Microsoft Federal President Rick Wagner appointed to Fairfax County EDA Commission

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has appointed Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft Federal, to the Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission. The seven-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.

“I am delighted to join the Economic Development Authority board,” Wagner said. “The FCEDA has played a leading role in building a local economy that is the envy of the nation and world, and it is making a real difference now in maintaining Fairfax County’s economic strength in a difficult time and for the future with its business investment efforts and talent initiatives.”

Microsoft Federal, supporting federal agencies of all sizes and scopes as they deliver mission-critical work and embrace technology to achieve objectives and serve citizens. The organization also has tight integration with Microsoft’s U.S. sales, partner and engineering organizations to bring transformational mission solutions to federal customers.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Wagner was president of ManTech Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions Group, dedicated to advancing technological services to the United States government’s intelligence and defense communities.

Before joining ManTech in 2015, Wagner was chief strategy officer at TASC, where he led growth strategy and business development. Over his 16 years at TASC, he rose from program manager/systems engineer to senior vice president of the company’s Defense Group. Earlier in his career, he held management positions at Lockheed Martin and Raytheon and worked as a software engineer and project manager for the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

“We are thrilled to add Rick to our board because he brings deep experience in the defense, intelligence and cyber industries that are so strong in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, and he has a lot of insight into what attracts and keeps talent here,” said FCEDA Commission Chair Cathy Lange.

Wagner has been selected to Executive Mosaic’s Washington 100 for three consecutive years and was selected as 2019 Intelligence Leader of the Year. He is a member of the Intelligence & National Security Alliance board of directors and the board of Fairfax Futures.

Wagner earned a master’s degree in engineering management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

December 8, 2020

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