Highlight Commemorates ACT-IAC Associates Program Graduates

(DECEMBER 9TH, 2020) Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies officially announces our ACT-IAC Associates Program Class of 2020. Highlights Internal Operation Manager, Mary Padberg, as well as Highlight’s Human Resources Manager, Fiona Sityar, were both accepted into ACT-IAC’s Associates Program last year and have recently graduated from the developmental course.

The ACT-IAC program is a prestigious 10-week leadership development opportunity that facilitates professional and personal growth, cultivates mastery of skills, and prepares associates for future roles as leaders within the government and federal information technology industry. The Associates program objective is to prepare rising star and early career professionals for future leadership roles. The program consists of coaching, classroom training, and independent and team exercises. The program is centered around subject matter experts within the government IT community.

“The Associates Program was an engaging, collaborative experience that facilitated meaningful relationships with peers and mentors in government and industry. The most impactful aspect was gaining exposure to different perspectives through other people, educational sessions, and the COIs” said Mary Padberg, Internal Operations Manager.

“I had the opportunity to enhance my knowledge and understanding of the collaboration between government and industry, I was also able to develop great relationships along the way. I’m so grateful to the Associates leadership team for their support throughout the year and to my team at Highlight for championing my professional development and continued investment in my growth!” said Fiona Sityar, Human Resources Manager.

Highlight is a continued supporter of government and industry collaboration through groups like ACT-IAC and AFCEA. Our COO Adam McNair, himself an ACT-IAC Fellow, said “We’re in this business to support our nation. We take every opportunity that we can to further the collaboration of industry and government. We’re so fortunate to have a platform to concurrently support government services and career advancement for our dedicated employees.”



The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization established to improve government through the effective and innovative application of technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, trusted and ethical forum where government and industry executives can communicate, collaborate, and learn.

About Highlight

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, ISO 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.