Former AMERICAN SYSTEMS CEO Bill Hoover received the WashingtonExec Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Pinnacle Awards finalist reception on the evening of Dec. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Virginia.
In its fourth year, the Pinnacle Awards took place virtually Dec. 8. The program embodies the WashingtonExec spirit of highlighting successful executives and businesses saving money and fostering innovation for federal clients across the region.
At the finalist reception, Hoover and his family were joined by 175 finalists, colleagues and sponsors as they gathered to celebrate each other’s achievements. This year’s winners are an impressive group of mission-focused industry executives and government officials who work every day to put the technological needs of the nation first.
WashingtonExec Founder and CEO JD Kathuria provided welcoming remarks, and AMERICAN SYSTEMS CEO Peter Smith introduced Hoover. Upon accepting his award, Hoover gave a brief speech in which he reminisced on fond moments in his service-based career journey and noted the strength in industrywide networking. He also introduced his wife, his children, their spouses, his grandchildren and career-long colleagues — most of whom were with him that evening.