“Finding Contentment in the Chaos”; Information Experts President and CEO Marissa Levin, keynote speech at ITT Inaugural Women in Technology Breakfast on August 25, 2004

Topic a lifelong “combination of Family and Work that WORKS”, the entrepreneur says-- focusing more on business infrastructure in future

Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) September 30, 2004 --“Finding Contentment in the Chaos”; Information Experts President and CEO Marissa Levin makes keynote speech at ITT Inaugural Women in Technology Breakfast, Wednesday, August 25th 2004. Topic a lifelong “combination of Family and Work that WORKS”, the entrepreneur says--

Strategic communications firm Information Experts, a leader in the field of management communications including distance learning, supports ITT Technical Institute with unique focus on capabilities, work-home balance

Marissa Levin, President and CEO of the Strategic Management Communications firm Information Experts, was the keynote speaker at the ITT Technical Institute last Wednesday, August 25, 2005 at the organization’s first Annual Inaugural Breakfast held at ITT’s Headquarters’ in Chantilly, Virginia. Marissa is at the helm of Information Experts, an, 8(A) Certified, small, woman-owned organization working in Marketing Communications and eLearning Strategies in the Commercial and Government arenas.

Ms. Levin, a longtime supporter of women in technology, is also on the Women in Technology Board of Advisors for the ITT Technical Institute. Before the breakfast of several dozen women and men from the government, business and academic fields, Marissa spoke of strengths that women have as entrepreneurs, and how all women in business must strive for a work and home life of equal parts of challenging tasks in our work and a good home life. To go to, or talk to the audience with statistics from the Center from Women’s Business Research and the National Council of Women’s Organizations as well as her own example. Through her own life the balance of being a successful business entrepreneur, wife and mother of two, while always making it a priority of making a difference in others lives as a mentor. Marissa lives life day-to-day as an excellent and powerful role model for all women business owners.

Many people who know Marissa know of this balance, and the good works that she has done for others in business. “Anyone who knows Marissa knows she is devoted to the passion of sharing of herself. One of the most gratifying and fulfilling components of Marissa’s leadership and personality is her heartfelt desire to give back to the community, to share her experiences with others, and to help other current and future women business leaders be successful at running a business on a day to day business and just as they are successful raising a family”, explained Maureen Siegmund of ITT-Tech . (Note: o review Marissa Levin’s presentation, log on to http://www.informationexperts.com/presentation3.asp)

Marissa Levin is also a Judge in the Annual Business Plan Competition conducted by the Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia. She has also donated Information Experts services as winners' prizes. Another example is Marissa’s dedication to the Women in Technology’s Mentor-Protégé Program. She is well known as a reliable and informative contributor in this program. As a dedicated mentor, she served on the Mentor-Protégé subcommittee and her company, Information Experts, underwrites the Program. Marissa (and Information Experts) also supports Girls in Technology through sponsorships and various volunteer opportunities.

She participates in several interest groups through Women in Technology (WIT), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), Executive Women's Roundtable (EWR), eWomen Network, the Women's President's Organization (WPO), the E-Learning. Advisory Council of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and The American Council for Technology (ACT).

IE is in demand by commercial businesses practices and federal agencies alike seeking technical and communication "change management" Ms. Levin, a finalist for the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and for the 2004 Women in Technology Entrepreneur Leadership Award, has grown Information Experts steadily since its inception: a 1900% revenue growth rate from 1995 to 2004, with sales growing from $19K to a forecast of just under $10 million. Marissa has also been nominated for five Stevie Awards: Best Entrepreneur (Service Business), Mentor of the Year, Employer of the Year, the Women Helping Women Award, and Most Innovative Company of the Year Communications (STC). Information Experts is a Certified Woman-Owned Business through the State of Virginia, and through the National Women
Business Owners Council (NWBOC). Our Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification is pending.

Marissa frequently speaks at industry events and universities on her experiences as a successful woman business owner and communications strategist who has financed 100% of her organization through earnings. Ms. Levin has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, Working Mother Magazine, and on CBS as a successful woman business owner and working mother.

About Information Experts
Information Experts is an award-winning strategic communications firm with a wealth of conceptual and implementation experience serving public service agencies and corporations. Information Experts offers full-service strategic consulting and messaging, content development in marketing and instructional design, print and digital graphic design, and eLearning solutions across an array of media. Located in Reston, Virginia, the nine-year old firm features over 20 full-time multidisciplinary professionals and works regularly with a vast, extensible contractor network.

Information Experts also has a well-honed Federal Government practice, being a woman-owned business, 8(a) certified with MOBIS and STARS contracts and part of the Bearing Point NIH CIO SP2 IDIQ (Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Quality) contract, with a cap of 19 Billion dollars. STARS (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) is a small business GSA Schedule, is the new 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS). GWAC is a small business set-aside contract for technology solutions. Announced last summer as 8(a) Federal Acquisition Services for Technology (FAST) 2 Solicitation No. 6FG-03-RAV-0002 and recently renamed to 8(a) STARS, this new contract vehicle is the replacement contract for the current 8(a) FAST small business contract scheduled to expire October 31, 2009.

“We believe that the Information Experts contracts team will make it simpler and quicker for our federal customers – both military and civilian – to place their orders so that they may start obtaining products and services as soon as they are determined to be needed,” CEO Marissa Levin explained. “We are ready to do the very best work possible, in the fastest amount of time, to fulfill our federal agencies needs.”

Please note: Information Experts’ MOBIS GSA Contract number is GS-10f-0339-N. Information Experts’ STARS 8(A) Contract number is GS-06F-0091Z. For further information on how to work with the Information Experts team, please contact Jerry Smith at Information Experts at (703) 787-9100

Contact: Jerry Smith, VP Communications
Information Experts, Inc.
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