The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, announced June 21 the finalists and winners for the 2016 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, presented at the organization’s Annual Chairman’s Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
“We’re proud to honor these companies, non-profits and individuals, which embody the strong commitment to community common throughout Northern Virginia businesses,” Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO Jim Corcoran said. “Through their leadership and corporate social responsibility efforts, they make meaningful contributions to the well-being of our community.”
Presented across seven categories, the awards honor extraordinary business leadership and above-and-beyond corporate social responsibility (CSR). The nominations period took place from January to March 2016. This year, the Northern Virginia Chamber received a record number of applications which were all reviewed by an independent selection committee. From the selected pool of nominees, judges chose finalists and winners who were announced live at the event.
This year’s finalists and winners are listed below. Winners are denoted by an asterisk*.
Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year (Large Business)
- Deloitte LLP
- Hogan Lovells
- Volkswagen Group of America
Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year (Mid-Size Business)
- Apple Federal Credit Union
- Aronson LLC
- Cardinal Bank*
- MorganFranklin Consulting
- Octo Consulting Group
Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year (Small Business)
- Evans Incorporated
- Red Thinking*
- ThunderCat Technology
Non-Profit of the Year
- The Arc of Northern Virginia*
- Children’s Science Center
- DC SCORES
- Family Preservation and Strengthening Services
- Our Daily Bread, Inc.
- Workhouse Arts Center
Outstanding Veteran and Military Advocate Award
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- CACI International Inc.
- CALIBRE Systems, Inc.*
- Duty First Consulting
Executive Leader of the Year
- Mac Curtis, President and CEO, Vencore*
- Brian Davidson, Executive Vice President, Van Metre Homes
- Staci Redmon, President & CEO, Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS)
- Carl Rosenblatt, Washington Metro Sales & Marketing Leader, PwC
- Danny Vargas, Founder and President, VARCom Solutions
Emerging Influential of the Year
- Jen Dalton, CEO, BrandMirror
- James Estep, Vice President, Cardinal Bank
- Allison Marie, Attorney, ShounBach
- Joe Meyer, Executive Director and CEO, Shelter House, Inc.*
The Lifetime Achievement Awards, selected by past Chamber chairs for lifelong dedication and service to the Northern Virginia business community, were presented to Richard Duvall, Senior Partner, Holland & Knight, and Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Health System.
The NOVAForward Award, which recognizes exceptional work to move Northern Virginia businesses and the community forward, was presented to Mary Agee, Former President and Chief Executive, Northern Virginia Family Service.
Outgoing Northern Virginia Chamber Chairman Mitch Weintraub, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Cordia Partners, presented awards for exemplary service to the Chamber over the past year. Recipients of this year’s Chairman Awards included:
- Luanne Gutermuth, SVP, Shared Services & Chief Human Resources Officer, WGL and Washington Gas
- Scott McGeary, Area Public Affairs Manager, Government and Business Relations, WGL
- Carolyn Moss, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic, State & Local Affairs, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
- Manik Rath, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, LMI
- Greg Wheeless, Regional Manager, Government Services Group, Wells Fargo
Jennifer Aument, Group General Manager, North America, Transurban, was welcomed as the 2016-2017 Northern Virginia Chamber Chairman.
Related: Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for Corporate Citizenship Award