M2 Strategy Awarded Contract Supporting NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction

M2 Strategy is excited to announce that it has been awarded a five-year Prime contract in support of the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Water Prediction (OWP).

To support OWP’s noble mission, M2 Strategy will be providing key subject matter expertise for portfolio, program, and project management, budget and financial management, change management, and communications support. M2 Strategy’s services will assist OWP’s leadership and workforce to further enhance water program and project execution, which will strengthen NWS’ ability to deliver impact-based decision support services to the larger water community.

The OWP plays a critical role in advancing the resilience and economic strength of the nation through collaboratively researching, developing, and delivering key national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, and decision support services.

M2 Strategy Awarded 3-Year Contract Supporting NOAA NWS Office of Facilities

M2 Strategy is proud to announce that it has been awarded a three-year Prime contract to support NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Facilities (OF).

M2 Strategy will be providing key subject matter expertise for portfolio, program, and project management, strategic planning, communications, and budget and financial management support, to OF Directors and Portfolio Managers. OF has a noble and vital responsibility to manage NWS’ facilities and infrastructure to ensure the safety, sustainability and suitability of its infrastructure while supporting a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN).

M2 Strategy is proud to continue our support to the OF and their mission through our management and technical expertise and services on this contract.

M2 Strategy Awarded Contract Supporting NOAA NWS OSTI

M2 Strategy has been awarded a five-year Prime contract with the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI), to improve program efficiency and effectiveness by providing program and project management, and air quality prediction and monitoring support.

In support of the NWS mission, OSTI manages the execution of acquisition and development programs meeting the needs for current and future NWS operations. M2 Strategy’s collaboration with OSTI will increase the office’s ability to effectively plan, implement, and track projects, as well as assess and control performance to meet the goals and objectives of the program office throughout the program and project life cycles.

M2 Strategy has partnered with Eastern Research Group (ERG), a highly-respected consulting firm that specializes in researching air quality, water quality, climate change, and other environmental and public health issues, to provide OSTI with unmatched air quality research, policy and enforcement expertise.

M2 Strategy Awarded 2-Year Contract Supporting NOAA Fisheries OIASI

M2 Strategy is excited to announce that we were awarded a two-year Prime contract to support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (OIASI).

Under this contract, M2 Strategy will deliver a broad range of professional and management support services in the areas of communications, public affairs, budget and financial management, and foreign affairs.

OIASI provides key support which is critical to the NMFS mission including advancing an ecosystem approach for the management of all international living marine resources; deterring illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and bycatch; overseeing U.S. access to foreign and high seas fisheries; improving the stewardship capacity of developing countries; and providing seafood inspection services domestically and abroad to certify seafood in trade for safety and/or authorized acquisition.

M2 Strategy Wins Inc 2018 Best Workplaces Award

M2 Strategy is excited to announce that it has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine “Best Workplace”. This award is uniquely designed to recognize successful small- and mid-sized businesses that value company culture, offer standout perks and benefits, and prioritize employee well-being. Unlike other workplace awards, the Inc. winners are chosen entirely on feedback shared over the past year by those who know the company best – the employees. Best Workplace winners foster an environment where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for their organization, and intend to stay at their companies long-term. The competition was fierce, and out of thousands of applicants Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.

“Our employees are essential to our clients’ continued success, and we take great pride in cultivating an environment and culture employees love coming to work for,” Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy says, “We do more than just say employees are the heart of our organization – we truly believe this and make sure our actions align. We have built an employee-first culture where people know they are valued, heard, and inspired.”

The recognition by Inc. follows other honors M2 Strategy has received as a top workplace including being named:

  • 2018 Best Place to Work by Washington Business Journal
  • 2018 Forbes Small Giants Finalist
  • 2018 CEOReport Star Workplace

For more information on the Inc. Best Workplaces award winners follow the link: https://www.inc.com/best-workplaces

M2 Strategy is a 2018 Forbes Small Giants Finalist

M2 is proud to announce that it is a finalist for Forbes Small Giants 2018, which recognizes America’s Best Small Companies that are setting new standards for business excellence through being focused on employees, culture and growing with purpose. The evaluation criteria included: having leaders that are committed to building a great business, rather than a “big” business; being the best, or one of the best, in its industry, and offering unmatched customer service; having a culture that is specifically designed to bring out the best in its people; and having a proven and lasting relationship with its community.

