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Screenshot of Mary Rowlett's BWG virtual retirement ceremony

BWG’s First Retirement Ceremony: A Virtual Success

Screenshot of Mary Rowlett's BWG virtual retirement ceremony

MICROSOFT TEAMS, June 17, 2020 – BWG celebrated Mary Rowlett, the company’s first retiree through the virtual communication and collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams. Members of several families were in attendance to include the BWG family, Mary’s work colleagues, and her own family. RJ Blake, President & CEO, and Drew Griffin, Senior Vice President, shared tributes to Mary, who played an integral role in the world of federal contracting for over 20 years. The evening was filled with kind words, well wishes, awards, and gifts to commemorate Mary’s life of dedicated service.

The ceremony transitioned seamlessly to the virtual environment amid social gathering restrictions and resulted in a memorable event for both the honoree and her guests. Blake Willson Group extends its congratulations to Mary and we wish her great joy and relaxation in the many years ahead!

Upholding Our Core Values: We Stand United with the Black Community

A company-wide message from Blake Willson Group CEO & President, RJ Blake. 

All,

I hope you are safe and staying sane and hopeful during these unprecedented times. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the civil unrest caused by the systemic injustices in America, the times have been undoubtedly challenging. Hearts are heavy, and emotions are high.

In line with our core values of Integrity, Servant-Leadership, Reliability, and Diversity, we acknowledge the injustices that negatively impact our Black community and, as an active response, plan to create an open dialogue within our team that will yield positive change. We must stop systemic racism and hold police accountable for unlawful actions.

The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words are the foundation upon which America was built. However, these words on paper do not and have not translated as a reality for all, and this is something we must focus on changing, together.

Blake Willson Group is committed to upholding the fair, just, and inclusive culture that our team members deserve and benefit from. We cannot change the world alone, but we can together, starting with ourselves, our friends and families, and our communities. With this in mind, I respectfully ask and encourage our teams to have meaningful dialogue to understand how people are feeling and discuss ways we can continually improve our workplace and our communities, especially our Black communities right now.

We commit to creating a safe place to tackle issues in our daily lives and communities and to propose ways to take action and address change. With that said, we want to hear from you. Tomorrow, you will receive a survey to share your thoughts and feedback on how Blake Willson Group can effectively respond and encourage positive change. We are eager to receive your feedback.

Finally, I encourage you to reach out to me directly if you need to be heard or want to talk through any of this.

With love and respect to all,

RJ Blake, CPA, CGFM | President & CEO

Blake Willson Group Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification

ARLINGTON, VA, April 27, 2020 – Blake Willson Group, LLC, is proud to announce our annual ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps businesses and organizations meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, Blake Willson Group engaged in a rigorous audit of our business processes and quality management system. This annual audit is performed to ensure the system and processes in place at Blake Willson Group concerning quality management are operating to the highest degree in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 best practices and principles.

This certification further strengthens our commitment to provide top-tier services to our clients. Blake Willson Group will always strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and our team members. As our business continues to grow, our company remains committed to bringing high-quality services to clients in the months and years to come.

BWG is a Corporate Partner of AGA and ASMC

ARLINGTON, VA, March 17, 2020 – Blake Willson Group is a Corporate Partner with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is the premier association in advancing government accountability and serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability. As an AGA Corporate Partner, Blake Willson Group participates in research studies and publications which promote innovative government financial management practices.

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) is the non-profit educational and professional organization for both military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. ASMC promotes the education and training of its members and supports the development and advancement of the profession of military comptrollership. As an ASMC Corporate Partner, Blake Willson Group participates in professional programs that keep members abreast of current issues and encourages the exchange of information, techniques, and approaches.

Thinking about joining the BWG Team? An Inside Look at Recruitment & Onboarding

An inside look at Blake Willson Group’s recruiting, onboarding, and overall experience to provide insight on joining the BWG team.

Dear Job Seeker:

Not too long ago, I was in your shoes. Sitting in front of a computer, researching various companies and assessing what my next career move would be.

 

I know what you are going through, you visit company websites, LinkedIn and Glassdoor profiles, and try to envision what it would be like to join their teams. For me, I wanted to join a company committed to excellence while operating with the highest level of ethical standards. Like many, I not only want to work a rewarding job, but I want to positively impact my community and others. I found exactly that with Blake Willson Group (BWG).

While you may have other reasons for looking into employment with BWG, personally, the company values drew me in, but my positive interactions with the team sealed the deal.

Across the board, Blake Willson Group leadership is an innovative force that consistently thinks outside of the box and puts employee satisfaction at the forefront. If your experience is anything like mine, you may have already noticed this with their recruitment efforts. Blake Willson Group’s efforts to reach out to top-tier talent is modern in its approach; this is a company that recognizes the digitally connected world we live in today and the value of the social network.

The level of efficiency at which the leadership team operated during my recruitment process left me impressed and simultaneously excited about joining a company with a strong team-based culture and a fast-paced atmosphere in which I already felt valued and encouraged to be successful.

From my first interaction with leadership, to my first day on the job and beyond, I have felt nothing but support and encouragement from all members of the team. Regardless of the role you may be considering with Blake Willson Group, you can be sure to expect an emphasis on collaboration, a high standard of respect, a safe communication environment focused on anyone providing the best idea(s), and empowerment to be successful.

 

At Blake Willson Group, you will feel valued, you will feel supported, and you will feel included.

 

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