2017 Great Immigrants Recipient

Eren Ozmen
Owner and President, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Eren joined Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in 1988, shortly after receiving her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. With the same boundless energy and dreams they brought to the U.S. from Turkey as college students, Eren and her husband Fatih Ozmen acquired SNC in 1994. As sole owners, they launched plans to expand the company. The Ozmens’ strategic leadership—including targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity—resulted in SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top woman-owned federal contractors in the United States. Today SNC is a team of more than 3,000 people in 33 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.