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Members

A diverse collection of organizations is working together to make Tysons even more dynamic and inviting.   

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Board of Directors

The Tysons Partnership is governed by a 50+ member Board of Directors. The Board provides fiduciary oversight to assure legal, ethical, and prudent operation. The Board also defines Partnership policy, direction, goals, and budgets.

2021 Board Officers

Josh White
Josh White
Chairman
Mr. White is a Vice President for LCOR, with responsibility for the acquisition, development, design, and financing of various development projects for the Washington, D.C., office in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. White has been actively involved in the entitlement and development of LCOR’s residential construction at McLean Crossing, located in McLean, Virginia. In addition, Mr. White is focused on The Altaire, located in Crystal City, Virginia, and comprised of two distinct 20-story residential towers totaling approximately 450 residential units. Prior to joining LCOR, Mr. White worked in commercial debt lending for ING Investment Management. Mr. White holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Virginia and a masters of business administration in real estate from Emory University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and participates in ULI’s Urban Plan.
Hillary Zahm
Hillary Zahm
Vice Chair
As Senior Manager of Development for Macerich, Hillary Zahm has been responsible for the coordination of future development and expansion plans for the Tysons Corner Center site and the oversight of Access Tysons, the Transportation Demand Management program for the property. The Tysons Corner Center development project involves the transformation of the existing 2.5-million-square-foot regional shopping center into a Transit-Oriented Development. The shopping center will ultimately be integrated with four phases of mixed-use development and the recently opened Tysons Corner Metrorail Station. Phase one, which opened in 2015, includes a 550,000-square-foot office tower; 500,000-square-foot residential tower; and 250,000-square-foot hotel, along with accessory retail uses. The towers are integrated with the shopping center and nearby Metrorail station via a vibrant 50,000-square-foot elevated plaza. The three future phases of development at Tysons Corner Center will include up to 2.2 million square feet of office, residential, and retail development. In addition to her work at Tysons, Ms. Zahm is also involved in the ongoing development of Macerich properties in Chicago, Illinois; Moline, Illinois; and Des Moines, Iowa. Before joining Macerich, Ms. Zahm worked as a Planning Manager with the U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations, where she managed a team of designers and engineers in the planning process for future U.S. embassies in Lusaka, Zambia; Pretoria, South Africa; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Previous to the State Department, Ms. Zahm served as a Senior Urban Planner with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, managing teams in the local government zoning entitlement process and playing a  significant role in the 2007 rezoning approval for Tysons Corner Center. Ms. Zahm has also worked as a Land-Use Planner with VIKA, Inc., a civil engineering firm in McLean, Virginia, and as the Land-Use Aide for then Supervisor Gerry Connolly on the Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors. (Gerry Connolly is currently serving as the U.S. Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia.) Ms. Zahm holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from James Madison University and a master of urban and environmental planning from The University of Virginia. She is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and served the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter as the Northern Virginia Section Director from 20022012. Ms. Zahm recently returned to the U.S. from living abroad in Amman, Jordan, and Tunis, Tunisia, where she had telecommuted for Macerich.
Sol Glasner
Sol Glasner
President and CEO
Sol Glasner has been associated with the Tysons Partnership from its inception and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors from 2012–2014. He is currently the Partnership’s President and CEO. Mr. Glasner served for 22 years as General Counsel of The MITRE Corporation, a systems-engineering firm that has a large corporate presence in Tysons and is a founding member of the Tysons Partnership. While there, he oversaw a varied in-house legal practice that emphasized government procurement, intellectual property, real-estate matters, technology transfer, and employment law. Mr. Glasner also served as the company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and as its Corporate Secretary, a role in which he worked closely with the company’s Board of Trustees. Prior to joining MITRE, Mr. Glasner served in staff counsel positions at other technology companies. Mr. Glasner is a trained mediator and provides mediation and other dispute-resolution services in the courts and to private commercial parties.
Christopher Auth
Christopher Auth
Treasurer
A Washington, D.C., native, Chris Auth earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. After six years in the financial services industry, Mr. Auth began his commercial-real-estate career with owner and developer, Cummings Properties, in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he spent eight years as a Property Manager and Leasing Director. Mr. Auth returned to the D.C. area in 2006, when he joined PS Business Parks. He is now Divisional Vice President of the firm’s Washington Metro Division and oversees all leasing, management, and strategic decision-making across their entire portfolio.
David Gelfond
David Gelfond
Secretary
David Gelfond is a Principal at the Meridian Group, where he is responsible for various aspects of the firm’s investment strategy, development, and asset-management activities. In this capacity, he is overseeing the repositioning and development of Meridian’s four-million-square-foot “The Boro” project in Tysons, which includes approximately 600,000 square feet of existing office space and 3.4 million square feet of new mixed-used development. Mr. Gelfond has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial-real-estate industry. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Gelfond spent more than 10 years at The JBG Companies, where he worked in acquisitions, development, and asset management.

