Wolford Receives Small Business Award

The National Defense Industrial Association’s small business division named Sharon Wolford, president and chief executive of the Carley Corp., the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award.

For her track record of success and dedication to her community, Wolford received the award at the 8th National Small Business Conference in San Diego in June.

Wolford’s firm has been a provider of technologies to the Defense Department for more than two decades. The company, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., has grown under Wolford’s leadership from three employees to more than 200.

Since the company’s inception in 1991, Carley Corp. has developed technology-based training products for all branches of the U.S. military, numerous government agencies and commercial clients.  

Michael Lorence, a member of the NDIA Small Business Executive Committee, said Wolford was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Sridhar Award partly because of her philanthropic outreach. Wolford ensures that her company sets aside a portion of its profits to support worthy organizations.

In addition to her work with the Carley Corp., Wolford has been an active member of NDIA for more than 10 years. She has served on the NDIA Central Florida Chapter Board of Directors since 2003.

Topics: Defense Contracting

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