The most talked about match in Federal IT is coming back in Spring 2022. After a year and a half off the pitch, pros and novices alike will bowl and bat for fame, glory, and bragging rights in MeriTalk’s annual government versus industry cricket showdown.

Please join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Bellapais-on-the-Potomac for MeriTalk’s Government CIO Cricket match to celebrate 300Brand’s 25th anniversary – and benefit USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore.

It’s not a five-day test match – just a fun Saturday with two match options for viewing. We’ll start in the morning with cricket and crumpets – and then close out with drinks to toast the players. Rest assured, we’ll serve drinks and refreshments throughout the day.

Following the match, join us for our Classic Car Showcase and Cyber Smoke Reception as part of our anniversary celebration. If you have a luxury hot rod or antique automobile, we invite you to cruise it into Cricket and put it on display.

Dress code is smart casual – but feel free to wear your cricket whites if you have them.


Saturday, May 7, 2022



8303 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22308

This event is invitation only. For questions or more information contact


Opening in 2022.

Amazon Web Services
Dell Technologies (vertical)
Micro Focus
Pure Storage

Please contact if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event.


  • Morning Cricket Match

  • Player Brunch

  • Welcome and Guest Luncheon

  • Cricket Tutorial

  • Afternoon Cricket Match

  • High Tea

  • Trophy Ceremony and Reception

  • Classic Car Showcase and Cyber Smoke Reception

Meet the Players

    1. Beth Cappello
      Beth Cappello
      Deputy Chief Information Officer
      Department of Homeland Security
    2. Sean Connelly
      Sean Connelly
      Cybersecurity Architect
      Department of Homeland Security
    3. Ann Dunkin
      Ann Dunkin
      Chief Information Officer
      Department of Energy
    4. Larry Hale
      Larry Hale
      Director, IT Security
      General Services Administration
    5. Lauren Knausenberger
      Lauren Knausenberger
      Chief Information Officer
      Air Force
    6. Mason McDaniel
      Mason McDaniel
      Chief Information Officer
      Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    7. Maria Roat
      Maria Roat
      Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer
      Office of Management and Budget
    8. Col. Bobby Saxon
      Col. Bobby Saxon
      Deputy Director OIT (Deputy CIO)
      Department of Health and Human Services
    9. Sukhvinder Singh
      Sukhvinder Singh
      Chief Technology Officer
      Agency for International Development

  1. Caroline Boyd
    Caroline Boyd
    Dir. of Government Programs
  2. Rob Carey
    Rob Carey
    Cloudera Government Solutions
  3. Jeremiah Cunningham
    Jeremiah Cunningham
    Citrix Federal Sales
  4. Brett McMillen
    Brett McMillen
    Director, US Federal
  5. Steve O'Keeffe
    Steve O’Keeffe


Event Enquiries


8303 East Boulevard Drive,
Alexandria, Virginia 22308