John M. Toups

John M. Toups is the former President and CEO of Planning Research Corporation (PRC). From 1978-1987, John managed over 8,000 people working on information technology and engineering worldwide. Before PRC, John founded and served as CEO of a civil engineering firm until merging with PRC in 1970. Graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, John became a registered civil engineer in both Maryland and California. He served in the military during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and a Silver Star Medal.

For his tireless work, John has received numerous accolades, including the Founder’s Award from the Northern Virginia Community Foundation (1985), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (2004), the Mason Medal from George Mason University at the 2006 Commencement ceremony (2006), and the Legend Award from Northern Virginia Family Service (2010). In 2006, John was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame.

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