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Washington Business Journal Honors 50 Most Admired CEOs

December 12, 2013

Deborah Scott Thomas, President and CEO, of Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST)

Brad Flickinger, CBRE; Deborah Scott Thomas, Data Solutions & Technology; and Alex Orfinger, Washington Business Journal.

Washington, DC — Deborah Scott Thomas, President and CEO, of Data Solutions & Technology was selected as the Reader’s Choice for the Most Admired CEO in the Professional Services category. Thomas was honored along with 49 additional CEOs at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 5.  There were more than 430 guests in attendance.

The inaugural awards ceremony honored top executives in the Washington metropolitan area and winners were based on reader submissions.  More than 10,000 entries were received for the Most Admired CEO nomination in the following categories: federal contracting, real estate and development, construction and architecture, technology, banking and finance, health care, professional services, hospitality, education and nonprofit.

“I am humbled and honored to be in the same company with such esteemed CEOs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area,” states Thomas. “As an entrepreneur for the past 19 years, I’ve worked diligently to operate with integrity, deliver quality work to clients, ensure superior performance and most importantly, value employees. This award reflects when employees are valued and appreciated, they take notice.”

This awards ceremony was an opportunity for the Washington Business Journal to recognize CEOs who take success and leadership to a whole new level, earning the admiration and respect of their employees, customers and the community.

Other CEOs in the professional services category included: Wayne Berson of BDO USA LLP; Warren Gorrell Jr. of Hogan Lovells; Tom Monahan of The Corporate Executive Board Co., and Anthony Pierce of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Field LLP. Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and Founder of Cvent, earned top honors as CEO of the Year.

To view the Most Admired CEO Awards 2013 list, their secrets to success, and who they admire, go to:

Data Solutions & Technology (DST) Incorporated
Founded in 1994, Data Solutions & Technology (DST) is a Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned business. DST provides a full spectrum of professional services in Information Technology, Aviation Management, Logistics and Operations, Management Support, and Scientific and Technology Support that result in cost-effective solutions of strategic value to our customers and a rewarding work environment for our greatest assets, our employees. DST has a wide range of clients in the state and federal government.  To learn more about Data Solutions & Technology, visit at:

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