Brad Mascho, chief marketing and communications officer at Empower AI, has won WashingtonExec’s 2023 Chief Officer Award for Chief Marketing Officer in the 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.
Mascho noted in his finalist Q+A with WashingtonExec that he’s most proud to have been part of the company’s transformation into a “genuine AI thought leader,” as he led the complete rebrand of NCI into Empower AI.
“When I joined NCI in 2018 as the chief AI officer, artificial intelligence was a budding interest in government and government contracting,” Mascho said. “Five years later, and after winning some of the most significant contracts in our 30-plus year history, we knew we had carved a very important niche and differentiator.”