As a former U.S. Army Specialist, Cynthia Miracle served proudly in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Infantry Division, based in Kitzingen, Germany, and at Headquarters Company, located at the (now) Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA. Upon separation from the Army, Cynthia entered the extremely competitive world of government contracting, working for various government contractors in the Greater Washington DC area. She completed the University ofVirginia’s Procurement and Contracts Program while working full-time and went on to consult for the Department of Defense and has been an active member of the National Contract Management Association since 1995. Countless late nights and long hours working for others, gave her the end- goal of starting her own business.

Celebrating 20 years of business as a federal contractor, Cynthia has served as the President & CEO since inception. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and about 50% fail in their fifth year and veteran-owned small business are even more at risk for failure in the first few years. Not only has MIRACORP continued to thrive, but the company has also achieved substantial growth within the last 20 years. Recent contract awards have increased MIRACORP revenue by 80% in the past year. Beginning as a single employee company to one with approximately 200 employees today; MIRACORP’s employees are spread across 20 customer sites representing 10 Federal Agencies.

Ms. Miracle converted the broad set of skills, garnered from her military and defense contracting experience, to that of running a highly successful disabled veteran owned business. Cynthia’s experience with the veteran certification process is long with MIRACORP being certified in 2008. She continues to maintain MIRACORP’s status through the required bi-annual certification process. Offering her experience and attention to the veteran small business community viaNVSBC is one more step in Cynthia’s quest to continue supporting the veterans who so proudlyservice this nation.

In addition to heading a successful veteran company, she also makes community outreach a priority, focusing on the veteran community with an emphasis on children and family in crisis.