FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced that it has awarded Andrew Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of Robbins-Gioia LLC, the prestigious Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award for his significant contributions to the federal information technology (IT) community. Robinson was among 8 individuals recognized for their leadership and commitment to public service at the ACT-IAC 2016 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
Established in 2001, the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award commemorates the life of long-time civil servant Janice Mendenhall, an exceptional leader who was known for her dedication to mentoring others and strengthening government and industry relations. The award is the highest tribute ACT-IAC bestows annually.
ACT President Margie Graves and IAC Chair Dave McClure presented Robinson with the award in recognition of his long history of leadership in ACT-IAC and his contributions to a more effective and innovative government. Prior to joining Robbins-Gioia in 2016, Andy Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the technology arena with a strong record of success as a solutions-oriented strategic leader at ICF International, Exeter Group, Gartner Group and Xerox. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving government, mentoring people and strengthening the community. As a volunteer and leader within ACT-IAC, he has contributed to its mission of advancing government in many areas. Robinson is a past IAC Chair and played a key role in standing-up the ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation. He has just completed three years as the first Chair of the Institute. Robinson is a member of the George Washington University Research Advisory Board and Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Program Management Institute Global Executive Council. He is board member of Rendez-vous: Haiti – a non-profit organization established after the 2010 earthquake to help the people of Haiti improve their lives through sustainable development. His accomplishments and standards are in the best tradition of the Mendenhall Award.
Graves and McClure also presented two individuals with the ACT-IAC Leaders Award in recognition of the exceptional contributions they have made to ACT-IAC and advancing government. Richard Spires, CEO of LearningTree International, was recognized for his leadership in developing the FITARA Maturity Model now being used in federal government to improve the management of technology. U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott was recognized for his exceptional leadership in creating a more effective and innovative government through the use of technology. He was also acknowledged for his support of strong government-industry collaboration.
The ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year Award – Government was presented to Dan Morgan (Department of Transportation). The ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year Award – Industry was presented to Chip Block (Evolver). Both individuals were recognized for their significant contributions to ACT-IAC over the past year.
The ACT-IAC Rookie of the Year Award was presented to Matt Sexton (Tista Science and Technology) and Zach Buss (Booz Allen Hamilton). This award honors individuals who are relatively new to ACT-IAC and, in a short time, have already demonstrated active involvement across a range of activities in the organization.
The Ginny McCormick New Heights Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions as a volunteer – working quietly and effectively towards a more effective government. The 2016 award was presented to Dee Delaney (AT&T).
"Part of what makes ACT-IAC unique and valuable is the engagement and passion of so many exceptional volunteers from both government and industry. The individuals who have been recognized this year represent the best of the best," said ACT-IAC Executive Director Kenneth Allen. "Through their dedication, their investment of personal time and their commitment to the idea that collaboration produces better outcomes, we are all winners in our quest to create a more effective and innovative government."
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education, and Action
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization established to create a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective and trusted forum where government and industry executives are working together to improve public services and agency operations through the use of technology. To maintain the objectivity and integrity of its collaborative process, ACT-IAC does not accept government funding. ACT-IAC activities are underwritten by AT&T, ACT-IAC's strategic mission partner, and a number of private sector organizations who share the ACT-IAC commitment to better government. A complete list of sponsors, as well as additional information about ACT-IAC, can be found at www.actiac.org.
Learn more about ACT-IAC and the membership benefits at https://actiac.org or call (703) 208-4800.
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SOURCE American Council for Technology