The Patuxent Partnership held its 2015 Annual Dinner on May, 12th at The Inn at Brome Howard in Historic St. Mary’s City, MD. More than 300 TPP members and guests gathered to take part in the festivities. This year’s guest speaker Vice Admiral David Dunaway shared a brief look into the state of NAVAIR and where he sees the organization in the years to come.
AVIAN Named TPP Member of the Year
The Patuxent Partnership selected AVIAN LLC as the 2014 Member of the Year. The announcement was made to a sold-out crowd of more than 300 members and guests at the Partnership’s Annual Dinner at Historic St. Mary’s City.
“Every year it is a great pleasure to select one member company who has exemplified commitment to the community and support for Pax River. To be considered for the award, member companies must demonstrate strength in Business Performance, Employee Culture, and Community Affairs / Volunteer Activities. AVIAN has demonstrated excellence in all these areas and we are proud to name them Member of the Year” said Bonnie Green, Executive Director of The Patuxent Partnership.
AVIAN has experienced consistent growth over the past ten years and has ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the past five years. In 2014, AVIAN won two prime contracts supporting the Office of Naval Research, Sea Warfare and Weapons and the Naval Air Systems Command, Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office. They continue to experience growth in their Workforce Development and Training division, created more than 30 customer-unique training courses and instructed over 150 classes to over 3,500 students at 14 client sites.
AVIAN was recognized by the Secretary of Defense for the company’s superior support of its National Guard and Reserve members as a nominee for the Employee Support Freedom Award in 2012 and 2013, and was the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award in 2014.
In 2014, AVIAN supported more than 25 non-profit organizations dedicated to youth development, military and veteran affairs, the arts, health and wellness, recreation, environmental and community enhancement. AVIAN employees are active in the community and can be found volunteering at many schools and community organizations throughout the county.
AVIAN is an example of a flourishing small business in a growing technology region. According to Kevin Switick, President of AVAIAN LLC, “Each activity the company participates in contributes to the future business environment within the Southern Maryland and technical Patuxent River markets.”
The Patuxent Partnership works with government, industry and academia on initiatives in science and technology, hosts programs of interest to NAVAIR and the broader DoD community, supports workforce development including education initiatives and professional development. Visit www.paxpartnership.org.