Joe Vidulich, government affairs director at Capital One, appointed to Fairfax County EDA Commission
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has appointed Joe Vidulich, government affairs director at Capital One, to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission. The eight-member Commission, the Authority’s board of directors, is comprised of business people and ensures that the business community is well represented in the policymaking functions of the FCEDA.
“Fairfax County has, and will always be, a great place to start or grow a business,” said Vidulich, who lives in the Alexandria area of the county. “I am excited to work with the dedicated professionals at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to continue that work and ensure Fairfax remains a global destination for new business formation and a robust and diverse workforce.”
At Capital One, a Fortune 100 financial holding company based in Tysons, Vidulich is responsible for managing the political and policy advocacy, reputation and relationships with federal policymakers. He is Capital One’s primary policy expert on legislation affecting Capital One’s retail and commercial banks, and the issue areas pertaining to environment, governance, and diversity and inclusion. He also has issue-area expertise in cybersecurity and technology business matters.
Prior to joining Capital One, Vidulich was the vice president of government relations for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, where he served as the lead legislative liaison and lobbyist before local, state, and federal policymakers on behalf of the association’s 850 members and 500,000 regional employees.
Before that he was the public policy manager for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, where he directed political activities associated with their effort to execute on the organization’s strategic public policy initiatives. He also focused on enhancing Virginia’s statewide competitiveness in attracting major technology investment and pursuing economic development opportunities for the Commonwealth.
“We are delighted to welcome Joe to our board,” said Commission Chair Cathy Lange. “He adds a deep knowledge of the Fairfax County business community, and brings a tremendous amount of expertise in public policy to the Authority. He also strengthens our relationship with one of Fairfax County’s largest and most transformational employers, and he will deepen our understanding of one of our most important industry sectors.”
Vidulich earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science and public administration, and certificates in campaign management, public affairs and issue advocacy from The American University in Washington, D.C. He has served as the president of the The American University Alumni Association and as a guest lecturer in the university’s School of Public Affairs.
Vidulich serves on the board of the American Council of Young Political Leaders and the Northern Virginia Urban League. He previously served on the board of the Tysons Partnership, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, Virginia21, the National Campus Leadership Council and the Virginia Public Access Project’s Young Associates Board.
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
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