College of Southern Maryland hosts Leading Edge Awards banquet
16th annual event highlights six businesses in Charles, Calvert counties
The College of Southern Maryland held its 16th annual Leading Edge Awards presentation Wednesday at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf. The six businesses and individuals came equally from Charles and Calvert counties.
Noel A. Cervino, president and CEO of the University of Mar yland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, was named the CEO of the Year. Cer vino joined the then Civista Medical Center in 2008 as chief financial officer and rose to its chief executive officer in 2009. He guided the medical center’s transition to full affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System starting in 2011.
Tom Nelson, president of NDG Communications, Inc. in La Plata, accepted the Charles County Technology Company of the Year Award on behalf of his company, which has developed several digital innovations for home builder clients and their customers. The company has also helped its clients win numerous industry awards.
Lee Platt, CEO of Avening Management and Technical Services in La Plata, accepted the SBDC Small Business of the Year award for her company which provides management and technical services to Department of Defense organizations. The company grew its revenue from $600,000 to more than $2.4 million under Platt’s leadership.
Rhonda Thomas of LEAP Forward, Inc. in Prince Frederick accepted the Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award for its nonprofit work that helps increase opportunities for minority youth from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds in math and science careers.
Evelyn Seaman, director of human resources of Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, accepted the Calvert County Business of the Year award on behalf of the longtime Chesapeake Beach icon. The 70-yearold business is beginning a major two-year expansion project later this year.
Dean Teague, president and CEO of Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, accepted the CSM Partnership in Education award for the hospital’s work with the College of Southern Maryland in developing nurse and other training programs. More recently the hospital system is using the CSM Prince Frederick Campus to train its own workforce.
Noel A. Cervino, president and CEO of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, was named CEO of the Year at the 16th annual Leading Edge Awards banquet hosted by the College of Southern Maryland
Lee Platt, CEO of Avening Management and Technical Services in La Plata, accepted the SBDC Small Business of the Year award on behalf of her business at the 16th annual Leading Edge Awards banquet hosted by the College of Southern Maryland
Tom Nelson, president of NDG Communications, accepted the Charles County Technology Company of the Year award at the 16th annual Leading Edge Awards banquet, hosted by the College of Southern Maryland.