Privia Employee Named a Finalist in 2013 Stevie(R) Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Winners to be announced in Las Vegas on February 25

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Privia, the leader in government contracting lifecycle solutions and services, announced that Business Development Manager Craig Melton was named a Finalist in the Sales Representative of the Year category in the seventh annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards. The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 25 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.  

More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and nearly every industry were submitted to this year's competition. Entries were considered in 41 categories for sales and business development professionals, as well as categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. 

Melton has been a valued member of the Privia sales team since he joined the company in 2008. Since July 2011, he has produced over $2.25 million in sales revenue. Most recently, he secured a contract with a large federal agency by hopping on a plane to hand-deliver the winning proposal when the original document was delayed during shipment.  He is a frequent recipient of customer acclaim for his level of responsiveness and is a consistent, top revenue-generating sales manager.

"Craig Melton is one of the most dedicated salespeople I've ever had in my employ," said Glenn Giles, Privia President and CEO. "His management of the contract with our new federal agency customer this year went beyond the call of duty. I am grateful to have someone with his level of commitment on our team."

More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 28 - February 8.  

"It's truly an honor to be a finalist. Privia is a great place to work because of my colleagues, the executive staff, and the caliber of customers who use our product," said Mr. Melton. "Privia is an essential solution to manage the proposal process.  I enjoy using and selling a product that I believe in."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Privia

Privia provides an array of products and services to help organizations streamline the entire bid, capture and proposal process—from pipeline management and reporting to teammate collaboration and proposal development. Leading organizations such as CSC, Management Concepts, Merlin International, MicroTech, Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) and USIS are streamlining processes to save time and money in areas such as bids and proposals, past performance management and contract management. Privia also offers a wide variety of professional services, including a team of proposal experts who are available to augment your proposal team.  For more information, visit

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at  Sponsors and supporters of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include the BusinessTalkRadio Network and ValueSelling Associates.

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