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Maryland Tech Council Announces 2021 Industry Awards Celebration FinalistsFREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Maryland Tech Council (MTC)announces the finalists for its annual Industry Awards Celebration (IAC). Theevent celebrates individuals and companies in the government contracting, lifesciences and technology industries that have made a significant impact intheir respective industry. For the second year, winners will be revealed in avirtual event on May 20, 2021—last year’s virtual event had over 2,000 liveviewers.“The nominations for this year’s Industry Award Celebrations showcased thetalents and achievements of these individuals and companies in the governmentcontracting, life sciences and technology industries, especially in a yearwith unprecedented challenges,” said the IAC committee co-chairs, TonyDeflumeri, the Atlantic Region Director of Business Development for BDO andHoward S. Rothman, Vice President, JP Morgan Wealth Management. “The finalistsin each category exemplify the dedication to improving lives and being leadersin the industry, not only in the region but beyond. We are proud of the workby the nominating committee for this year’s event and look forward toconnecting with the finalists in the upcoming weeks and celebrating thewinners at the upcoming virtual celebration.”Finalists for the 2021 Industry Awards Celebration include:Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Government Contracting: * Reggie Brothers, CEO, BigBear.ai * 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 SolutionsChief 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, REGENXBIOChief 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, XometryEmerging Life Sciences Company of the Year: * American Gene Technologies * BioFactura * CarrTech LLC * Cartesian Therapeutics * Innovative Cellular TherapeuticsEmerging Technology Company of the Year: * clean.io * Kythera Space Solutions * Mindgrub Technologies * Myriddian LLC * SaviGovernment Contracting Company of the Year: * BigBear.ai * Criterion Systems * Dovel Technologies * GRSi * RIVA Solutions Inc.Life Sciences Company of the Year: * Altimmune * Immunomic Therapeutics * Emergent BioSolutions * Novavax * QIAGENTechnology 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 isfree for both members and non-members.Sponsors for the event include:Award Sponsors: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, AstraZeneca, Baird, BDO, IronBow Technologies, JP Morgan Wealth Management, Learning Undefeated, Pillsbury,University of Maryland BioPark, VWRGold Sponsors: Atlantic Data Forensics, BTS Software Solutions, Children’sNational 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., XometrySilver Sponsor: Clearview GroupFor more information or to register, visit the Industry Awards Celebrationwebsite.ABOUT THE MARYLAND TECH COUNCILThe Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is activelyengaged in building strong technology and life sciences industries bysupporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largesttechnology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, andwe provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTCbrings the region’s community together into a single, united organization thatempowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy,networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is topropel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciencesand technology in the country. For more information: mdtechcouncil.com.