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SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED COMPANY DOBBS DEFENSE SOLUTIONS NAMED #1 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANY IN MARYLAND

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Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2024 – Dobbs Defense Solution is proud to announce its recognition as the top-ranked Maryland Company on Inc. Magazine‘s list of the fastest growing Mid-Atlantic private companies. With a two-year revenue growth of 762%, Dobbs Defense Solutions ranked #8 overall on Inc. Magazine’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s List of Fastest-Growing Companies.

As a woman and service-disabled veteran-owned enterprise, this recognition resonates deeply with the company’s commitment to excellence in business and service to the nation’s heroes and their families. In line with Gov. Wes Moore‘s pledge to prioritize military families, notably declaring 2024 as “the year for military families in the state of Maryland,” this accolade further underscores Dobbs Defense Solutions’ dedication to supporting these vital communities.

“Being recognized as the top company in Maryland is not just an honor; it’s a testament to the incredible journey we’ve been on for the past five years,” says CEO Erica Dobbs. “As a woman and service-disabled veteran-owned company, this achievement holds a special significance. It underscores the diversity of thought, the strength of our values, and the resilience ingrained in every aspect of our business. It’s a validation of our team’s relentless dedication, our unwavering commitment to excellence, and the trust our partners and customers have placed in us.”

The remarkable growth of Dobbs Defense Solutions exemplifies the thriving entrepreneurial spirit in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Between 2019 and 2021, these 135 private companies had an average growth rate of 154.26 percent; by 2023, they’d added 14,110 jobs and $5.2 billion to the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy.

“To stand at the forefront of Maryland’s business landscape fuels our passion to push boundaries, innovate, and continue making a meaningful impact. We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone, and we’re even more excited about the journey ahead as we strive for even greater heights,” says Dobbs.

Governor Moore’s administration has committed to sponsoring and supporting legislation that recognizes and provides support to military families, reflecting the shared values of service and sacrifice exemplified by Dobbs Defense Solutions. This recognition adds to Dobbs Defense Solutions’ recent achievements, including its election to the Forbes Technology Council and the distinction of D2S President & CEO Erica Dobbs as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland by The Daily Record.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic, including company profiles, and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/mid-atlantic.

About Dobbs Defense Solutions

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, 8A company, and GSA MAS contract holder.

With over 35 years of experience across federal, state, and commercial domains, our senior leadership and subject matter experts, stand out as a prominent players in the DoD, IC, and commercial cybersecurityrealm and excel in Governance, Training, Program/Project Management, IT, Cybersecurity Service Management, and Infrastructure.

Our notable achievements and the trust we’ve built through strategic partnerships distinguish us, highlighting our steadfast dedication to exceptional security practices and our commitment to fostering diversity within our operations.

Contact: Wendy Amaya, wamaya@thinkd2s.com or go to thinkd2s.com.

Erica Dobbs Named to The Daily Record’s List of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

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Baltimore, MD, March 19, 2024 — The Daily Record has named Erica Dobbs, President/CEO of Dobbs Defense Solutions, to its 2024 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

In its 29th year, Maryland’s Top 100 Women was founded to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

Ten women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.

A panel of business and legal professionals, previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state, and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

“The 2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women are exemplary leaders from a variety of professions across the state. They make significant contributions to their organizations and communities and are committed to mentoring to elevate future women leaders,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record. “We are so pleased to honor this year’s Circle of Excellence winners for their incredible achievements and for their support and encouragement of other women. Congratulations to all the 2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women.”

Maryland’s Top 100 Women will be honored at a reception and awards celebration on May 6 at The Lyric Baltimore, 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore. The VIP reception begins at 4 p.m. Doors open for the general networking reception at 4:30 p.m. and features heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The awards celebration starts at 6 p.m., for approximately an hour, followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

Attendance is limited. This event will sell out. Winners and sponsors receive priority. Sponsorship includes VIP seating for guests, logo usage, multimedia marketing, an ad in the awards publication and more. To secure a sponsorship, contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at shuettner@bridgetowermedia.com.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 7 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at TheDailyRecord.com.

The Circle of Excellence Sponsor is GBMC Healthcare. The Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. An updated listing of sponsors maybe found at TheDailyRecord.com.

About Dobbs Defense Solutions

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, 8A company, and GSA MAS contract holder.

With over 35 years of experience across federal, state, and commercial domains, our senior leadership and subject matter experts, stand out as a prominent players in the DoD, IC, and commercial cybersecurity realm and excel in Governance, Training, Program/Project Management, IT, Cybersecurity Service Management, and Infrastructure.

Our notable achievements and the trust we’ve built through strategic partnerships distinguish us, highlighting our steadfast dedication to exceptional security practices and our commitment to fostering diversity within our operations.

