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Erin Uritus
CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates


Throughout her career, Erin Uritus has worked to lead mission-driven organizations and their staff partner with and energize stakeholders to achieve extraordinary impact, navigate through historical challenges and opportunities, and become healthier and happier along the way.


As a leader on the Strategic Communications Team at Booz Allen, she helped government agencies around the world navigate change and drive transformation. Her work with the Department of Homeland Security lead to agency-wide efforts for Citizenship and Immigration Services to include employees in the strategic planning and re-branding of their organization. From 2007-2011, Erin worked for a major Middle East government in support of its efforts to modernize and restructure, which was happening during the 2007 economic crash, subsequent “Arab Spring” revolutions, and major Nationalization programs. She was only one of two Western Expat women working as a Director in the government, facilitated the first-ever executive leadership retreat for its highest governing body, and co-authored a book about Change Management in government -- published in both Arabic and English. 


Erin became involved with Out & Equal as an ERG leader at Booz Allen, which sponsored her to attend her first Out & Equal Summit in Orlando. She went on to join the Out and Equal Board of Directors, co-founded the Out & Equal DC Chapter Affiliate, and eventually served as Co-Chair for the Out & Equal DC Summit in 2007 before becoming Out & Equal’s CEO in 2018.


Erin has a Masters in Organization Development (OD) from American University, and two Masters certificates in Change Management and Performance Management from Johns Hopkins and Georgetown, respectively. She lives in Washington DC with her two beautiful daughters Amira and Haneen.