Zhenia Klevitsky, chief growth officer for Sev1Tech, has won WashingtonExec’s 2023 Chief Officer Award for Chief Growth Officer in the Private Company: >$100M & <500M 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.
Klevitsky noted in her finalist Q+A with WashingtonExec that shaping the next generation of leaders comes down to being a mentor and creating ownership.
“Allow the next generation to be part of and contribute to visible projects versus just being aware of them,” she said. “Allow them to develop a sense of ownership and accomplishment in what they do so they can prepare for developing and leading the plans a few years down the line.”