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Washington, DC, United States, 2009/10/30 - SGIS, a national government contracting company, today announced that Susan Parr has been named as a finalist for the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Parr was named a finalist in the Employee of the Year category.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
With over six years in the Government Contracting and Telecommunications industries, Parr is a Business Analyst with SGIS. In this role, she focuses on the operations of one of four SGIS business units, assists with managing the contract pipeline and ensures the company is pursuing task order opportunities on current contract vehicles. Parr previously served as a Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC)/ Proposal Coordinator. In this role, she was responsible for various proposal, contract and pricing duties. Parr is based from the SGIS Washington D.C. metro area office.
In the four years she has been with SGIS, Parr has become an integral part of the company. When she first joined the company, she started as an administrative assistant, but her responsibilities within SGIS quickly grew. Parr has served in many roles throughout the years, each demonstrating the company’s growing trust in her as an employee. These roles include Proposal Coordinator, Human Resource Coordinator and most recently, Business Analyst. Her dedication to SGIS is instrumental in the company’s success. Parr’s hard work helps to give SGIS an edge when competing for government contracts.
“Susan has been a key contributor to SGIS,” said Vince Virga, SGIS President. “We have complete confidence in her abilities, which is exactly why she was chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award. Her impact on the growth of SGIS has been substantial and makes her an invaluable member of our team.”
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.
More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories. A board of distinguished judges and advisors, featuring many of leading figures in American business, agreed that Parr’s nomination was worthy of national recognition.
SGIS (sgis.com) provides services and solutions that defend the United States and its citizens from threats, provides advanced tools to soldiers who defend the nation and assists government agencies in running their business more effectively. SGIS has teamed with numerous organizations within the Intelligence, Homeland Security and Defense communities to form alliances needed for successful missions. The company specializes in the areas of Intelligence Analysis, Information Technology, Engineering/ Integration, Training and Cyber Security solutions. SGIS supports critical services for Intelligence community customers, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. SGIS provides services at the state and local levels as well.
SGIS currently has 14 offices nationwide, with corporate headquarters located in San Diego, California.
SGIS has received many highly regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SGIS was named to the 2009 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation. SGIS also ranked #10 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 Hot 100 List of the Fastest-Growing Businesses in America, was named to the 2008 Inc. 5000 and ranked #19 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Fast 50 list of the Fastest-Growing Government IT Companies. Other accolades include being named to the Military Training Technology (MT2) 2008 Top Simulation Companies List, being selected for the 2007 Inc. 500 list and ranking #2 on Washington Technology’s 2007 Fast 50 list. In 2006, SGIS was awarded the Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in Florida’s Mega Market.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.