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Deborah Scott Thomas Honored as a Washington Business Journal 2014 Minority Business Leader

Deborah Scott Thomas Honored as a Washington Business Journal 2014 Minority  Business LeaderWASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2014 – Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated President & Chief Executive Officer Deborah Scott Thomas was recognized among DC metropolitan area’s stellar minority business owners and leaders at the 7th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards program. The sold-out ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton DC on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

The Minority Business Leader Awards honored the most successful and influential minority executives and business owners. Washington Business Journal celebrated the strong group of exceptional individuals who have exhibited outstanding performance both professionally and in their community. The honorees were selected from a public pool of more than 200 nominations and determined by a panel of judges made up of program alumni.

“I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be among these successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. We share a common bond not only because we are minorities, but because we are big dreamers,” Thomas said. “This honor shows that through these dreams, entrepreneurial perseverance and expertise, we are respected, successful and recognized in the business world. I hope this award inspires future minority leaders.”

Like previous years, the Minority Business Leader Awards drew over 400 attendees of previous alumni, colleagues, friends, and family of the honorees as well as executives looking to network with minority-owned businesses.

Barbara Lang, former President & CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other 2014 Minority Business Leader Honorees included: Mario Acosta-Velez (Verizon), Brian E. Argrett (City First Bank of D.C.), Andre Banks (Forest City Washington), Alex Barron (Walmart U.S.), Kenneth J. Brewer Sr. (H Street Community Development Corp), Timothy Chi (WeddingWire Inc.), Kris Collo (MicroPact Inc.), Valarie Dock (Bolana Enterprises Inc.), Al Espinoza (Innotion Enterprises Inc.), Andres Gonzalez (Finesa Real Estate Group), Carl Hairston (M&T Bank), Randy Hayman (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority), Linnie Haynesworth (Northrop Grumman Corp.), Sonny Kakar (Sevatec Inc.), Clayton Lawrence (Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP) LLC), Yoon-Young Lee (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP), Michael Marshall (Marshall Moya Design LLC), Bo Menkiti (The Menkiti Group & Keller Williams Capital Properties), Paola Moya (Marshall Moya Design LLC), Dolly Oberoi (C² Technologies Inc.), Cassandra Pinkney (Eagle Academy PCS), Venkat Subramanian (Angarai International Inc.), David Thomas (Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business), and Joseph West (Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc.).

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