Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, PSC Announce 2016 Government Contractor Awards Finalists

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Kevin Kelly, LGS Innovations

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 in preparation for the awards gala on November 1 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 a  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

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

Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)

Presented by: UBS Private Wealth Management

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)

Presented by: Kipps DeSanto


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