FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2016
CONTACT: Alex Chagouris
Director of Communications and Marketing
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Senior Manager, Policy
Professional Services Council
Northern Virginia Chamber, PSC Announce 2016 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Finalists
Winners to be Announced Live at 14th Annual Awards Gala November 1
Tysons, Va. –The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and Professional Services Council (PSC) have announced the finalists for the 14th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™, the premier awards event for the Washington area government contracting community. The winners of the most prestigious awards in the industry will be named at a November 1 gala dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
In addition to recognizing the best-in-class among the government contracting industry, the awards also honor public sector leaders who have done the most to promote effective partnerships between the sectors. This year, that recognition will go to Frank Kendall III, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense, presented by Stifel. In addition, Donna Morea, Former President, CGI Technologies and Solutions, will be the first woman to ever be inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame, presented by Deltek. Both will be honored at the November 1 dinner.
In keeping with the program’s history of identifying a charitable partner, the 2016 Charity Partner is Warriors Ethos of Reston, VA, which provides an effective transition process—through education, engagement, and job placement—to injured service members.
The Program of the Year, introduced in 2014, will represent the most successful contracted program chosen from among the finalists of all four Contractor of the Year categories. The winner was recommended by the judges for the program’s combination of mission achievement and customer recognition, and will be presented on November 1 by Cushman & Wakefield.
“The companies and executives recognized as finalists demonstrate excellence and distinction,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber president and CEO. “This is a highly competitive process and those that emerge as finalists have a great deal of which to be proud.”
“This is an extraordinary group of companies, executives and government leaders who are making a positive difference, and we’re honored to recognize them” said PSC President and CEO David Berteau. “It’s great to celebrate all of the achievements being done by so many people inside and outside of government.”
Presented annually, the awards honor the leadership, innovation and commitment to the excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region's government contracting sector.
Four Contractor of the Year and three Executive of the Year awards will be presented. This year’s finalists for Contractor of the Year and Executive of the Year are:
Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Presented by: SunTrust
- Arc Aspicio LLC
- Enlighten IT Consulting, Inc.
- InCadence Strategic Solutions
- IntelliWare Systems, Inc.
- Spear, Inc.
Contractor of the Year ($25-75 million)
Presented by: Capital One Commercial Banking
Contractor of the Year ($75-300 million)
Presented by: Deloitte
Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: Baker Tilly
Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Presented by: Cardinal Bank
- Ted Davies, CEO, Altamira Technologies Inc.
- Scott Goss, CEO, Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.
- Staci Redmon, President & CEO, Strategy and Management Services, Inc.
- Lisa Wolford, President & CEO, Constellation West
- Amy Wright, President & CEO, Macro Solutions
Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)
Presented by: UBS Private Wealth Management
- Michele Bolos, Founder & CEO, NT Concepts, Inc.
- David Fout, CEO, Aquilent
- Sonny Kakar, Founder & Chairman, Sevatec
- Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations
- Julian Setian, President & CEO, SOS International LLC
Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: Kipps DeSanto
- Craig Abod, President, Carahsoft Technology Corp.
- Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
- General (Ret.) John G. Coburn, Chairman & CEO, VT Systems, Inc.
- Thomas Deierlein, President & CEO, ThunderCat Technology
- Lawrence B. Prior III, President & CEO, CSRA Inc.
More information about the Awards can be found at www.novachamber.org.
About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), formerly the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents local employers with more than 500,000 regional employees. The Northern Virginia Chamber is the leader in advancing innovative solutions to the region’s priorities in transportation, education, workforce, and economic opportunity. For 90-plus years, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been working hand-in-hand with companies in the region to build a strong business community. 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 more than 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 @PSCSpeaks.