Previous Leadership Award Honorees

2016

Corporate: Large Market Sector: Kay Kapoor, AT&T Global Business, Public Sector Solutions
Corporate: Mid-Market Sector: Sonya Jain, eGlobal Tech
Corporate: Small Market Sector: Carolyn Parent, LiveSafe
Government: Stephanie O'Sullivan, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rising Star: Camille A. Stewart, Esq., Department of Homeland Security
Small Business/Entrepreneur: Susan M. Evans, Evans Incorporated
Technical Leadership: Cathy Tilton, CSRA
Unsung Hero: Jenny Oh, Booz Allen Hamilton
Women in Defense: Commander Amy Grable, Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command
WIT President's Award: Nell Varghese; WIT, Website Committee
Women on Boards Leadership Award: ICF International

2015

Corporate - Private Sector (Large and Small): Patricia D'Eramo, Cisco
Corporate - Public Sector (Large and Small): Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat, Inc., U.S. Government Business Unit
Government: Robin A. Thomas, Headquarters Marine Corps, C4 Department
Rising Star: Jenny Madorsky, SRA
Small Business/Entrepreneur: Sophia Parker, DSFederal, Inc.
Technical Excellence: Lang Ly, Appian
Unsung Hero: Andrea Hall, CSC
WIT Champion: Mary Ann Glueckert; WIT, Girls in Technology Committee
WIT President's Award: Alison Gonzalez; WIT, Sales and Marketing Committee
Women on Boards Leadership Award: WGL Holdings

2014

Corporate: Private Sector Large Business: Lisa Hook, Neustar
Corporate: Private Sector Small Business: Carol Cornman, PRISM Inc.
Corporate: Public Sector Large Business: Elaine Turville, Accenture Federal Services
Corporate: Public Sector Small  Business: Maria Canfora, Cvent
Social Impact IT: Dr. Jandelyn Plane, University of Maryland
Entrepreneur: Anjali "Ann" Ramakumaran, Ampcus Inc
Government: Kim Robson, NGA
Innovative Technology: Alice Fakir, Booz Allen Hamilton
Unsung Hero: Susan Burke, Freddie Mac
Rising Star: Mari Spyker, Blackstone Technology Group
WIT Champion: Denise  Hart, O2 Lab Inc.
WIT President's Award: Kathy Furlong, LexisNexis and Donna Kilbourn, Unanet Technologies
Women on Boards Leadership Award: Lockheed Martin

2013

Corporate: Private Sector Large Business: Elaine Anderson, CSC
Corporate: Private Sector Small Business: Mary Knebel Gillespie, Alarm.com
Corporate: Public Sector Large Business: Julie Taylor, SAIC
Corporate: Public Sector Small Business: Angie Lienert, Intelligenesis, LLC
Entrepreneur: Dawn Halfaker, Halfaker and Associates
Government: Lorraine Landfried, Department of Veteran Affairs
Health IT: Stephanie Pincus, National Academies of Science (Institute of Medicine)
Rising Star: Marlene Roush, SAIC and Stacy Tedesco, D.C. Public Schools, Thomson Elementary
Social Impact IT: Donna Rice Hughes, Enough is Enough
Unsung Hero: Nora Robertson, Navy ERP
WIT Champion: Kelly Moore, AT&T
President’s Award: Colleen Oresky; Chair Sponsor Committee and Deb Hennessy; Chair GIT Share Our Success Events
Founders Award: Nanci Schimizzi, FINRA  
Women on Boards Leadership Award: Gannett

2012

Corporate: Private Sector Large Business: Barbara Doornink, SAIC
Corporate: Private Sector Small Business: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.   
Corporate: Public Sector Large Business: Susan Zeleniak, Verizon
Corporate: Public Sector Small Business: Christine Do, Soft Tech Consulting, Inc.
Global Impact: Dr. Homaira Akbari, SkyBitz    
Entrepreneur: Kathy Albarado, Helios HR  
Government: Janice M. Hamby, DOD, Office of the CIO
Education IT: Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education
Health IT: Sharon Gaheen, SAIC
Unsung Hero: Lisa Bethel, Booz Allen Hamilton  
Rising Star: Erica Salinas, CSC
WIT Champion: Denise Hart, O2 Lab, Inc.  
WIT President’s Award: Jane Maliszewski, ISKA and Piper Conrad, PKC Consulting

2011

Corporate Public Sector Award (Small): Jeri Lassiter, Chief Executive Officer and President, ASM Research Inc.
Corporate Public Sector Award (Large): Linda A. Mills, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Corporate Commercial Award (Small): Fran Maier, President & Executive Chair, TRUSTe
Corporate Commercial Award (Large): Jill Bruning, Chief Operating Officer, NJVC
Rising Star: Charity Nowling, Senior Electrical Engineer, SAIC
Unsung Hero: Denise Lucero, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting and Sarah Hyder, Project Manager, FEMA
Global Impact:  Blanca Treviño, President and Chief Executive Officer, Softtek and Dr. JoGayle Howard (Posthumous), Theriogenologist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Green IT: Mile Corrigan, Manager, Federal Green Program, Noblis
Education IT: Kamalika Sandell, Senior Director, Enterprise Systems, American University
Health IT: Katrina Firlik, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, HealthPrize Technologies
Entrepreneur Award: Dr. Nicole C. Close, President, EmpiriStat, Inc.
Government: Ann T. Speyer, Chief Information Officer, Smithsonian Institution
WIT President’s Award: Laura McCarthy, Qualified Search; Kelly Moore, AT&T and Vicki Warker

2010

Corporate Commercial Award (Large): Christine Schaefer, Vice President, Marketing, DLT Solutions
Corporate Commercial Award (Small): Maura Colleton Corbett, Partner, Qorvis Communications, LLC
Corporate Public Sector Award (Large): Diane B. Gongaware, Director of Operations, Civilian Agencies, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Corporate Public Sector Award (Small): Ola Sage, President & CEO, e-Management
Entrepreneur: Lynn Ann Casey, CEO, Arc Aspicio
Government: Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress
Health IT: Dr. Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, Director, Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Global Impact: Susan C. Aldridge, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland University College and Siobhan Green, CEO & Lead Technology Strategist and Information Architect, Sonjara
Unsung Hero: Jennifer Freed, Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Service Delivery Integrated Product Team Manager, NMCI Program Office, Department of the Navy
Rising Star: Michelle Czirjak, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton and Jhaymee Wilson, Project Manager, CACI International
WIT Champion: Phyllis Kolmus, AT&T
President's Award: Nancy Lamberton, Excitations; Irene Aronian, DECKER and Joanne Lozar-Glen