Contact: Wendy Amaya, wamaya@thinkd2s.com or go to thinkd2s.com.

2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women

***Circle of Excellence Inductee

  • ***Dr. Heidi Milia Anderson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Lindsey Baker, Maryland Humanities
  • Cynthia S. Bambara, Allegany College of Maryland
  • Nichole D. Battle, Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
  • Samantha Biddle, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Sara-Beth Bittinger, Ed.D., Frostburg State University
  • Dr. Brandi Blevins, Ascension Saint Agnes
  • Dr. Alison Bomba, Alison J. Bomba, Psy.D. LLC
  • Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State University
  • Emily Briton, MedStar Health, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • Luisa Caiazzo, The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
  • Kim Callari, The Baltimore Station
  • Meghan K. Casey, Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
  • Dr. Tinisha Cheatham, Kaiser Permanente
  • Hon. Ada E. Clark-Edwards, Maryland Judiciary
  • Heather S. Culp, University of Maryland Medicine
  • Natasha M. Dartigue, Esq., Maryland Office of the Public Defender
  • ***Patricia Ann Dash, National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware
  • Sarah R. David, Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor
  • Suzzanne W. Decker, Miles & Stockbridge
  • Nora Demleitner, St. John’s College
  • Dr. Shital Desai, Kaiser Permanente
  • Erica Dobbs, Dobbs Defense Solutions
  • Sharon E. Dols, The Arc Maryland
  • ***Hon. Dolores Dorsainvil, The District Court for the State of Maryland (PG)
  • Lauren Eaton, Itineris
  • ***Donna S. Edwards, Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO
  • Tisha Edwards, MSW, JD, State of Maryland
  • Dr. Chrys Egan, Salisbury University
  • Kathryn Fiddler, TidalHealth
  • Diane Fink, Emerge Maryland Inc.
  • Theresa Forgét, Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
  • Morgan E. Foster, McAllister DeTar Showalter & Walker LLC
  • Joanna Freeman, The Maryland Energy Administration
  • Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES
  • Mona K. Gahunia, DO, FACP, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States
  • MacKenzie Garvin, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
  • Janette Graham, No Struggle No Success Inc.
  • Kerry Graves, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
  • Jawauna Millette Greene, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Hon. LaTina Burse Greene, Maryland Judiciary
  • ***Victoria Gruber, Maryland State Department of Legislative Services
  • Kristi S. Halford, C3 Visionary Strategies
  • Chaplain Asma Inge Hanif, Inge Benevolent Ministries
  • Johnetta Boseman Hardy, Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, Bowie State University
  • Delegate Shaneka Henson, Maryland General Assembly
  • Jacqueline J. Hill, Ph.D., RN, CNE, Bowie State University
  • NaTasha Horton, Truist Bank
  • Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D., LCADC, Grassroots Crisis Intervention
  • Marla Y. Johnson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hon. Lili Khozeimeh, Maryland Judiciary – Circuit Court for Montgomery County
  • Margaret Kim, Doctor K LLC and Higher Ed Prep LLC
  • Colleen Pleasant Kline, Nelson Mullins
  • Denise Koch, WJZ-TV
  • Teresa F. Lancaster, Esq., Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A.
  • Megan Davey Limarzi, Office of the Inspector General for Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Ivonne Corsino Lindley, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
  • Christine Madigan, Enterprise Community Development
  • Lori Magoon, RK&K
  • Laurie Peskin Marchini, City of Cumberland
  • Rianna P. Matthews-Brown, Office of the Comptroller of Maryland
  • Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Stacey McGreevy, GBMC Healthcare
  • Hon. Myshala E. Middleton, Maryland Judiciary, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, State of Maryland
  • Rose Mince, Carroll Community College
  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Loyola University Maryland
  • Theresa Nguyen, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Sharon Nolte, LCSW-C, The Harford Center Inc.
  • Nona P. Novello, MD, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Boatemaa A. Ntiri-Reid, NASTAD
  • Kathie Herbst Okun, Okun Financial Group
  • ***Deborah S. Phelps, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Inc.
  • ***Katherine Pinkard, Pinkard Properties
  • Sydney Stinson Powell, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and Adjudication Vetting Services
  • Stacey A. Rebbert, Harford Mutual Insurance Group
  • Valda Ricks, Pro Bono Resource Center
  • ***Carissa L. Rodeheaver, First United Corporation and First United Bank & Trust
  • Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Keiva G. Rodriques, P.E., PMP, CCM, C.M., Maryland Aviation Administration
  • Kathy Rogers, Penn-Mar Human Services
  • Diane D. Romaine, DMD, MScM, MAGD, Lifetime Dental Care of Frostburg
  • Kim L. Ross, Franklin Point at Deerborne
  • Lucy Motsay Rutishauser, Sinclair Inc.
  • Aziza T. Shad, MD, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
  • Khalilah Slater Harrington, Exelon/BGE
  • Sadie Matarazzo Smith, Mosa
  • Shirley Sutton, Baltimore Medical System
  • Martha H. Sweeney, M.S., CCC-SLP, The Odyssey School
  • Alexis “Lucky” Thompson, Lucky’s Coffee, Ice Cream & Candy
  • Colleen Vacelet, Intreegue Design & Order Green Supply
  • ***Maureen van Stone, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Elizabeth Vartkessian, Advancing Real Change Inc.
  • Kate V. Viola, MD, MHS, FAAD, Dermatology Partners
  • Erlene Washington, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Melanie Wells, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Marot Williamson, Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • ***Dr. Marylou Yam, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Marla Zide, ZSTS Law Group
  • Virginie Marie Zoumenou, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Recognizing Innovation and Expertise in Technology, Dobbs Defense Solutions is Accepted into the Forbes Technology Council