“There is purpose behind everything we do, say, and believe,” said Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy, “We have put significant emphasis on growing strategically and living by our values. We put our employees’ success first which results in our clients receiving stellar consulting services. Our culture promotes respect, innovation, collaboration and challenging our employees to be the best they can be. Everyone at M2 Strategy is connected by a common bond of service to our clients, community, and each other.”

Read more about this year’s Small Giants: https://www.forbes.com/feature/small-giants/#9edc77b4612d

M2 Strategy Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”

M2 Strategy is deeply honored to be named one of Washington Business Journal’s Best Place to Work in 2018. The Washington Business Journal recognizes companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. But, most importantly, this award recognizes the quality of the people who work for M2 Strategy and the inclusive and motivating culture we have built. The Best Places to Work results are quantitative, based on survey responses from employees themselves, rather than a panel of outside judges. The recognition from our employees as an innovative and welcoming workplace is a huge honor, and we truly believe that our talented employees are the driving force behind our success.

At M2 Strategy we believe in providing our clients with industry-leading technical and management expertise that makes sense to improve and reach their missions while providing the best workplace that encourages and rewards all employees’ growth and innovation. We are committed to keeping our promise of creating solutions to our clients’ most pressing challenges that transform organizations and inspire people. To deliver on this promise, we have created an inviting company culture built on innovation, inspiration, collaboration and quality. Clients trust us with their people, missions, and future; we are continually inspired by this privilege to be given the opportunity to shape organizations and their workforces and are dedicated to remaining a trusted advisor and partner to our clients.

For that reason, we purposefully seek and bring together the most talented, passionate and innovative individuals who can make a difference for our clients. Great work and impactful solutions are made by teams that trust one another, are motivated, and are dedicated – which is why we are dedicated to making a culture that allows our employees to do the best work of their lives.

M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr, receives Enterprising Woman of the Year Award

M2 Strategy is proud to announce that our President, Willow Marr, has been recognized as a winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. The recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world.

“We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 16th annual awards event in March,” Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women said.

M2 awarded a 5-year BPA contract with NOAA NMFS

M2 Strategy, Inc. is excited to announce that we have been awarded a 5-year contract with NOAA to provide Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Line Office. Support on this effort includes Project Management, Strategic Planning, Communications, Education and Training, Legislative, Data Management, and Information Technology services.

“The NMFS provides vital services to our nation, and the resilience and health of our nation’s marine ecosystems and coastal communities is dependent upon their stewardship,” M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr, said, “M2 Strategy’s professionals are ready and eager to help the NMFS successfully transform its business processes. Our 12 years of experience at NOAA have given us a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges of NOAA and its line offices, and our strategic and technical professionals have a long-standing history of providing roadmaps for organizations that spur innovation, ingenuity, and overall mission success.”

This contract award signifies M2 Strategy’s growing partnership with NOAA. M2 Strategy has delivered management and technical consulting services under contracts with other line offices to include the National Weather Service (NWS), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), the Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO), and the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).

M2 Strategy partnered with a highly-qualified team of companies to support the NMFS organization with its mission including iBSS, which has supported the NMFS for over 17 years and specializes in professional and technical services, cybersecurity, IT, and Engineering and The Baldwin Group, Inc., a partner to NOS and NMFS, who provides in-depth education, data management, and communication services.

Contact: Alaina Groat

M2 Strategy Featured on Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms for the 2nd Year in a Row

M2 Strategy has been recognized by Consulting Magazine for the 2nd year in a row as one of the Fastest Growing Consulting Firms in North America. The Fastest Growing Firms winners were announced on November 3, and the list ranks consulting firms of all sizes and sectors by their revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. M2 Strategy grew an impressive 113%, over the past three years, and is set to surpass goals for 2018 as well. This award complements our recognition as an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company for the third year in a row.
“This recognition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality partnerships to our clients, and the dedication and hard work of our employees,” M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr said. “We truly succeed when we see our clients grow and improve, and we look forward to continuing to provide transformative solutions in the future.”