Geocent is proud to announce its CEO and Chairman, Dr. Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie was awarded the University of New Orleans (UNO) President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service. The award was presented at the UNO 25 luncheon on Tuesday, January 23, where UNO recognized and celebrated 25 high-impact businesses owned or led by University of New Orleans alumni.
UNO President, Dr. John Nicklow, presented Dr. Savoie the award for a broad series of activities that had a positive impact on the mission of UNO. He described Bobby’s active involvement with the university for many years, how Geocent often hires UNO graduates, his fundraising for and financial support of the university and the fact that he earned a PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2009 at the age of 51.
Dr. Savoie is currently the chairman for the UNO Foundation Board. He was instrumental in reaching new supporters and advocates of the university, and in 2016, he served as the fundraising chair for the Making History Gala and Investiture. In addition to his work on behalf of UNO, Dr. Savoie currently serves on the boards of the National World War II Museum; Loyola University; Greater New Orleans, Inc.; and the LSU Health Foundation in New Orleans. He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal, and reappointed by Governor John Bel Edwards, to represent the State of Louisiana on the Aerospace Alliance Board, which focuses on aerospace and advanced manufacturing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Dr. Savoie previously served as a director, trustee, and senior advisor for the Atlantic Council of the United States; the Louisiana Technology Council; the U.S. Small Business Technology Foundation; the Boy Scouts of America; the Academy of the Sacred Heart; the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation; Isidore Newman School; and the Ochsner Health Foundation.
During Dr. Savoie’s tenure as CEO of Geocent since 2008, the company has grown in excess of 500%, added over 200 IT, Engineering and Technology professionals, and now has eleven offices in seven states plus project locations in three additional states.
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Geocent provides innovative information technology and high-end engineering services to federal, state and local government, defense industry, as well as commercial clients for over 20 years Geocent has offices in Metairie, La.; Charleston, S.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Ridgeland, Miss.; New Orleans; Baton Rouge, La.; Dallas; Arlington, VA and McLean, VA. For news media interviews and further information, please contact Jaclyn Dufrene at 504-831 1900 or email@example.com