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Awards & Recognition
Prestigious Award for Co-founder

On May 19, 2016 the Metropolitan Business League held its 25th Annual Awards Dinner and Reception at the John Marshall Ballroom.

Ken Ampy, CEO and co-founder of Astyra Corporation, was named the recipient of the "Oliver Singleton Humanitarian Award". It is a great honor for Mr. Ampy to be the first recipient of this prestigious award. The criteria for the award includes:


  • Contribute remarkable community & humanitarian service that has made a difference to the well-being of others
  • Go above and beyond the call of duty
  • Have a positive impact on the RVA community
  • Perform this service as a professional and/or volunteer
  • Be a member of the MBL




Immediately after the event, Mr. Ampy tweeted, "so humbled & honored to be the first ever recipient of the @theMBL Oliver Singleton Humanitarian award. #RVA #LoveYaOliver". 

Partnership Recognized as Outstanding
Also on that evening, Astyra Corporation and Magellan of Virginia were awarded the Metropolitan Business League's Trailblazing Partnership Award for their work together. The Trailblazing Partnership Award recognizes a small business and its larger partner that formed a successful teaming relationship and/or joint venture that resulted in the award of a new contract or an ongoing relationship. Astyra is responsible for staffing the customer service positions for Magellan's member call center.
Astyra co-founders Sam Young and Ken Ampy stand with Magellan associates Shana McDaniel and Cornel Hubbard

"In both the substance and logistics of our work, we recognize that real, lasting success comes from collaboration, especially with a locally-based organization that shares our mission-driven focus. We found that collaboration in the team at Astyra" said Bill Phipps, general manager of Magellan of Virginia. 

The Team at Awards Dinner
Magellan of Virginia Customer Service Team

The continued success of the Astyra/Magellan partnership has resulted in the pursuit of several other opportunities within and outside of the Commonwealth.

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to read the entire press release regarding this unique partnership.

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