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Anne Altman, IBM Federal Head, Lands ‘Executive of the Year’ Honor at GovCon Awards

Anne Altman
Anne Altman

Anne Altman, general manager of federal government and industries at IBM, has been selected as this 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 veteran who became IBM’s U.S. federal business 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 — the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council.

The awards go to 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.IBM logo

Click here to read our sister site ExecutiveBiz’s story on which GovCon firms took home the “Contractor of of the Year” awards and here for our other companion site ExecutiveGov’s story on this year’s “Public Sector Partner of the Year” recipient.

Altman’s career at IBM also includes nearly three years 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 Murphy — president and CEO of Millennium Engineering and Integration — received the “Executive of the Year” award in the $75 million-$300 million revenue category and 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 posthumously inducted 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 Augustine and SAIC founder Robert Beyster.

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