Awards

The Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award

 


Purpose:

The Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award is 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.

 

 

Past Winners:

 

2016 - Brian Cole, President & CEO, Cole Engineering Services, Inc.

2015 - Tracy Solomon,TEVET, LLC

2014 - Celeste Ford, Founder/CEO, Stellar Solutions

2013 - Carol Craig, Founder/CEO, Craig Technologies

2012 - Peter Provenzano, President & CEO, SupplyCore, Inc.

2011 - Sharon Wolford, President & CEO, Carley Corporation

2010 - James Lasswell, President & CEO, INDUS Technology, Inc. 



History:

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.

 

 

How to Nominate

 

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 2017 Sridhar Award Winner

Questions/Inquiries on submitting nominations, please contact Ms. Molly Flanagan, mflanagan@ndia.org or call at (703) 247-2563.

 

 

 

Schedule

 

Award is presented annually at the National Small Business Conference.