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 Sridhar Award 

Sridhar Award


The Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award is named in honor of Dr. Kathleen P. Sridhar, who was a small business CEO of uncommon ability and accomplishment. She was very active in NDIA conferences, seminars, and events, and eventually served as President of the San Diego Chapter of NDIA. She was known as an inspirational leader who mentored others to successful leadership positions in the small business sector of the defense industrial base. The Sridhar Award and medal recognize leadership and strategic impact in the defense small business sector. It is bestowed annually on a defense industry small business executive who best reflects Dr. Sridhar’s leadership excellence and support for a robust small business sector in the defense industrial base.

Award nominees will meet the following criteria:
• U.S. Citizen.
• Executive of a current or recently graduated small business.
• Strong record of business accomplishment.
• Significant record of giving back through activities such as mentoring or charitable work.
• An active supporter of the small business sector, as well as the larger whole of the defense industrial base and their programs.
• Company must be NDIA Corporate member.

NDIA is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Sridhar Award Winner

Questions/Inquiries on submitting nominations,
please contact – Molly Flanagan, or call at (703) 247-2563.

The 2015 Award Winner is Mr. Tracy Solomon, TEVET, LLC.

The 2015 Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award is presented to
Mr. Tracy Solomon in recognition of his outstanding service as the Founder, President and CEO of TEVET, LLC. Under his leadership, Mr. Solomon took TEVET from conception, in his basement, to a multi-million dollar company with employees across six states. Founded in 2004, TEVET, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone Small Business (SDVOSB) providing technology from industry leading manufacturers such as Keysight Technologies, National Instruments and GE Intelligent Platforms into the federal government, defense agencies (DoD/DoE) and major federal prime contractors on a national basis.

To view previous winners click here.


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