Fairfax County EDA’s Victor Hoskins named on Virginia Business ‘Heavy Hitters’ list of business leaders
Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax EDA was named in Virginia Business magazine’s annual list of “Heavy hitters: The 2021 list of business leaders shaping Virginia” for the second year.
“Since landing Amazon.com Inc.’s $2.5 billion HQ2 East Coast headquarters deal for Arlington County in 2018, Hoskins has been laser-focused on bringing economic prosperity not only to Fairfax County, where he moved in August 2019, but to the entire Northern Virginia region,” Virginia Business said. “In 2019, he started working with 10 Northern Virginia jurisdictions to establish the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which will help the region compete for large projects and promote economic development cooperation.
“In 2019, Hoskins took his magic touch to Fairfax County, which, since his arrival, has snagged major deals from Microsoft Corp., Google LLC, Facebook Inc., Amazon Web Services and Volkswagen Group of America,” the publication noted. “A $64 million Microsoft investment will establish a new software development and R&D regional hub at Fairfax County’s Reston Town Center, creating 1,500 jobs, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. signed a 20-year lease agreement in Reston Town Center, where it will be the anchor tenant in Boston Properties’ under-construction 1.1 million square-foot development.”
The March issue of Virginia Business also has a Q&A with Hoskins that focuses on regional collaboration and economic recovery. The fitting headline: “As resilient as you get.” Click here to read it.
“I am honored to be included among this group of influential business leaders,” Hoskins said. “All of these leaders contribute immensely to the dynamic economic growth across the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
The 2021 Heavy Hitters list “includes entrants reflecting the importance of diverse leadership, as well as the continuing and growing significance of Northern Virginia’s government contracting community to the commonwealth’s overall economic health,” the magazine said. The list also includes these Northern Virginia leaders:
- Teresa Carlson, vice president, worldwide sector and industries, Amazon Web Services, Herndon;
- C. Daniel Clemente, founder, chairman and CEO, Clemente Development, Tysons;
- James W. Dyke Jr., senior advisor, state government relations, McGuireWoods Consulting, Tysons;
- Richard Fairbank, founder, chairman, CEO and president, Capital One Financial, Tysons;
- Amy Gilliland, president, General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church;
- Dr. J. Stephen Jones, president and CEO, Inova Health System, Falls Church;
- Nazzic S. Keene, CEO, Science Applications International Corp., Reston;
- Roger A. Krone, chairman and CEO, Leidos Holdings, Reston;
- Terri McClements, senior partner and partner candidate development leader, COVID-19 executive project management officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tysons;
- Mary McDuffie, president and CEO, Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna;
- John G. Milliken, chairman, Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners, Arlington;
- Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Tysons;
- Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO, General Dynamics, Tysons;
- Buddy Rizer, executive director, economic development, Loudoun County;
- Horacio D. Rozanski, CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton, Tysons;
- Mike Salvino, president and CEO, DXC Technology, Tysons;
- Michael J. Saylor, chairman, president and CEO, MicroStrategy, Tysons;
- Warren Thompson, president and chairman, Thompson Hospitality, Reston;
- Tamika L. Tremaglio, Greater Washington managing principal, Deloitte, Tysons;
- Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO, Axios Media, Arlington;
- Kathy Warden, chairman, CEO and president, Northrop Grumman, Falls Church; and,
- Ardine Williams, vice president of HQ2 workforce development, Amazon, Arlington.
March 4, 2021