WHERE

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

WHEN

Oct. 31, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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2019 Winners

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2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards - Presented by Bloomberg Government

2019 PINNACLE AWARDS WINNERS

Artificial Intelligence Government Executive of the Year

  • David Shive, General Services Administration

Artificial Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year

  • Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak
  • Shamlan Siddiqi, NTT DATA
  • Shaun Bierweiler, Cloudera
  • Chitra Sivanandam, SAIC
  • Brad Mascho, NCI Information Systems
  • Josh Sullivan, Booz Allen Hamilton

Business Development Executive of the Year

  • Thomas Middleton, GDIT
  • Laura Braksator, ASRC Federal
  • Lynne Chamberlain, Red Hat
  • Mike Gaffney, CACI
  • Sean Mullen, Perspecta

Cybersecurity Government Executive of the Year

  • Garth White, Science and Technology Directorate, DHS
  • Daniel Commons, Federal Student Aid, Education Department
  • Daryl Haegley, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security

Cybersecurity Industry Executive of the Year

  • Thomas Gardner, HP
  • Shawn Wells, Red Hat
  • Natalie Catliota, NetCentrics
  • Sean Berg, Forcepoint

DOD Government Executive of the Year

  • Bob Kayl, Defense Department
  • Teresa Smith, Defense Logistics Agency

DOD Industry Executive of the Year

  • Jon Dittmer, Array Information Technology
  • Rick Jones, AMERICAN SYSTEMS
  • Rick Schult, E3/Sentinel
  • Patrick Mahoney, LMI
  • Scott Briggs, ViON

Government TEAM Project of the Year

  • Stephanie Price, Emilio Fernandez, and John Blankenship, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Richard Weddle, Internal Revenue Service
  • Gary Washington, Agriculture Department
  • Joshua Gustin, ATO Program Management Organization, Enterprise Services, Communications, Information and Network Programs, Federal Aviation Administration

Healthcare Government Executive of the Year

  • Bobby Saxon, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Defense Health Agency
  • Chris Martin, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Healthcare Industry Executive of the Year

  • Jon Scholl, Leidos
  • Michele Kang, Cognosante
  • Pasquale (Pat) Tamburrino, Jr., LMI
  • Travis Dalton, Cerner
  • Kamal Narang, GDIT

HR Executive of the Year

  • Janet Waldron, SOS International
  • Denise Bailey, Koniag Government Services
  • Kate McEnaney, CyberCore Technologies
  • Norman Iracheta, MAXIMUS Federal
  • Laura Giangiuli, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Intelligence Government Executive of the Year

  • Marianne Bailey, National Security Agency

Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year

  • Stephen Gillotte, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
  • Laine Klein, AECOM
  • Eric Patterson, Riverside Research
  • Dave Wajsgras, Raytheon
  • Damian DiPippa, ManTech

Marketing Executive of the Year

  • Matt Maurer, ICF
  • Blake Travis, MAXIMUS Federal
  • Helle Huxley, SOS International
  • Lorraine Corcoran, Perspecta
  • Oliver Nutt, GDIT

National Security/DHS Industry Executive of the Year

  • John Hynes, Applied Insight
  • Cedric Sims, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Scott Recinos, LMI
  • Brian Michl, GDIT

Private Company Executive Assistant of the Year

  • Groslyn Burton, The Asia Group
  • Nancy Edwards, AMERICAN SYSTEMS
  • Debbie Smith, Telos Corp.
  • Lisa DeRaymond, Koniag Government Services
  • Maria Plunkett, A-TEK

Public Company Executive Assistant of the Year

  • Robert Angeli, SAIC
  • Tia Kim, Perspecta
  • Mary Kay Clark, Red Hat
  • Pennie Parkin, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Coney Jackson Elam, IBM, Federal Market
  • Joyce Downing, SAIC

STEM Advocate of the Year

  • Jan Johnson, Array Information Technology
  • Alka Bhave, Perspecta
  • Jennifer Bahrami, CNSI
  • Will LaBar, CGI Federal

Sponsors

Presented by

Bloomberg Government - Presenting sponsor of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards

Gold Sponsor

SAIC - Sponsor of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards
Kipps DeSanto - Gold sponsors of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards

Silver Sponsors

Maximus Federal - Sponsor of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards
Software Government Solutions - Sponsor of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards
Riverside Research - Pinnacle Awards Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

DHG
Try Hungry - Bronze Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Sage Communications - Bronze Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards

Table Sponsors

Siemens Government Solutions - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
CACI - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
NCI - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Raytheon - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Red Hat - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
E3 Sentinel - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
A-Tek - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
CALIBRE Systems, Inc - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
ASRC Federal- Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
NTT Data - Pinnacle Awards Table Sponsor
Leidos - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
AECOM - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Array Information Technology- Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
American Systems- Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Booz Allen Hamilton - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Cerner - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
CNSI - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
GDIT - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Guidehouse - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
LMI - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Perspecta - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Koniag Government Services - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
RGI - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Steampunk - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
VION - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Accenture - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Noblis - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Cognosante - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
LexisNexis - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
JACOBS - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
HP - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
The Asia Group - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
Telos - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards
SOS International - Table Sponsor of the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards

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Judges

Judge

Tim Keenan - Founder, Keenan & Associates

Tim Keenan
Founder, Keenan & Associates

Judge

Deborah Dunie, Board Member of SAIC

Deborah Dunie
Independent Board Member

ABOUT

THE INAUGURAL PINNACLE AWARDS

Before an audience of over 300 GovCon leaders and influencers, WashingtonExec in November announced the winners of the inaugural Pinnacle Awards -- not an easy feat as the judges had received 125 impressive nominations spanning several categories.

The first awards luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner shone a light on exemplary GovCon leadership. In addition to recognizing the winners, Donna Morea was honored for her lifelong leadership in the GovCon community. SAIC CEO Tony Moraco and Attain Chairman and CEO Greg Baroni spoke on Morea’s decades-long contributions and Baroni highlighted her as a trailblazer.

Emceed by Dr. John Hillen, the awards ceremony was unique in the sense that nominators described the “why” and the “how” of an executive milestone and/or federal client project. The awards were not solely based on rewarding revenue generation, CEO only, or other arbitrary accolades.

“Everyone here exemplifies true leadership, innovation and a drive to make the government more efficient and effective," said WashingtonExec founder and CEO JD Kathuria. “Each and every one of you is key to driving critical missions, whether you are a senior leader or an executive assistant."

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