Kathleen Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year 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 will begin to accept nominations for the 2018 Sridhar Award in Summer 2017

If you have questions on submitting nominations, please contact Liza Jones, ljones@ndia.org or call (703) 247-2560.

2016 Sridhar Awardee Mr. Jeffery Gronberg, President, deciBel Research, Inc.

Previous Award Recipients:

2015 Tracy Solomon, President & CEO, 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 B. Lasswell, President & CEO, INDUS Technology Inc.

2009 Dr. Julian Davidson, Founder, Davidson Technologies

2008 William Edward Strang, Jr., Founder, President & CEO, Tactical & Survival 
Specialities, Inc.

2007 Dwayne N. Junker, President, Epsilon Systems

2006 Constance E. Blair, President and CEO, Technology Ventures

2005 Joanna Lau, Founder, 
CEO and Chairman of the Board, LAU Technologies

2004 Kathleen P. Sridhar, Ph.D., Founder and President, INDUS Technology (Posthumously)