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Magdalah Racine-Silva

President, CEO and Co-Founder, DMS International

Magdalah R. Silva, is President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of DMS International (Data Management Services, Inc.) which provides high-end business consulting, training and information technology services to major U.S. Federal Government agencies as well as Commercial customers.

Mrs. Racine-Silva has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry and her company has been ranked No. 44 in the Washington Technology Fast 50, No. 280 on the Inc. 500, and No. 24 in the Top 100 Businesses in the Washington Metro Area.  She was the recipient of the American Express Open for Government Contracting 2016 Women Contractor of the Year Award, The Caribbean American Heritage Award for Entrepreneurship as well as The Women’s Presidents’ Organization Award in its ranking of the 50 fastest-growing companies owned or led by women.

A graduate of the Harvard University Owners and President’s Management Program (OPM), Mrs. Silva earned her M.A. in International Management from the University of Maryland’s School of International Management and Technology in 1995, and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University in 1982. Committed to lifelong learning she has received additional training and continuing education from the Business Executive Programs at the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and at Georgetown University.

Mrs. Racine-Silva was appointed to serve from 2012-2015 on The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.  She is a board member of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and former Chair of the Board of Global Centurion Foundation (GCF), a non-profit organization fighting human trafficking throughout the world.

She was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Her parents are known throughout the United States as experts in Haitian Art. She is a mother of two, collects Haitian and Latin American art, and enjoys karate, golf, tennis and reading biographies.