January 3rd, 2019
Sydney V. Cody
President and CEO, Vanguard Pacific, LLC
Sydney served for nearly six years on active duty as a naval officer in the Civil Engineers Corps, where she worked as a project manager. Her military awards include the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and two Navy Achievement Medals. After being honorably discharged, she was hired as an engineering manager for two Fortune 500 firms. In 2016, she opened Vanguard Pacific, a small business specializing in government contracting, which American Express selected as the On the Rise Government Contractor of the Year.
Alma Mater B.S., Tulane University; MBA, University of Hawaii; post-graduate certificate in Finance, California Lutheran University
Spouse + children Bryan; Liam (8), Lula-Rae (5)
Hobbies Running and CrossFit
Guilty pleasure DONUTS!
Hidden talents Second-degree black belt
Where would you take an out-of-town guest to eat?
Best advice you have ever received “Ignore what everyone else is doing and saying and just do your thing!”
By Mobile Bay Magazine Staff -January 3, 2019