Following a success-filled 2010, when the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth was named Chapter of the Year, the association and its members launched forward into 2011 with high expectations.

Despite the continued challenge posed by the down economy, the National Capital region was expected to remain prosperous and corporate growth activity was expected to increase, as companies looked to utilize the cash that they had saved during the recession. What resulted was a 2011 filled with significant deal activity and some impressive accomplishments by ACG National Capital’s esteemed membership. In addition, the chapter maintained a retention rate that is among the association’s highest and added members across multiple industries each month.

Here are some of the truly amazing things ACG members accomplished in 2011:

ACG National Capital Member, Lisa Brown, Named CFO of the Year
Lisa Brown, the CFO of Trusted Computer Solutions and a member of ACG National Capital, was named CFO of the Year in the “Business Services” category for her success in orchestrating the sale of Trusted Computer Solutions by Raytheon, which retained her services following the acquisition.

ACG Board Member, Rose Wang, Appointed to National Women’s Business Council
Rose Wang, the President and CEO of Binary Group, Inc. and a member of the board of directors for the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), was appointed to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

Association for Corporate Growth CEO, Gary LaBranche, named Association Executive of the Year
ACG president & CEO, Gary LaBranche, was named the 2012 Association TRENDS “Association Executive of the Year for leading the association to unprecedented growth even amid one the worst economic downturns in recent history.

ACG member, Marta Wilson, Awarded 2011 Corporate Heroine In Technology Award
Long time ACG member and CEO of Transformation Systems, Inc. (TSI), Marta Wilson, was honored with the Corporate Heroine in Technology Award for establishing TSI’s Feed to Lead Outreach Program, which commits multi-year funding earmarks for fighting hunger and for promoting literacy and STEM education.

WBJ Names Seven ACG Members to 50 Fastest Growing Companies List
Executives at seven of the 50 companies recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C. area were ACG National Capital members, including M.C. Dean, Inc. (42), GeoEye, Inc. (21), Suntiva (15), A-T Solutions (14), Invertix Corp. (10), XL, Inc. (9) and Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC, which was named the fastest growing company.

That’s another great year that’s going to be tough to top. However, with an impressive slate of events scheduled for 2012, including the upcoming ACG Cup, Strategic Growth Conference and other useful networking and thought leadership events, ACG National Capital is committed to making 2012 a landmark year for middle market growth.

We want to thank our members for a successful 2011, and to wish everyone happy holidays. We look forward to facing what 2012 has in store for the National Capital Region’s business community with our members, the area’s foremost business leaders.