About Us

Emerald One, LLC is a 100% woman-owned small business focused on serving private and public sector leaders and their organizations.

About Us

Emerald One, LLC is a 100% woman-owned small business focused on serving private and public sector leaders and their organizations.

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Inspire all to reach their best future.

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We close the gap between strategy and execution to ensure IT leaders’ goals become accomplishments.

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Knowledge, free-thinking, honesty, quality, diversity, and inclusion.

Behind the Name

Emeralds symbolize wit, eloquence, inspiration, and balance. The number “one” signifies the root of opportunity, confidence, power, action, and alignment.

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Together, the emerald and number one motivate us to evaluate our circumstances and give us the power to change them for the better. Our team helps you harness the power to adopt and adapt to change, then activate that power to reach the goals you envisioned.


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LaVerne H. Council MBA, DBA

Chief Executive Officer

LaVerne Council is an internationally recognized transformational leader and intrapreneur, sought after for her expertise in global operations, technology strategy, and organizational change.

Her experience as a senior global executive for Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Inc., and Ernst & Young, LLC provides her a unique perspective as an influencer, advisor, and Certified Master Personal and Executive Coach for Emerald One’s clients. LaVerne’s success as the Assistant Secretary for IT and Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs informs her work with Emerald One’s public sector executives. LaVerne is a board director for Thomson Reuters, ConMed, Concentrix, and GirlUp.

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Nicole Mayerhauser, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Nicole is a data-driven creative problem solver, bridging vision, strategy, and execution for her clients through her quick adaptability in any environment.

A proven senior executive and strategic operations professional with deep experience transforming management processes, operations, and organizations for maximum value, she works with senior government and industry leaders at a global level. She is a coveted expert participating on panels, briefing large audiences, and conducting radio and television interviews. Nicole previously served as Director and Chief of Staff for Grant Thornton LLP’s Enterprise Technology Strategy and Innovation consulting business; Director of Strategic Business Outcomes and Deputy Director of the Center for Transforming Health at the MITRE Corporation; Executive Director of the Enterprise Program Management Office at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and as a Senior Executive at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, where she oversaw the development, analysis, and distribution of U.S. Gross Domestic Product and other macroeconomic statistics for the U.S.

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Kai Fawn Miller

Chief Experience Officer

Kai’s vision, creativity, business and political savvy combine with her knack for focused execution to drive Emerald One’s clients toward transformational outcomes.

As Chief Experience Officer, Kai leads Emerald One’s brand identity, strategic communication, culture, and customer success initiatives. She is a sought-after strategic communications expert, providing thought leadership and practical strategies to connect authentically with diverse and wide-ranging audiences. She also leverages her experience as an executive public sector Chief of Staff to guide C-Suite executives in achieving mission-focused outcomes. Kai’s expertise in human-centered design, design thinking, and human-centered marketing bring clear, creative, and consistent approaches to organizational challenges and obstacles.

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Calvin Stringer

Managing Director

Calvin is a results-oriented client and program leader with over two decades of experience. His expertise covers a wide range of domains, including Information Technology and Finance.

He is an experienced program executive with a background in Big Four consulting and various commercial sectors. He has led and supported digital and finance transformations across multiple industries, gaining valuable insights that he can apply to his VA clients. He is also a customer-centric leader who can tackle complex business problems and deliver maximum value for Emerald One’s clients.

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Chawn Tate

Managing Director of Client Strategies

With over 20 years of business development and marketing experience, Chawn leads Emerald One’s efforts to connect companies seeking growth and digital transformation opportunities.

His flexibility, self-motivation, and business expertise have secured multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts with large federal agencies and state and local governments. Having been awarded recognition in customer retention, acquisitions, and best-in-class practices, Chawn is no stranger to pursuing relationships with a winning approach to strategic collaborations.