Springfield, Va., November 1, 2010 – Brett Coffee was acknowledged for his contributions to the national capital area, legal and technology communities. The Washington Business Journal recognized general counsel Coffee as one of the top 40 young business leaders in Washington, DC and he was voted by the readers as their top Readers’ Choice as the top young business leader of the year.
The Washington Business Journal announced their two inaugural awards, Readers’ Choice and 40 Under 40, on October 28, 2010 at a reception at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC. This was the first time that the Washington Business Journal conducted a competition to determine their readers’ favorite young leader with more than 6,000 voting participants. The 40 honorees were recognized as the Washington region’s brightest young business leaders based on demonstrated business success over the past 12 to 18 months.
“We are thrilled that Brett was recognized by the Washington Business Journal and their readers for these two distinguished awards,” said Linda LaRoche, CEO of CSCI. “His significant efforts over the past 18 months in leading two corporate reorganizations have made CSCI a more nimble company, but he has also played a critical role in building the company’s business and positioning us for the future. It’s quite unusual for an in-house attorney to be considered one of the best in a list of businessmen, but Brett is exceptional in both legal and business matters.”
In addition to his responsibilities at CSCI, Brett serves as chair of the Fairfax County Small Business Commission, on the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of the Community Business Partnership in Springfield, Va., the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, is a husband, father, triathlete and was named as Washington Business Journal 2009 Top General Counsel.