USWCC Announces 2019 Women Contractor Award Winners
March 15th, 2019
Emerging Star: Sydney Cody, Vanguard Pacific LLC
Sydney Cody owns and manages Vanguard Pacific, LLC, a Construction company based out of Foley, AL. Mrs. Cody graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the Civil Engineers Corps (CEC), in 2001. For nearly six years she served in the corps, working in the contracting office and leading a Seabee detachment in Djibouti, Africa. While on active duty, Mrs. Cody earned her MBA at the University of Hawaii. After being honorably discharged, she was hired as the Capital Construction and Engineering Manager for two Fortune 500 firms and worked in that capacity for the next decade. Looking for an opportunity that allowed more control over her personal life and unlimited potential for growth, she made the decision start her own company. In April 2016, Mrs. Cody stood up Vanguard Pacific, LLC in Alabama. The company currently has DOD and DOI work in eight states, spanning from coast to coast. Mrs. Cody has grown the company exponentially - from revenues of less than $60K in 2016 to nearly $5M in 2018. In 2018, Vanguard Pacific, LLC was named the “On The Rise Government Contractor of The Year” by American Express.