[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, DC | December 11, 2013– TAPE, an Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest-growing company, announced today that Daria Gray, its Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications, has been honored with SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award. Nominated by TAPE CEO and President Louisa Jaffe, Gray is being recognized in the CXO (Other Chief Officers) award category.
“Daria has made all the difference in building and managing TAPE’s brand both in the Washington, DC market and nationally,” said TAPE CEO and President, Louisa Jaffe. “Her broad knowledge of marketing, strong leadership skills, and sheer tenacity are all qualities that enable us grow TAPE’s name recognition in the marketplace.”
The SMARTCEO’s Executive Management Award recognizes the achievements of talented management figures in the Mid-Atlantic area. Honorees are chosen based on their “extraordinary work ethic, passionate leadership style, and success-driven management strategy.” Gray was a clear choice for this award due to her hard work, dedication, and noteworthy expertise in the marketing field.
“I am absolutely humbled by this award,” said Gray. “To be honored for performing work that I love is a blessing. I am even more blessed to be recognized by an employer that truly appreciates my efforts.”
Having worked in the marketing and communications field for 15 years, Gray has had an impressive professional career. She has spearheaded marketing and communication efforts for national brands, including the Coca Cola Company, UIC Technical Services, and DRS Technologies. In 2001, she served as a civilian Special Events Manager with the Department of the Army (DOA) in wake of the September 11th terrorist attack. In doing so, she served as a liaison between military security planners and host-nation merchants to ensure the safe and successful execution of large-scale events.
In light of this accolade, Daria Gray will be profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine, which is read by over 15,000 local CEOs. In March, over 400 C-level attendees will gather to celebrate her and fellow award winners at the Executive Management Awards reception.
Known for its systems engineering expertise, TAPE provides technological, management/program support, and training solutions to government agencies. From program staffing and acquisition to information systems, modeling and simulation and cyber security solutions, TAPE brings a non-traditional, innovative approach that solves existing problems while anticipating and mitigating new ones. We maintain a competitive advantage by providing state-of-the-art support services and leveraging how our innovative methodologies and processes can be integrated with the well-developed processes implemented by your agency.
Incorporated in 2003, TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned/8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVO/WOSB). We are also a registered ISO 9001:2008 company under the International Organization for Standardization.
Media Contact: Walt Long
Senior Communications Specialist