Board Members

Siti Abdul-Rahman
Siti Abdul-Rahman
WDG Architecture
Ms. Abdul-Rahman joined WDG Architecture in February 2006 as a Senior Designer. She is currently serving as a Managing Principal, focusing her efforts on the firm’s master-planning, multifamily-residential, hospitality, and commercial sectors. She has vast experience leading design teams from conceptual design through construction administration. She contributes great involvement in projects, working directly with board members and officials, clients, consultants, and project teams. She is striving to create unique projects that promote lifestyle environments with a balance of efficiency, wellness, sustainability, art, and great aesthetics.
Craig Ackerman
Craig Ackerman
MITRE
Craig Ackerman is the Vice President of Integration and Operations for MITRE’s Center for Operations, Outreach, and Legal. In this role, he oversees all facets of organizational operations for corporate-real-estate, facilities, and global-security services. Mr. Ackerman leads the integration of efforts across the division and in coordination with the entire MITRE Corporation, with a focus on workforce engagement, program execution, financial management, and quality assurance. Mr. Ackerman previously worked at Chazey Partners, a global transformation-advisory firm, where he served as a Principal in the federal practice, working with federal and local-government clients to develop more efficient service-delivery operations. He also served as the firm’s Global Head of Robotic Process Automation and supported business and digital transformations for clients such as The University of California, NASA, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Mr. Ackerman resides with his family in Reston, Virginia.
Paul D. Agutter
Paul D. Agutter
ECS
Paul D. Agutter, P.E., is a Vice President and Principal Engineer in the Chantilly, Virginia, office of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, a premier provider of geotechnical, construction-materials, environmental-consulting, and facilities-engineering services across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Mr. Agutter manages a team of more than 60 individuals on geotechnical projects of various sizes and complexity in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Southern Maryland. He provides Principal review of geotechnical reports and oversight for construction-materials testing related to the design and construction of low- and high-rise structures, roadways, utility systems, bridges, industrial structures, retaining systems, stormwater-management ponds, dams, and other types of structures. Mr. Agutter holds more than 22 years of industry experience in deep-foundation design-and-construction methods, shallow foundations, geotechnical ground-improvement analysis and design, soft-ground methodologies, retaining-wall analysis and design, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, project development, and construction project management. He has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of geologic conditions, including the Coastal Plan, Piedmont, Triassic Basin and Ridge, and Valley Physiographic Provinces. Mr. Agutter has been working primarily in Fairfax County for the past 13 years. He has been involved in the design and construction of most of the recent projects in Tysons during the past 12 years that have transformed the area from the foundations up. He earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from The State University at Buffalo in 1997 and then received his Professional Engineer license in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2003. He also holds licenses in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Tom Archer
Tom Archer
Skanska
Mr. Archer has compiled more than 35-years’ experience in large-scale real-estate-development projects involving the creation of great destinations, mixed-uses, and public-agency participation. These efforts include residential and resort-community developments; multifamily, office, and mixed-use developments; and large-scale commercial and retail projects nationwide. Prior to joining Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc., Mr. Archer was Senior Vice President of development at Forest City Washington (FCW). At Forest City, he managed the development of several mixed-use projects concurrently, including a large town-center development in suburban Washington, D.C.; the master planning for the Ball-Park District; a transit-oriented, mixed-use development in suburban Maryland; and a large retail, office, and residential project in Arlington County, Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Archer managed FCW’s Real Estate Services Group, a consulting practice that provided advisory and development services to a variety of public and private clients throughout the Washington, D.C., region. In this role, he worked with the Washington, D.C., Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; the Government of Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce; and Georgetown University. Mr. Archer has also held executive-level positions with Republic Properties, the Mills Corporation, McArthur Glen/Horizon Corporation, and Rossignol Development, where his project experience included office, large-scale retail, outlet centers, and residential development. In all, Mr. Archer has developed properties in 22 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a degree from The University of Virginia. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, DCBIA, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Additionally, Mr. Archer serves on the executive committee of the NOMA BID Board.
