Kimberly Byrge, CEO of OTC, Inc., Named 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Huntsville, AL – In an unexpected and exciting turn of events at the Small Business Awards Gala, Kimberly Byrge, CEO of OTC, Inc. (formerly Ohio Technology Clearinghouse, Incorporated), was awarded the prestigious title of 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. This recognition comes as a testament to Kimberly’s remarkable leadership and growth, and OTC's dedication to excellence and community impact.
Kimberly Byrge co-founded OTC over 25 years ago, and started her climb to leadership by working inside the company all the way up to taking the helm of OTC as its new CEO, showcasing her story of legacy, dedication, and innovation. Kimberly is the daughter of OTC's founder and former CEO, Thomas Bennett. Since assuming leadership in 2021, Kimberly has not only purposefully preserved the company's legacy but has also set ambitious goals to take it to new heights.
Kimberly Byrge expressed her gratitude at receiving the award, stating, “Words cannot express how thankful I am to have received this coveted 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. In the group of over 6,500 woman-owned businesses in Huntsville / Madison, the competition is fierce. I know many of you and I am so proud to be in the company of all of you.  It is not the company, but the people in the company. They are the heartbeat of our community. I really appreciate all of those we serve including our war fighters. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we have done to date and I am even more focused now to continue our path of excellence, collaboration and initiative.”

In this photo: 2022 Award Winner, Mason Dixon Bakery and Bistro, Dr. Ashley Ramirez, presenting the 2023 Woman-Owned Business Award to Kimberly Bryge, CEO of OTC, Inc.

Kimberly Byrge has tirelessly worked to elevate OTC to new heights as CEO. She has incorporated an extensive employee benefits packages, prioritizing the well-being and future of their team. In 2023, OTC worked to get their CMMC accreditation, and is working towards Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) accreditation, further expanding the company's capabilities and competitiveness.  OTC has also fostered a culture of community involvement, advocacy, fun and family. Leading from example from her service on the board of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) North Alabama Affiliate, to herself with OTC’s President and FSO restarting music together with relaunching ‘The Soul Source Band’, they aim to keep the community and family feel in the company even as they grow.
In another significant move, Kimberly Byrge partnered with Bailor Group management and marketing consulting company focused on growth strategy based in Huntsville, AL.  This partnership aims to unlock growth, overcome internal and external challenges, and enhance OTC's brand image furthering Kimberly’s commitment to OTC it’s long-term success. This Woman-Owned Business of the Year award marks a significant step in fulfilling one of many milestones towards reaching OTC’s strategic objectives and underscores this incredible journey that OTC and its leader, Kimberly Byrge are on.
"Bailor Group has been instrumental in evolving my understanding of my role as a CEO. We've developed actionable strategies and measurable goals for our company.” Said Kimberly Byrge, CEO of OTC, Inc., “Sonya Bailor's guidance has enabled us to streamline processes, improve productivity, and increase profitability. I'm excited about our future collaboration, and I know that the possibilities are endless."
Stepping into the leadership role of a government services company in a predominantly male-dominated field was not without its challenges. Kimberly Byrge actively leveraged women-focused business organizations such as The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, Women in Tech (WIT), Women in Defence (WID), and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) to gain support, guidance, training, workshops, and insights for women business owners.
“We work in a male-dominated industry, and it is awesome watching Kim elbow her way through this group of ‘big hairy guys’ – all the way up to the front – and consistently winning. Thanks also to the Chamber and this great community we’ve got that empowers women all out here, like Kim, to win.” Said Tyler Bennett, President of OTC, Inc. and Kimberly Byrge’s brother on her receiving the 2023 Women-Owned Business of the Year award.
Kimberly Byrge's journey as CEO of OTC, Inc. epitomizes resilience, leadership, and a commitment to positive change. Her success is not just a testament to her vision but also to the values of OTC, Inc. – Excellence, Collaboration, and Initiative – which guide every endeavor.

About OTC, Inc.
OTC, Inc. is a woman-owned small business earning a reputation of solving complex technical and management, programmatic and logistics challenges posed by today’s evolving technologies into warrior-ready, operational capability.  More than that, we are experts in exceeding expectations. We do this by assisting in solving root issues while we are inside fulfilling our clients' needs, always bringing added value to the table.  At OTC, Inc., the journey isn't just about business; it's about values. Their core values of Excellence, Collaboration, and Initiative serve as the compass guiding their every endeavor. They don't just bring experts to the table; they bring a commitment to solving complex technical and management challenges, creating warrior-ready, operational capabilities for the US Army's PEO Aviation offices. To find out more, please visit
About Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce
The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber serves as the catalyst for economic development activities in our community. It serves as a single point of contact for prospective and existing businesses in their efforts to establish a new business or to expand existing operations. The Chamber is also the coordinating agency for companies interested in locating in the area's research and industrial parks or anywhere in the Huntsville/Madison County area. 
About Bailor Group
Bailor Group is a management and marketing consulting firm focusing on growth strategy. Their mission is to unlock unprecedented growth, align organizations, and ignite positive transformation for individuals and companies striving to reach new heights of success. Bailor Group ignites extraordinary outcomes for a diverse clientele, spanning ambitious start-ups to renowned Fortune 500 enterprises. Expertise spans growth strategies, brand development, leadership coaching, and beyond, catering to industries like healthcare, consumer goods, government services, professional sports, professional services, health and wellness, and more. Purpose: to empower your organization to unlock unparalleled growth and soar to new heights of success.  For more information visit