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February 16, 2024

ELYON’s Commitment To Excellence Has Not Gone Unnoticed!!

  • CyberReadyMBE

Our Vice President, Shaughnessy Hodge , completed NMSDC’s CyberReadyMBE Program. The U.S. government and corporations now mandate their partners adhere to a certain set of protocols and Elyon’s  CyberReadyMBE® is foundational preparation for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Elyon’s completion of CyberReadyMBE®,  now allows Elyon to play a role in our nation’s efforts to protect data and intellectual property, which positions us to  gain new business in an increasingly cyber-regulated marketplace.


  • NMSDC Corporate Plus 

Elyon became a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)’s Corporate Plus® Program during the  National Annual Conference & Exchange and MedWeek, in Baltimore, MD.  To achieve “Corporate Plus®” status, an MBE has to be recommended by their customer, who is a member of NMSDC.  NMSDC has more than 700 national corporate members that represent some of America’s largest public and privately-owned global companies.  National corporate members nominate Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) for this designation. MBEs accepted into the Corporate Plus program, have demonstrated their capacity to execute global contracts for major corporations, which elevates their profile among national corporate members. The success of the Corporate Plus® program helps raise the level and perception of minority businesses to national prominence in corporate America.


“I want to thank all of you who support our customer who nominated us.  The Finance, HR team, our Program Managers, Brian, Mike, Nick, our assistant Samantha, Lany in recruiting roles and Shaun who has overall responsibility and oversight of our Customer. This dedication is a reflection of our entire team’s leadership, commitment and hard work! A special thanks to Brenda who helped facilitate this effort with her contacts at the NMSDC in New York, they oversee all the regional councils.” 

Carmen Nazario, Founder of Elyon International’s note to her Team


ELYON would also like to give a special acknowledgement to NMSDC’s Corporate team for their extra effort and phenomenal customer service as we crossed the finish line! 


  • Lorena Valencia, Director of Corporate Plus
  • Pauline Gebon, Vice President of Member Success
  • Fernando Martinez, Senior Vice President of Member Success
  • Brandi Wiggins, Program Manager


Elyon was 1 of 859 employers recognized in an online ceremony by Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su for recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans from every corner of our country.  The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. In total, the veteran employer honorees hired more than 72,000 veterans in the last two years.  The Hire Vets Medallion Award is the only veteran hiring award and is no small fete’ because the standards are high. Over 1,650 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award and they are highlighted at www.hirevets.gov/awardees.