Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
NAPW honors Linda LaRoche as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. LaRoche is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in technology. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“Serving the defense community in multiple companies and roles, I knew that I could do ‘this’ better,” says Ms. LaRoche, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI). “What is ‘this?’ Responsiveness to the customer - giving the customer what he wants when he wants it.”
Since 1987, Ms. LaRoche has been expertly guiding CSCI, establishing it as a leader in its field. The company provides secure, innovative solutions for system engineering and information technology development to the Federal Government, as well as to commercial and private companies.
CSCI’s stellar reputation for excellence attracts the best talent in the field. Inspired by a former employer, and by her training as a musician, Ms. LaRoche has an energetic leadership style that fosters success. She values her staff, respects their feedback and encourages their efforts in and out of the office. “Our wonderful employees are CSCI’s most important asset. They are highly skilled, motivated and above all, honest with our clients,” says Ms. LaRoche. “Being adeptly attune to the changing and challenging tasks within the contracts and using my sixth sense to immediately identify the issues as they arise are extremely important to keep our employees achieving both their and CSCI's goals.”
Ms. LaRoche’s passion for philanthropy is an integral part of CSCI’s culture and the company supports the local community, as well as the March of Dimes. Ms. LaRoche was the Founding President of the former Semper Comm Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides technological equipment used for communications and entertainment to veterans stationed overseas. A talented performer, Ms. LaRoche has recorded music for the organization’s annual galas.