|By PR Newswire||
|December 6, 2013 09:01 AM EST||
Ceremony honors business and entrepreneur leaders in the National Capital Area
HERNDON, Va., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday night, The Washington Business Hall of Fame inducted Northern Virginia Technology Council President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg as a laureate at a ceremony honoring outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
In accepting the award, Kilberg noted that she was doing so on behalf of NVTC, stating that "NVTC is a major force for growth and community in our region and it is the reason I am at this podium this evening." NVTC member companies are "driven to do their best for their clients, for our community and for our country, and they are passionate about innovation, about entrepreneurship, about creating jobs and growing the economy," she added.
Founded in 1988 by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, and The Washingtonian, The Washington Business Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony lauding industry pioneers who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Greater Washington. Proceeds from the black-tie dinner and awards ceremony benefited Junior Achievement's efforts to empower young people to own their economic success.
Fellow Laureate inductees included William Couper, retired president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of Bank of America; Mark Ordan, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living; and Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., who is slated to be an NVTC Titans Speaker on Jan. 30.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.
SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council