2019 Member of the Year: WBB
Whitney Bradley and Brown, Inc. (WBB) is The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) 2019 Member Organization of the Year. WBB, founded in 1981, is a leading government and public sector solutions provider that contributes innovative advances in technology, tactics, and techniques in support of its clients that include the US Army, Department of Defense, Federal Government, management consulting, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, technical consulting, Health – VHA / VA, and Homeland Security. Its headquarters are located in Reston, VA; with a local office in Lexington Park. WBB was selected based upon the company’s performance, support of TPP’s mission, corporate culture, and company and employee involvement in community affairs and volunteer activities.
WBB has made significant contributions to The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) and Southern Maryland in a variety of ways, including sponsoring and providing subject matter expertise to TPP programs, and attending TPP events throughout the year. WBB brought its significant Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) experience presence to Patuxent River to provide engineering and program management support services to Navy S&T management organizations and SBIR/STTR programs offices.
The WBB Pax River office has grown over the past year in both its customer offerings and its physical footprint. They doubled their office space and significantly expanded meeting spaces to meet customer requirements. They have opened their space to community organizations like Leadership Southern Maryland, as well as to their customers such as NAVAIR, for meetings and training opportunities.
WBB teams with other local businesses. They have formed relationships with a number of small businesses to identify and collaborate on development and capture of opportunities, supporting their ability to grow and thrive within the Pax River market. Their business analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities bring new tools and capabilities to the market in order to support and diversify the Southern Maryland business environment.
WBB is very supportive of its employees taking on leadership roles and community engagement across Southern Maryland. In 2019, WBB Pax River employees supported the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association (PRNAMA), including service on the PRNAMA board, the Southern Maryland leadership and innovation environment through Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM), and the young professionals community through the St. Mary’s County Young Professionals organization.
Highlighted accomplishments of WBB’s Patuxent River Office employees include –
- Recognition by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) for their contributions to bringing the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program to fruition. Two WBB employees were mentioned in the new book Advancing Vertical Flight as integral to charting the path towards the next generation of vertical lift aircraft, which will be planned, developed, and tested at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
- Supporting LSM through participation in the Class of 2019 Executive Leadership Program. WBB employees played a lead role in development of an emerging leaders program in Southern Maryland to complement the LSM Executive Program. The LSM Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) was approved by the LSM Board to begin in January 2020.
- Developing, leading, and executing the “V-22 Osprey: Meet the Airplane” community event that required industry and government collaboration, which put a regional spotlight on the innovations and advancement at Patuxent River through future vertical lift and the unique T&E community.