Recognized for Contributions in Melding Marketing, Technology, and Science
Washington, DC, April 12, 2012: TCG project manager Nina Preuss has been named by Women in Technology (WIT) as one of 49 finalists for its 13th Annual Leadership Awards. The awards honor women who have excelled as mentors, leaders, and role models in the Washington, DC technology industry. Ms. Preuss is one of five finalists in the Public Sector (Small Business) category. Winners in all 11 categories will be announced at the Leadership Awards Banquet on May 17, 2012 at the McLean Hilton, Tyson’s Corner, VA.
As a project manager with TCG, Ms. Preuss has mastered the connections between neuroscience, Biosafety Level 4 research into some of the world’s most dangerous microbes, emergency planning, and grants management, and how all of these are connected by big data, cloud computing, FISMA security, wireless, and web-based collaboration technologies. This insight, combined with her background in business and marketing, enables her to talk to, collaborate with, and help technology professionals create outcomes far greater than the sum of their parts. For example, one of the projects she manages, the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), which TCG developed for NIH, won the Excellence.Gov 2009 “Best Overall” Award. Ms. Preuss has proven that marketing and business capabilities melded with technology and scientific skills help communities collaborate more effectively and efficiently.
“Nina possesses all of the qualities we look for in our employees. She is innovative, intelligent, and inspirational,” said TCG president Dan Turner. “We are thrilled that WIT has recognized what we’ve known for a long time: That Nina is truly a leader in her field. She is highly deserving of this nomination.”
TCG (www.tcg.com) is an award-winning small business that specializes in tailored information technology solutions and advisory services with a particular focus on grants management, collaboration platforms, and budget formulation and execution. TCG transforms information technology infrastructures and inconsistent processes to integrated environments built on reusable functionality, consistent business processes, and interoperable infrastructures. The multiple awards that TCG and its clients have received demonstrate the benefits of using best practices such as CMMI, ITIL, and PMBOK to meet complex technology and management needs.
TCG’s company goal is to save the US taxpayer $1 billion by 2016. So far the company has saved the government more than $265 million by automating once-costly processes, using time-saving and money-saving processes in developing code, helping the government restructure its business processes, and paying careful attention to the company’s own expenses on contracts.
WIT (www.womenintechnology.org) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1,000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry.
David G. Cassidy