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NAMS CEO Patricia Parker wins
2010 SmartCEO BRAVA! award


Contact: Kendra King Bowes

Phone: 1-888-996-9916



Pat ParkerRESTON, Va., July 10, 2010 – Native American Management Services CEO Patricia Parker has received a Washington SmartCEO 2010 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award. The award, which will be celebrated July 21, at The Sphinx Club in Washington, D.C., honors women business leaders whose work builds stronger communities.

Ms. Parker was among 25 female CEOs honored this year. The 2010 awardees will join former BRAVA! recipients to form the BRAVA! 100, a group of the first 100 female entrepreneurs to be recognized in the program. The award event will be focused on the theme “What 100 Women Can Do.”

“I am honored to be recognized alongside so many outstanding women leaders who are doing so much for their businesses and their communities,” said Ms. Parker.

This year’s winners lead 15,956 individuals, generate $910 million in revenue, and support more than 120 nonprofit organizations and charities across the Greater Washington region.

“BRAVA! Women Business Achievement award recipients are not only selected and honored for their success in growing a company, but also for demonstrating leadership throughout the Greater Washington community. This unique combination of attributes is fit to be admired by any CEO. We are honored to recognize Patricia Parker as one of Greater Washington’s most influential leaders,” said Jaime Park, publisher of Washington SmartCEO.

Ms. Parker and the other BRAVA! winners are profiled in the July issue of SmartCEO, which is read by more than 30,000 business owners in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Each winner is also featured in the digital edition of the magazine. The winners are selected by an independent panel of business leaders.

The BRAVA! 2010 awardees are:

Jennifer Bower

BeanTree Learning


P.J. Braden

Gryphon Technologies


Mina Ebrahimi

Saint Germain Catering


Dr. Betty Jo Gaines

Bright Beginnings, Inc.


Cheri Garvin

Leesburg Pharmacy, Inc.


Neelima Grover

The QED Group, LLC


Susan Gustafson

Ratner Companies


Sonya Jain



Heidi Kallett

The Dandelion Patch


Almeta R. Keys, M.Ed.

Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center, Inc.


Sue Liebenow

L&T Health and Fitness


Cidalia Luis-Akbar

M. Luis Construction, Inc.


Dr. Deirdre J. Maull

Deirdre J. Maull, DMD, MS, PC


Layli Miller-Muro

Tahirih Justice Center


Barbara Mullenex



Patricia K. Parker

Native American Management Services, Inc.


Lillian Chao-Quinlan

Sportrock Climbing Centers


Alexa Raad

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry


Maia Shanklin Roberts



Maureen M. Roden



Janet Samuelson

ServiceSource, Inc.


Arlene A. Snyder, CFRE

Washington Hospital Center Foundation


Payl Tak

TELESIS Corporation


Kim Thiboldeaux

Cancer Support Community




Native American Management Services, Inc., which is based in Reston, Va., provides high-quality management support services to the federal government, tribal governments and the private sector. For more information, photos or a full press kit, please call Kendra King Bowes at 1-888-996-9916 or e-mail Kendra at