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BOC’s Zacharias Wins Female Business Leader Award From Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine

Owings Mills, MD – Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, President & CEO of the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC), recently received the 2012 Brava! Award, given to top female CEOs in the Baltimore area by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine. Zacharias was among twenty-five female leaders featured in the magazine’s July 2012 issue.

“The 2012 Brava winners are an impressive group of women doing exceptional things for our community and beyond. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow—a highly talented group that has the drive to do great things. I am sure we will continue to hear of their success for many, many years to come,” said Craig Burris, founder and president of SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize such a group of women and their accomplishments.”

To be considered for the award, nominees had to be female executives leading companies that generated at least $1 million in revenue and who encourage local philanthropy, mentor fellow female leaders, and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.

 “Smart CEO and the group of women recognized by this award understand that being a successful leader means more than improving the bottom line,” said Zacharias. “I am grateful for the women leaders who have poured into my life, modeled community outreach, and paved the way for me.”

Zacharias and the other award recipients will be honored at the 2012 Baltimore Brava! Awards ceremony on July 11 in Baltimore, MD. For more information, visit


Since 1984, the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has provided credentials demonstrating the competence and proficiency of O&P professionals. BOC offers NCCA-accredited certification programs in five disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting. BOC’s facility accreditation program partners with Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic and Orthotics Suppliers (DMEPOS) to meet standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and improve business practices. BOC credentials celebrate and recognize the competence, professionalism, and safe practice environments of BOC-certified practitioners and BOC-accredited facilities.

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