FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 6, 2018
CONTACT: Taylor Crabtree Ashlei N. Stevens
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Council
Northern Virginia Chamber, PSC Announce 2018 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Winners
Tysons, Va. – The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the Professional Services Council (PSC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 16th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™, the premier awards program honoring the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region's government contracting sector.
“We are proud to recognize such outstanding companies and executives as they are emblematic of the best of the private sector. We applaud each of the winners for their contributions to the government contracting sector and commitment to employees and our region” said Northern Virginia Chamber President & CEO Julie Coons.
George J. Pedersen, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board ManTech International, was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Hall of Fame for his extraordinary contributions to the industry, and Emily W. Murphy, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), was recognized as the 2018 Public Sector Partner of the Year.
“The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ demonstrate the value that contractors provide every day to the government and to our citizens, and PSC is privileged to have the opportunity to honor so many individuals and companies that are making a positive difference to America,” said PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau. “We extend hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to all of this year’s winners. Both Mr. Pedersen and Ms. Murphy provide excellent examples of the dedication, perseverance, and great work done by leaders both inside and outside of government.”
The 2018 Charity Partner is Luke’s Wings, which is dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke’s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Luke’s Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service member’s recovery. On the night of the awards show, more than $8,000 was raised for Luke’s Wings through direct donations from the event attendees.
Four Contractor of the Year awards and three Executive of the Year awards were presented. The 2018 Programs of the Year were chosen from a large number of successful programs among the finalists from all four Contractor of the Year categories. The winners were recommended by the judges through a combination of mission achievement, financial success and customer recognition.
The 2018 winners are:
Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Presented by: UBS Private Wealth Management
InCadence Strategic Solutions
Contractor of the Year ($25-75 million)
Presented by: KippsDeSanto & Co
Contractor of the Year ($75-300 million)
Presented by: SunTrust Bank
Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: Womble Bond Dickinson
Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Presented by: Deloitte
Marybeth Wootton, CEO, Berico Technologies
Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)
Presented by: Wells Fargo
John Wood, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Telos Corporation
Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: Deltek
John Goodman, Chief Executive, Accenture Federal Services
Program of the Year Small Business
Presented by: Craig Chason, Pillsbury
Program of the Year Large Business
Presented by: Rich LaFleur, Grant Thornton LLP
Hall of Fame Inductee
Presented by: Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
George J. Pedersen, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, ManTech International
Public Sector Partner of the Year
Presented by: David Berteau, PSC
Emily W. Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
The nominations period for the 17th Annual Awards will open in early 2019. More information will be posted to www.novachamber.org. Photos from the event will be available online. Follow the conversation on social media using #GovConAwards and #GovCon2018.
About the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™: The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ honors the leaders and legends of the government contracting community. A prestigious panel of industry and government professionals selects finalists and winners from a large pool of nominees. Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC) for the past 15 years, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ winners are announced at an evening gala, which has been dubbed the "Academy Awards of Government Contracting." This unique networking event draws more than 1,000 industry and government leaders.
About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, is the preeminent Northern Virginia membership organization for businesses to grow through relationship building and partnership engagement throughout the Greater Washington region. 700 organizations and 500,000 employees strong, the Northern Virginia Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in Northern Virginia and has been working hand-in-hand with regional businesses, government, and academia to build a robust and innovative business community for more than 90 years. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit http://www.novachamber.org and follow the Northern Virginia Chamber on Twitter: @NOVAChamber and @NOVAChamber_CEO.
About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s nearly 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter at @PSCSpeaks. To learn more, visit www.pscouncil.org