2010

Lanmark Technology Inc. President/CEO Lani Hay Co-hosts with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews a Special Screening of Casino Jack Starring Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey

VIENNA, VA (November 10, 2010) — Lani Hay, President & CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT) Inc., partnered with The Creative Coalition to host the Washington, DC premiere of Casino Jack.  The screening was co-hosted with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.  Members of Congress and the Administration, government officials, the Washington press corps and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who stars in the movie as super lobbyist Jack Abramoff, were in attendance.  A Q&A panel session with Matthews and Spacey followed the screening. 

Lani Hay stated, “As a person whose business solely supports the Federal Government, I have a vested interest in the government procurement process being fair and transparent.  What this movie highlights is the consequences of how lines can become blurred and eventually crossed when trying to peddle influence in the world’s most powerful city.”    

About Casino Jack (www.CasionJack-movie.com)
Inspired by true events, Casino Jack lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Zakk from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.

About The Creative Coalition and The Spotlight Initiative (www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance. The Spotlight Initiative was launched in 2008 by The Creative Coalition to support the art and craft of independent filmmaking.

About Lanmark Technology Inc. (www.LMT-INC.com)
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business whose Subject Matter Experts bring cutting edge Scientific, Engineering, and high-level Program Development and Management Solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide in the areas of: Intelligence-Cyber Space/Network Operations/Biometrics/Weapons Technical Intelligence; Asymmetric Warfare-Counter IED/Homeland Defense; and Electronic Warfare.

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Joins Women of the Diplomatic Corps for Tea and Conversation

VIENNA, VA (October 2010)—On October 4, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., attended a Tea and Conversation event hosted by the U.S. State Department's Office of the Chief of Protocol. The event entitled "Women of the Diplomatic Corps Connecting with Women in Business: Diplomacy in the 21st Century" included Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale, Counsel and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State Cheryl Mills, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero, and Ambassadorat- Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer. The event was held in the historic Benjamin Franklin Room at the United States Department of State and coordinated through the Diplomatic Partnerships Division of the Office of the Chief of Protocol.

The Office of the Chief of Protocol creates the framework for diplomacy through the work of the divisions such as the Diplomatic Partnership Division. The Diplomatic Partnership Division aims to foster international goodwill and provide the Diplomatic Corps greater insight and understanding of our people, customs and institutions.

Ms. Hay was encouraged by Secretary Clinton's commitment to creating a business environment that enables new business and entrepreneurship opportunities in order to fully realize the potential of high growth, high impact women-owned enterprises to foster growth in GDP and jobs globally. Hay echoed similar sentiments stating, "The major economic challenges of our time cannot be solved without the full participation of women at all levels of society."

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Addresses Business Entrepreneurs at Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Procurement Academy

VIENNA, VA (September 2010) — On September 16, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., addressed the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's (FCEDA) Procurement Academy inaugural session entitled – Successful Strategies for Government Contracting‖. The academy showcases successful business people that can provide practical advice for local entrepreneurs to use and grow their companies. Hay was joined by Dr. Gerald L. Gordon, President and CEO of FCEDA; Joseph Fergus, Founder & CEO of COMTek; and Tony Jimenez, President and CEO of MicroTech, LLC. The event was held in McLean, Virginia.

Ms. Hay stated, "When you don't come from money, or from a family legacy, hard work is the great equalizer that this country affords everyone…Education was my path to a better life. As a Successful Entrepreneur that also happens to be born, raised, and educated in the great Commonwealth of Virginia, I have faced many challenges, and overcome several obstacles in my journey to creating a successful Virginia-based business that provides specialized services to the Federal Government... To achieve my goals in business, I utilized several resources and networks that equipped me with the tools necessary to be successful in my journey. Education, external support, peer mentoring, and networking in the business and government community has provided various opportunities that have continued to feed into my success..."

