DSA’s Fran Pierce Wins in SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Minority-Run Business Category

Award Highlights Challenges and Successes of Woman-Run Companies

Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2013 —Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure information sharing services to the federal government, is pleased to announce that President and CEO Frances Pierce was recognized as the winner in the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence category for Minority-Run companies.

“This recognition is an honor,” said Pierce. “By developing key leadership techniques as well as strong customer relationships, DSA has been able to thrive in the field of technology, which is a traditional environment.”

Philadelphia SmartCEO recognized this year’s Circle of Excellence finalists and CEO of the Year for their leadership. This year’s finalists collectively generated more than $1.9 billion in annual revenue and employed more than 7,000 individuals in Greater Philadelphia. SmartCEO also unveiled the Philadelphia 2013 CEO of the Year.

The Circle of Excellence awards honor leaders who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries. The industries recognized this year were construction, family owned, franchise, healthcare and biotechnology, hospitality, international business, manufacturing, minority-run, professional services, and real estate.

“The Circle of Excellence finalists have shaped the Philadelphia business community in ways that have not gone unnoticed. They are distinguished leaders in their fields of business and have found unbelievable success,” said Craig Burris, founder and CEO of SmartCEO. “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and excellence. They have set the bar high and are admirable role models for the Philadelphia community.”

About SmartCEO

SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business executives, highly regarded mentors, and well-respected thought leaders whose experiences benefit their organizations and the communities in which they serve. SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through the pages of its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.

About DSA

DSA defines success by how effectively it enables its customers to reach their goals and execute their missions. The company recognizes that business transformation doesn’t end at installation, and that success is driven by strong relationships that last long after implementation is complete. DSA’s deep expertise in knowledge management, software engineering, web portal and collaboration development, and identity management solutions provides customers with a proven partner in a broad range of IT disciplines. DSA has operations in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Aberdeen, MD., and the Midwest. For more information, please call 877-422-4DSA.