Christopher Auth
Christopher Auth
PS Business Parks
A Washington, D.C., native, Chris Auth earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. After six years in the financial services industry, Mr. Auth began his commercial-real-estate career with owner and developer, Cummings Properties, in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he spent eight years as a Property Manager and Leasing Director. Mr. Auth returned to the D.C. area in 2006, when he joined PS Business Parks. He is now Divisional Vice President of the firm’s Washington Metro Division and oversees all leasing, management, and strategic decision-making across their entire portfolio.
Elizabeth Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Walsh Colucci
Elizabeth Baker has been a planner with Walsh Colucci since 1990. Her public-sector experience has included working as a Land-Use Planner for Fairfax County, Virginia, and as Economic-Development Coordinator for the City of Falls Church, Virginia. Ms. Baker specializes in Fairfax County; City of Fairfax, Virginia, and Town of Herndon, Virginia, matters, helping clients achieve comprehensive-plan amendments and zoning approvals and assisting them in the resolution of land-development and site-plan issues. She has worked on numerous residential, commercial, and large-scale mixed-use projects, as well as transit-oriented redevelopment projects. Most recently, Ms. Baker has focused on transit-oriented developments for the extension of Metro’s Silver Line through Tysons Corner to Dulles Airport.
Jennifer Bognet
Jennifer Bognet
Bognet Construction
Jennifer Bognet, Executive Vice President and Principal at Bognet Construction, is responsible for many strategic and operational aspects of the company, including client relations, business development, marketing and communications, human resources, and community outreach. Prior to joining Bognet Construction, she worked in software sales and development for Oracle Corporation and Marriott International. Ms. Bognet is on the board of directors for Tysons-based VisionBank and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. She is very active in commercial-real-estate organizations, including Commercial Real Estate Women, for whom she served as the 2014 DC-chapter President.
Barbara Byron
Barbara Byron
Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development
Barbara Byron is the Director of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Planning and Development. Between 1986 and 2007, Ms. Byron was the Director of the Fairfax County Zoning-Evaluation Division in the Department of Planning and Zoning. She was responsible for the direction and oversight of the 400 to 500 rezoning, special-exception, special-permit, and variance applications per year. In 2007, she assumed responsibility for the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization. In that capacity, she headed an office charged with the revitalization of the county’s older commercial and mixed-use areas. She played a leading role in the county’s efforts to redevelop Tysons into a pedestrian-oriented urban environment. Ms. Byron has a primary role in the county’s public-private partnerships and in the formulation of community-development authorities and tax-increment-financing initiatives. Prior to her experience in Fairfax County, Ms. Byron was an associate at EDAW, Inc., an international landscape-architecture and planning firm.
Stuart Cain
Stuart Cain
LMC Lennar
Stuart Cain is Vice President of Development for Lennar Multifamily Communities’ (LMC) Mid-Atlantic Division and is responsible for the greater DMV communities, with a particular emphasis on Tysons. Mr. Cain has oversight for all aspects of the development-and-construction process for mixed-use and multifamily projects, including initial site acquisition, entitlements, design, construction, and, ultimately, the successful lease-up, and stabilization of such projects. Throughout his career, Mr. Cain has managed projects that total more than 5,000 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space. His current portfolio includes one of LMC’s newest offerings in Tysons, “Lumen,” which will be a 400,000-square-foot project comprised of 32 stories, with 398 units, including main-level retail offerings. Mr. Cain also serves on the Real-Estate Advisory Board for The Catholic University School of Architecture, working with the faculty and students to develop curriculum and further the professional opportunities for students in the program. He is a former registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Mark Carrier
Mark Carrier
B.F. Saul Company

