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2023 Business Person of the Year


Dennis & Anne Sullivan

Business Person of the year 2023

FCN, Inc.

Dennis and Anne Sullivan are both native Washingtonians.  Dennis, one of 13 children, attended Blessed Sacrament, St. John’s College High School and Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.  Anne attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Denison University and received her MSW from The Catholic University of America.  Anne and Dennis raised their three children in Kensington, MD.  They have been active members of the Holy Redeemer parish since moving to Kensington, MD is 1992.  Dennis coached soccer and basketball for 21 years and Anne was a Eucharistic Minister for 12 years.  Their children attended Holy Redeemer and then their two sons went on to Gonzaga College High School and their daughter went to Holy Cross High School.

Dennis started his company, FCN, Inc. with his brother, George, in 1990 in Anne & Dennis’ basement.  The company has grown and evolved over the years and Anne joined the company in 1998.  The company currently has 140 employees and sells IT products and services to the federal government.  As their company has grown, Anne and Dennis have enjoyed being able to support the Catholic schools and agencies that mean so much to them. FCN is a significant supporter of catholic education throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, including Montgomery County.  In addition to financial support, Dennis and Anne volunteer significant time and talent in support of catholic education is the area.  Anne is currently on the Board of Directors for the Washington Jesuit Academy and serves as a Eucharistic Minister.

Past Business Person of the Year Award Winners

2022: Tim Veith

United Bank

2021: Kevin Virostek

Ernst & Young

2020: Robert Easby-Smith

Chesapeake Restaurant Group

2019: Jim Boland

Boland Trane

2018: James V. Reyes

Reyes Holdings

2017: Geoff Gonella

Cornerstone Government Affairs, Inc.

2016: John Treseler

John C. Grimberg, Co.

2015: Jack Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

2014: Donald J. Urgo, Sr.

Urgo Hotels & Resorts

2013: Craig A. Ruppert

Ruppert Landscape

2012: Kevin J. Sexton

Holy Cross Hospital

2011: Vincent C. Burke, III

United Bank

2010: Terrance Coakley

Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.

2009: Louis T. Donatelli

Donatelli Development

2008: James A. Soltesz

Loiderman Soltesz Associates, Inc.

2007: Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

T.W. Perry


2006: G. Patrick Clancy

Chevy Chase Bank

2005: Charles J. Wolf, II

Payroll Network

2004: John Kane

Kane Companies

2003: Dottie Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

2002: J. Paul McNamara

Potomac Capital Advisors

2001: Rory Coakley

Coakley Realty, Inc.

2000: Eileen Cahill

Holy Cross Hospital