Maryland Tech Council Announces the Finalists for the Industry Awards Celebration

Winners to be Revealed May 13 at the Industry Awards Celebration

FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) has announced the finalists for its annual Industry Awards Celebration (IAC). Winners will be revealed at a celebration on May 13, 2020 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The event, which draws more than 600 executives from the technology and life sciences communities, celebrates individuals and companies that have made a significant impact in their industry.

“This year’s Industry Awards Celebration nominations were amazing with respect to their accomplishments and the value that they bring their respective industries and clients,” said the IAC committee co-chairs, Tony Deflumeri, the Atlantic Region Director of Business Development for BDO and Howard S. Rothman, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Securities. “We are very proud of the hard work and effort that the nominating committee has put into this year’s event and we look forward to connecting with the finalists over the next couple of weeks. The number of truly outstanding companies represented among the finalists within each of the award categories speaks to the commitment and dedication they all bring to being the very best.”

Finalists for the 2020 Industry Awards Celebration are:

Chief Executive Officer of the Year:

  • Margot Connor, Chief Executive Officer, RoosterBio
  • Stephen Hoffman, M.D., Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, Sanaria
  • Tina Kuhn, President and Chief Executive Officer, CyberCore Technologies
  • Angie Lienert, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntelliGenesis
  • Tom Matzzie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CleanChoice Energy
  • Carroll Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Solutions

Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year:

  • Adaptive Phage Therapeutics
  • Innovative Cellular Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Longeviti
  • Precigen, Inc.
  • RoosterBio

Emerging Technology Company of the Year:

  • Attila Security
  • Balti Virtual
  • Curbio
  • Machfu
  • Protenus

Government Contracting Company of the Year (below $50 million):

  • Bridges
  • Fearless
  • IntelliGenesis
  • MissionSide
  • RELI Group, Inc.
  • Ridgeline International

Government Contracting Company of the Year (above $50 million):

  • CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
  • CyberCore Technologies
  • GRSi
  • Infosys

Life Science Company of the Year:

  • Autolus Therapeutics
  • BD Life Sciences-Integrated Diagnostic Solutions
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Viela Bio

Technology Company of the Year:

  • Applied Technology Services, Inc.
  • Cyber Reliant Corp
  • LuminUltra Technologies Inc.
  • Vision Technologies, Inc.

MTC’s annual celebration will begin at 5:30pm with cocktail hour, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. In partnership with Alexandria Real Estate, eight students will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend the Universities at Shady Grove to pursue a STEM-related field of study. In addition, an educator who is furthering excellence in the classroom and exciting K-12 students about STEM will be presented with the STEM Educator of the Year Award and a $500 prize sponsored by Learning Undefeated.


The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. For more information:


Maryland Tech Council
Michelle Ferrone
Executive Vice President, Operations