The Procurement Academy is being presented by the FCEDA in collaboration with many partners: the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, the Fairfax County Department of Purchasing & Supply Management Agency – Supplier Diversity Program, the Community Business Partnership, the Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia, Veterans in Business, the Fairfax County Small Business Commission and George Mason University's Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

The FCEDA mission statement, as approved by the FCEDA Commission on February 20, 1996, is "to foster and promote the governmental, social, educational, and environmental infrastructure that will make Fairfax County [Virginia] a world-class 21st-century business center and the global capital of the knowledge industry." Today the FCEDA has three marketing divisions -- National, International, and Small and Minority Business Development -- that work with companies interested in starting, expanding and relocating businesses to Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in five important overseas business centers: Bangalore, Frankfurt, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Lanmark Technology Inc, President & CEO Lani Hay Hosts Opening Dinner for Children Uniting Nations 5th Annual Conference

VIENNA, VA (July 2010) — On July 20, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT) Inc., partnered with Christine Warnke and Greg Houston to host a private dinner to kick-off the Children Uniting Nations (CUN) conference. The dinner was held at Neylas Restaurant in Washington, DC and was attended by Jermaine & Randy Jackson, the Blind Side's Quinton Aaron, Oprah Winfrey-discovered Island/Def Jam artist Abraham McDonald, and the Founder and Chair of Children Uniting Nations Daphna E. Ziman.

The dinner began with opening remarks by Hay discussing her commitment to philanthropy and the future of children around the world. Hay has been involved with mentoring at risk youth since her high school years in Manassas, Va. She stated “being a mentor for at-risk children affords you the opportunity to give back to the community in a very substantial way. A small investment of your time can have a lifelong impact on a child and inspire them to dream beyond what's in front of them, enabling them to reach their full potential."

Ziman followed with a statement that although Michael Jackson has passed away, the Jackson family continues to triumph his call and dedication to the children of the world with their selfless generosity. Jermaine & Randy Jackson pledged a percentage of the proceeds from their next album to be directed to Children Uniting Nations, which demonstrates their commitment to charity and investment in children. Quinton Aaron said a few words of appreciation for attending the event and shared the story of Michael Ohers, the person he portrays in the movie the Blind Side. Abraham McDonald shared his personal experiences involving mentoring, and his continued hope for the advancement of young people everywhere. McDonald then sang his hit song Miracle acapella to all the guests.

Children Uniting Nations is a proactive organization created to bring attention to the plight of atrisk and foster youth. The goal is to reach as many children in out-of-home care by offering rolemodel support, guidance, a sense of community and promote the importance of an education. The Children Uniting Nations day-long conference is annually hosted in Washington, DC for policy-makers, non-profit leaders, and academics to discuss policies that are affecting children. The 2010 conference is hosted by Children Uniting Nations, the California Endowment, and Casey Family Programs. The 2010 theme is "Keeping the Promise to Our Children".

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Joins Business Executives for National Security’s Presidents Club and Washington, DC Metro Leadership Committee

VIENNA, VA (June 2010) — In June 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., joined Business Executives for National Security's Washington, DC Metro Leadership Committee and elite Presidents Club. Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a national non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing the nation's security.

Hay has been a member of BENS since launching LMT in 2003. As a member of the Washington, DC Metro Leadership Committee, Hay will formulate and execute BENS programming in the Washington, DC metro region, which include shaping responsible national security programs. Furthermore, as a member of BENS Presidents Club Hay joins leaders and strategic thinkers from the nation's top organizations to provide expertise and strategic advice to the country's agencies and governmental leaders-ultimately leading to better programs, more efficient government and less spending, while simultaneously improving national security efficiency and protection. As a member of the Presidents Club, Hay will be engaged in BENS' initiatives on both a regional and national level.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently said this to BENS members: "BENS has observed – accurately – that America is not going to have the kind of ―efficient and agile‖ military we need for the 21st century without a support structure equally "efficient and agilel" - two words not usually associated with the federal government in general and the Defense Department in particular. In areas like accounting, procurement, privatization, and excess base structure, BENS has identified problems and proposed solutions that have saved the taxpayers billions and made our military a more effective fighting force. And for that I thank you."

