Servicon CEO Wins Prestigious Stevie Award in Thought Leadership


Laurie Sewell, President and CEO of Servicon, California’s leading hospital environmental services (EVS) provider and commercial cleaning services company, has won the Bronze Thought Leadership Stevie® Award.

Sewell won the award for her insights in thought-provoking articles such as Clean Business: The Risk Of Dismissing The Importance Of Clean and Creating An Environment Of Trust Within Your Business.

The American Business Awards (ABA)—nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned”—is the nation’s leading business awards program. This year’s award presentation gala was held on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

“I congratulate all the Stevie Award nominees and winners,” Sewell says. “I am honored and humbled to be included in a group of such impressive leaders, let alone to be selected the Bronze Award winner in a category as important as Thought Leadership. My master’s in organizational therapy—and my roles as CEO, woman, wife, and mother—have taught me that wherever you are in life, you can’t go wrong by putting people first.

“I am appreciative of the judges who selected my work. It validates my belief that Servicon, which for 50 years has operated based on the values expressed in my thought leadership articles, remains headed in the right direction.”

Winning in a Crowded Field

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year, spanning a wide range of categories, including awards for Thought Leadership, Startup, Executive, Best New Product or Service, Marketing Campaign, and App of the Year. The winners were selected by more than 230 professionals worldwide. The Thought Leadership category was chaired by Marie Marks, a senior vice president at Paramount Pictures.

Servicon Board Chairperson Mike Mahdesian is proud of Sewell’s achievement but is not surprised. “Laurie started at Servicon as an intern and worked hard,” he says. “In 2009, she was named president and CEO in 2014. Her management style proves that leaders can be firm and still be kind and caring. Servicon is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Thanks to Laurie and her insightfulness, we are confident the company is poised for many more years of success.”

About the ABA Stevie Awards

The ABA Stevie Awards are the world’s most coveted business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. For more information about the Stevie Awards and the list of 2023 winners, visit

About Servicon

Servicon is a leading commercial cleaning company specializing in hospital EVS, life sciences, aerospace, and facility maintenance. We are dedicated to providing exemplary service for complex facilities throughout Southern California and the surrounding area. At Servicon, we live by our purpose to elevate the industry and provide healthy environments for people to thrive. As a privately held, women-owned and operated company, we work and live by our vision of creating a better working future. To learn more, contact us today.

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