Virtual Event


May 20, 2021
11:30 am -1:00 pm


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Award Categories

Industry & Government

  • Chief Acquisition Officer
  • Chief Data Officer

  • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Information Officer

  • Chief Legal Counsel

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Jack London

Dr. Jack London

4/30/1937 – 1/18/2021

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Meet the Judges

Deborah Duney Board Member, SAIC

Deborah Dunie

Independent Board Director and Advisor

Sid Fuchs

Sid Fuchs

Independent Board Director and Advisor

Pamela Drew, VP and General Manager Integrated Defense & Security Solutions

Pamela Drew

Independent Board Director and Advisor

Past Winners

2020 Award Winners

Public Company

Chief Information Officer

Chris Bjornson, Accenture Federal Services

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Sandager, Cerner

Chief Financial Officer

Alison Harbrecht, GDIT

Chief Marketing/Communications Officer

Roela Santos, SAIC

Chief Human Resources Officer

Tammy Heller, Perspecta

Chief Technology Officer

Charles Onstott, SAIC

Chief Growth Officer

Craig Reed, Serco Inc.

Private Company



Chief Operating Officer

Charles Beard, Guidehouse

Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Crowell, SOSi

Chief Technology Officer

Allen Badeau, NCI

Chief Growth Officer

Mike King, Peraton


Chief Acquisition Officer

Harrison Smith, Internal Revenue Service

Chief Information Officer

Maria Roat, Small Business Administration

Chief Data Officer

Eileen Vidrine, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense

Chief Technology Officer

Robert Brown, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS)


Garth White, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology

Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Susan Penfield, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient



WashingtonExec’s annual Chief Officer Awards recognize the most impactful and innovative executives in government and industry sitting in the C-suite. The awards aim to fill a gap in the market of showcasing the technologists, security experts and business leaders making waves in government contracting from both sides of the sector.

The Chief Officer Awards will find the chief data officers, chief information security officers, chief operating officers and so on, leading their organizations with innovation, expertise and thought leadership. This is a one-of-a-kind event on the Beltway, with focus on those demonstrating real, positive GovCon leadership.


Gold Sponsors

Amentum - Gold Sponsors of the Chief Officer Awards
Bloomberg Government
CACI - Gold Sponsors of the Chief Officer Awards
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Silver Sponsors

Sage Communications - Silver Sponsor of the 2020 WashingtonExec Chief Officer Awards

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