Mark G. Carrier is the senior officer of the B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group. The B. F. Saul Company is a privately held, diversified real-estate and banking concern based in the Washington, D.C., area. The Hospitality Group owns and operates a portfolio of 20 business-class hotels, which are affiliated with Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Hilton, and The Hay-Adams, one of the nation’s finest hotels. The Hospitality Group generates $140 million in revenue and employs 1,350 team members in the operation and management effort.

Mr. Carrier’s leadership responsibilities for the B. F. Saul Company include strategic direction, overall operational leadership, acquisition and development of properties, long-term financial and capital planning, along with the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures, and management systems. He represents the company in relation to lenders, franchisors, clients, governmental agencies, and industry associations.

Serving on Fairfax County, Virginia’s, Economic-Advisory Council, he provides representation of hospitality interests to that body. He also serves as a member of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association Board of Directors. Fairfax County is of significant consequence in the D.C. area, and service on these bodies advances the interests of the hospitality community in the region.

Mr. Carrier is the Chairman Emeritus of Visit Fairfax, the county’s tourism-promotion organization. He joined the board of FXVA as an inaugural member and served in the Chair capacity for two terms. Mr. Carrier is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society as well as the Cornell Real Estate Council.

Chris Champagne
Chris Champagne
VIKA
Chris Champagne is a Principal and the Executive Vice President of VIKA Virginia, LLC, a land-development consulting and engineering firm that provides land-surveying, civil-engineering, planning, and landscape-architecture and arboriculture services. In 2010, he was the engineer-of-record for the 31-acre Spring Hill Station mixed-use project (also known as the Tysons Demonstration Project) that was concurrently rezoned to illustrate the concepts and guidance within the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan for Tysons.   He has served as the Principal-in-Charge for 10 out of the 14 approved major Tysons development and redevelopment projects.  Mr. Champagne and VIKA continue to play a key role in developing policies related to stormwater management, transportation, and the Tysons “Straw-Man” process. With more than 26 years of land-development and civil-engineering experience and extensive rezoning and entitlement experience throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, he has a thorough knowledge of the planning, regulatory, and implementation framework for the Tysons Master Plan and entitlement projects in Fairfax County, Virginia, as well as neighborhood and context-sensitive revitalization plans.  
Paul Choquette III
Paul Choquette III
Gilbane
As Senior Vice President, Mr. Choquette currently oversees all operations for Gilbane Building Company’s Mid-Atlantic Division. In this role, Mr. Choquette leads the operations, sales, and long-term growth of one of the company’s most mature and fast-growing regions. The Mid-Atlantic Division, which serves Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; Pennsylvania; and North Carolina, has more than 400 employees and $1.3 billion in annual revenues. A member of the fifth generation of the Gilbane family, Mr. Choquette has worked in all facets of the company. He joined Gilbane in 2001 as a Management Trainee and gained valuable experience working as a Purchasing Agent, Scheduling Engineer, Project Engineer, and Superintendent. His well-rounded background in the construction industry has enabled him to provide strong leadership while always acting as a strong client advocate. Mr. Choquette was named Vice President in 2008 and Senior Vice President in 2012, after moving to the Washington, D.C., metro area in 2010. He has actively pursued continuous learning and development and was selected to attend elite leadership training with both the Global Institute for Leadership Development and Fails Management Institute leadership-development training. Mr. Choquette holds a master of business administration degree from Northeastern University, a bachelor of arts degree in U.S. history from Brown University, and is actively involved in several community-outreach initiatives. He is currently the board chair of the Washington, D.C., affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program (acementor.org). Under his leadership, the affiliate has increased the number of mentored students by 100 percent and raised more than $500,000 in scholarships. The ACE Mentor Program of D.C. operates in Prince George’s County, Maryland; Montgomery County, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Northern Virginia. Mr. Choquette is also a board member for the Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, in Takoma Park, Maryland, and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council in Washington, D.C.
Todd Conley
Todd Conley
Womble Bond Dickinson
