The Award-Winning Human-Centered Solutions Consulting Firm Selected for 2017 SECAF’s Advocate of the Year Award and named a Winner of the 2017 NVCC Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award
FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA– June 20, 2017 – Evans Incorporated (Evans), the leading provider of Human-Centered organizational, process, technology, and operational consulting solutions announces today that it has received dual industry recognitions from elite programs at the local and industry level. Evans’ CEO, Sue Evans, was selected for the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) 2017 Advocate of the Year Award and the company as a whole was named a winner of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s (NVCC) Outstanding Corporate Citizens of the Year Award-Small Business for 2016. Both recognitions underscore Evans’ continued thought leadership and commitment to its mission to support and give back to the local community.
The SECAF’s Advocate of the Year Award honors Sue Evans as a member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty as the Chair of the Programs Committee since 2014. Over these years, Sue has spearheaded the group and led the development and production of numerous informative, timely, and educational programs to benefit their over 350-member organization. Sue was selected for this honor in recognition of her passion, dedication, and commitment to SECAF and its work.
NVCC’s Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year Award recognizes individuals, businesses and non-profits for outstanding business leadership and corporate social responsibility. As a key fabric of the company’s culture, Evans employees are encouraged to make positive impacts on the community by engaging in activities that promote healthy lifestyles while contributing to social good. In 2016, over 80% of Evans employees participated in charitable initiatives, with many participating in three or more activities. Employees are also encouraged to engage with and conquer challenges closest to their own hearts and interests. Over the past year, the Evans team led several initiatives, including, among others:
- Bagging over 800 pounds of produce and donated $650 in food for local families through Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC);
- Establishment of a formal partnership with Fairfax County’s Lemon Road
Elementary School to provide a mentorship program;
- Donation of time and expertise to PMI’s ‘Day of Service;’
- Leading fundraising and volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics in Virginia’s Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull;
- Multiple employees serving on the Boards of several non-profits ; and
- Support of delivery of comprehensive mental health services to women and families at The Women’s Center .
These awards reflect Evans’ corporate philosophy: the organization’s foundation for a human-centered approach that helps others achieve more in their professional and personal lives. By partnering with likeminded organizations, Evans furthers their positive social impact. For example, the Evans Annual Employee Offsite and Holiday Party were held at Bazin’s on Church, which donated a portion of the evening’s sales to charity; teaming with the Salvation Army brought nearly $1,200 worth of toys and clothing to 14 deserving ‘angels’ in the DC area; and investing time and funding into The Women’s Center helps provide counseling, support, and education to underserved people.
“I am truly honored and humbled by these latest recognitions, and their significance as evidence of our continued successes and accomplishments, both as a company and as people in our community and industry,” Evans’ CEO, Sue Evans said. “We look forward to continuing to build on our passion to bring our best to our industry and the community around us as we grow to new heights in the future.”
Kathy Albarado of Helios HR said of Sue’s leadership and accomplishments during the SECAF award’s ceremony, “[Sue] and her team have tenaciously recruited leading speakers from across government agencies to provide the opportunity for SECAF’s small business community to connect with government officials. She is also a member of the organization’s Executive Committee. Tonight’s winner has done all of this while nurturing her own company, which began in 1994 with one contract. It is with profound thanks that we recognize Sue Evans of Evans Incorporated and share our public appreciation of her leadership, resolve and impact.”
For additional information about the SECAF Advocate of the Year program, please visit http://www.secaf.org and for details on NVCC’s Corporate Citizenship Award and winners, please visit www.novachamber.org.
About Evans Incorporated
Evans Incorporated is an award winning, industry leading Consulting and Solutions provider specializing in Human-Centered Solutions in Healthcare, Aviation and International Development, delivering results for leading commercial and public clients domestically and internationally. Over its 23-year history, Evans has been recognized for creating Human-Centered Change that Works® for its customers looking to answer the question of “What would you do if you could not fail?” Evans’ CAARMA™ Solutions and Products are designed to address specific challenges related to organizational effectiveness, technology integration or business start-up with a unique, human-centered approach. For more information about Evans Incorporated, please visit http://www.evansincorporated.com/.