HDR's Hacker Receives 2014 SAME Industry Small Business Advocate Award

(December 10, 2014) - Jackie Hacker, HDR's Small Business Program director, was selected by the Society of American Military Engineers to receive the 2014 SAME Industry Small Business Advocate Award. The award was presented at the 2014 SAME Small Business Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri, Dec. 9-11 during an awards luncheon on Dec. 11.

The award is presented to an individual who has been an outstanding spokesperson and advocate for small business with the Small Business Administration, Department of Defense agencies and other groups, and for outstanding contributions to SAME small business conferences, training sessions and forums.

Hacker, who is based in HDR's Kansas City, Missouri, office, works with small businesses in the federal, state and local government small business programs. Prior to joining HDR, Hacker founded Jackie Hacker & Associates, LLC, which provided federal business development services to small and large businesses. In this role she served as the small business liaison officer for a major defense contractor and oversaw a highly decorated small business program, including seven Department of Defense Nunn Perry Awards.

She previously received the 2011 Regional Vice Presidents Medal and 2008 Presidential Award for Small Business Advocate of the Year, both from the Society of American Military Engineers.

About HDR

At HDR, we've been helping our clients shape communities since 1917. Together, we push the boundaries of what's possible to solve the world's toughest challenges. With 8,500 employees in more than 200 locations around the world, we think global and act local. We've completed projects in more than 60 countries, always following through and holding ourselves accountable.

Presenting the award to Jackie are Col. John W. Mogge, Ph.D., president, and Gen Joseph Schroedel, P.E., executive director, both of the Society of American Military Engineers.