June 22, 2020
Interview Published by The Roanoke Times, Grace Mamon

How Summer Internships are Surviving COVID-19
Remote and Virtual Work Will Be the Way of the Future

How summer internshipsWith June well underway, summer internships are looking vastly different than businesses and students alike had imagined. Most have restricted due to COVID-10, and some were cancelled altogether.

The Roanoke Times reporter, Grace Mamon spoke with Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations and Sheri Neely, VP of Operational Performance on how 1901 Group has transitioned to support summer internships remotely, the challenges of virtual work, and what they expect internships to look like for years to come.

Read the full article here.

“The company regularly conducts virtual internships with college students during the academic year, but this is the first time the work has been 100% remote. It really doesn’t change for us, the way that COVID-10 has affected other organizations. We’re very fortunate that way.”


– Sheri Neely, VP Operational Performance of 1901 Group

“While it is easy for 1901 Group to conduct virtual work, there are benefits to in-person internships. Hands-on experiences are part of the “secret sauce” of growing talent.”


– Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations of 1901 Group

Relevant Links:

Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
Chief Growth Officer

Paul Wilkinson is responsible for managing the company’s growth, leading business development, capture management, marketing, and communications. Paul provides leadership for the development of new markets and managed service offerings.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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