2019 Pinnacle Awards: STEM Advocate of the Year Alka Bhave, Perspecta

Perspecta’s Alka Bhave won the WashingtonExec 2019 Pinnacle Award for STEM Advocate of the Year.

Alka Bhave, vice president of performance excellence at Perspecta, has won the WashingtonExec Pinnacle Award for the STEM Advocate of the Year.

In its second year, the annual Pinnacle Awards luncheon was held Oct. 31 at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner. The luncheon drew over 525 GovCon leaders and professionals, and showcased exemplary GovCon leadership in industry and government.

Bhave joined Perspecta in 2018 as a senior director and mission process transformation expert, and has extensive experience conducting mission improvement and transformation efforts for intelligence community, defense and civilian government agencies.

As a passionate STEM advocate, Bhave served on the Loudoun School-Business Executive Partnership Council from 2017-2019 as Perspecta’s representative to promote the development of partnerships between Loudoun County public schools and businesses so students are prepared to contribute to the challenges of the future, according to Bhave.

She came to Perspecta from Vencore Inc., where she was senior director of quality management responsible for the strategic direction, management and execution of the Vencore Quality Management Organization. Bhave is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, SAFe Agilist and a Project Management Professional.

And as an electrical engineer by education with focus in radio frequency and satellite communications, Bhave began her career at Lockheed Martin Corp., where she spent 14 years in various roles in space systems and transportation and security solutions.

See the full list of Pinnacle Awards winners here.

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