Excalibur’s leadership is led by a talented team of professionals who have decades of success in serving both federal and local government, as well as the private sector.
Marcus R. White, President and Founder
Marcus directs The Excalibur Group with a passion for mentoring; he has motivated and led hundreds of talented professionals to well-matched careers. As founder and president of Excalibur, he has nearly two-decades IT experience supporting clients such as the National Cancer Institute and U.S. EPA. Marcus has provided network administration to user networks from 5 – 5,000 professionals. He has led help desk centers and their response teams with award-winning results. His experience includes establishing project expectations for local system administrators and division heads within the National Cancer Institute. He has developed communications materials and conducted research and analysis for EPA Regions 3, 8, and 10, as well as acted as the liaison between regional and pilot contacts and the EPA client.
Leading his company since 2006, Excalibur has expanded beyond the scope of legal to other professional industries including administrative and IT. Marcus has identified and acquired new business, and managed all aspects of client needs including the provision of personnel, follow-up and relationship management for medium to large-scale, short and long-term projects. Marcus has interviewed mentored and coached numerous professionals for permanent job placement. Marcus is an alumnus of the College of William and Mary where he made his mark as a fencer, achieving All-American status as a junior, he went on to compete with the U.S. World Cup team in 2001 and 2002.
Marcus is committed to local and small business efforts and participates in chamber and SBA initiatives.
Emily LaVaun Marasco, Vice President and Co-Owner
Emily is an expert business development specialist and highly skilled in growth strategies, having supported a broad array of nonprofit, as well as private and public sector initiatives. Clients such as EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, have commended her on creative problem solving, and exceptional quality of work. She successfully served as the Program Manager of Communications for the then third largest charity in the United States, Gifts In Kind International, as well as Director of Development for the Nature Generation and the National Association for Olmsted Parks. Her experience is broad and community-based. Ms. Marasco has had the honor of being invited to serve on two of the Congress mandated and funded Corporation for National and Community Service peer review teams; advising on program funding for the Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zone and the AmeriCorps State and National Review. With a passion for innovative solutions, professionalism, and creativity, Emily directs Excalibur’s business development. Her experience is broad and community-based. She is a nominated member of the DC’s Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet advising on city-wide education policies and programs and is active in local HUBZone advocacy.
Jessica Audsley, Recruiter, DC Office
Hailing from Palmyra, New York, Jessica is a US Army Veteran where she served as Military Police. Upon completion of her first term in the military, she left active duty and joined the Army Reserves as a Drill Sergeant.
Jessica comes to The Excalibur Group having previously served as a Junior Recruiter, where she developed and implemented a successful program aimed at Veteran’s employment, creating opportunities for transitioning soldiers. She has also been an integral part of building strategic relationships with partners resulting in successful candidate pipelines. She is a student at the University of Maryland University College, where she will soon complete her degree in adult education. Along with her dedication to the military, she is a mother and wife. In her off time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Richard Vick, Site Lead
Richard serves as an analyst for the Mission Command Battle Laboratory of the U.S. Army in Fort Leavenworth, as well as the site lead for The Excalibur Group on the base. He possesses over 25 years of strong leadership and staff experience in the joint, combined and army-centric organizations.
Throughout his career, Richard has served in many leadership roles. He trained, prepared and commanded hundreds of soldiers and officers in both peace and wartime. He led in combat during the Gulf War and the Iraq War. Richard served in the position of special operation forces observer controller battle command training program, senior instructor and advisor in the Department of Joint Interagency and Multinational Operations, executive director/senior advisor, Office of Military Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, Kuwait and as the executive director and senior instructor intermediate level education for the Command and General Staff College. Richard has built strong relationships within all the different military branches, as well as with the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Agency and Department of State.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, Air Assault and Jump Master School, as well as U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Richard serves as a board member on the Red Cross of Leavenworth and was awarded the Bronze Pen Award for publishing three book reviews on the Russian-German battles during World War II. He is married and has two children.
Dr. Harold (Hal) Abner, Site Lead
Hal has over 20 years of diversified leadership, management, and staff experience as a commissioned officer and test pilot in the U.S. Army. He has operated in combat, combat service, and combat service support operations. Hal is currently serving as Senior Military Analyst at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, and is the site lead for The Excalibur Group.
Hal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bryan College, a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management from Webster University, and a Doctoral degree in Higher Education from Capella University.
Excalibur is served by a trusted team of advisors who lead or are in leadership roles at the following organizations: