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The Ambit Group - Female Employee of the Year


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Company: The Ambit Group, Vienna, VA
Company Description: Since 2004, Ambit (a WO-SDVOSB) has helped get the mission of government done as a contracting firm. Ambit has recovered more than $111 million in federal cost savings by transforming agencies and discovering ways to recover significant costs. Our ability to predict government needs allows us to connect people, processes, and technology in ways that allow agencies to face emerging challenges.
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Employee of the Year - Business

Nomination Title: Lindsey Averill

Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated employee since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):

Lindsey Averill carries out Ambit’s mission to our clients daily. As Project Manager (PM) on our NOAA contract, she has been a stand out in her dedication to providing the best and quickest solutions to their needs.

For our clients at NOAA, Lindsey led NOAA Aircraft Operations Center’s (AOC) relocation from MacDill Airforce Base to a new hangar at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. As PM, she facilitated the relocation of 110 highly-skilled personnel and NOAA’s nine aircraft including two P3 Orion “Hurricane Hunters.”

Lindsey supported the evaluation and selection of a new lessor; gathering requirements and coordinating facility design, developing acquisition strategies, drafting documentation, participating in evaluations, and developing and executing a move plan and schedule which accommodated construction/facility readiness and AOC’s operations. In addition, she oversaw a phased the move-in to the new building, all within the 18-month time frame, on time and within budget.

Lindsey continuously impressed our clients throughout the relocation process at NOAA, receiving high praises from NOAA’s Deputy Director; “To have moved our entire operation to Lakeland without a groan from our customers is both breathtaking and testimony to your mastery and hard work. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.... and to your continued hard work in keeping the transition seamless.... thank you.”

Lindsey not only contributes to the success of our clients, but repeatedly elevates Ambit to being as successful as possible. Providing her vast knowledge and experience, Lindsey helps Ambit win new work and expand through her proposal support. She led Ambit’s NOAALink SMS proposal to the NOAA OCIO Cyber Security Division, the Office of Communications and External Affairs, and supported NOAALink acquisition support proposal; all were won, resulting in over $13.2M for Ambit. Our SVP, Rick Kerestesy, sums up working with Lindsey perfectly; “Lindsey delivers -- I don't know anyone else I would rather work with!”

In addition to Lindsey’s impactful work for our clients and Ambit, Lindsey serves to help others and go above and beyond. By completing the ACT-IAC Voyager’s Program, Lindsey served as Industry Philanthropy Chair for the 2016 Class and assisted in raising over $20,000 for the Children’s Inn at NIH. Our CEO and Co-Founder, Kim Hayes, says “Lindsey is a consummate professional who tackles new challenges without hesitation. She has continually accepted new programs and expanded her personal skill set as well as those of the firm. Regardless of her workload, Lindsey dedicates time to charitable efforts and to continued professional development. She is a role model.”

Lindsey is a stand out, an example, a leader, a doer, and an irreplaceable employee. There is no better candidate than Lindsey Averill for Employee of the Year.

Provide a brief biography of the nominated employee (up to 125 words):

Lindsey Averill is a Managing Director with Ambit, a consulting firm located in Vienna, Virginia. Lindsey’s background is in project management, strategic consulting, and communications. She is actively involved in Young AFCEA, ACT-IAC, and was a member of the ACT-IAC Voyager’s Program. Lindsey was a regular panelist on iHeartRadio’s Program, Women Talk, from 2016-2017; topics ranged from D.C. politics to multi-generational leadership.

Lindsey graduated with a B.S in Nutritional Science from Penn State University and with her MS in Nutritional Dietetics from New York University. Currently, Lindsey is the Deputy Program Manager for Ambit’s account with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She supports executive level clients and manages high-visibility projects across the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and NOAA