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Women in Technology Announces Finalists for Eighth Annual Leadership Awards

Women in Technology Announces Finalists for Eighth Annual Leadership Awards

Business Wire
Winners to Be Announced at May 17, 2007, Awards Gala 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington technology community, today announced finalists for the Eighth Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards. Women who have excelled in their roles as mentors, leaders and role models in the dynamic technology industry will be honored for their accomplishments. Lesli Foster, Emmy award-winning journalist and weekend anchor for WUSA-TV in Washington, will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. 

The winners will be recognized at a banquet and ceremony on May 17, 2007, at the Hilton McLean in Tyson's Corner. 

"We received over 100 nominations--a record number--for this year's Leadership Awards," said Marguerete Luter, president of WIT. "While it certainly made the selection of finalists and winners challenging, it demonstrates the incredibly talented pool of women business leaders we have in the greater Washington, D.C. technology community." 

Awards will be given in five categories: Corporate Leadership, Entrepreneur Leadership, Government Leadership, Rising Star, WIT Champion. This year's winners of the WIT President's Award and WIT Founder's Award will also be announced. This year's finalists include: 


  • Deborah Alderson - President, System and Network Solutions Group - SAIC
  • Courtney Banks - Vice President, Homeland Security - Raytheon Company
  • Kathleen Moore -CFO and COO - Innovectra Corporation
  • Michele Perry - CMO – Sourcefire


  • Ellie Nazemoff - CEO - Acolyst
  • Dolly Oberoi - CEO - CU Technologies, Inc.
  • Mary Ann Wagner - President - XIO Strategies
  • Rose Wang - CEO - Binary Group


  • Tina Burnette - Director of Acquisition Management - FEMA
  • Janice Cuny - Director, Information Technology - National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Joy Hughes - Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer -George Mason University
  • Dr. Loyce Best Pailen - Director, Center for Support of Instruction - University of Maryland University College
  • Jenise Setian - Chief - Office of Personnel Management Training Management Assistance

Rising Star

  • Abigail Jones - Assistant Manager, Information Design - ABCTE, Inc.
  • Tina Kang - Project Manager - ITSolutions, LLC
  • Jennifer Keating - Director, Technology Infrastructure - CDW Government Inc. (CDW-G)
  • Jennifer Murrill - Operations Researcher/Cost Analyst - Northrop Grumman Information Technology

WIT Champion

  • Ardell Fleeson - Managing Director, Business Development - Human Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Jill Klein - Executive in Residence - American University's Kogod School of Business

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About Women in Technology:
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models. The organization's values are embodied in its tag line: Connect. Lead. Succeed. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members. For more information, please visit WIT's web site,

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