2011 Astra Award Winners

Hannah Kain, President of ALOM Technologies, Inc. 
2011 Astra Award for Global Expansion – Hannah Kain, President of ALOM Technologies, Inc. born and educated in Denmark, has won numerous awards for leading her company in providing global contract packaging and fulfillment services for the supply chains fo major Fortune 500 Companies. She has successfully formed global strategic partnerships through building relationships with existing companies in the countries she is doing business. Kain holds three university degrees (B.S. in political science, M.S. in communications, and a B.Sc./M.B.A. in marketing), is a frequent lecturer and speaker, and is a published author of a popular textbook on market.
2011 WBE Excellence in Growth  – Carey Foster possesses over 35 years experience in business and contracting, specializing in the heavy civil construction industry. NSPCI has met the challenges of manging the ideas and skills of multi-generational employees which has unified their management team and increased the company’s efficiencies resulting in company’s sales increasing from $11,000,000 to $30,000,000 in three years.
Carey Foster
Fernando Hernandez
Fernando Hernandez, Director of Supplier Diversity, Microsoft Corporation
2011 Astra Corporate Advocate of the Year – Fernando Hernandez, Director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft was honored as our Advocate of the Year. Hernandez is a globally recognized thought leader  and deal-maker leading supplier diversity and multicultural programs for more than 15 years in the technology, communications and banking industries. Nominated by Olsa Martini of Olsa Resources, Fernando works relentlessly to mentor Astra women business owners and help them win contracts to grow their businesses.