April 24, 2020 9:10:13 AM EDT  |  Awards  |  Culture

Markon's Spring 2020 Awards: Innovation and Scholarship Winners

Celebrating good news is more important than ever during these challenging times. As such, we're pleased to share with you the 2020 winners of Markon's Innovation Award and the John W. Stoneburner Scholarship Fund. 

Usually, these are awarded during Markon's Spring All Hands meeting. However, since we can't gather in person to celebrate at this time, please join us in congratulating our winners virtually. 

Innovation Award

This is a chance for Markon's contract teams or individuals to showcase key Markon-led improvements, methods, systems, or innovations they've implemented over the previous 12 months – which directly aligns to Markon’s 2020 strategic plan.

Nomination Criteria

Innovation Award submissions must: 

  • Be created by a Markon employee or team
  • Demonstrate that it fills a void, meets a need, and/or creates a solution for an issue. This must detail how the current process or system has been improved.
  • Have occurred between Spring All-Hands 2019 and Spring All-Hands 2020.
  • Be applicable to a wider audience beyond its current one.
  • Have metrics that demonstrate positive impact to contract and/or corporate brand, revenue and profit


John W. Stoneburner Scholarship Award

Markon's John W. Stoneburner Educational Scholarship Fund is a competitive scholarship program for dependent children of Markon employees, which was established in 2017 to honor John and his commitment to our company and the industry. 

John is a consummate professional who shows true passion, commitment, and consideration of others in all he does. He embodies the Markon values:

  • Take Initiative
  • Lead with Humility
  • Corporate Integrity Before Personal Gain
  • Respect for Clients, Partners, and Markon Employees.  

Eligible dependent children must be taking or planning to take post-high school training and/or educational courses offered by an institution or organization that is recognized for its quality of learning programs and its integrity. The employee must have been employed full time for at least one year by the time the scholarship applications are received.  


Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!


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About the Author

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee joined the team in 2018 and brings over 15 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to our team. She leads Markon's marketing and corporate communications functions in addition to supporting a variety of corporate initiatives. A DC area native, Juliana holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!), as well as multiple marketing certifications from HubSpot and the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation. Previously, she led marketing communications for Meridian Imaging Solutions, a Konica Minolta company, as well as providing strategic support for B2B, B2C, B2G, and government clients through marketing consultancy District Smarketing, LLC. A two-time recipient of the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, Juliana is passionate about giving back to the local community. She is an active member of the Markon Cares corporate philanthropy group and supports the firm's STEM outreach initiatives. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer for A Space of Her Own, which empowers under-served girls through arts, carpentry, and creative one-to-one mentoring.