The countdown clock has officially begun – there is just one month remaining until voting closes for the user-generated ranking of the 2022 Wash100 Award! For two months now, the most popular executives in government contracting, the federal sector and adjacent industries have battled it out, powered by your votes. Out of the complete list of 100 individuals elected by a discerning committee at Executive Mosaic, these 30 are the fan favorites. But who will be crowned number one? That’s all up to you, reader. If you have investment in the GovCon field, it’s imperative that you join in the fun.
Make it a priority to head to Wash100.com now to cast your 10 allotted votes! Voting closes April 30, so the time is now.
This week, some big changes swept the top 30 ranking. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who has been hovering closer and closer to the top spot throughout the whole competition, finally clinched number one for the first time. Let’s see if he can hold off the fierce opposition and become champion.
Similarly achieving their highest position in the rankings yet was Tonya Wilkerson, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, who rose from the number six slot to number four in the rankings over the last week.
Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president and president of defense systems at Northrop Grumman, maintained her position at number five and was the highest ranking industry member on the combined list of government and industry leaders.
Ascending three spots in just a week’s time were two-time awardee Shawn Purvis, president and CEO of QinetiQ, who went from number 14 to number 11 and three-time honoree Stephanie Hill, executive vice president of rotary and mission systems at Lockheed Martin, who rose from number 15 to number 12.
Other notable moves over the course of the week included Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, climbing four spots number 17 to number 13. Additionally, Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, soared from number 21 to number 15 during the week.
Clearly, executives are not done making strides and gaining momentum in this tough race. Some who seemed a sure bet for the top five or even the number one slot are now fighting to stay alive. It remains undecided who will emerge victorious – and your votes could be the deciding factor.