2020 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards Finalists

HERNDON, Virginia, November 9, 2020 –  Mission Essential is proud to announce that two employees were selected as finalists in the 2020 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards, which honors businesses and individuals spurring innovation for federal government clients across D.C.

Mission Essential’s Vice President of Language and Training Programs, John Doran, was nominated in the DOD Industry Executive of the Year category. Doran joined the Mission Essential team in 2008 as a senior project manager stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Throughout the years, he established himself as a strategic and motivated leaders in multiple positions within the company. In 2019, Doran was tapped to lead Mission Essential’s largest business unit, language services. Doran’s dedication to Mission Essential’s customers, his employees, and the mission is what truly sets him apart as an executive.

Mary Harmer, Mission Essential’s Vice President of Human Resources was nominated in the HR Executive of the Year – Small category. Harmer joined Mission Essential in 2009 and oversees the company’s HR, benefits, HRIS, labor relations and training activities. With an eye for strategy and the long-term health of the company and its employees, Harmer has led the company’s HR Team through the multitude of challenges Mission Essential faces as a diverse and global company.

The winners will be announced at the 2020 Pinnacle Awards on Thursday, November 12. Congratulations and good luck, finalists!