Todd Conley is a full-service construction lawyer who assists domestic and international clients on projects throughout the world. He advises clients on all aspects of construction contracting, from selecting the appropriate project-delivery system through contract negotiations, to project counseling and dispute resolution. Mr. Conley’s construction-law practice is focused on the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and multi-family-housing industries, both as a transactional lawyer and litigator. As a transactional lawyer, Mr. Conley has negotiated Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (“EPC”) contracts, design-build contracts, construction-management agreements, supply agreements, and architect/engineer and construction-contractor agreements. As a litigator, Mr. Conley has protected his clients’ interests in state and federal courts, as well as international and domestic arbitration and mediation. He has successfully resolved a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, default and convenience terminations, differing-site conditions, delay, impact, defective construction, and fraud and negligent misrepresentation. Mr. Conley has taken a particular interest in helping clients not only profit but do so in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Specifically, he has counseled clients in connection with the installation of air-quality-control systems on fossil-fuel plants and the design, construction, and procurement of utility-scale solar and wind power plants. He has also counseled clients on matters tied to energy-performance contracting. Mr. Conley’s clients include owners, public entities, EPC contractors, general and specialty contractors, developers, and engineering and design firms.
Stephen Cumbie
Stephen Cumbie
NV Commercial
Stephen Cumbie is Chief Executive Officer and Principal of NVCommercial Incorporated, NVRetail, and the Metro Realty Group. Combined, these affiliated commercial real-estate investment, development, and services companies are responsible for projects in excess of $500 million, completed or ongoing, in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado. Prior to founding NVCommercial, NVRetail, and the Metro Realty Group, Mr. Cumbie was President of Elm Street Development from 1977 to 1983 (formerly NVLand Incorporated), a residential land-development company. He is a founder of all the “NV” companies, including NVR, a publicly traded home-building company that operates through the Ryan Homes and NVHomes trade names. Mr. Cumbie has served in leadership roles in numerous community, business, and charitable organizations in the Washington area. He has also served on the Inova board for the past 25 years and chaired the board from 2008–2012.
Rich Dinning
Rich Dinning
Brookfield Properties
Rich Dinning is Senior General Manager of Tysons Galleria.
Douglas Doolittle
Douglas Doolittle
Rotonda
Douglas Doolittle was elected President of the Rotonda Condominium Unit Owners Association (RUCOA) Board of Directors in December 2014. Prior to that, he served on the RUCOA Board for six years, including four as Vice President. The 30-acre Rotonda condominium is the largest residential complex in Tysons, hosting some 3,500 residents in 1,168 individual units. Mr. Doolittle works as a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton in a consulting capacity with the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, he served 40 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, including in a variety of executive assignments in Washington and abroad. He is also an Army veteran, a Vietnam veteran, and a graduate of Utah State University.
Kathryn Falk
Kathryn Falk
Cox Communications
Kathryn Falk is the Vice President and Market Leader for Cox Communications’ Northern Virginia Operations. In this role, she is responsible for leading employees and the day-to-day operations of Cox in Northern Virginia, including operational performance, customer experience, employee engagement and talent development, business development, and Cox efforts in the community. She has been with Cox since 2002. Prior to joining Cox Communications, Ms. Falk served as the President of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) based in Richmond, Virginia. Before this, Ms. Falk was the Vice President for Government Relations and head of the Washington Office for the National Exchange Carrier Association, whose membership includes all of the nation’s local telephone companies. Prior to this, she led congressional and public relations at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on telecommunications, transportation, and water issues. Ms. Falk began her career on Capitol Hill as an aide to United States Senator Dennis DeConcini, of Arizona. Ms. Falk serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Secretary of the Board, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the Policy Committee. She is also a Board Member of BizPAC. Additionally, Ms. Falk serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools; serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and NVTC TechPAC; and serves on the Virginia Cable Telecom Association Board of Directors, where she previously held the role of Chairman. A longtime community supporter, Ms. Falk previously led Cox corporate social-responsibility efforts, including charitable giving, non-profit support, volunteerism, Cox Charities, and Cox Connect2Compete, which is a low-income broadband program. She also led a regional-conservation effort, which resulted in recycling 48 tons from Cox facilities. She was honored with the National Cable Telecommunications Association’s Vanguard Award for Young Leadership and is a recipient