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LMI Presents 2nd Annual Luminary Awards

May 23, 2019

LMI Staff

On Friday, May 10, LMI presented Luminary Awards to 53 employees from across the company. In its second year, the Luminary Award is LMI’s highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to LMI's culture and client support while representing our corporate values of Leadership, Mission, and Innovation.

Chair Emeritus Paul Ignatius presented his namesake award—the Paul Ignatius Luminary Award—recognizing LMI’s project of the year for exceptional value, sound analysis, and flawless delivery to the client. The Honorable Ken Krieg, LMI’s board chair, awarded the Mike Daniels Game Changer Luminary Award. Named after LMI’s previous board chair, the award honors the most innovative work at LMI.

Mr. Zolet said, “We established the Luminary Awards last year to celebrate the employees who exemplify our values, strengthen our culture, and demonstrate the LMI difference to our clients. These recipients represent the best of LMI and I am proud we are able to publicly recognize their contributions.”

This year’s recipients are:

Catherine Acton, Cesar Angeles, Adam Bookman, Jason Bracken, Dima Calnan, Christine Carpino, Trevor K. Chan, Alex Cranch, Allison Crowley, Jessica Delp, Christopher Dias, Kris Dooley, Lauren DuBoff, Dan Ermer, Shannon Garner, Siwei Guo, Eric Gunnerson, Kim Hall, Christopher Helmey, Eric Herzberg, Patrick Hibberd, Abby Hooper, Nicole Jackson, Bettina Kolleda, Ariel Lai, Blaise Linn, Chuck Lorence, Tyler Mackanin, Joseph Marina, Christopher Marquardt, Kathleen McBride, Andrew Miller, Milasy Mugnolo, Ahkesha Murray, Jenel Newton, Jim O'Loughlin, Jessica Payne, Sean Perch, Matt Peterson, Rose Polar, Susan Rosenberg, Hasan Shahid, Daisy Olin Schoenborn, Nikki Smith, Jonathan Stammler, Rebecca Stroh, Meklit Tegegne, Steven Thomas, Jennifer M. Waymer, Stephen Vargas, Yasmin Virani, Robert Yon, and Wei Zhu.

Each individual or team was provided the opportunity to donate $2,500 to a philanthropic cause. Our 2019 Luminaries selected the following organizations to receive these gifts.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Border Patrol Foundation
  • Brooklyn Information & Culture 
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Girls Inc. of Washington, DC
  • Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
  • K9s for Warriors
  • The Richard E. Winter Cancer Center
  • Samaritan’s Purse 
  • Shootout for Soldiers
  • So Others Might Eat
  • Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 
  • THON 
  • The Women’s Center
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