Lani Hay, President & CEO, Lanmark Technology Inc. named one of Ernst & Young LLP’s 2011 Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM

Lani Hay is one of 10 winners recognized nationwide with this prestigious award

Washington, DC, October 25, 2011 – Lanmark Technology Inc., an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business providing the full range of National Security Services to clients in the government and commercial sectors, today announced that Lani Hay, President & CEO, was named one of Ernst & Young LLP’s 2011 Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Hay is one of 10 exceptional women recognized throughout the country with this prestigious award.
 
Launched in 2008, the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program identifies and connects a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs with the advisors, resources and insights they need to scale up and become market leaders.

The women participate in a customized leadership program designed by the firm to catalyze their companies’ growth by building and fostering critical relationships, enhancing leadership skills, expanding business know-how and providing increased visibility. They are coached on the five crucial leaps they need to scale up their business:
• Setting higher goals,
• Building a public profile,
• Working on the business, rather than in it,
• Establishing key advisory networks,
• Evaluating financing for expansion. 

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized alongside so many women who are celebrated for being renowned leaders in their respective field”, says Hay. “Not only does this award provide an honorable recognition, but it also provides access to key strategic and tactical resources that will support my continued efforts to provide our Government with the most effective solutions for our national security interests both here at home and abroad.”

The winners represent a wide variety of industries and were selected from a competitive pool of women entrepreneurs across the US by a distinguished panel of independent judges, including:
• Lisa B. Bair, CEO, Hobart Group Holdings
• Howard Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, CCA Global Partners
• Jeri Harman, Founder and Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
• Rob Scott, Vice President and Worldwide General Manager, Hewlett-Packard
• Mary Ellen Sheets, Founder, Two Men And A Truck®

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women program has a track record of helping leading women entrepreneurs grow their businesses significantly by providing key resources and support. Revenues of Winning Women companies have grown almost 50% each year on average, with a corresponding average annual job growth rate of more than 25%.

“Lani is an exceptional business leader with great potential to scale her company, and we are pleased to honor her as one of this year’s winners,” said Herb Engert, Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader for Ernst & Young LLP. “Women entrepreneurs are among the brightest spots in the economy, continuing to successfully grow their companies despite the volatile market. They will be important contributors as we look to get our economy back on track.”

The 10 Entrepreneurial Winning Women will also receive complimentary participation in this year’s Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum. Dubbed by Forbes.com as one of the "Seven Get-Ahead Executive Retreats," the Strategic Growth Forum will bring together more than 2,100 of the nation's most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders to share growth strategies. The Winning Women will be introduced at a special luncheon induction ceremony at the Strategic Growth Forum and will be provided with numerous opportunities to network throughout the conference with successful entrepreneurs, senior executives and investors who can act as formal or informal advisors, provide access to capital and extend their extensive business relationships to the Winning Women.

The program is conducted in collaboration with several organizations that empower women-owned businesses, including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, National Association of Women Business Owners, The Committee of 200, the Kauffman Foundation and Babson College’s Center for Women’s Leadership. Initially a US initiative, the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program has now launched in Indonesia, and Australia, and programs are in development in Brazil, South Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, Ukraine and Hungary. For more information on the competition and executive leadership program, visit www.ey.com/us/entrepreneurialwinningwomen.

Prior to forming LMT, Ms. Hay honorably served the United States as a Naval Intelligence Officer and a Naval Aviation Observer.  As an Air Intelligence Officer (AIO) for a Patrol Reconnaissance Squadron in Kaneohe, HI, she analyzed, assembled and disseminated intelligence information for squadron aircrews and carrier air groups by providing operational assessments and briefings on time critical subjects.  Ms. Hay spearheaded, researched, and evaluated new exploitation techniques providing advanced development support for state-of-the-art prototype reconnaissance equipment.

Photos are available upon request.

About Lanmark Technology Inc.
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business whose Subject Matter Experts bring cutting edge Scientific, Engineering, and high-level Program Development and Management Solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide in the areas of: Intelligence-Cyber Space/Network Operations/Biometrics/Weapons Technical Intelligence; Asymmetric Warfare-Counter IED/Homeland Defense; and Electronic Warfare. For more information, please visit: www.LMT-INC.com

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