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Brandy R. Butler

President and CEO of ADC Management Solutions

Brandy R. Butler, President and CEO of ADC Management Solutions (formerly Aspen of DC), has more than 20 years of education and leadership experience in the human resources industry. An accomplished staffing professional and marketer, her vision and expertise have driven enterprise growth for the company since its inception in 2003. 

Ms. Butler’s merger of creative and operational strengths has helped guide ADC-MS in a highly competitive and evolving industry. As an executive, she incorporates her experience in marketing, operations, finance and overall quality control. Her strategic approach to business development has won several key local and Federal government and commercial contracts for the company, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Census Bureau, and ICF International.

Ms. Butler is an entrepreneur committed to expanding business opportunities for woman and minority-owned companies, as well as employment opportunities for diverse candidates. She is known for developing strong and meaningful relationships with clients and employees alike in an attempt to continuously provide the best service to fulfill client needs. Ms. Butler is driven by facilitating successful matches that satisfy customers and provide rewarding employment for associates.

Prior to the founding of ADC-MS, Ms. Butler began to hone her entrepreneurship and project management skills through a series of key positions. In 2001, she launched AspenLegal, a division of the Aspen Group, Inc., which included legal staffing and training. She was additionally responsible for project management for a major facilities management contract with Lockheed Martin.

Before arriving at the Aspen Group, Ms. Butler showed early promise as an entrepreneur as the Corporate Operations Manager for Silverlake Foods and then as the President and Owner of Berryland Foods, Inc., a specialty food distribution company. Through these roles, she established herself as a keen manager of budgets, human resources, and national operations.

Through ADC-MS, Ms. Butler demonstrates her commitment and dedication to giving back to the community. She has previously served as a member of the Howard University Small Business Development Committee, which strives to help small businesses gain the tools required to become successful and sustainable. Ms. Butler has also mentored young minds through Horton’s Kids, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive services to children in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. 

In 2010, Ms. Butler established a partnership between ADC-MS and the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute to create the Aspen Arts Foundation (AAF), an organization committed to providing comprehensive arts programs, including life skills mentoring and scholarship assistance for young citizens in inner-city communities. The mission of AAF is to provide underserved youth living in Washington DC’s wards 5, 7 and 8 with innovative artistic programming to support quality arts development and preparation for the next generation of inventors, business leaders and innovators. In its inaugural year, AAF enriched the lives of 15 children through Dancing Feet, an afterschool program including homework study with a tutor, dancing instruction and life skills enrichment sessions.

She is currently a member of the Local Corporate Advisory Council of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, a nonprofit that seeks to strengthen the role of African Americans in public administration and public service organizations. Butler has also served as the LCAC’s Special Event Committee Chair, and was responsible for planning educational, networking and community service activities. 

In 2011, Ms. Butler received two honors from Washington’s SmartCEO magazine. She was named to the Smart100, an exclusive group of 100 CEOs who represent the region’s most influential thought-leaders, and she was one of 25 female CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Founders and Owners presented with the Brava! Women in Business Achievement Award. In 2012, Ms Butler received the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award. In 2013, ADC-MS was listed as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the Washington Business Journal and was a Finalist in the Industry Star Small Category for the SmartCEO GOVStar Awards.

Ms. Butler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Temple University. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden Minority Business Executive Program and received an Employment Law Accreditation Certification and Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) from the American Staffing Association. Butler is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management at the Catholic University of America. She is also pursuing a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification through the Project Management Institute. Mostly recently, she graduated first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program in Baltimore, Maryland and is an active member in Leader Greater Washington and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).