May 25, 2016

Bravo for Brava Award Winner Lisa Alferieff!

One of 40 “powerhouse female business leaders” to be recognized

Washington, D.C., May 23rd, 2016: Washington SmartCEO has announced TCG Chief Operating Officer Lisa Alferieff as a recipient of the 2016 Brava Award. The Brava Awards celebrate the achievements of 40 Greater Washington top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $1.44 billion in annual revenue and employs 21,320 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 7, 2016 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

“Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”

TCG President Daniel Turner adds, “Lisa leads with an ease and modesty that underscores her natural talents. She’ll never say it about herself, so I’ll say it for her: Lisa is one of the cornerstones of TCG’s growth, and the success she’s seen with our customers and her recognition with the Brava award further proves how valuable she is. Congratulations, Lisa!”

The Washington Brava Awards ceremony on July 7, 2016, is an expected sell-out event where more than 350 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy achievements. Past Brava winners will be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by an awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of Greater Washington.

About the Brava Awards

The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C‑suite executives. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy,
mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in
SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at a high-energy awards gala.

About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C‑level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

For more information about the 2016 Brava Awards nomination process and sponsorship opportunities, email Heather Louise Finch at