Fairfax County EDA’s Hoskins, 15 Fairfax County corporate executives featured in Virginia Business magazine list of influential business leaders

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), is on Virginia Business magazine’s annual influential list of 50 state business leaders, “Heavy Hitters: the 2020 list of Virginia business leaders who get things done.”

Virginia Business cited Hoskins because of his key role in securing Amazon.com’s HQ2 for Northern Virginia. Prior to joining the FCEDA in August 2019, he led economic development efforts in nearby Arlington County. The $2.5 billion deal is expected to create at least 25,000 jobs by 2030. It also caps a period for Hoskins that included bringing the U.S. headquarters of Nestlé and Lidl to Arlington. 

“I am honored to be recognized among the leaders and decision makers featured on Virginia Business Magazine’s list of Virginia’s most influential business leaders,” Hoskins said. “All of these leaders contribute greatly to the dynamic economic growth across the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Since taking the helm at FCEDA last August, Hoskins and officials in nine other jurisdictions have formed the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which is promoting regional economic development collaboration. His focus is on talent attraction and retention, and placemaking, the magazine noted.

“As the former deputy mayor of planning and economic development for Washington, D.C., Hoskins was instrumental in developing places like City Center, the Wharf and Union Market that attract young professionals. He’s likely to do the same in Fairfax,” Virginia Business said.

Joining Hoskins on this year’s list includes the leadership of 15 Fairfax County headquartered businesses:

  • Teresa Carlson, vice president, worldwide public sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Daniel Clemente, chairman and CEO, Clemente Development Co.
  • Mac Curtis, president and CEO, Perspecta
  • James W. Dyke Jr., senior advisor, state government relations, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Ric Edelman, chairman, financial education and client experience, Edelman Financial Engines
  • Richard Fairbank, chairman and CEO, Capital One
  • J. Stephen Jones, president and CEO, Inova Health System
  • Robert C. “Bob” Kettler, CEO and owner, KETTLER
  • Roger A. Krone, chairman and CEO, Leidos
  • Terri McClements, market managing partner, mid-Atlantic, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mary McDuffie, president and CEO, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton
  • Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
  • Warren Thompson, founder, president and chairman, Thompson Hospitality
  • Kathy Warden, president and CEO, Northrop Grumman

Two other Fairfax County residents are on the list: Steve Case, chairman and CEO, Revolution, and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, global strategy advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

Around Northern Virginia, three additional leaders are recognized on the list: Buddy Rizer, executive director for economic development, Loudoun County; Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO, Axios Media, Arlington; and Ardine Williams, vice president of HQ2 workforce development, Amazon.com, Arlington.

Click here to read the Virginia Business article about the list.

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.

Other members of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which jointly markets Northern Virginia outside the region, 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.

March 2, 2020

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