Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 28, 2006
Abe Abraham, Founder, and CEO of CMI Management, Inc. was honored by the Minority Business & Professionals Network Inc. and named to its list of the "Fifty Influential Minorities in Business.” This list honors minority men and women from federal, corporate and small businesses who have made significant contributions to the nation's economy, share a commitment to professional excellence and have demonstrated strong leadership in their line of business and industry.
Abe is recognized for his accomplishments leading CMI Management Inc. to record 102% growth serving the Federal Government and recognized by Washington Technology Fast 50 and Smart CEO Future 50. Additionally, Abe was recognized for his dedicated commitment to mentor small and disadvantaged businesses, and providing a diverse staff to meet client needs.
Abebe 'Abe' Abraham came to the U.S. as an exchange student and returned to Ethiopia to attend college, however, the student unrest made it difficult to study, so he returned to the U.S. to attend Bowling Green university in Ohio. The next year, Baldwin-Wallace College gave him a full scholarship and he received a B.A. degree in Political Science and Business. He worked for Flying Tiger Airlines for a year and he and his wife earned M.B.A. degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.
In 1978, they moved to the East Coast, where Mr. Abraham started the Trans Atlantic Trading Company. The political situation in Ethiopia worsened and they received asylum with the support of Senator Kennedy and became U.S. citizens. In 1979, Mr. Abraham worked for the Building Owners and Managers Association, International, while Mrs. Abraham joined the World Bank. In 1981 and 1985, after the birth of their children, she supported the family while Mr. Abraham cared for the children.
Mr. Abraham started CMI in 1989, providing maintenance and operations support to commercial, government and institutional facilities. In 1993, he obtained his 8(a) certification, and, in 2003, receives a $400 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records support services. Through its partners, CMI provides contract services under 8(a), SDB, woman-owned, HubZone, and ANC vehicles, and holds a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 36 contract, a DHS Basic Purchasing Agreement. Among CMI's current or former clients are: the U.S. Secret Service; the U.S. Army Research Laboratory; GSA; the U.S. Departments of Energy and Treasury; the U.S. Defense Supply Centers in Richmond and Chesterfield County, Virginia; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Carderock and several other federal and commercial clients.
Mr. Abraham is very devoted to his family and his church. He established a scholarship for a high school in Ethiopia; served as President of the Ethiopian Business and Professional Association for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and is active in various local chambers of commerce.
About CMI Management, Inc.
CMI Management, Inc. is a proven provider of efficient business, technology and facilities management solutions designed to help government and commercial clients reduce operational costs, operate at optimum performance and access the information needed for daily and long-term productivity. With over 600 employees and 500 subcontractor staff in over 70 locations nationwide, our clients, employees, partners and community recognize CMI for providing measurable quality, long-term results and personalized service with integrity. http://www.cmimgmt.com (703) 738-5300
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