The Best Entrepreneurs of Awesome Washington, D.C.

Ernst & Young on Thursday night named the winners of its Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for Greater Washington to a sold-out crowd of 650 during a gala in McLean. Winners included:

Sheila Johnson of Salamander Hospitality, Master Entrepreneur

Luke Hillier of ADS, Government Contracting

Wallace Boston Jr. of American Public Education, Health & Education Services

Long Nguyen of Pragmatics, IT Services

. Paul Logan of Contact Solutions, Network Communications

Eric Anderson of Space Adventures, Services,

John Speer III of Datatel, Software

Ramu Potarazu of Avail-TVN, Technology.

All awardees will be eligible for the Ernst & Young’s national awards, to be held in Palm Springs this November.

Damn! time flies…. It feels like yesterday when I got mine ten years ago 🙂

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

One Response to The Best Entrepreneurs of Awesome Washington, D.C.

  1. Nick says:

    Great post! Need to double-check the links, though: Luke HIllier is CEO of ADS, Inc, Thanks!

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