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Gordon Aitken, TWD’s Chairman of the Board, Wins Outstanding Directors Award

Feb 28, 2013

Honoree Gordon Aitken and wife Lorrie

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) attended the 2nd Annual Outstanding Directors Awards Gala to celebrate Gordon Aitken’s recognition as one of this year’s Outstanding Board Directors. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Washington Business Journal and National Association of Corporate Directors, Capital Area Chapter, recognizes the top distinguished leaders of DC-area companies.


From TWD, Chris Colavito, Larry Besterman, and honoree Gordon Aitken

Gordon was selected as an Outstanding Board Director for his meaningful role as the Chairman of the TWD Board of Directors (BOD).

Throughout his ten years as a Member and then Chairman of the BOD, Gordon has focused on the personnel, corporate practices and business development growth that have contributed to the substantial success of the company.


“Gordon has meant a great deal to TWD’s growth and the maturing of our board because he understands that we must operate the company for the benefit of both its customers and its employee-owners. He understands how taking care of one will take care of the other. Gordon has been a great partner and friend to me and everyone else in the TWD community,”

-Larry Besterman, TWD President and CEO.



From left, TWD executives Chris Colavito, Larry Besterman and Mike Lee; board members Gordon Aitken, Steve Young; and wives

Gordon Award TWD

From left, Kevin Virostek of Ernst & Young; from TWD Larry Besterman, President and CEO and Gordon Aitken, Chairman; Matt Beardall of Chase and Alex Orfinger of the Washington Business Journal.

The honorees of the 2013 Outstanding Directors Awards

The honorees of the 2013 Outstanding Directors Awards