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September 2013

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a one year contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Advanced Leadership Coaching and Support

August 2013

AMTIS was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. AMTIS was ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 2013 list as number 1,110 of the 5,000 companies recognized. AMTIS recorded a 3-year growth of 377%. In addition AMTIS was listed as number 63 on the list of the Top 100 Government Services Companies, and number 71 of the Top 100 Florida Companies. http://www.inc.com/profile/amtis

AMTIS Inc. received a 5-year single award BPA for Workforce and Development Technical Support Services in support Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (SEPDPO) Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a 2-year contract to provide assistance, structure and experience for the Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC) Business & Finance Strategic Planning Implementation Project.

AMTIS awarded contract to provide services to the U.S. Attorney Office for the Southern District of Florida.

AMTIS President/CEO joined Vice Admiral Al Harms (UCF, Vice President for Strategy) and SgtMaj Jason Joiner, USMC (Ret.) in providing insights and information to help veterans have a positive experience at UCF and beyond. Several companies were also present to discuss job opportunities. The event was sponsored by the UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center.

June 2013

Linda Albright was selected as the Orlando Small Business Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal. A luncheon honoring this year’s C-Level Honorees was held on June 19th at the Hilton Doubletree.
Linda Albright has been with AMTIS since its start up in 2007 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company.

May 2013

AMTIS awarded a two year contract from Department of Homeland Security/FEMA for the development of a New Online Mediated Seminar: Evaluating Fire Service Safety Doctrine.

AMTIS awarded a two year contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide VISN 19 Transition Services for the Montana VA Medical Center.

AMTIS, Inc., President and CEO Barbara Stankowski participated in panel discussions at the V-WISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) conference held in Chicago May 3-5, 2013. V-Wise is an entrepreneurial training program for women veterans and is a part of Syracuse University’s Institute of Veterans and Military Families. V-WISE is the only program in the nation, besides the Women’s Business Development Centers (WBDC) Women Vetrepreneurship Program (WVP), specifically directed at women veterans and entrepreneurship. As part of the conference the WBDC, through the generosity of the Deluxe Corporation Foundation, hosted the May 5th breakfast which included a panel discussion with successful women veteran entrepreneurs providing insight and inspiration for the attendees. The panel titled: Business Tales from the Front: A Candid Conversation with Women Vetrepreneurs, included:
Moderator: Master Chief Petty Officer Ginger Lee Simpson, U.S. Navy (Retired); Chief Operating Officer, amaZulu Inc.
Ms. Andrea A. Brown, President & CEO, Midas Auto Service Experts, Chicago Heights
Ms. Kimberlee J. Burt, Owner & Director, A Child’s Space
Ms. Harvetta A. Spann, President, BLS Group Inc.; Co-Founder, The “WAVE”
Captain Barbara J. Stankowski, U.S. Navy (Retired); Owner & CEO, AMTIS Inc.

Barbara also moderated the panel titled the Do’s and Don’ts of Government Contracting.

Highlights of V-WISE include online self-study followed by a 2 ½ day in person training in various US cities. Women veterans throughout the US apply for admission and at the conclusion of the training they are provided information on business development resources within their respective communities. The WBDC is a referral partner for V-Wise for program participants within its nine state Midwest service area. At the conclusion of the V-WISE conferences, V -WISE staff provide the WBDC with the list of all participants. The WBDC has committed to proactively contact the participants 2 weeks of the conclusion of the conference and enroll them in the business development programs and services of the Women Vetrepreneurship Program. The WBDC also uses it national network of contacts to connect out of area women veterans with business development resources in their areas.

The WVP is a comprehensive program for women veterans looking to entrepreneurship as a means for economic self-sufficiency. It is unique in that it offers women veterans a specific path forward, a detailed service plan with delineated activities and services and ongoing guidance and support to help them achieve their goals. The WVP integrates women veterans into expanded, proven WBDC business development training programs and services, including counseling, technical assistance, procurement assistance, Access to Capital with education and direct and micro-lending. It also includes an Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs-led and facilitated Women Veterans’ Affinity Group to educate participants about benefits and support services available via IDVA and other veteran organizations, to connect participants in a meaningful, ongoing ‘community’ and to assist them in accessing needed programs and resources. Specific highlights of the program include:
• Development and tracking of a customized ‘Service Plan’ to delineate business development and social service related activities for each women veteran client to achieve their specific goals
• Business development programs and services on an ongoing basis for every phase and every stage of small business development, sustainability and growth
• Participation in special business related workshops and events delivered by the WBDC
• Access to capital through WBDC direct lending
• Providing no-cost childcare services through the WBDC’s Childcare Business clients
• Forming and facilitating, on the business side, a Women’s Business Enterprise mentoring program in which women veterans are paired with successful small business women
• Maintaining a network of social services to support the women veteran clients
• Utilization, on the social service side, of existing mentoring programs and resources
• Connecting participants directly with veteran organizations and resources via on-site presentations and sessions at Affinity Group meetings, including outreach and resources related to Military Sexual Trauma, enrollment in VA healthcare, talks by VA Medical Center Women’s Clinic providers, etc.
• Marketing and Outreach
• Certification services for established veteran, minority and woman business enterprises

