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LMI’s First Annual Small Business Awards Winners Announced

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

LMI is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual Small Business Awards. These awards recognize strategic small business partners—aligned to LMI’s defense, health & civilian, homeland security, and intelligence markets—that contributed significantly to LMI’s growth in the previous year. 

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The selection committee of Jon Baba, defense market senior vice president (VP); Marion Kennedy, intelligence market senior VP; Pete Pflugrath, markets & growth executive VP; Scott Recinos, homeland security market senior VP; and Zaki Saleh, health & civilian market senior VP, chose four small businesses that reflect LMI’s principles of leadership, mission focus, innovation, ethics, and integrity.

LMI honored this year’s winners at a reception at its Tysons office on April 27.

  • Jason Carter, CEO of UNCOMN LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), accepted the award for the company’s role in planning and logistics on two mission-critical contracts for the defense market.
  • Joshua Riojas, CEO of Rios Partners, an 8(a) and SDVOSB, accepted the award for helping expand LMI’s presence in the Veterans Affairs portfolio, a health & civilian market customer.
  • Karl Gaskins, operations general manager of Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP), an 8(a), accepted the award on behalf of CNSP for assisting LMI in securing incumbent work which transitioned to a small business contract after 15 years of supporting our homeland security market customer’s mission. 
  • Tom Swerdzewski, COO of IT Concepts, an 8(a), accepted the award for the company’s transparency and partnership in helping LMI secure a position on a critical Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the intelligence market. 
  • “Congratulations to the winners at our inaugural Small Business Awards ceremony,” said Doug Wagoner, president and CEO of LMI. “2022 was a big transition year for us, and we always go to our partners first. We’ve built strong, long-lasting relationships with all four award winners, and I anticipate future growth opportunities given our cultural synergies and integrated capabilities.”

    Doug Wagoner

    LMI president and CEO

As part of our diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility commitment, LMI will continue recognizing small businesses dedicated to innovating at the pace of need annually.

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