Carley Corporation President/CEO Sharon Wolford has been selected as the winner of the 2011 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) 2011 Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award.

Ms. Wolford was selected from a pool of candidates from across the United States. The award notification cites Ms. Wolford’s “leadership and business acumen” and the fact that Carley Corporation “has been recognized by its peers for providing superior services to the Federal Government” as notable factors in the NDIA’s selection. The notification also commends Ms. Wolford for her “significant contributions to the community.”

Formal presentation of the award will take place at the NDIA’s 8th National Small Business Conference, to be held June 7-8 in San Diego, CA.

The NDIA is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. The Kathleen Sridhar award was created in honor of NDIA leader and mentor Kathleen Sridhar to recognize small business leadership and strategic impact on the defense industry. For more information about the NDIA, visit

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