of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Washington Baltimore Chapter’s Catalyst Award, the VCTA’s President’s Award, the VCTA’s J.L. Johnson-Roger Beane Award for Pioneering Efforts in Cable TV in Virginia, and the proud recipient of The University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute’s Expressions of Ideals Award. Ms. Falk is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she studied politics and communications. She is a proud graduate of Fairfax County Public Schools. Ms. Falk has completed the Cox Enterprises Inc. Executive Development Program, including the Outward Bound Professional Program; the Cox Communications Executive Development Program at the University of Georgia Terry School of Business; the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellowship Program; CTAM University at Harvard Business School; and The University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program. Ms. Falk and her family reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Tasso Flocos
Tasso Flocos
Cityline
Tasso Flocos is a founding member of Cityline Partners and has been in the real-estate-development industry for more than twenty-three years. He is responsible for all day-to-day design, development, and construction activities and also plays an integral role in the land-use and zoning efforts. Prior to Cityline, Mr. Flocos was Senior Vice President of Design and Construction with West Group, one of the leading real-estate-development companies in Tysons. He began his career as an executive with the J. F. Forstmann Company, a real-estate-development company with projects in the Washington Metropolitan area and Vail, Colorado. Mr. Flocos is active in various community events and organizations and is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance Board, Urban Land Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, NAIOP, and United States Green Building Council. He graduated from The University of Pittsburgh and holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering.
David Gelfond
David Gelfond
The Meridian Group
David Gelfond is a Principal at the Meridian Group, where he is responsible for various aspects of the firm’s investment strategy, development, and asset-management activities. In this capacity, he is overseeing the repositioning and development of Meridian’s four-million-square-foot “The Boro” project in Tysons, which includes approximately 600,000 square feet of existing office space and 3.4 million square feet of new mixed-used development. Mr. Gelfond has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial-real-estate industry. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Gelfond spent more than 10 years at The JBG Companies, where he worked in acquisitions, development, and asset management.
Sol Glasner
Sol Glasner
Tysons Partnership
Sol Glasner has been associated with the Tysons Partnership from its inception and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors from 2012–2014. He is currently the Partnership’s President and CEO. Mr. Glasner served for 22 years as General Counsel of The MITRE Corporation, a systems-engineering firm that has a large corporate presence in Tysons and is a founding member of the Tysons Partnership. While there, he oversaw a varied in-house legal practice that emphasized government procurement, intellectual property, real-estate matters, technology transfer, and employment law. Mr. Glasner also served as the company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and as its Corporate Secretary, a role in which he worked closely with the company’s Board of Trustees. Prior to joining MITRE, Mr. Glasner served in staff counsel positions at other technology companies. Mr. Glasner is a trained mediator and provides mediation and other dispute-resolution services in the courts and to private commercial parties.
K.C. Haile
K.C. Haile
Whiting Turner
Mark Hendrickson
Mark Hendrickson
Federal Realty
Mark Hendrickson is a Director of Development for Federal Realty Investment Trust. He rejoined the Trust in 2019 and has more than 20 years of real-estate-development and project-management experience in the Washington, D.C., area. He previously served in roles with Grosvenor Americas, Balfour Beatty Construction, PN Hoffman, and Clark Construction Group. He has experience developing across a wide range of asset classes. He holds bachelor of arts and master of science degrees in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has done post-graduate studies in real-estate finance at George Washington University and Georgetown University. Mr. Hendrickson is a member of ULI and ICSC.
Tammy Hoffman
Tammy Hoffman
Freddie Mac
Tammy Hoffman is Vice President of Enterprise Services, overseeing Freddie Mac’s corporate-real-estate and facility-related services across the country, as well as enterprise procurement. She is a results-driven business executive whose leadership style is focused on common-sense problem-solving, with proven expertise in implementing fast-paced change programs over a wide range of disciplines. Ms. Hoffman began her career in accounting and finance and evolved into a series of leadership positions. She offers more than 30 years of financial-services experience. Ms. Hoffman earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Lycoming University, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and a masters in management from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
William Holvey
William Holvey
Quadrangle

