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Kayla Jones Promoted to Director, Government Recruiting

June 28, 2023


Kayla started her ALKU career as an Intern and worked her way up to where she is today through hard work and dedication. She started her full-time career as a Recruiter and quickly became the go-to Recruiter in Government.  

Kayla continued to grow and became Government’s first-ever Senior Recruiter in August 2018. Kayla began to show interest in leadership opportunities and began to mentor several Interns, where she excelled. She was then promoted to Recruiting Manager in April 2020, and she led the recruiting efforts of Government start-up division, I&E, in 2021. She then earned her Senior Recruiting Manager promotion in January 2022.  

Kayla continues to set the pace and is a role model to everyone in the Herndon office while promoting ALKU’s Have Fun Working Hard® culture. She continues to bring her positive attitude every day and assures that the next day will be better than the last, and that is something that rubs off on everyone around her! She is an incredibly thoughtful and accountable leader who holds herself to an extremely high standard and is viewed as a mentor by all. She continues to do whatever it takes to be successful and lead the charge.   

In her new role, Kayla will continue to run the entire recruiting effort for the Government brand and will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the brand. She will continue to develop the next layer of leadership by helping Managers develop their next layer.  In addition to her efforts in the Government brand, Kayla will get more involved in the overall ALKU strategy. 

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

“Kayla, Congratulations on being promoted to Director of Government Recruiting! Out of all the promotions I’ve been a part of, this one must be the most earned and deserved. You are a natural leader, and we in the Herndon office are lucky to have you! Since you started working with ALKU (an internship class late), you have always been at the top of your class. You are a fierce competitor who ALWAYS steps up to any challenge you face. You are passionate and hardworking, and you deeply care about the people around you. You ensure that the environment in your office is one that will breed success and are at the front of the line pushing the flywheel. You’ve come a long way since your Intern days, and from my perspective, it’s been amazing to watch, and your story is great! Your ability to get Recruiters up to speed was tremendously impressive, but what’s even more impressive is your ability to grow and develop leaders. You are able to get people bought in and follow our process leading them to get up to speed quicker as leaders than most.  I am extremely fortunate to have you as part of my team and am forever grateful for everything you’ve done for me personally and everything you do for everyone in the office, both in the past and in the future. Congratulations Kayla!” – Senior Recruiting Director, Government, Nate Rose 

“I couldn’t be more excited and prouder to be writing this promotion quote for Kayla Jones, congratulating her on her promo to Director of Government Recruiting! Kayla’s dedication to this company and specifically to the Government brand is unmatched. She is reliable, accountable, committed, and passionate. I think it’s rare to find a leader like Kayla – someone who cares so deeply about the success of others, always puts the company first, and is consistently going the extra mile in all aspects of her job. Kayla is a tone-setter, and she sets the bar high. She has developed some of the most successful Recruiters in the company, some of whom have now stepped into leadership roles. Kayla is responsible for the recruiting oversight, leadership development, and strategy of Gov IT, Gov ES, and Gov DCI. Her ability to inspire and influence her teams is some of the best I’ve ever seen. She is someone that I admire and considers myself lucky to work with. Congratulations on this well-earned promotion, Kayla! This is such a huge milestone in your career, and I’m HERE for it! – Senior Sales Director, Pharmaceutical & Government, Tarah Lovato 

“Gibby! Jonesy! Whatever alias you are currently going by, there are a few things that haven’t changed.  You are reliable and an expert at holding others accountable. You elevate everyone around you and work tirelessly to help others achieve their goals, knowing it is for the betterment of the Government brand. As a division Manager, you lead by example and get activity when the group needs it.  As a Senior Manager, you have done the same thing.  You have proven that you know how to develop new employees and make everyone around you better at what they do.  

Over the past six years, we have closed deals together, done countless late nights, kicked off a start-up division, and had so many laughs in the office. You’ve had a tremendous impact on the Government brand, and it’s really hard to imagine what things would be like in our office without your contributions.  On behalf of everyone in Herndon, thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put into making our office the best at ALKU. Congratulations on a very well-deserved promotion!” – Sales Manager, Government Engineering Services, Brendan Bagnato