Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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River Bend Club 
375 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066

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Patricia Sparrell 
ARCS Foundation Inc.- Metro Washington Chapter 


 Pear & Berry Salad ~ baby spinach, dried cranberries, goat cheese, sliced red onion, candied pecans, cranberry vinaigrette


 Choice of:

 New York Strip Au Poivre ~ 10 oz steak, brandy peppercorn sauce, roasted red bliss potatoes, green beans

Pecan-Encrusted Salmon ~ burgundy butter sauce jasmine rice, green beans

 Mushroom Ravioli ~ green beans


 Cobbler ~ seasonal cobbler with vanilla ice cream

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

Platinum Sponsor ($5000) - includes program recognition and 4 event tickets

Gold Sponsor ($3000) - includes program recognition and 2 event tickets

Silver Sponsor ($1000) - includes program recognition

Contact Claudia Benack for more information


Metro Washington Chapter

Eagle Award Celebration

March 29, 2023 

Recognizing Our 2023 Eagle Awardee
Jason Providakes
President and CEO of MITRE

Cocktails ~ Dinner ~ Award Presentation
Business Attire

$250 per attendee
RSVP by March 21


Dr. Jason Providakes is president and chief executive officer of MITRE. He has served the public good for more than three decades at the company, including in his current role since 2017. Leading MITRE in its mission, Solving Problems for a Safer World™, Dr. Providakes steers cross-cutting work in artificial intelligence, aerospace, telecommunications, homeland security, cyber, transportation, defense and intelligence, health, and government innovation. 

Amid increasingly complex and interdependent global challenges, Dr. Providakes directs MITRE in our role as an objective, trusted adviser and convener across government, industry, academia, and with international partners. He guides the company’s stewardship of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) on behalf of U.S. government sponsors, and our efforts to drive critical innovation, public-private partnerships, and advanced R&D to solve whole-of-nation problems.

To align with increasing R&D investments in the private sector, Dr. Providakes formed the Accelerator and MITRE Engenuity, a trusted tech foundation for public good. The initiative addresses challenges to our nation’s position as a global innovation leader. He also created MITRE Labs—a compilation of  4,000+ scientists, engineers, and analysts across a range of Innovation Centers—to inspire and accelerate breakthroughs  to transform the future of U.S. scientific and economic leadership.

He oversaw formation of the Center for Data-Driven Policy that now serves as a resource enabling government, think tanks, and other organizations to objectively evaluate and model the impact of potential policy decisions. He also led the launch of the Center for Strategic Competition and guides its support to evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning for U.S. competitive advantage and national resilience. 

He holds a doctorate from Cornell University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.