Anne Altman, general manager of federal government and industries at IBM, has been selected as thisÂ year’s winner of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Executive of the Year” honor for leaders of contractors that exceed $300 million in revenue.
Altman, a three-decade company veteranÂ who becameÂ IBM’s U.S. federal businessÂ leader in January 2013, accepted the award at the awards ceremony Thursday in Tysons Corner, Va. at a gala hosted by the program’s sponsors –Â the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council.
The awards go toÂ executives and contractors that show “leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region’s government contracting sector, ” the chamber says.
Click here to read our sister site ExecutiveBiz’s story on which GovCon firms took home the “Contractor ofÂ of the Year” awards and here for our other companion siteÂ ExecutiveGov’s story onÂ this year’s “Public Sector Partner of the Year” recipient.
Altman’sÂ career at IBM also includes nearly three yearsÂ as global public sector head prior to her current role, leadership of IBM’s service hardware business and oversight of the launch of the System z mainframe.
She was one of five executives eligible for this year’s award and other nominees were:
- Kurt Bergman, CEO of Michael Baker International
- Teresa Bozelli, a senior vice president and managing director at Sapient
- Ellen Glover, an executive vice president at ICF International
- Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO of Engility
Patrick MurphyÂ –Â president and CEOÂ of Millennium Engineering and IntegrationÂ –Â received the “Executive of the Year” award in the $75 million-$300 million revenue category andÂ Mehul Sanghani — president of Octo Consulting — is the awardee in the less than $75 million revenue category.
Ray Oleson, past chairman of the board and a co-founder of Salient Federal Solutions, was posthumouslyÂ inductedÂ into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame and joins a group of leaders that includes CACI Executive Chairman and former CEO Jack London, former Lockheed Martin CEO and Army Undersecretary Norm AugustineÂ andÂ SAIC founder Robert Beyster.