Maryland Tech Council Announces 2021 Industry Awards Celebration Finalists


FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Maryland Tech Council (MTC) announces the finalists for its annual Industry Awards Celebration (IAC). The event celebrates individuals and companies in the government contracting, life sciences and technology industries that have made a significant impact in their respective industry. For the second year, winners will be revealed in a virtual event on May 20, 2021—last year’s virtual event had over 2,000 live viewers.

“The nominations for this year’s Industry Award Celebrations showcased the talents and achievements of these individuals and companies in the government contracting, life sciences and technology industries, especially in a year with unprecedented challenges,” said the IAC committee co-chairs, Tony Deflumeri, the Atlantic Region Director of Business Development for BDO and Howard S. Rothman, Vice President, JP Morgan Wealth Management. “The finalists in each category exemplify the dedication to improving lives and being leaders in the industry, not only in the region but beyond. We are proud of the work by the nominating committee for this year’s event and look forward to connecting with the finalists in the upcoming weeks and celebrating the winners at the upcoming virtual celebration.”

Finalists for the 2021 Industry Awards Celebration include:

Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Government Contracting:

  • Reggie Brothers, CEO,
  • Promod Sharma, President and CEO, Criterion Systems
  • Tina Kuhn, President and CEO, CyberCore Technologies
  • Delali Dzirasa, Founder and CEO, Fearless
  • Shana Cosgrove, CEO, Nyla Technology Solutions

Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Life Sciences:

  • Jeff Galvin, CEO and Founder, American Gene Technologies
  • Murat Kalayoglu, President and CEO, Cartesian Therapeutics
  • William Hearl, Founder and CEO, Immunomic Therapeutics
  • Stanley Erck, President and CEO, Novavax
  • Kenneth Mills, President and CEO, REGENXBIO

Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Technology:

  • Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.well
  • Jacob Hsu, CEO, Catalyte
  • Robert Lee, CEO, Dragos
  • David Kaspary Jr., President and CEO, MidPoint Technology Group
  • Randy Altschuler, CEO, Xometry

Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year:

  • American Gene Technologies
  • BioFactura
  • CarrTech LLC
  • Cartesian Therapeutics
  • Innovative Cellular Therapeutics

Emerging Technology Company of the Year:

  • Kythera Space Solutions
  • Mindgrub Technologies
  • Myriddian LLC
  • Savi

Government Contracting Company of the Year:

  • Criterion Systems
  • Dovel Technologies
  • GRSi
  • RIVA Solutions Inc.

Life Sciences Company of the Year:

  • Altimmune
  • Immunomic Therapeutics
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Novavax

Technology Company of the Year:

  • Blackpoint Cyber
  • CNSI
  • Driven, Inc.
  • NetCraftsmen, LLC
  • Xometry

The virtual celebration will begin at 4:00pm ET and registration to attend is free for both members and non-members.

Sponsors for the event include:

Award Sponsors: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, AstraZeneca, Baird, BDO, Iron Bow Technologies, JP Morgan Wealth Management, Learning Undefeated, Pillsbury, University of Maryland BioPark, VWR

Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Data Forensics, BTS Software Solutions, Children’s National Health System, Emergent BioSolutions, Howard Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Maryland Department of Commerce, Montgomery College, Novavax, REGENXBIO, Sanaria, The Universities at Shady Grove, Viela Bio, Vision Technologies, Inc., Xometry

Silver Sponsor: Clearview Group

For more information or to register, visit the Industry Awards Celebration website.


The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life sciences industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. For more information:

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