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Gerding Notches Finalist Nomination at the “Academy Awards of Government Contracting”

Tyson’s Corner, Va. – The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council recently announced the finalists for the 13th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™. We proudly report that HeiTech Services President/CEO, Heidi Gerding, has been named a Finalist and will compete for Executive of the Year (up to $75 million). Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner on November 5, 2015.

The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™, often dubbed the “Academy Awards of Government Contracting”, is the premier awards event for the contracting industry. The Awards honor the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region’s government contracting sector. The Awards celebrate high achieving individuals and companies for their performance and contribution to the Government Contracting industry.

“It is a great honor for me to be considered for this prestigious award within the government contracting industry,” stated Heidi Gerding. “I am in good company with the other finalists, many of whom I know very well. Thank you to the Fairfax Chamber, PSC, and all those involved with the Awards process, as well as my employees at HeiTech for your continued support.”

In total, four Contractor of the Year and three Executive of the Year awards will be presented. This year’s finalists in the respective categories include:

Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Amyx, Inc.
Atlas Research
CollabraLink Technologies
Defense Point Security
Democracy International, Inc. (DI)
Highlight Technologies

Contractor of the Year ($25-75 million)
Attain, LLC
Buchanan and Edwards
E3 Federal Solutions, LLC
NT Concepts

Contractor of the Year ($75-300 million)
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Haystax Technology
Millennium Engineering and Integration

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Accenture Federal Services
Bechtel Corporation

Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Ben Edson,Founder & CEO, VariQ
Heidi Gerding, President & CEO, HeiTech Services, Inc.
Scott Goss, CEO, Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.
Kim Hayes, CEO, The Ambit Group
Lisa Wolford, President & CEO, Constellation West

Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)
Doug Duenkel, COO, Knight Point Systems, LLC
David Fout, CEO, Aquilent
Y.Michele Kang, CEO, Cognosante
William Van Vleet, CEO, Haystax Technology

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Sondra Barbour, Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marilyn Crouther, Senior Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP
Mac Curtis, President & CEO, Vencore, Inc.
John Heller, CEO, PAE
Thomas Romeo, President, MAXIMUS Federal Services
Mark Testoni, CEO, SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2)

Additional information about the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ can be found at

Sources: Fairfax Chamber, PSC

Media Contact: Dan Jonas,, 301-918-9500


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