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Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2014 Brava! Award winners

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Washington, DC (April 18, 2014) —Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2014 Brava! Award winners. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 32 of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $254.6 million in annual revenue and employ over 1,111 individuals. This year’s winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 30, 2014.

 

 

 

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Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2014 Brava! Awards Winners

 

32 powerhouse female business leaders to be recognized in

SmartCEO’s Brava! Awards program

 

Washington, DC (April 18, 2014) Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2014 Brava! Award winners. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 32 of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $254.6 million in annual revenue and employ over 1,111 individuals. This year’s winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 30, 2014.

 

Please see below for a complete list of winners and for program details. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #BravaAwards.

 

“Brava winners possess the utmost qualities in a leader — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Every one of this year’s winners exhibits these qualities in running their business, their families and their philanthropic activities. They give 110 percent of them selves,” says Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO Media. “We are honored and humbled to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”

 

The winners will be celebrated at the Baltimore Brava! Awards ceremony on July 30, 2014. An expected sell-out event, 300 local C-level executives and guests will attend to celebrate their achievements. Past Brava! winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners and grow the community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by the awards ceremony and a final toast to the women leaders of Greater Washington.

 

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About the Brava! Awards

The Brava! Awards program celebrates female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on the quality of applications submitted. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in July.

 

 

Complete Program Information

2014 Brava! Awards

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Coming soon!

Attire: Business Cocktail

 

 

2014 Washington Brava! Winners

Gina Schaefer,A Few Cool Hardware Stores

Kimberly L. Oliver,American Electronics, Inc.

Tracy Betts,Balance Interactive

Jamie Ratner,CertifiKid

Sonja Caison,The Cleaning Authority

Dr. Angela Marshall,Comprehensive Women's Health, Inc.

Angela Harpalani,Dimensional Concepts, LLC

Nan Dowless,Dowless & Associates, Inc.

Lovey Hammel,Employment Enterprises, Inc.

Jasmin Moser,Employ-R Solutions Inc.

Dori Roberts,Engineering For Kids

Susan M. Evans, Ph.D.,Evans Incorporated

Jennifer D. Collins,The Event Planning Group, LLC

Tracey K. Kerin,Falcon Crest Commercial Contractors Inc.

Robin Wiener,Get Real Health

Connie Golleher, CLTC,The Golleher Group, LLC

Mary Ahern-Snyder,Immersion Consulting LLC

Tabatha Turman,Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions LLC

Jennifer Bisceglie,Interos Solutions, Inc.

Kelli Richardson Lawson,K4 and Company, LLC and Joy Media Collective, Inc.

Helen Stefan Moreau,The Midtown Group

Gina Merritt,Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, LLC

Denita R. Conway,Proven Management LLC

Rebecca Shambaugh,SHAMBAUGH Leadership

LaKeshia Grant,Virtual Enterprise Architects, LLC

 

2014 Nonprofit Winners

Alison K. Malmon,Active Minds

A. Shuanise Washington,The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Sonia Patterson,Five Talents

Laura S. Caldwell,Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Karyne Jones,National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

Kari Luther Rosbeck,Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Rosie Allen-Herring,United Way National Capital Area

 

 

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