Awarded On the Rise Government Contractor of the Year  

November 4th, 2018

By Special to

Sydney Cody, President of Vanguard Pacific LLC, has been selected as On The Rise Government Contractor of The Year by American Express! This year marks the 8th annual American Express Business Excellence Awards.

Ms. Cody’s application stood out because of her company’s outstanding achievements in contracting, growth trajectory, and community involvement. As this year’s recipient, Sydney has been invited by American Express to join the annual Summit for Success in Washington D.C. on June 26th, where she will receive the award during the dedicated Awards Ceremony.

Sydney is a native of Alabama and graduate of the Alabama School of Math and Science. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tulane University and the University of Hawaii.

Sydney is President of Vanguard Pacific LLC, a small business specializing in government contracting. Vanguard Pacific is a general contractor. The company provides three primary services: (1) Facilities Maintenance Services, (2) Project and Construction Management, and (3) Construction and Renovation. Revenues exceeded $2,000,000 in 2017 and are well on the way to exceed that goal in 2018. Vanguard Pacific currently supports the Department of Interior, the United States Air Force and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by providing facilities maintenance, custodial and construction services.

Mrs. Cody is a highly-motivated engineering professional with over fifteen years of experience in employee, business and operations management. She is a certified Program Management Professional (PgMP). Her expertise is program management, including the application of lean manufacturing/ six sigma techniques to maximize efficiency at any level of management across various types of operations. Additionally, Mrs. Cody served for nearly six years as a Naval Officer in the Civil Engineers Corps, where she worked as a project manager on numerous MILCON projects. She is now a general contractor with contracting licenses in AL and CA, and owns and operates her company, Vanguard Pacific, LLC

The Summit for Success brings a host of resources together for a full-day event to help businesses do more business and reach new customers. Aside from receiving the On The Rise Government Contractor of The Year Award, Sydney will be able to network with government agencies, international buyers or large enterprises, and attend several panels throughout the day.



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