Association for Corporate Growth National Capital Recognizes the Brightest Stars in the Washington Metro Business Community

2008 Awards Honor Outstanding Executives and Exceptional Growth Companies

VIENNA, VA - April 25, 2008 - PRNewswire. ACG National Capital, the leading authority on corporate growth in the Washington metropolitan area, is pleased to announce the 2008 Corporate Growth Awards winners. The six winners were selected for leading highly successful corporate growth strategies, and were honored at the annual black tie gala event held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on April 24th. With over 300 industry leaders in attendance at this year's sold out event, the ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards have become synonymous with outstanding corporate growth in the greater Washington area.

"ACG National Capital is proud to honor the preeminent executives and transactions throughout our metropolitan area," said Timothy J. Hall, ACG National Capital president. "The successes of these individuals and companies highlight the quality of corporate growth and M&A activity in this region."

Award winners were selected from a large pool of qualified nominations. Each category was first narrowed down to three finalists, with the winners announced at the annual gala. The 2008 winners for this year's categories are:

  • Capital Provider -- Thomas J. Campbell, D.C. Capital Partners
  • Investment Banker -- Daniel Cornell, Stifel Nicolas
  • Corporate Executive -- Thomas A. Mutryn, CACI
  • Emerging Growth Company, Under $100M -- Morgan Franklin
  • Emerging Growth Company, $100M -- $500M -- M.C. Dean, Inc.
  • Deal of the Year -- Dimension International, Inc Acquired by Honeywell
  • ACG National Capital Lifetime Achievement Award -- Dr. J.P. (Jack) London

"The ACG National Capital Growth Awards gala is one of the premier annual events in our region, providing a perfect setting for recognizing the best of breed dealmakers and corporate executives," said Eric A. Pietras, ACG board member and 2007 Capital Provider category winner. "Year after year, it's been impressive to see the high concentration of ACG member leadership in the marquis deal transactions and phenomenal corporate growth successes in our area."

ACG National Capital's award gala included a reception and dinner for attendees followed by networking. Sponsors for this exclusive event included the following: Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; BAE Systems, Bank of America, Cherry Bekaert and Holland LLC; UGL Equis; KippsDeSanto, Morrison | Foerster, Venable LLP, Wells Fargo Foothill and Womble Carlyle. For more information please visit

About ACG National Capital

ACG National Capital is the leading authority on corporate growth in the mid-Atlantic region. ACG National Capital provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development for individuals involved in building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships, organic growth and capital funding. ACG National Capital's veteran leadership and its membership have participated in nearly every M&A transaction completed recently in the D.C. metro region. ACG National Capital is one of the largest local chapters for the Association for Corporate Growth with 400 members.