October 8, 2008
Tony Barclay Wins Government Contractor Executive of the Year Award
DAI Chief Executive Officer Tony Barclay was last night named Government Contractor Executive of the Year. He won in the large company category, which recognizes executives from companies with annual revenues in excess of $300 million.
“This prestigious award is a fitting tribute to a fine man and an exemplary business leader,” said DAI President Jim Boomgard, who last month was chosen by DAI’s Board of Directors to succeed Barclay as CEO, effective January 1, 2009. “It recognizes Tony’s 30-plus years of unwavering service to DAI, to the development community at large, and to the professional services industry. It also signifies the respect DAI has earned among our peers in the Washington business community for making a difference in people’s lives, and validates our partnership in the U.S. Government’s commitment to economic development around the world."
Barclay accepted the award in person. “This award really belongs to my fellow employee owners at DAI,” he said. “They’ve seen me grow up with the company—and I mean this literally, because I’ve spent exactly half my lifetime here. I’ve had constant encouragement and lots of honest feedback from our management team, from my family, from many friends and advisors, and from our staff who are working in every corner of the world. I am grateful to all of them for their confidence and trust, and for helping me to set DAI’s course for the future.”
The Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year Awards are presented annually by the Northern Virginia Government Contractors Council (GovCon), the Professional Services Council, and Washington Technology magazine. Finalists for the 6th annual awards were announced September 3 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
The same venue was the setting for last night’s ceremony, where some 830 attendees saw awards presented for Contractor of the Year, Public Sector Partner of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Norman R. Augustine of Lockheed Martin Corp. was inducted into the GovCon Hall of Fame.
Fellow finalists for Executive of the Year in the large company category were Paul Cofoni, President and CEO of CACI International, and Mac Curtis, President and CEO of Vangent, Inc. Nominations addressed the executives’ “personal contributions and leadership” provided in three categories: to the community, to the government contracting industry, and to the company.
Last night’s presentation was DAI’s second major success at the GovCon awards in the past two years. In 2006, DAI was named Contractor of the Year in the large company category.