On Friday night, my friends Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly asked us to be at their house. We didn’t know why — we suspected, but we didn’t know. Our suspicions ended up being true: After a long engagement, the couple got married on Friday, May 7 in Fairfax, VA.
Suda, of course, retired from government service last year after more than 30 years, much of it with the General Services Administration, but then as the deputyCIO at the Agriculture Department and finally at the Transportation Department’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration’sVolpe Center. He now has his own consulting firm.
Connelly is founder, president and CEO of ConnellyWorks, a public relations, marketing and events company. Connelly is a former editor at Federal Computer Week before going out ito the “real” world — and she has been incredibly successful.
It’s always wonderful when people who you adore individually join together as a couple.
It was a very small wedding — even Connelly’s mother could join over the speaker phone on her BlackBerry. I was honored to have been invited — and I know there many friends will join me in wishing them all the best in their ahead.