Eleanor Desai, chief operating officer for Ad Hoc, has won WashingtonExec’s 2023 Chief Officer Award for Chief Operating Officer in the Public & Private Company category.
WashingtonExec on May 10 unveiled the winners of the Chief Officer Awards, an annual program that celebrates influential and innovative executives in government and industry in the C-suite. The event took place at McLean’s luxurious Ritz Carlton, where 535 attendees came together for a memorable in-person luncheon.
Along with the government and industry winners, Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman of the board of directors at ABM Industries, Inc. and board member of Cadmus Group and Dexis Consulting Group, was honored with the 2023 Chief Officer Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes the career of a longtime, influential and impactful CEO, as Kesavan served as ICF CEO for an impressive 21 years, making him a true industry stalwart. Maximus CEO Bruce Caswell served as the emcee for this year’s awards ceremony.
Desai noted in her finalist Q+A with WashingtonExec that she is proud to have been a part of the work done to scale Ad Hoc and position the company for long-term, sustainable growth.
“Improving digital services is essential to the general welfare and building trust in government,” she added. “That’s a mission we are passionate about, and I’m really proud to support a company that’s bringing this kind of innovation and perspective to our partners in the government.”