Despina Panagoulias

Despina Panagoulias


"Teamwork, collaboration and partnership are what makes us successful. We approach each assignment with empathy, a vested interest in its successful completion and remain focused on our clients’ needs. Our ability to build strong partnerships is a critical component to achieving tactical strategic results for our clients."


Despina Panagoulias brings 17 years of experience with government, commercial and non-profit clients, managing project delivery and performance, assisting in the development of strategic planning and implementing processes and procedures required to meet business and mission goals. 

Despina’s focus is in Human Capital, where she has led complex, cross-divisional initiatives from concept to execution. Her experience follows an integrated talent and performance management process, including transition and change management, strategic workforce planning, organizational effectiveness and work site analysis.

Despina has worked on initiatives for Fortune 500 Firms, and on assignments at the Department of Agriculture, Postal Service, and many components of the Department of Homeland Security.


  • George Mason University, School of Public Policy, M.A. International Commerce and Policy

  • George Mason University, B.A. Government and International Affairs

  • Georgetown University, Marketing Certificate

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP)

Areas of Expertise

  • Project/Program Management

  • Human Capital Strategy

  • Process Improvement

  • Change Management

  • Organization Design and Effectiveness

  • Strategic Workforce Planning

Homeland Security Areas of Interest

  • Transportation Security

  • Customs and Immigration

  • Infrastructure Protection

  • International Commerce and Trade

  • International Cooperation


* Arc Aspicio |

Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams take a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments where missions evolve and new priorities arise sometimes even daily. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at

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