According to a recent Clinton Foundation survey, over 35% of women veterans are unemployed. The number may be even higher as we know this population is reluctant to ‘self-identify.’ Public sector entities, as well as numerous established and recently started organizations in Illinois, have rightly begun to focus their efforts on education and job training for all veterans. Unfortunately, having/acquiring skills has not translated into meaningful employment for the preponderance of women veterans. The ongoing economic crisis, lack of ‘definition’ regarding how skills acquired while in military service equate to specific job requirements, and the fact that men have accounted for 80% of the net new jobs since the recession (Chicago Tribune 7/17/12), are real impediments to economic empowerment for this population. Added to this issue is the fact that women veterans have special needs related to military sexual trauma and caregiver responsibilities.

For more information on the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Syracuse University go to http://vets.syr.edu/ and for more information on the WBDC go to www.wbdc.org

April 2013

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a 3-year contract to provide Executive Level Decision Making and Capitol Hill Workshops for the Defense Acquisition University locations in Kettering, OH, Huntsville, AL, San Diego, CA and Washington DC/Northern VA Metropolitan Area.

AMTIS is once again sponsoring Operation Giveback. Operation Giveback’s third annual Run, Walk, Roll event is scheduled for May 11, 2013, at UCF, Orlando. This year’s event will benefit the OGB Section 60 Making Dreams Come True Fund, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S), and the Wounded Warrior Project. This event is a race that welcomes wounded warriors, their families, and OGB supporters of all ages and abilities. Organizers are anticipating 3,000 participants to race through the beautiful University of Central Florida campus. You can register now for the 5K, 10K, or our newest event, the 15K. Please register soon, as there is a limited amount of openings for the 15k. Please visit www.operation-giveback.org to register for the May 11th event. We look forward to you joining with the AMTIS Team on May 11th to support our wounded warriors.

March 2013

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by NAWC TSD to provide the Naval Special Warfare Center training support for curriculum development and revision.

February 2013

AMTIS, Inc. awarded contract by NAWC TSD to update and revise the Naval Special Warfare Range Operation Safety training curriculum.

January 2013

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a five year contract by the U.S. Air Force for development of learning initiatives for the Course Development Program for the Air Force Institute of Technology, School of Systems and Logistics.

December 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a two year contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Strategic Planning, Business Planning & Implementation Project Consultation for the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC).

November 2012

AMTIS, Inc. President and CEO Barbara Stankowski was the guest speaker at 2012 Air Force Global Strike Command Technology and Innovation Symposium held in Shreveport, LA. Barbara Stankowski gave a compelling and engaging speech on leading change to the over 800 military, civilian and industry attendees.

AMTIS, Inc. Recognized as a 2012 Florida Company to Watch

View letter from Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor

October 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a one year contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Leadership Training and Coaching Support Services.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a one year contract by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office/Southern District of Florida to provide Legal, Administrative, and Nurse Investigator Support Services.

September 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract with the Department of Labor providing Analysts and Administrative Support for the operation of the Public Disclosure Room.

