LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – AVIAN LLC is celebrating its selection as the 2014 Member of the Year following the award announcement at The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) annual dinner, May 12.
“Every year it is a great pleasure to select one member company who has exemplified commitment to the community and support for Pax River,” said Bonnie Green, executive director of TPP. “AVIAN has demonstrated excellence and we are proud to name them Member of the Year.”
An active member of TPP for seven years, AVIAN was nominated for the 2014 Member of the Year award based upon the company’s performance, its support of the TPP mission, its internal and employee culture, and the company’s and employees’ involvement in community affairs and volunteer activities.
“The Southern Maryland region has something unique,” said Kevin Switick, an owner and president of AVIAN. “My competitors are also my friends. We are friends who share a common goal — advancing our community. I am honored to receive this award among friends that I respect.”
AVIAN has experienced consistent growth over the past ten years and has ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the past five years. In 2014, AVIAN won two prime contracts supporting the Office of Naval Research, Sea Warfare and Weapons and the Naval Air Systems Command, Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office.
“Our company’s success over the years can be attributed to our desire to provide positive experiences for employees and customers, rather than merely creating a business transaction,” Switick said. “As a services company, our best attribute is our people.”
The AVIAN business model has a strong emphasis on creating memorable experiences and building relationships through four foundational pillars: Happy Employee, Happy Customer, Happy Community and Healthy Company.
In 2014, AVIAN supported more than 25 non-profit organizations dedicated to youth development, military and veteran affairs, the arts, health and wellness, recreation, environmental and community enhancement. AVIAN chooses organizations to support based upon input received from its employees.
“We believe in supporting the Southern Maryland business community and increasing employment opportunities and job growth for all St. Mary’s County residents through new ideas, strong community involvement, and robust employee professional development programs,” Switick said.
About the Patuxent Partnership
The Patuxent Partnership works with government, industry and academia on initiatives in science and technology, hosts programs of interest to NAVAIR and the broader DoD community, supports workforce development including education initiatives and professional development. For more information, visit www.paxpartnership.org
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Tara N. Strickland
Director of Communications