Vienna, VA, March 31, 2014 ─ Chris Brandell, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC (T&T), received an Executive Management Award (EMA) from SmartCEO last month. She was the only female COO among the group of EMA winners, who were recognized for their leadership, innovation, and efficiency across a broad range of industries and companies in the Washington area.

Brandell was specifically honored for her role in exceeding customer expectations, communicating T&T’s vision and mission, and optimizing efficiencies while maintaining a robust infrastructure. “Chris’ ability to monitor our key performance indicators, while effectively communicating our vision and mission to our employees, is a significant part of T&T’s success,” said President/CEO Karen Trowbridge. “As a woman-owned small business, we couldn’t be more proud of Chris.”

The award ceremony took place at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, and the winners will be recognized in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine. SmartCEO is a community of executives in the mid-Atlantic region committed to educating and inspiring the business community through an award-winning magazine, networking events, and access to online resources.

T&T is an award-winning woman-owned and managed small business providing IT, data center operations, cyber security, and unified communications services to the federal civilian, defense, and health markets. For additional information, contact Ty Bachus at 571-499-4150, x2311, or