Women in Technology Announces Finalists for 14th Annual Leadership Awards

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Professional Women in the Washington, D.C. Area Technology Community Recognized for their Extraordinary Vision, Talent and Mentorship

Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community, today announced the finalists for the 14th Annual Leadership Awards. The awards program honors outstanding women working in the Greater Washington, D.C. region who have exemplified unique vision, inspiring leadership and mentorship in the technology industry.

The finalists for the 14th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards are:

Corporate: Private Sector Large Business
Elaine Anderson, Partner, CSC
Wendi Hawk, Director of National Security Solutions, SAIC
Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing, Global Capacity

Corporate: Private Sector Small Business
Karen S. Evans, Partner, KE&T Partners, LLP
Mary Knebel Gillespie, Vice President, Alarm.com
Lynne Hamilton-Jones, Vice President, National Capital Region Operations, ExecuTech Strategic Consulting
Thuy Pisone, Vice President, Executive Director of Strategic Technology and Services, Orbis Technologies, Inc.

Corporate: Public Sector Large Business
Lisa Brown, President, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS)
Melissa Peterson, Director, Intelligence Community Wide Initiatives
Dr. Kristen Summers, Director, Chief Technology Officer, CACI Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Julie Taylor, SVP Operations Manager, SAIC

Corporate: Public Sector Small Business
Angie Lienert, President/CEO, Intelligenesis, LLC
Melissa Logsdon, CEO, Thermopylae Sciences & Technology, LLC
Kimberliey Wasko, Senior Vice President, The Moore Group

LaKeshia Grant, CEO, Virtual Enterprise Architects
Dawn Halfaker, President and CEO, Halfaker and Associates, LLC
Sharon Muniz, President, NCN Technology
Ellie Nazemoff, CEO / President, Acolyst

Dorine Andrews, Chief Information Officer, Peace Corps
Lorraine Landfried, Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO),Office of Information Technology for Product Development (PD), Department of Veteran Affairs
Amy Taylor, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Health IT
Kristine Martin Anderson, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Stephanie Pincus, Scholar-in-Residence, National Academies of Science (Institute of Medicine)
Kimberly Thompson, Vice President, ASM Research, Inc.

Rising Star
Brandi Parra, Program Manager, SAIC
Marlene Rousch, Applied Mathematician, SAIC
Stacy Tedesco, Technology Coordinator and Co-Creator of Listening for Literacy, DC Public Schools, Thomson Elementary
Kanika Tolver, Information Technology Specialist, DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Social Impact IT
Alka Dhillon, Founder and CEO, Technalink, Inc
Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO, Enough Is Enough

Unsung Hero
Lisa King, Program Manager, Pragmatics, Inc.
Pamela W. Peterson, Principal, Process Improvement & Organizational Change, CSC
Nora Robertson, Assistant Program Manager, Navy ERP
Stacey Tompkins, Program Manager, ASM Research, Inc.

WIT Champion
Laura A. McCarthy, President, Qualified Search
Kelly Moore, Senior Program Manager & Senior Business Analyst, AT&T

“In our 14th year of the Leadership Awards, we’ve received many excellent submissions, but these finalists truly define the word, ‘leader’,” said Nancy Lamberton, President, WIT. “These women achieve successful business results, contribute to the community and, most importantly, are role models for future leaders to succeed in their own career paths. Congratulations to all of the finalists.”

WIT will announce the winners at the Leadership Awards Banquet on April 18, 2013 at Reston Hyatt in Reston, Va.

For more information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tables or individual tickets, please visit the WIT website or contact the WIT Business Office at staff(at)womenintechnology(dot)org or 703-766-1153.

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit, http://www.womenintechnology.org or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).

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Welz & Weisel Communications
(for WIT)
703-218-3555 x102

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