Time to Submit Executive Assistant of the Year Nominations

2018 Winners of the Executive Assistant of the Year Award with JD Kathuria.

Nominations are now open for WashingtonExec’s annual Pinnacle Awards, and we want to know which executive assistants had the biggest impact supporting the federal contracting community.

In 2018, winners were named from list of 50 finalists across 13 categories. In the EA of the Year category, five EAs from public companies and five EAs from private companies were named winners.

The Pinnacle Awards embody the WashingtonExec spirit of highlighting successful executives and businesses saving money and fostering innovation for federal clients across the region. The awards will culminate in an Oct. 31 ceremony and luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, where the chosen executives will be recognized.

EAs are the behind-the-scenes professionals with decision-making power, making an impact in the lives of their employers, co-workers and clients. There is no professional development career path for an EA, mentorship is often needed and often not noted. Achievements between 2018 and 2019 will be considered.

The awards ceremony is for companies located in Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland. An executive and/or company can submit nominations for more than one category, and self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should be no more than 500 words and include how the executive solved a challenge(s) for the end customer.

The 2018 EA of the Year category included 30 competitive nominations, which included submissions by bosses as well as peers — unique when compared the other 11 categories. The submission deadline is Sept. 12.

Last year’s Executive Assistant of the Year for publicly traded company category winners were Monica Carter, Perspecta, Maria Cornell, CGI Federal, Stephanie Crawford, MAXIMUS, Tina Ferguson, ManTech International, and Jessica Gomez Phillips, Engility Corp. Executive Assistant of the Year winners for privately traded companies were Terra Baker, SOS International, Patrice Johnson, ASRC Federal, Linda Jones, LGS Innovations, Erin Miles, DMI, and LaCresha Mirrielees, NTT DATA.

Anne Altman, former general manager of U.S. federal and government industries at IBM, was recently named the 2019 Pinnacle Awards Hall of Fame awardee.

For more information and to submit a nominate, visit Pinnacle-Awards.com.

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