Donna Morea

To recognize exemplary executives and businesses, WashingtonExec will host its inaugural Pinnacle Awards luncheon Nov. 1 at The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner. Donna Morea, former president of CGI in U.S., Europe and Asia, is the ceremony’s first Hall of Fame inductee.

Morea, who serves on SAIC’s board of directors and on the board of trustees at Inova Health System and Wesleyan University, will be honored because of her accomplishments as a leader in the GovCon industry and as a community role model, said JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec founder and CEO.

“Donna is admired and respected by employees at all levels of a business,” he said. “She also has overseen countless integration efforts and embodies what innovation and commitment to the mission means for the federal professional service sector.”

Greg Baroni, Attain chairman and CEO, lauded Morea for her trailblazing work.

“Donna Morea’s induction as the first member of the WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards Hall of Fame is a well-deserved honor,” he said. “Throughout her impressive career, Donna has enjoyed many firsts, including being one of the pioneers in growing the Northern Virginia technology community and paving the way for women executives. Her commitment to clients, colleagues and community is an inspiration, and is among the many reasons that I personally admire her. Donna truly is an icon!”

In 2015, WashingtonExec caught up with Morea and her family to discuss the government IT industry. She then talked about the need for people to take risks in their careers, her experiences in collaborating on the 2013 team as well as her first job post-college.

The Pinnacle Awards will also showcase other executives and businesses saving money and fostering innovation for the U.S. federal client in and across the National Capital Region. Federal IT buzzwords will be put to the test and will cover both small and large progress for the federal workforce and, at the end of the day, the U.S. taxpayer.

Submissions are now open for executive nominations and span 11 categories, including:

  • General Managers/COOs with P&L of 100M+
  • Healthcare Exec of the Year
  • Cybersecurity Exec of the Year
  • High-Potential Exec of the Year.


Source: Donna Morea First WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards Hall of Fame Recipient