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Employees of Aviation Systems Engineering Company join company president Vincent Bellezza to accept The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award for 2017 at the TPP annual members dinner on May 23, 2018 at Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland. Photo by Sarah Ehman



Past Members of the Year

Aviation Systems Engineering Company (2018)

Raytheon (2017)

HTii & Northrop Grumman (2016)

AVIAN LLC (2015)

Lockheed Martin (2014)

AM Pierce & Associates (2013)

Sabre Systems (2012)

Wyle (2011)

Technology Security Associates (2010)

Compass Systems, Inc. (2009)

Sierra Management & Technology, Inc. (2008)

Research and Engineering Development, Inc. (2007)

Member of the Year

The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award recognizes a corporate member that best exemplifies the highest levels of leadership, community support, and commitment to the economic growth and development of Southern Maryland.

Important Dates

February (TBA) – Nomination period opens

Late March (TBA) – Nomination deadline

The winner is announced at The Patuxent Partnership’s annual members’ dinner in May at Historic St. Mary’s City.  


Only TPP members in good standing are eligible to nominate or apply for this award. The candidate must be a member for a minimum of one year.

Affiliate members are not eligible to apply for this award.


Write. Download the nomination template and complete all sections of the nomination package. Keep the entire package to five pages or fewer.

Submit. Include your company contact information and send the nomination package as an email attachment to bernice.carter@paxpartnership.org to submit.


For more information, contact Bernice Carter at bernice.carter@paxpartnership.org or 301-866-1739 x301.


Application Requirements


Provide a general description of what makes the company unique among its peers.


Describe how the company excelled in business, with emphasis on recent accomplishments in 2018. Blow your own horn!

This can include things like a description of sales growth, summary of new contracts awarded, introduction of new product or product line, recognition and awards from customers or professional organizations.

This section should illustrate how the company contributed to the business environment in Southern Maryland and should also touch on how the company has contributed to the mission of TPP.


Include a description of what makes it a pleasure to work at the company and why others would be encouraged to adopt similar practices.

This can include things like employee culture and engagement, extraordinary achievements by individuals and teams, innovative employee recognition programs, educational support programs and/or training.


Describe the company's support of Southern Maryland school programs, community organizations, professional associations, government initiatives, etc. as both a company and supporter of employee involvement.

Highlight contributions to charitable and civic causes either through direct financial or material contributions, or through support of employee-driven initiatives. Tell us about your most active employees and how your company encourages their continuing participation.


Provide a succinct summary of the main points you would like the selection committee to know about the company and why it is deserving of the award.


The complete application package should not exceed five pages total. Submit all information no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.


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