March 6, 2018
MIAMI – Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a woman-owned technology and energy consulting firm, is pleased to announce that CEO Arria Hines is among the recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards from Enterprising Women Magazine in the category of business owners with firms having between $25 million and $100 million in annual revenue. Now in its sixteenth year, this award series is an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs and is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.
“The recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as Kenya and Malta,” said Monica Smiley, Publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. “We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls.”
This award is a testament to what an inspiring example Ms. Hines has been to aspiring women entrepreneurs, especially those focused on creating businesses in the sciences and engineering. Since co-founding AST in 2009, she has been recognized multiple times in a wide variety of forums for her leadership in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and successful small business.
For her part, Ms. Hines was eager to share the credit with the company she helped grow from a two-person operation to the nearly 200-person firm operating across 15 federal contracts in multiple states and the District of Columbia that it is today.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious publication and to be recognized amongst a remarkable group of women committed to empowering female entrepreneurs,” said Hines. “But this award is also a recognition of the hard work and dedication of our entire AST team without whom this would not have been possible.”
This year’s awards were held from March 4th to March 6th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida. Accepting the award on behalf of Ms. Hines was Ms. Stephanie Pethtel, AST Director of Public Relations.
For more information on the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners in each of seven annual revenue categories, please visit https://enterprisingwomen.com/women-of-the-year-awards. You can also find links to information on previous years’ honorees.
Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is a woman-owned technology and energy consulting firm with expertise in applied science & engineering, program strategy & implementation, and IT development & analysis. AST integrates science and technology to deliver personalized service and trusted solutions for government and commercial clients.
Founded in 2009, AST has offices in Washington, D.C., Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Denver, CO. It is the recipient of numerous industry and government awards for innovation, client service, engineering expertise, and rapid growth including the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies in America.