2021 Pinnacle Awards Winners Revealed

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WashingtonExec on Dec. 8 virtually unveiled the winners of the Pinnacle Awards, an annual program that embodies the WashingtonExec spirit of highlighting successful executives and businesses saving money and fostering innovation for federal clients across the region.

Along with the government and industry winners, former AMERICAN SYSTEMS CEO Bill Hoover was honored with the 2021 Pinnacle Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40 years of leadership and service in the information systems and services market.

This year’s awards received a record level of interest and excitement, and we look forward to next year!

Below are all the winners and the categories:

Artificial Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year, Private Company

Edward Burrows, Brillient Corp.

Artificial Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Dr. Michael Sean O’Brien, Northrop Grumman

Business Development Executive of the Year, Private Company

Jeff Kerridge, Amentum

Business Development Executive of the Year, Public Company

Richard Crowe, Booz Allen Hamilton

Cloud Government Executive of the Year

Richard Husk, Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions PMO/Naval Information Warfare Center

Cloud Industry Executive of the Year, Private Company

John Sankovich, Smartronix

Cloud Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Tom Keane, Microsoft

Contracts Government Executive of the Year

Monica Padron, U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services

Contracts Industry Executive of the Year

Jai Spivey, Parsons Corp.

Cybersecurity Government Executive of the Year

Chris DeRusha, Office of Management and Budget

Cybersecurity Industry Executive of the Year, Private Company

John Hammes, Intelligent Waves LLC

Cybersecurity Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Dan you, Leidos

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Government Executive of the Year

Anselm Beach, Headquarters, Department of the Army

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Industry Executive of the Year

Dr. Kimberly Myers, Deloitte

DOD Government Executive of the Year

Holly S. Joers, Department of Defense, Defense Healthcare Management Systems

DOD Industry Executive of the Year, Private Company

William Vantine, Systems Planning and Analysis

DOD Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Paul Decker, Parsons Corp.

Private Company Executive Assistant of the Year

Dawn Holbrook, Amentum

Public Company Executive Assistant of the Year

Ruth-Ann Adam, CGI Federal

Government TEAM Program/Project of the Year

Community Care Referral and Authorization Program, The Department of Veterans Affairs

Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Solutions Project – Joint Service Provider, The Defense Information Systems Agency

Healthcare Government Executive of the Year

Dr. Clinton Greenstone, Office of Community Care, Veterans Health Administration

Healthcare Industry Executive of the Year, Private Company

Alicia Harkness, Guidehouse

Healthcare Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Jennifer Welham, ICF

HR Executive of the Year

Priscilla Lott-Price, Leidos

Intelligence Government Executive of the Year

Christine Abizaid, National Counterterrorism Center

Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year

Tiffanny Gates, Accenture Federal Services

Marketing Executive of the Year, Private Company

Christine Fuentes, Amentum

Marketing Executive of the Year, Public Company

Milo Speranzo, Dell Technologies

National Security / DHS Executive of the Year

Jim Moos, Read

Space Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company

Clint Crosier, Amazon Web Services

Space Government Executive of the Year

Andrew D. Cox, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

Supply Chain Executive of the Year

Nisa Moore, General Dynamics Information Technology

See WashingtonExec’s Q&A series with some of the finalists and winners here.