FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership dedicated to advancing government through the application of information technology, announced the recipients for the new Trailblazer Award at their NexUS Forum event.
The ACT-IAC NexUS Trailblazer Award recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of young professionals in government and industry. The recipients of the award have contributed to the NexUS Community and ACT-IAC in a significant way over the last year and are passionate about the mission of advancing government.
This year's Industry Trailblazer Award was awarded to Brittany Burkhart, Senior Associate at Wolf Den Associates. The Government Trailblazer Award was awarded to Chelsea Rainier, IT Specialist with the United States Department of Homeland Security.
"In my role as Government Chair of NexUS, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work firsthand with both Chelsea and Brittany and could not agree more with their selection as the inaugural NexUS Trailblazer Awardees," said Jonathan Benett, NexUS Government Chair. "In their roles as NexUS government and industry vice chairs, respectively for Programs and Events, each of them has displayed enthusiasm, character, and professional leadership qualities that have benefited NexUS, ACT-IAC, and the greater Federal IT community as a whole. My sincere appreciation and congratulations to them both!"
"The ACT-IAC NexUS community is providing tremendous growth opportunities for young professionals," said Mitzi Mead, CEO and Co-Founder of Accela Consulting and current IAC Chair, ACT-IAC. "Their energy, creativity and enthusiasm is infectious, and I have been excited to meet and interact with an increasing number of NexUS members. Their engagement in ACT-IAC is beneficial for the organization and for the Federal IT community because it fosters a growing pipeline of young talented professionals."
ACT-IAC NexUS is a new and flourishing community with a mission of "Building the Next Generation of US Leadership" through professional development training; opportunities for networking, government and industry collaboration, and mentorship; and giving back to the local community through the Volunteer Corps. NexUS views leadership as a mindset and believes that next generation leaders can learn and develop together because of the change agents that came before them. The NexUS community is determined to meet the needs of our fast changing world.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Leadership and Collaboration
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization established to improve government's service delivery and operational performance through the effective and innovative application of technology. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective and trusted collaborative forum where government and industry executives are working as partners to address critical issues, apply best practices and pioneer innovative solutions. ACT-IAC also provides high-quality learning and educational opportunities to improve the knowledge and expertise of the government workforce – both public and private. Further information about ACT-IAC can be found at www.actiac.org.
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