Geocent CEO Robert Savoie Named UNO Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Robert Savoie GeocentRobert “Bobby” Savoie, CEO of Geocent, has been named the University of New Orleans 2013 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Geocent provides technology solutions across a variety of functional areas, including government, defense, homeland security, aerospace and social services, and commercial industries such as oil and gas exploration, marine transportation, and healthcare.

Founded in 1992, Geocent now  has offices in New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge and other locations throughout the south. Under Savoie’s leadership, the company has grown 400 percent in the past five years.

The award is presented annually by the UNO International Alumni Association. It is always given to alumni who have contributed significant service to their communities.

Savoie won NASA’s 2011 Distinguished Public Service Medal—its highest civilian honor—and was named a Junior Achievement Hall of Fame 2011 Laureate. He has also served on the boards of the National World War II Museum, the UNO Foundation, Loyola University, GNO Inc., the Ochsner Health Foundation, the U.S. Small Business Technology Foundation and the J. Bennett Johnson Science Foundation.