Member of the Year



Lexington Park, MD  — The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award recognizes a corporate member that best exemplifies outstanding leadership, community support, and commitment to the economic growth and development of Southern Maryland. The Member of the Year Award is presented at The Patuxent Partnership’s annual members dinner in May at Historic St. Mary’s City. 

To be considered for the award, members must demonstrate strength in business performance, employee culture, community affairs, and volunteer activities. Nominees must be members in good standing for a minimum of one year. Nominations for the 2023 Member of the Year are due by 11:59pm Friday, April 5, 2024.

Companies are encouraged to self-nominate. The application (nomination) form should be completed by the corporate member being nominated.

Previous winners include:

Resource Management Concepts (2022)
Bell (2021)
Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB) (2019)
Naval Systems, Inc. (NSI) (2018)
Aviation Systems Engineering Company (2017)
Raytheon (now RTX) (2016)
HTii (2015)
Northrop Grumman Corporation (2014)
AVIAN LLC (2013)
Lockheed Martin Corporation (2012)

For more information, please contact Danielle Moore at or 240-817-6023.

2022 Member of the Year:
Resource Management Concepts inc.

Photo from left to right: Mr. Douglas Belvin, Ms. Bonnie Green, Mr. Kevin Cooley, and Mr. Rich Gast.

The Patuxent Partnership named Resource Management Concepts Inc., 2022 Member of the Year at our Annual Dinner in April.

RMC was incorporated in 1994 by Mike Colina. His growing company moved into their headquarters at Bradley Blvd, Lexington Park, where they remain today. During the following years, RMC began to expand its customer base and roots in the local community. RMC became known for its superb program management and a focus on employees and their career development.

Today, RMC is a robust, mid-sized government contracting firm with a broad customer base, including 12 contracts supporting five naval warfare centers. RMC’s customer base includes various U.S. Navy, Air Force, Transportation Security Administration, and Customs and Border Protection customers spread across 19 states and Washington D.C.

From the early years of RMC, Mike brought on interns, successfully mentoring them for over 30 years, with a strong focus on education and training. Several of RMC’s top executives started their careers there as interns. In 2013, Mike sold his company to RMC’s first employees, who are now RMC ‘s CEO Kevin Cooley, and President, Rich Gast.

RMC has demonstrated a strong commitment to being a preferred employer by offering challenging work and investing  to  provide staff with the  tuition,  training,  and  IT  certification necessary to grow their careers. RMC has grown their workforce to over 500 employees and represents a large portion of NAWCAD’s local technology workforce.

RMC has partnered with the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Computer Science Department for many years, providing scholarship opportunities and internships for IT students. Recently, in the spirit of enhancing the local workforce, RMC provided a Security+ course to 10 St. Mary’s College students. More recently, RMC provided two St. Mary’s College students with Linux+ certifications as well.

RMC is making investments that grow the Navy and NAWCAD’s local technology workforce and reflects the mission and priorities of TPP.