TechConnect WV has named Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) CEO Arria Hines 2017 “Outstanding Woman in Technology” at the Spirit of Innovation Awards during the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol.Since co-founding AST in 2009, Hines has been recognized for her leadership in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and successful small business. “I am truly honored to receive this award. Being recognized by TechConnect WV and TransTech Energy Business Development as an “Outstanding Woman in Technology” is not only a huge honor, but exciting for women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). This award amplifies that technology and entrepreneurialism is not just a ‘guy thing’,” said Hines. “Overall, this event is important to the future of WV. Having it at the State Capitol not only showcases the technology companies in the region, but also provides the businesses owners the opportunity to collaborate with policy makers on how we can help develop the mindsets and skillsets of our young girls and boys to drive technology to the next level in WV.”“The Spirit of Innovation program is an opportunity to spotlight success stories throughout the state, and recognize the people and organizations that support innovation-based economic development,” said Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect. “We are thrilled to honor Arria Hines as our 2017 Outstanding Woman in Technology. Her drive and determination has made Allegheny Science & Technology one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Arria sets the bar very high, and her success in leading this technology solutions company is great news for West Virginia.” Hines will be honored at the West Virginia State Capitol on Thursday, March 16, 2017 during the Spirit of Innovation Awards Ceremony.About ASTAllegheny Science & Technology Corporation is one of America’s fastest-growing private, government services providers according to the Inc 500 and Washington Technology 2015 Fast 50; and an award winning, 8(a) SBA certified, small economically disadvantaged, women-owned management and technology solutions company offering a broad range of services to customers including systems engineering; portfolio and program management; applied science and technology; data analytics and engineering; and knowledge and performance management. AST has corporate operations in Tysons, VA and Bridgeport, WV; and offices in Washington, DC, Germantown, MD, Northern Virginia, Idaho Falls, ID, and Albuquerque, NM.
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