SCRA CEO Named Executive of the Year

June 19, 2012
Columbia, SC –June 19, 2012 – SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney was named the Executive of the Year, Non-Profit Organization, earning a Gold Stevie® Award at the 10th Annual American Business Awards last night. This national award, known as The Stevie Award, recognizes the achievements and contributions of businesses worldwide. Final award announcements were made at the 10th annual gala banquet in New York.

“I am humbled and grateful to have received this esteemed award,” said Mahoney. “It was a surprise and honor to be nominated, and to receive this acknowledgement is truly inspirational. Our dedicated employees are integral to SCRA’s success, and I share this award with them.”

Since joining SCRA as its CEO in 2005, Mahoney has helped build a “Knowledge Economy” in a state that historically has lagged behind others in resources, intellectual property and capital funds. Named as one of The Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s "50 Most Influential People,” Mahoney has helped SCRA achieve record revenues throughout his tenure, which have more than doubled from $74 million to $195 million over six years. In keeping with that growth, the company’s economic contributions in South Carolina have also doubled to over $14 billion in the time period. Last year the company was recognized by the South Carolina Chamber as one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” Since 2006, SCRA has been continuously recognized for entrepreneurial support, innovation and technology-based economic development on local, regional, national and international levels.

For the Stevie Award, more than 3,000 nominations for organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were considered this year in a wide range of categories. These included: Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives who participated in the judging process this year. Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 18 are available at


About SCRA

SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 29 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $1.5 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing shops.

Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA’s cumulative impact on South Carolina’s economy to be over $14 billion.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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