NEW YORK, January 24, 2018 —Colleen Molter, President of QED National, to be honored as a recipient of City and State’s “50 over 50” award.

The “50 over 50” award recognizes the most distinguished public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making New York City a better place. The award ceremony will be held in Ainsworth Park on Monday, January 29, 2018. Honorees include New York’s most prominent leaders in government, business and media over the age of fifty, including Bill Bratton, David Dinkins, Randy Weingarten, and Carmen Farina, among many others.

Molter, President and Founder of QED National, has been providing world-class IT services and solutions to leading government agencies and Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. In addition to leading QED National, Colleen devotes herself to giving back to her community. For over 20 years, Colleen has been an advocate for NYC and NYS Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), focusing on positive change in legislation and government processes to increase their participation. “I am truly honored to be recognized by “City and State” for my work not only as a successful NYC WBE, but for helping small MWBE’s in NYC and NYS develop and grow”, says Molter.

As an active leader and disruptor who advocates for small Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), Colleen has served as an advisor on numerous boards, including the MWBE advisory boards of both Mayors DeBlasio and Bloomberg. She has also served on the IT MWBE Roundtable for Governor Cuomo’s administration. Most recently, working closely with the NYC board, her efforts contributed to the passage of important legislation around MWBE laws, allowing NY City agencies to procure goods and services up to $150,000 from MWBE firms without competitive bids.


Caroline Doherty

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