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25 Influential Women In Business

Armentha "Mike" Cruise, Christina Fitts receive awards at MEA Magazine Luncheon

Luncheon Picture for 25 Influential Women in Business: Pictured above (left to right) is Trinia Johnson, Armentha “Mike” Cruise, Christina Fitts, and Stephanie Wilkes. Trinia Johnson is Director of Staffing Operations at The Aspen Group. Armentha “Mike” Cruise is President and CEO of The Aspen Group. Christina Fitts is Division President of The Aspen Group HealthCare Resources and Executive Vice President of The Aspen Group. Stephanie Wilkes is Human Resources Manager at The Aspen Group.



Silver Spring, MD, October 2, 2013 – The Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine (MEA) had its 25 Influential Women In Business – Making a Difference Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. MEA Magazine is an affiliate of the award-winning organization, Minority  Enterprise Executive Council (MEE Council). During this luncheon, MEA Magazine recognized distinguished and accomplished women in business.

Armentha “Mike” Cruise received a distinguished  award as one of the “25 Influential Women In Business – Making a Difference” for her contributions in business.

Christina Fitts received a distinguished award as “HealthCare Executive of  the Year” for her contributions in healthcare industry.

In addition to the award, Armentha “Mike” Cruise will be profiled in MEA as a “Power Player” in the  November/December 2013, a special MED Week edition.

About MEA Magazine, they have received awards from the U.S. Small Business  Administration; U.S. Department of the Interior; and NASA. From 2009-2012, MEA  Magazine is one of the official media partners for the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) MED Week Conference and a sponsor during the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative  Conference. For over 16 years, their organization has developed relationships for  small/minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses with the federal government and  major corporations all over the United States. MEA Magazine is bi-monthly and  distributes locally and nationally to different outlets to decision-makers in purchasing departments, MBE coordinators, senior managers and presidents of major corporations;  U.S. Embassies; the White House, federal contract program and business utilization  managers; colleges and universities; conferences; and small business development centers. They have an online presence of 2 million subscribers. Please visit their website at


The Aspen Group, Inc. is a Workforce Management and Solutions Company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, which provides facilities management/outsourcing, staff augmentation, project management, consulting services, and training. Aspen is a leader in the industry with clients consisting of the nation’s top employers and has been in existence for 25 years.

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