Easton's WhiteOak Group is up for Emerging Firm of the Year

WhiteOak Group's Doug Keeton and Daryl Dixon, shown at an Inc. Magazine celebration in 2011, are among five finalists for Emerging Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland.

EASTON - WhiteOak Group of Easton has been selected as a finalist by the Tech Council of Maryland in the Emerging Firm of the Year category. The winning company will be honored during TCM's 25th annual Dinner and Awards Celebration May 16 at the Center for Life Sciences in Rockville.

Thirty-five Maryland companies were nominated and only five were selected as finalists.

"We are honored that TCM selected our company as a finalist," said Daryl Dixon, CEO and a native of Easton. "I am privileged to lead a remarkable team of professionals every day who have been critical to our success."

Doug Keeton, chief operating officer, received the call announcing WhiteOak Group's recognition as a finalist. Keeton said, "To have this level of recognition from a state wide organization with over 300 corporate members is amazing for our Easton based company. Whether we win the title or not, we're very appreciative to have this industry validation of our hard work."

WhiteOak Group innovates how technology systems are integrated and delivered within commercial and government facilities worldwide using BlueRoot, their technology program management methodology. They provide technology systems for building projects in the commercial, healthcare and government sectors.

Established in Easton in 2007, the group's team of certified engineers and professionals specialize in the design and engineering, integration, and implementation of a unified technology platform that is integrated into the physical architecture of a building.

The company is a registered Federal contractor with cleared facilities and personnel delivering projects and services domestically and internationally. They have been recognized for significant growth and achievement by Inc. Magazine, Washington Technology's Fast 50 and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The Tech Council of Maryland is the largest technology trade association in the state with more than 500 members and representing 250,000 people in Maryland and the region. TCM has two major divisions: MdTech, which services the advanced technology community, and MdBio for the region's biotechnology community. 

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