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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, DC | October 20, 2014 – Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE) announced that Dr. Leonard Hobbs was named by Leaders Portfolio with Dr. Rebecca Blacksmith as a 2014 Leaders Portfolio Award winner. Dr. Hobbs was recognized in the category of Rising Business Leader of the Year–National.  Hobbs works in TAPE’s Strong Point Research Division in Orlando Florida.

The Leaders Portfolio Awards offer an opportunity for businesses and business leaders to publicly state that they are committed to operating within a framework of leadership and ethics. Judges graded applicants based on the quality of their leadership statement.

“In the past we requested applicants answer a variety of leadership questions.  This year, we let the applicants determine what constitutes leadership with their open-ended leadership statements.  And the finding was that leadership meant determination in the face of adversity, cutting-edge industry leadership, and employee stewardship,” said Dr. Blacksmith.  Other 2014 Leaders Portfolio Awards winners:  Business Leader of the Year (1-50 employees, DC Area) – Henry Popplewell, GM and SVP of SkyBitz, Inc.; Business Leader of the Year (51+ employees, DC Area) – Ahmed R. Ali, President and Chairman of TISTA Science and Technology Corporation;  and Leadership Business of the Year (DC Area) -SkyBitz, Inc.

“On behalf of everyone at TAPE, I want to personally congratulate Leonard on this wonderful honor,” said Louisa Long Jaffe, CEO and president of TAPE.  “We are so proud of his achievement and grateful to have him as part of the TAPE team.”

About Leaders Portfolio:

Leaders Portfolio is a discussion house for leadership. It features the Leaders Portfolio Awards which allow individuals to nominate the Business Leader of the Year as well as the Leadership Business of the YearLeaders Portfolio sponsors are businesses that support leadership, which include Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Green Tree Surgeons, Dennis Kowal Architects, and Wow Services Group. For awards and show information, please go to

About TAPE
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. The company maintains its 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).  It is also a registered ISO 9001:2008 company under the International Organization for Standardization.  To learn more about TAPE, visit


Media Contact:  Walt Long
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