TSI received the award in recognition of the company’s corporate social responsibility program, Feed to Lead. Dr. Wilson launched the program to nourish the body, mind and spirit by supporting leadership potential in those who need a helping hand.
To this end, TSI supports strategically aligned organizations to fight hunger, assist veterans, promote literacy, and advance STEM education. Under Dr. Wilson’s lead, TSI makes community investments with the selected charities of choice through funding and volunteer hours.
TSI CEO and ACG member, Dr. Marta Wilson, was presented with the award at the two-day award celebration in Washington D.C. by Sam Beard, who co-founded the program 40 years ago with former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“We were honored to be selected as the local Jefferson Award recipient as well as very surprised and deeply humbled to receive recognition of TSI’s corporate social responsibility program on the national level,” said Dr. Wilson. I am inspired by the spirit and generosity of the Jefferson Award finalists and honorees I’ve had the opportunity to meet this week. It has been a pleasure to hear the stories of people making a difference in their communities across the nation.”
The Jefferson Award is a national prize for public service and recognizes an array of honorees including high profile individuals, community volunteers, and organizations that support and promote community outreach. Additional 2012 national Jefferson Award recipients included CIA director General David Petraeus, musicians Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis, and sports stars Pat La Fontaine, Charlie Kimball, and Jim Kelly.
In addition to being an ACG National Capital member, Dr. Wilson also serves on the leadership committee of the chapter’s Emerging Growth Business Roundtable series, which holds six sessions during the program year. These roundtables provide a forum for emerging growth business owners and CEOs to meet and discuss common challenges, goals and needs
This is not the first time that Dr. Wilson and TSI have been recognized for their impressive public service record. Last year, Dr. Wilson was honored with the Corporate Heroine in Technology Award, which is presented by the Armed Forced Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) and the March of Dimes to recognize women who exemplify volunteer service and make their communities better places to live.
The presentation of the Jefferson Award to Dr. Wilson makes her the second member of the association’s Emerging Growth Business Roundtable leadership committee to be bestowed a great honor. Rose Wang, an ACG member and member of the committee, was appointed last year to serve on the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to provide advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners
Congratulations again to Dr. Wilson for winning yet another incredible and well-deserved award. ACG National Capital is proud and excited to have such a driven and philanthropic member in the association.