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This invitation-only community empowers world-class CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives to collaborate with other industry leaders and drive innovation.

Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2024 – Dobbs Defense Solutions (D2S) is proud to announce its acceptance into the esteemed Forbes Technology Council, a community of senior-level technology executives, entrepreneurs, and innovators who shape the industry’s future.

Founded on the principles of innovation and excellence, D2S has continuously demonstrated its commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that drive success for its clients. With defining projects, like the development of “the football,” a compact mobile executive communications suite for the United States Department of Defense, the company has solidified its position as a leader in the technology sector.

“This milestone is a culmination of a journey that began in the STEM classes of Hart County Middle School and Hart County High School in Hartwell Georgia, and Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, through to Temple University. My career, spanning over three decades in the Navy, focused on cybersecurity, enterprise IT, STEM education, and more, has been dedicated to innovation and excellence,” said CEO Erica Dobbs.

The Forbes Technology Council is known for its rigorous selection process, which evaluates candidates based on their depth and diversity of experience, accomplishments, and commitment to excellence in the technology industry. Membership in the council provides access to exclusive resources, networking opportunities, and thought leadership events.

“Joining the Forbes Technology Council is not just an honor,” Erica continued, “it’s an opportunity to engage with a community of thought leaders, share insights, and contribute to innovative STEM discussions. We are excited for this new chapter and the chance to further influence the technology landscape.”

About Dobbs Defense Solutions

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, 8A company, and GSA MAS contract holder.

With over 35 years of experience across federal, state, and commercial domains, our senior leadership and subject matter experts, stand out as a prominent players in the DoD, IC, and commercial cybersecurity realm and excel in Governance, Training, Program/Project Management, IT, Cybersecurity Service Management, and Infrastructure.

Our notable achievements and the trust we’ve built through strategic partnerships distinguish us, highlighting our steadfast dedication to exceptional security practices and our commitment to fostering diversity within our operations.

Contact: Wendy Amaya, wamaya@thinkd2s.com or go to thinkd2s.com.

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 762%, Dobbs Defense Solutions Ranks #8 on Inc. Magazine’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s List of Fastest-Growing Companies

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Companies on the 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list had an average growth rate of 154.26 percent.

Baltimore, MD, February 29, 2024 Inc. magazine revealed that Dobbs Defense Solutions is No. 8 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Mid-Atlantic private companies, based in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Mid-Atlantic economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.

“Embarking on a new chapter, this year has been truly remarkable for us. We celebrated five years in business and earned a spot on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Inc. list, underscoring our achievements and potential. Strengthened by robust partnerships, invaluable guidance, and unwavering team dedication, these milestones inspire us to aim even higher. We’re grateful for our journey so far and are excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As we continue to grow, we warmly invite you to join us in shaping a promising and dynamic future,” says CEO Erica Dobbs.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Mid-Atlantic region. Between 2019 and 2021, these 135 private companies had an average growth rate of 154.26 percent; by 2023, they’d added 14,110 jobs and $5.2 billion to the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic, including company profiles, and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/mid-atlantic starting February 27, 2024.

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

About Dobbs Defense Solutions

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, 8A company, and GSA MAS contract holder.

With over 35 years of experience across federal, state, and commercial domains, our senior leadership and subject matter experts, stand out as a prominent players in the DoD, IC, and commercial cybersecurity realm and excel in Governance, Training, Program/Project Management, IT, Cybersecurity Service Management, and Infrastructure.

Our notable achievements and the trust we’ve built through strategic partnerships distinguish us, highlighting our steadfast dedication to exceptional security practices and our commitment to fostering diversity within our operations.

Contact: Wendy Amaya, wamaya@thinkd2s.com or go to thinkd2s.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2020 and 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2020. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2020 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent.

The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.