WASHINGTON, DC | May 28, 2014 – Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), an Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest-growing company, announced today that its CEO, Louisa Long Jaffe, has been named the First Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.
The Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year® award is an expansion of NaVOBA’s prestigious Vetrepreneur of the Year® award program, which honors only the finest role models among veteran business owners. The award honors veterans who have utilized their military experience and training to establish successful entrepreneurial pursuits ranging from small businesses to large multimillion-dollar operations.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition as both a veteran and woman business owner. I hope that the story of my journey inspires the entrepreneurial spirit in other female veterans who hold dreams of business ownership,” Jaffe said.
Jaffe is a 28-year Army Reservist veteran who enjoyed a robust and multi-faceted career in the Pentagon as a media relations and public affairs officer before launching TAPE in 2003. For more than 12 years, Jaffe worked for the Secretary of the Army Public Affairs Office, providing support for the Army Materiel Command; the U.S. Readiness Command; TRADOC; the Army CIO; and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Throughout her career, she has gained over 30 years of experience in business ownership and management, public relations, marketing and information technology.
With 200 employees — 55 of whom are veterans—TAPE proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary last September. Jaffe has demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and drive which have been her vehicles to entrepreneurial success. The company has built an impressive portfolio of government clients by fostering strong customer relationships and promoting an entrepreneurial culture among TAPE employees.
To learn more about Jaffe visit www.NaVOBA.com/LouisaLongJaffe. NaVOBA will honor Louisa Long Jaffe and other women vetrepreneurs at a special reception to be held June 23, 2014, at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia, Pa.
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 our competitive advantage by providing state-of-the-art support services and leveraging innovative methodologies and processes that can be easily integrated and implemented.
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. To learn more about TAPE, visit www.TAPE-LLC.com.
About The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA unites the nation’s more than 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues. For more information on NaVOBA, visit www.NAVOBA.com.
Media Contact: Walt Long
Senior Communications Specialist