The Washington Post Names Cotton & Company LLP a 2021 Top Washington-Area Workplace

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#100PercentCottonCotton & Company LLP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s honorees include government contractors, real estate firms, professional and business services, law firms and tech companies.

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“Now in its eighth year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to highlight the companies in the Washington-area that are leaders in company satisfaction and engagement,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “Throughout the past 15 months, these companies have had to make quick decisions in order to keep their employees safe while also balancing productivity and efficiency, and their employees have taken note of this great work.”

Cotton & Company has earned The Top Workplace recognition as a result of its employee’s feedback, for five of the last seven years of participation. “We are very proud to be receiving this award and recognize that the respect, trust, teamwork, and dedication of our employees and partners are at the heart of why Cotton & Company is truly a top workplace,” said Cotton & Company Managing Partner, Steven Koons.

The Washington Post hosted a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 17 to recognize the top-ranked companies. For more about The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and to see the full list of this year’s honorees, visit this link.

About Cotton & Company LLP

Cotton & Company LLP, a Washington Post Top Workplace for five years, was founded in Alexandria in 1981, and has 15 partners and close to 200 employees. Our CPA firm provides specialized services for governmental agencies and programs, as well as commercial clients. At Cotton & Company, we support government accountability and assist our clients in ensuring that taxpayer money and data are properly handled. By validating and questioning our clients’ documentation, we help to establish that funds and systems are being used appropriately and purposefully. Our work requires equal amounts of precision and passion as we strive to contribute to an efficient government that is best able to serve its people. Visit Cotton & Company at or contact Steven Koons, Managing Partner, at 703.836.6701 or

About The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an award-winning news leader whose mission is to connect, inform, and enlighten local, national and global readers with trustworthy reporting, in-depth analysis and engaging opinions. It combines world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools so readers can interact with The Post anytime, anywhere.

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.


Steven M. Koons, Managing Partner
Cotton & Company LLP

FLUX, AHF Condemn Latest Transgender Attack in DC

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FLUX, an affinity group of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) dedicated to creating safe spaces for trans* and gender non-conforming individuals through advocacy and outreach, and AHF today condemn in the strongest terms the recent unprovoked violent attack on a member of the community in the Trinidad neighborhood in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, June 6 at a laundromat on Benning Road in northeast Washington, three people attacked a transgender woman who was doing her laundry.

According to Metropolitan Police Department report, one of the suspects brandished a knife and stabbed the victim. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Taylor Chandler president of the FLUX DC chapter, “When police arrived, they found her in a corner holding her head, bleeding profusely. She received 37 stitches in her arm and 14 staples in her head from this brutal hate crime, where video shows two women, and one man attacking her. She told police they kept calling her anti-gay slurs the whole time. There is graphic video that shows the entire attack. MPD currently has arrested no one in connection with this crime. We get a sense in the Trans community here in DC that Black Trans attacks, murders, and overdoses are not a priority to solve.”

Chandler further stated, “In 2020, there were 65 gender and sexual orientation crimes reported in Washington, DC. This number pales in comparison to the true number of actual crimes that occur and go unreported. I personally know of three Black, Trans women that were attacked in the last year that would never think of contacting local law enforcement based on how they are treated often times by local law enforcement. Washington, DC is no different than any other major city in the US when it comes to these kinds of attacks. We still rank human life according to color, bodies, and identities. Black Trans women are the most targeted because of their social standing and being the furthest from societal privileges.”

AHF Regional Director Mike McVicker said, “We stand in solidarity with the Trans community today. AHF condemns this violent and vicious attack. We stand against hate. We stand against this outrageous hate crime and will not stop working until all trans persons are free from discrimination and violent attacks.”

FLUX is a national division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation dedicated to creating safe spaces for trans and gender non-conforming individuals. See

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest provider of HIV services, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.5 million clients in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, the Asia Pacific Region and Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website:, find us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare


Queen Victoria Ortega, Co-chair of FLUX

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