BENS' mission is to apply best-business practices to help government leaders implement solutions to the most challenging problems in national security. BENS’ Advisory Council includes Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Former Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Former FBI and CIA Director William H. Webster, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Ralston, Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vernon Clark, Former Director of Central Intelligence Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.), Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Dennis Reimer, USA (Ret.), and Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.).

Lanmark Technology Inc. President & CEO Lani Hay Hosts a Special Screening of The Dry Land Starring Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo, America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama

VIENNA, VA (May 2010) — On May 24, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., partnered with Blue Star Families, The Creative Coalition, and Maya Entertainment to host the Washington, DC premiere of The Dry Land, a Spotlight Initiative by the Creative Coalition, at the Naval Heritage Center Theater. The screening was co-hosted with Chief of Staff of The United States Army, General George Casey. Members of Congress and the Administration, government officials, and cast members America Ferrera (also an Executive Producer), Wilmer Valderrama, Melissa Leo, and Ryan O’Nan in addition to writer/director Ryan Piers Williams and Producer Heather Rae were also in attendance. A Q&A panel session with Hay and cast members followed the screening.

Hay stated, "Being that I served in the United States Navy, I have always supported issues surrounding military veterans and their families. Not everyone has the privilege of wearing a uniform, but we all get to serve our country in different ways. The importance of the commitment, support, and sacrifice from the families of our service members often go unnoticed, but are an important component of our operational readiness."

Hay is also an avid supporter of the Arts and has been involved with The Creative Coalition for several years. She stated that "The Dry Land is a movie about two very important topics that are often overlooked, PTSD and veteran re-assimilation into society post deployment and the affect on the families of those who serve. I commend writer/director Ryan Piers Williams for highlighting these difficult yet important topics through the film. It highlights the need for more mental health support for our service members and will hopefully generate awareness that will allow more research and funding in our military medical system."

The Dry Land tells the story of James, an Iraq war veteran, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). James returns home to a small town in West Texas and struggles to reconcile his experiences overseas with the life and family he left at home. The film brings increased awareness to challenges members of the armed services, veterans, and families often face. The Dry Land marks the feature film debut from writer/director Ryan Piers Williams and stars Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Melissa Leo, Jason Ritter and Wilmer Valderrama alongside an accomplished supporting cast including June Diane Raphael, Diego Klattenhoff, Evan Jones, Benito Martinez, Ana Claudia Talancòn, Ethan Suplee, and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film is produced by Heather Rae; Executive Producers are Sergio Agüero and America Ferrera. It was debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The Honorary Host Committee for the evening included: Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kay Hagan, Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Joe Baca, Congressman John Boccieri, Congressman Steve Cohen, Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, Congressman John Dingell, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano, Congressman Samuel B. Graves, Congressman Raul Grijalva, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Sam Johnson, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan Jr., Congressman Michael H. Michaud, Congressman Dennis Moore, Congressman James P. Moran, Congressman Solomon Ortiz, Congressman Ed Pastor, Congressman Nick J. Rahall, Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congressman Adam B. Schiff, Congressman Pete Stark, Congressman John Tanner, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Marie Tillman, Founder of the Pat Tillman Association, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and Chief of Staff of The United States Army, General George Casey.

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus' Summit on Job Creation

VIENNA, VA (May 2010) — On May 12, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman John B. Larson, and Congressman Michael Honda. The summit addressed job creation, supporting small business, and advancing the economy toward recovery.

The summit began with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Congressman Michael Honda giving opening remarks. Hay moderated the plenary panel entitled "Job Creation in the 111th Congress: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Health Care, and Beyond" with Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of CAPAC's Economic Development Task Force, Wendell Primus, a Senior Policy Advisor for Speaker Pelosi, and Caren Street, a Legislative Aide for Senator Reid.

