Our Executive Team

The geniuses behind our greatness

Helen Stefan Moreau is the President and Owner of The Midtown Group, Washington, D.C.’s premiere professional career consulting firm ranked by the Washington Business Journal as the fourth best temporary local staffing agency in terms of number of placements.

Moreau opened the company in 1989, just months after beginning her career in the staffing industry. Upon graduating with a degree in Public Relations and Business from the University of Florida in 1988, she inquired at a staffing firm about a full-time position in public relations. The firm recruited Moreau not for PR, but to work at the firm itself. Shortly thereafter, Moreau came to the conclusion she either was going to work for another agency or start her own staffing business with a partner. She chose to start the new business and began with just a card table as her desk, a few telephones, and a fax machine. Moreau quickly bought out her partner and grew the business to the multi-million dollar success that it is today.

Moreau is an active supporter of the Washington, D.C. community. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization and currently serves on the Executive Team as the Chapter’s Membership Chair . In 2007 and 2008, Rachael’s Women’s Center, which assists local women as they step-up and out of homelessness, awarded Moreau with Board Member of the Year for her active participation on the board of directors. In addition, she is a member of the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C.


David Stefan is The Midtown Group’s Managing Partner. Since 1998, he has served Washington, DC’s employers and candidates by specializing in strategic partnerships and developing staffing solutions tailored to our client’s unique needs and organizational culture. David’s approach in working with both clients and candidates focuses on the fundamental requirement of shared principles and vision in matching talent with employer for an ideal match. David’s style is hands-on, personalized, and he brings exceptional listening skills to the table. No job or project is too big or small for David and his team! He works with both private and public employers who have temporary, temporary to full-time, and direct hire needs. He has strong and supportive network of talent within innumerable position classifications that has been developed over twenty-years.

David enjoys serving the Washington, DC community as an active business and community member. He participates and is committed to serving in a number of local non-profits and advocacy groups including Rachel’s Women’s Center, Hoop Dreams, Stripers Forever, and has been an active member of the Board of Trade since 1998. Additionally, David is a member of the American Staffing Association and enjoys being an active mentor and guest lecturer for soon to be graduates of his alma mater, the University of Maryland at College Park. David holds a bachelor’s degree in government and politics and a minor in business management. In his free time, David enjoys fishing, basketball, films, and time with family and friends.


Dawn Dumbeck / Vice President of Sales


As a career Human Resources Executive & Practitioner, Anne has experience on HR People teams across a number of industries, serving as a coach, advisor and contributor to organizations on Talent strategies that maximize commercial impact, and which foster an atmosphere that attracts and grows talent.

Anne most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Sony Music Entertainment where she sat on the company’s Executive Operations Committee and was responsible for the global people strategy for the organization. Previously, Anne worked in the Pharmaceutical industry as HR Business Partner, Primary Care Sales at Schering-Plough, and served as the Vice President, HR at Morgan Stanley where she headed up HR for the Operations division within the Global Wealth Management group. Anne began her early through mid-career in Talent Acquisition and working as an HR Business partner at 550 Digital Media Ventures, a division of Sony.


Tasha is an experienced professional with over 20 years of experience in supporting various Public Sector programs and leading business development activities. She leads capture activities and identifies/qualifies new business opportunities.

Tasha serves as the lead PM on Midtown’s entire Federal portfolio to ensure strong relationship management, resource allocation and on-time deliverables. Working with senior government executives and acquisition officials to fully understand the challenges they face, she excels at providing lasting solutions.

Tasha served as panelist for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). She is also a member of AFCEA, Northern Virginia Chapter and Federally Employed Women.


Jon Witmer / Director of Production


Lisa is responsible for providing strategic guidance for all aspects of human resources (HR) and employee relations for hundreds of employees. Directing all core human capital programs, approaches and services, she leads the development of HR policies that promote maximum effectiveness in The Midtown Group’s workforce while supporting the organization’s mission.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry. Her tenure at The Midtown Group began in business development and recruiting, serving as Director of the Legal Services division. Currently, she oversees all HR functions, including employee relations, benefits administration, onboarding, performance management and compensation, internal recruiting, and safety.

With proven success creating cultures of collaboration, Lisa is implementing change to achieve employee excellence. Additionally, her expertise includes professional development coaching, transformational leadership, intercultural communication, team building, and managing organizational change. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington.


Phil Akins has extensive finance and operations experience across several industries including family office, commercial real estate, private equity, telecom and “Big 4” public accounting. He has managed corporate finance activities, having sourced and closed over $1.8B of financing transactions and has lead deal structuring for 20 real estate and direct investment transactions. He is a “hands on” leader that has managed most finance and administration functions and has built high performing finance and operations teams, systems and processes. In various CFO roles, he has worked directly with CEO’s, boards and high net worth individuals to plan and execute organization strategy.

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