Managing today’s career and workplace expectations in an ever evolving environment.

Values and Recognition

Mission Statement

“To develop and build long term and intimate relationships with our clients and associates by providing exemplary customer service with a total unwavering….. Commitment to Quality.”


Aspen’s Green Initiative

Aspen has created and adopted a culture of corporate social responsibility and environmental management. This system was developed in response to our commitment for environmental change and reform.  A critical component of our program requires that we seek energy saving methods and take actions that will reduce our carbon footprint. One of the key steps that we have undertaken is the reduction and use of paper products as well as incorporating recycling. We are committed to maintaining our corporate program.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2013 (upcoming) Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine Profile of Ms. Armentha “Mike” Cruise as Profile Player in November/December 2013 Special MED Week Edition.
  • 2013 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award Recipient
  • 2013 Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine awarded Christina Fitts with “Healthcare Executive of the Year”
  • 2013 Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine’s  25 Influential Women In Business – Making a Difference Award Recipient
  • 2012 Washington Post front page feature on “Jobless Rates”
  • 2012 Washington Business Journal “Business Leader Award”
  • 2011 MD/DC MSDC “Vanguard” Award Recipient
  • 2011 DC Chamber of Commerce Champion of Women in Business Award
  • 2009 Small Business Administration for Excellence in Service Award
  • 2009 Minority Service Firm of the Year Award – Prince Georges County Govt.
  • 2009 Woman of Color Award: Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2009 Media Recognition and Publication – MBE Magazine June 2009 issue
  • 2007 Businesswoman of the Year Award – African American Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006 & 2007 STAR Award – Lockheed Martin*
  • 2006 Top 25 Largest Temporary Staffing Firms in Washington, DC – Wash. Bus. Journal
  • 2003 Listed in MBN 100 2003, Business News USA 2003
  • 2002 Business of the Year Award 2002, D.C. Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002 Department of Education, Recognition Award for Superior Service
  • 2000 MD/DC National Minority Supplier of the Year
  • 1999 Working Woman Award for Customer Service – Working Woman Magazine
  • 1998 Finalist, Ernst and Young, Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 1997 National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year (Class II)
  • 1995 Bureau of Engraving & Printing & Aspen selected Best in Washington DC Tours -The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington
  • 1994 and 1996 Amos Tuck Award – Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • 1993 Corporation of the Year: Verizon