, she will lead and develop the Government TE division while looking for new areas to specialize in.  

Congratulations, Jackie! We can’t wait to see all you accomplish in this new role!  

“Jack! I think everyone can agree that she is the most upbeat, positive, go-getter person they have met. She brings energy no matter what hurdle the group is facing, and she has a knack for keeping her entire division motivated & engaged through late nights, early morning meetings, and challenging situations. She has been running this group for the last seven months with the biggest smile, no matter what the group or I have thrown her way. She was the first Recruiter in the I&E division – now leading four other Recruiters to their successes.  

If you have ever been in a room with Jackie, you know her energy is contagious & you can’t help but want to be her friend, cheerleader & partner. She is a gem – and I am so grateful to have had her on my team. I am so proud and excited to announce her promotion to Government TE Recruiting Manager! A promotion is well-deserved & overdue! Mary & I are incredibly proud of you!” -Kayla Jones  

“When Jackie started at ALKU, we had yet to officially launch the division that she was going to recruit for.  While we were still figuring out the ins and outs of our new market, Jackie jumped into it head first with nothing but positivity and a get-it-done attitude the whole time.  Before she had the label of a leader, Jackie was already setting the tone for our new group’s production and, more importantly, our culture.  Jackie has proved time and time again that there is no challenge that she can’t overcome with her impressive work ethic and infectious positivity.  If you watch Jackie in our office, it doesn’t take long to see her build relationships with nearly everyone here across all different pillars, divisions, and tenure levels.  This is especially relevant when it comes to the people she has mentored.  They emulate all the things that make Jackie a great teammate and someone I am proud to call my counterpart!  Congrats on a very well-deserved promotion!  Gov TE to the MOON!!!” – Brendan Bagnato  

“My little firecracker! I am so honored and excited to be writing this quote for one of my favorite people at ALKU. Jackie brightens your day; she is full of smiles, positivity, and jokes. Her dedication and hard work, coupled with her energizer bunny personality, make for an amazing culture & environment for her team. She has played an integral role in Gov IE’s success as the 1st recruiter to join the group and has since helped grow the group to incredible heights. Jackie truly cares for her people’s growth and is the best leader, role model, and inspiration possible. Being in a remote office has its challenges, but Jackie has done a phenomenal job building strong relationships, creating her brand, and making herself known (to everyone, everywhere). Jackie is a leader that shows by doing; she is constantly on the phone, showing her team how it’s done. I am confident that Gov IE, now Gov TE, is in the best possible hands, with Jackie leading the charge. I am SO excited to see what you accomplish in your new role. Never stop being you!” -Tarah Lovato   

Jackie has a contagious laugh and smile, and no doubt gives, her the ability to get the very best out of the people she works with. She is upbeat, positive, and caring and strives to be her best every day. Jackie is often the first in the office and the last to leave. Jackie is extremely personable and probably knows more people at ALKU than anyone. When she travels to any office outside her home office of Herndon, she is relentlessly introducing herself to people she hasn’t met and tries to learn as much as possible from them. She works tirelessly to improve herself and those that she mentors. Jackie is one of those leaders that is very tuned in to what’s happening and often identifies issues well before others. Jackie is going to lead the Gov Technical engineering group to great things, and I, for one and looking forward to sitting back and watching it all grow! Please join me in congratulating Jackie Petres on before the Recruiting Manager for the Gov Technical Engineering division!” – Nate Rose