Location: Washington, DC
Industry: Professional services
Clyde H. Penn Jr.
Location, Location: Clyde H. Penn Jr., president of Penngood, LLC, is a native Washingtonian. He located his business in DC because he wanted to work collaboratively with the District’s residents, organizations and stakeholders to improve the health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. Penn aims to pursue this goal with a combination of real-world DC experience, skillful consultation, analytic expertise and innovative thinking.
FUN FACT: “DC is a destination for individuals and organizations who desire to change and make a lasting impact on the world. Charity starts at home.”
Giving and Receiving: Penngood’s mission is to create and disseminate targeted communications that break through barriers, move minds and inspire action to eliminate the persistent and avoidable inequities in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Penngood has been able to witness, first-hand, the local impact of national campaigns, projects and initiatives for its federal clients. Those projects include working with local seniors to increase awareness of Medicare Part D open enrollment, encouraging HIV testing as a routine part of care, and developing a strategic marketing communications plan for Live Well DC, an initiative of DC’s Department of Health.
Lasting Impact: Penngood has been a prime contractor or subcontractor on more than 40 local and federal contracts since 2005. The company hopes to expand its client portfolio in future years, which in turn will result in employment opportunities for the community.