Brandon Harwick

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Brandon Harwick

(He, Him) is 39

Brandon Harwick graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer’s Honors College, ranking in the top five percent of his class. He was the recipient of the ASHRAE academic scholarship, among other achievements. Out of school, he held positions at engineering firms SmithGroup and Vanderweil where he was successful but felt a need for a client-focused approach to engineering.

Leveraging his strong technical experience, Brandon founded Engenium Group in 2011. Today, Engenium employees 17 people, with annual revenues over $2.5 million, while enjoying an 86 percent repeat client rate. Engenium Group, a certified LGBTBE, ranked #10 on Washington Business Journal’s 2018 list of Largest LGBTQ-Owned Companies in Greater DC. As President, Brandon is proud of the company’s strong reputation, exceptional growth and high repeat business ratio.

Engenium Group team members regularly participate in NGLCC business community events. Recently, they argued for disadvantaged business status under the DC office of Small and Local Business Development. Currently, only minority-owned businesses qualify as disadvantaged in DC. Believing that LGBTQ persons should be considered a minority group, Engenium Group submitted documentation and arguments on the historic social sufferings of LGBTQ persons and ultimately won disadvantaged business status in the District of Columbia.

Beyond Brandon’s professional career, he has devoted most of his free time to the DC Cowboys, a non-profit dance company supporting and providing free entertainment to HIV/AIDS charitable service organizations. His contributions to the DC Cowboys has been included in the LGBT collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.