At GovExec's Evening of Honors Gala on April 24th, 2024, Nextgov/FCW and Government Executive will recognize the leaders at all levels who have gone above and beyond to achieve the government’s critical mission. During this celebration, we will recognize the Federal 100 Award winners and Government Hall of Fame inductees. Troy Schneider, President of GovExec 360, graciously answered our questions about what makes this event so special, nominations, and why you should team up with GovExec for this event.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Troy.
Every year, GovExec’s Evening of Honors promises to be the most prestigious night in government. Can you tell us how GovExec consistently fulfills that promise, and what’s in store for 2024’s celebration?
Schneider: The Evening of Honors really is a singular moment in the federal government community because it’s focused entirely on celebrating outstanding individuals from across that network. The Federal 100 Awards recognize those who had an outsized impact in the previous calendar year, while the Government Hall of Fame showcases a select few for their career-spanning accomplishments. There’s a strong emphasis on technology and innovation, particularly with the Fed 100. But technology is now woven into virtually every public sector mission, so this really is a whole-of-government celebration.
I’m especially excited about this year’s event. For starters, it’s being held at The Anthem – the amazing music venue at The Wharf in Washington, D.C. So we have more capacity, which is great after having to turn away would-be attendees and sponsors each of the last two years. And it’s just a beautiful venue for this event, with – as you might imagine at a concert hall – great acoustics for both the stage presentation and the networking conversations.
We’re also working hard to streamline the 2024 event program to ensure that our winners are the focal point, and that more of the evening is devoted to meeting, talking with and celebrating them directly. For those who attended Federal 100 galas pre-COVID, look for a similarly succinct stage program at the 2024 Evening of Honors.