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Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2016 GovStar Awards Finalists


Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2016 GovStar Awards Finalists

Censeo is honored to have been selected as a Star Workplace finalist in the Washington SmartCEO 2016 GovStar Awards for its workplace culture. Read more about our workplace culture in Harvard Business Review.

Heather Louise Finch, (202) 440-2579

Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2016 GovStar Awards Finalists

45 government contracting leaders to be honored in SmartCEO’s GovStar program

Washington, DC (October 5, 2016) — Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2016 GovStar Awards finalists. The GovStar Awards celebrate Washington-area government contractors that have demonstrated excellence in the complex and competitive government contracting sector. The 2016 GovStar finalists collectively generate more than $6.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 27,000 individuals in Greater Washington. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the November/December issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on November 21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #GovStar.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world. But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens and drive innovation in healthcare, technology and communications,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “They are inspirational, patriotic and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”

The GovStar Awards ceremony on Nov. 21, 2016 is an expected sell-out event where more than 500 local executives and guests will gather to celebrate and honor Washington’s leading government contractors for their growth, innovation, corporate culture, warfighter and veteran support and industry impact. The event will kick off with a networking reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony that will announce winners in the following categories: Star Performer, Star Warfighter, Star Workplace, Technical Trailblazer and Industry Star.

Star Performer Emerging

American Cyber, Inc.
Gary Winkler
Aretec, Inc.
Anthony “Tony” O. Rivera and
Roby Luna
D+R International
David P. Steiner
DecisionPoint Corporation
Brian Flood

Star Performer Small

Concept Plus LLC
Ahmad Abuzaakouk
SharpMinds, LLC
Kristin A. Buczek
Versatech, Inc.
Jason Peay

Star Performer Medium

Pro-Sphere Tek, Inc.
Rodger Blevins
Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc.
Min Chong
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation
Ahmed R. Ali

Star Performer Large

Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
Frances R. Pierce
GuidePoint Security LLC
Michael Volk
MAG Aerospace
Joseph Fluet

Star Warfighter

Mark Testoni
Sevatec, Inc.
Balan Ayyar

Star Workplace Emerging

M2 Strategy
Willow Marr
Red Team Consulting
Jeff Shen
Chris Hornbecker

Star Workplace Small

Censeo Consulting Group
Raj Sharma
FMP Consulting
Erin Pitera
Ingenicomm, Inc.
Amit Puri
The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc.
Lisa Rosenthal

Star Workplace Medium

AINS, Inc.
Moe Goswami
Dynamis, Inc.
John Milam
Enlightened, Inc.
Antwanye Ford
Veracity Engineering, LLC
Hai N. Tran and Thomas R. Lamoureux

Star Workplace Large

CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Joe Martore
Knight Point Systems
Bob Eisiminger

Technical Trailblazer Small

Dr. Corinna E. Lathan
Jitesh Sachdev

Technical Trailblazer Medium

Deepak Jain
IntelliDyne, LLC
Tony Crescenzo
Management Concepts, Inc.
Thomas F. Dungan III

Industry Star Small

Arc Aspicio
Lynn Ann Casey
Business Management Associates, Inc.
LaJuanna Russell
Carolyn V. Hannon
Strategy & Management Services, Inc. (SAMS)
Staci L. Redmon
WTS, Inc.
Marc E. Wexler

Industry Star Medium

Bart & Associates, Inc.
Jonathan Evans
Federated IT
Kyle von Bucholz
Macro Solutions
Amy Wright
Meridian Imaging Solutions
Matt Williams
Kabir Chaudhary

Industry Star Large

Ken Asbury
Sapient Government Services
Teresa Bozzelli

2016 GovStar Awards
Date: Monday, November 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (VIP Reception: 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents St., Reston, VA 20190
Attire: Business Cocktail

Washington GovStar

About the GovStar Awards
The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support and impact on the industry and the marketplace as a whole. Government contracting is an extremely competitive and growing industry in the Greater Washington market, and the federal government is the largest consumer of products and services in the U.S. The GovStar program recognizes the many commendable attributes of Greater Washington-area companies striving for excellence in this complex and competitive sector. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their growth, innovation, corporate culture, veteran support and industry impact. Finalists are profiled in the November/December issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in November, where category winners are announced live.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

For more information about the GovStar Awards nomination process and sponsorship opportunities, email Heather Louise Finch at

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