Lynette Spano is President and CEO of SCI Consulting Services, a premier woman- and Hispanic-owned federal IT services contractor offering advanced IT solutions and management systems to government agencies and commercial enterprises.
Founded in New York City in 1983, SCI has revenue of $50 million and 266 employees in 2011 and continues to grow. Its clients include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. SCI was recognized as one of the Top 20 Hispanic-owned businesses in Virginia in 2012 and was ranked No. 114 on the HispanicBusiness 500 list in that same year.
Ms. Spano founded a sports figure skating foundation, PRFSF, in 2003, a nonprofit that encourages Hispanic youth to participate in the sport of figure skating and compete at the highest levels with other talented athletes. As a result of her efforts, Puerto Rico is now permitted to compete on the international stage in the world of figure skating.
A survivor of both viral meningitis and a brain aneurysm, Ms. Spano supports an annual coat drive, a Thanksgiving food drive and a children’s toy drive during the holidays for the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Md.
She is also the founder of Stars, Stripes, & Hearts/Bandera y Corazones (SSH/BC), a nonprofit that helps active-duty service members, veterans and their families.