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Data Solutions & Technology Founder Receives Living Hope Award

February 23, 2012

Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie, Md(LANHAM, Md.)—Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST) Founder and CEO Deborah Scott Thomas will be recognized on February 26, 2012, with the Living Hope Award from the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie, Md. Ms. Thomas will be honored at the 7:45 a.m. service.

Greater Mt. Nebos congregation, which consists of more than 1,600 members, is led by Jonathan L. Weaver, a native Marylander, who was appointed in 1988. The Living Hope Award recognizes persons who have distinguished themselves in their field. Previous honorees include: actor/producer, Tim Reid; gospel artist, Richard Smallwood; journalist, Sam Lacy; and Bowie State University president, Mickey L. Burnim.

Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST) Founder and CEO Deborah Scott ThomasBefore opening Data Solutions & Technology in 1994, Thomas worked for a number of Fortune 100 companies and small businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University and a master's in public administration from Webster University. She is also a retired Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve and has received numerous awards including receiving the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Trailblazers award; being named one of The Network Journals 25 Influential Black Women; the Legacy of Leadership Award from Spelman College; the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.; the Silhouette of Service Award from ASUs College of Business Administration; and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) Bronze Eagle Award.

Greater Mt. Nebo is located at 1001 Old Mitchellville Road in Bowie.  Click here to see a map and to get directions.

Located in Lanham, Md., 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 its customers. DST provides support services to state and federal agencies as well as private industry clients by helping them to successfully manage, staff, develop, and operate their programs.  The company, which is veteran and woman-owned, is ISO 9001:2008 certified and CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3 appraised.  More than 250 people work at DST in the United States and abroad.

DST employees are committed to giving back to the community. Since 1994, they have contributed time, energy, spirit, and donations to help make the annual March of Dimes March for Babies fundraiser an overwhelming success. For six consecutive years DST has been a Top 5 Team for Prince George's County March for Babies partner. This year’s Prince George’s County event is April 28 at 301 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro, Md.  For more information about Team DST click here.

Tammi L. Thomas, vice president for Strategic Management, DST