Two breakout sessions followed the panel. One session was entitled "Immigrant Contributions: Driving Economic Growth in the US" and was moderated by Karen Narasaki, the President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center. Narasaki was joined by Ur Jaddou, Chief Counsel on the Immigration Subcommittee, Committee on the Judiciary and Serena Hoy, Senior Counsel for Senator Reid. The second session was entitled the "ESEA Reauthorization: Educating Students for a Competitive Future" and was moderated by Doua Thor, Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center. The session included Charmaine Mercer, Senior Education Policy Advisor on the Committee on Education and Labor, and Jason Unger, Senior Policy Advisor for Education for Senator Reid.

The summit concluded with remarks by Congressman Michael Honda, Chair of CAPAC, Congressman John Larson, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, and Senator Robert Menendez.

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in Breakfast with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

VIENNA, VA (April 2010) — On April 29, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in a breakfast with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill. Congressman Thompson is serving his ninth term representing the Second District of Mississippi and third term as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

The focus of the meeting was to address small business access to contracting with the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Hay was among nine other small business owners in attendance.

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in the “Fortune Most Powerful Women Evening With…” Dinner at the United States Department of State

VIENNA, VA (April 2010)—On April 28, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in the Fortune "Most Powerful Women Evening With..." dinner with top women in business in the United States and women in business in developing countries around the world. The event was held in the historic Benjamin Franklin Room at the United States Department of State.

The evening gathered 33 women from 25 developing countries to share best business practices and recent successes. Senator Diane Feinstein provided tips to the audience emphasizing to "pay it forward" and to continue to help young women grow and prosper in the today's global community. "Never give up", said Feinstein to the already accomplished yet still determined businesswomen.

As an advocate for disadvantaged women, Hay was honored and humbled to hear the plight the women from developing countries endured to become successful businesswomen. She stated "they embody the hard work and focus it takes to persevere in their respective industries. A feat we can share and grow upon.” Hay was joined by Senator Susan Collins, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, and SEC Chair Mary Schapiro.

Fortune honors women from developing countries every year to join a community of the world's most influential women leaders. Fortune's "Most Powerful Women Evening With..." is an event series hosted across the country to celebrate global women leaders. Each event brings together a diverse group of successful women in business, philanthropy, government, academia, and the arts.

Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship Breakfast for Women

VIENNA, VA (April 2010) — On April 28, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship's breakfast for women entrepreneurs. The event was hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was held at the historic Benjamin Franklin Room at the United States Department of State.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer began the breakfast by introducing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to give remarks on the occasion. Clinton expressed her excitement to celebrate the contributions of women entrepreneurs from around the world and expressed the necessity to continue to engage women to expand and deepen economic progress with increased contributions and involvement of women. Clinton outlined three initiatives that the State Department will implement.

The first is a program called Tech Women that will "enhance the technological capacity of women in seven Muslim majority countries." The second is a program that will be immediately launched called the Secretary's International Fund for Women and Girls that will "bring together the resources and expertise of both the public and private sectors to invest in effective and innovative solutions for issues like economic empowerment, climate change, combating violence against women, and improved access to education and healthcare." The third initiative is the Secretary's Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls to "build on pioneering approaches to empowering women politically, economically, and socially around the world." The award will be funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation's president, Dr. Judith Rodin, commented on the disparities women still face around the world, including the United States, and hopes the award will inspire and generate local ideas and projects that will have a global impact.

Ms. Hay was honored to participate in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship and was encouraged by the progress that Secretary Clinton continues to make in her long career in promoting women empowerment across the globe. She stated, "Women entrepreneurs are a backbone to local and international communities, and the support we can provide in their own communities can yield results far beyond our expectations."

The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship brought "together more than 275 participants from over 50 countries around the world – from Morocco to Indonesia, Uganda to Kazakhstan, France to India. It included men and women from many different walks of life – business leaders from diverse sectors, educators, community organizers, and social entrepreneurs among others.

With attendance by President Obama and various Cabinet Secretaries and senior U.S. Government officials, the Summit was meant to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship to fostering economic opportunity and community development. As the President said in Cairo almost one year ago, "education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st century, and the Summit will help build relationships that lead to greater opportunity at home and abroad."

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