Lamees Abourahma 


Lamees is an entrepreneur with great passion for building remarkable organizations with exceptional services and customer experience. With a couple of degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, Lamees started her career as a software developer for data communication giant (at the time) Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada. After getting married and moving with her husband to Columbia, South Carolina, she re-invented her career in the fields of website development and digital marketing while raising two young children. A life-learner and high-achiever, Lamees continued to develop her personal and professionals skills and knowledge through online training. Lamees is a graduate of Michael Gerbers's E-Myth, and a Dale Carnegie award-winner. Lamees founded Webbright, a membership website development company serving professional associations in 2009.  She first crossed paths with the founders of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association when she was hired to build the RPO Directory in 2011. When the position of the executive director for the association became open that year, she was thrilled to be selected for the job.  Since then, Lamees has been working with the founders and the board on growing the organization, gaining momentum, and building new initiatives.  Lamees has a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computing Science from Saint Mary's University, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Waterloo. She's a certified Inbound Marketer, E-Myth graduate, a Dale Carnegie award winner, and a life-learner

Brent Trotter 

Content and Communication Strategist

Brent is a writer and marketing strategist. He creates content and strategies to help companies resonate better with their customers, grow their audiences, and sell more products. Brent assists the RPOA with content strategy, development, management, and promotion. Prior to freelancing, he worked for renowned agencies like Edelman, iProspect, and Ogilvy and Mather, working on integrated marketing campaigns for big brands like S.C. Johnson. He loves the psychology of human behavior, building systems, simplifying processes and stringing together good sentences. Some of his favorite hobbies include nerding out to new movies, listening to business podcasts, and playing basketball at the gym.



As an editor and reporter for the RPOA, Steven helps plan the editorial calendar, interviews sources, and writes articles for the blog. With a background in journalism, content marketing, and copywriting, Steve has worked on a variety of verticals, including accounting, law, health care, and the non-profit sector. Before launching his freelance writing career, Steve spent three years working as reporter/editor for DecisionHealth where he helped publish two profitable newsletters: Inside the Joint Commission and Environment of Care Leader. In his free time, Steve enjoys hiking, drawing and oil painting, reading, checking out local foodie spots and dive bars, and nerding out on technology. Steve graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Minor in Writing: Composition and Rhetoric.




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