Orlando, FL. – The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida is pleased to announce AMTIS, Inc. as one of the 50 winners of the 2012 class of Florida Companies to Watch. In its 2nd year of existence, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by SunTrust Banks and the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation and with special support from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Created by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is an exclusive program that honors second-stage growth companies. Fifty second-stage companies from across the state of Florida were selected as “Companies to Watch” for their impressive employment rates and revenue growth. Award winners were also selected for their entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility and competitive business practices.
Florida Companies to Watch is also a testament to the commitment of community partners across the state. These groups work with second-stage companies every day and serve as their champions. More than 25 organizations pledged their support to nominate companies based in their communities, resulting in a record 425 nominations submitted. Nearly 140 companies were considered before 50 companies emerged as winners.
“We built Companies to Watch on the belief that an energized entrepreneurial culture must exist for second-stage companies to thrive,” says Penny Lewandowski, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Edward Lowe Foundation. “Now in its second year, Florida Companies to Watch enables a wide variety of organizations to champion second-stage companies to participate, most notably by nominating them for the award. These organizations, from chambers and industry associations, to local, county and state government agencies and commercial service providers also create services to meet their unique needs and look for ways to collaborate. Bottom line, as partners, they strengthen overall community support for second-stagers. Celebrating the achievements of second-stage companies throughout the Sunshine State is at the heart of Florida Companies to Watch, and it begins with a night of good news on October 19th. But the program lives on beyond the awards gala with organizations committed to creating a rich entrepreneurial environment for these companies.”
“Florida Companies to Watch takes a holistic approach, identifying companies across the state that represent Florida’s future,” says Tom O’Neal, Executive Director of GrowFL and Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida. “It illustrates the economic potential across the entire state, not just in major metropolitan areas, that the state realizes with the successes of second-stage companies. Being selected for Florida Companies to Watch awards program provides growing businesses the credibility and recognition that distinguish them among their peers. This statewide even lauds the success of business leaders who have taken their operations to the „second-stage‟ of growth and that hold the potential to continue to create jobs in their communities and industries, thereby making a difference in our local and statewide community.”
The combined impact of the 50 companies selected to this year’s Florida Companies to Watch is immense. In 2011 alone, the companies generated $355 million in total annual revenue, and held 1,576 full-time equivalent employees. The companies collectively created 350 net new jobs compared to the previous year. Between 2008 and the end of this year, these companies will generate $1.4 billion in revenue and add 1,297 employees (both in Florida and out of state), reflecting a 204 percent increase in revenue and 151 percent increase in jobs for the five-year period. In 2012 alone, that translates to a 35 percent annual revenue growth and 37 percent annual growth in employees. *Data compiled in August 2012.
AMTIS and other companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch award will be recognized at a special ceremony on Friday, October 19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

President/CEO of AMTIS, Inc., Barbara Stankowski attended the dedication the Penn State University Veterans Plaza, a gift of the Class of 2011, dedicated in a public ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 on the patio of Old Main, on the University Park campus. The plaza will honor all Penn State veterans, including the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the only Penn State alumnus to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
The plaza's design features a circular walkway and curved stone wall, centered around an artistic representation of a warrior’s shield, symbolizing honor and sacrifice. The shield's surface is carved with a "rippling water" effect, to evoke a feeling of tranquility.
The curved wall bears the inscription of a Greek phrase, believed to have been spoken by Spartan mothers to their sons before battle, meaning, “With it [your shield], or on it."
Witt noted that according to ancient Spartan tradition, a warrior was never without his shield -- he either returned home from battle alive, carrying his shield, or dead, carried upon it by his comrades.
The plaza’s curved wall is named to honor Murphy, a 1998 liberal arts graduate and a Navy SEAL. He received the U.S. military's highest decoration posthumously for his actions in 2005 during the war in Afghanistan. To learn more about Murphy, visit http://live.psu.edu/tag/Michael_Murphy online.
"Veterans have risked and sacrificed their own safety so we are free to pursue our daily lives in a protected homeland," said Samuel E. Hayes Jr., Penn State trustee, alumnus and veteran. "With this Penn State Veterans Plaza, the Class of 2011 has achieved a noble height in philanthropic citizenship. We salute our veterans. We salute the Penn State Class of 2011."
Speakers at the dedication included Witt; Hayes; Penn State President Rodney Erickson; retired Navy Capt. Ryan J. McCombie, University trustee, alumnus and veteran; University Archivist Jackie Esposito; and Daniel Murphy, Michael Murphy's father.
The tradition of class gifts began when the Class of 1861, at its reunion in 1890, gave the University a portrait of Penn State's first president, Evan Pugh, which still hangs in the lobby of Old Main.

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Office of Training and Workforce Engagement and Development Division for interactive and user friendly commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) leader development courses, program management and technical support. The contract supports the development several leader development programs focused on OPM/DHS/TSA competencies.

August 2012

AMTIS, Inc. awarded a multi-year contract to provide USSOCOM with system administrator support for the Standard Procurement System (SPS) at MacDill AFB, FL. for providing support and guidance to all USSOCOM sites where the local System Administrator require assistance.

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