Helen Stefan Moreau, President & Owner
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.
Ward Howick, Senior Vice President
With over 20 years experience in the staffing industry, Ward Howick now specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and contract positions with local and federal governments, law firms, associations, real estate companies, and consulting firms. Mr. Howick is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His areas of expertise include employment law, salary research, employee recruitment and selection, and employee relations.
Mr. Howick joined The Midtown Group in January 1998, and currently supervises over 500 temporary employees in various positions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His understanding of the DC staffing market qualifies him to assist with any staffing challenge. Mr. Howick is very active in the local community.
David W. Stefan, Managing Partner
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.
Tasha Manzano, Vice President, Government Services
Through 15 successful years of success in the staffing and contracting industry, Tasha Manzano has proven to be an invaluable executive member of The Midtown Group. In addition to being responsible for the development and management of all Federal and District government accounts, Ms. Manzano serves as the Key Personnel for many projects. She has built up her resume extensively after graduating from NOVA/NVCC and has garnered a wealth of skills in the industry.
Ms. Manzano joined the Midtown Group in December 2005, and now serves as the Vice President of Government Services. She currently generates a staggering $5.9 million in annual sales and is responsible for all facets of GSA contract administration and serves as project manager on all accounts. In addition, Ms. Manzano works closely with Associate Director of Operations in managing 120+ contractors. Through her strong leadership skills and incredible work ethic, Tasha Manzano has proven to be nothing less than an integral part of the executive team.