William Holvey is Vice President of Property Management for the Quadrangle Management Company. He joined Quadrangle in 2007 and is responsible for all on-site property operations for Quadrangle’s portfolio of office and residential properties. Mr. Holvey is also responsible for the operation of QuikPark, Quadrangle’s parking-garage-management subsidiary.

Prior to joining Quadrangle, he worked for more than 20 years with Prentiss Properties, in Atlanta, Georgia, and in the Washington metro area, serving for the last eight years as Senior Vice President, a role in which he is responsible for property management of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to joining Prentiss, he was with Hines for several years.

Mr. Holvey is a member of IREM, BOMA, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Todd House
Todd House
WGL

Todd House serves as the Manager of Economic Development for WGL, a diversified energy company that provides natural-gas, electricity, green-power, carbon-reduction, and energy services.

For the past twenty years, Mr. House has worked in various positions in Virginia government, electoral politics, and the private sector. He is recognized as an accomplished professional who navigates policy issues and business opportunities through all levels of government in Virginia. He has developed a strong policy background in the areas of advanced manufacturing, health-and-human services, economic development, and workforce development. Previously, Mr. House served as the Manager of Government Affairs for Micron. Prior to Micron, he worked for MAXIMUS, Kaiser Permanente, and The Delta Group.

Mr. House is currently the Chairman of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee and serves on the executive committee of the organization. He has also held roles with the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, the Skill Source Group, the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s TechPAC, and the George Mason University Prince William Campus Advisory Board. In addition, Todd serves on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Directors.

Forest Kettler
Forest Kettler
Kettler

Forest Kettler is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Kettler in McLean, Virginia.

Barry Mark
Barry Mark
Capital One
As Vice President of Design and Construction, Barry Mark leads Capital One’s entire workplace-development program and has direct oversight of the new headquarters project in Tysons. When completed, the Tysons project will be comprised of four city blocks with three office towers, one of which will be the tallest office building in the Washington, D.C., metro area; a premier performing-arts center; a Wegmans grocery store; restaurants; parks; a hotel; and residential buildings. Mr. Mark is an accomplished real-estate executive experienced in all facets of corporate real estate. He has more than 30 years of experience with major rezoning cases, large-scale construction projects, national facilities management, and managing corporate security organizations at Fortune 500 companies. He has demonstrated expertise in managing large real-estate organizations and offers a focus on customer service and operational excellence. Before joining Capital One, in 1999, Mr. Mark was head of Real Estate and Workplace Services for Sallie Mae. Prior to that, he was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State at two overseas embassies: Monrovia, Liberia, and St. George’s, Grenada. Mr. Mark represents Capital One on the board of the Tysons Partnership and the Greater Washington Partnership and was appointed by the Fairfax County Board Chairman to the Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board. He has presented at numerous venues and events on topics such as the urban transformation of Tysons, transportation-demand management, and shepherding a major rezoning effort from design to approval. Mr. Mark received his bachelor of arts degree in American studies from George Mason University.
Barbara McDuffie
Barbara McDuffie
Baker Tilly
Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is the Managing Director of Business Development for the tax and assurance group at Baker Tilly. Her previous experiences include serving as a Senior Vice President at Cassidy & Pinkard, Senior Managing Director at Julien J. Studley, Principal at Barrueta and Associates (now Transwestern), and Vice President at Smithy Braedon. She provided commercial-real-estate services to corporate-office users and the institutional-real-estate community from 1982–2007. Ms. McDuffie is Co-Chair of the ULI Trends Committee and serves on the Rosslyn BID board and on the board of the 2030 Group. She is a past chairman of NAIOP Northern Virginia and a three-time board member of National NAIOP. She also served as president of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance and was a founding member of George Mason University’s MRE/CREE Board. Additionally, Ms. McDuffie has co-chaired the Corporate Committee for the Lombardi Gala and the 2009 and 2010 CoreNet Mid-Atlantic Gala. She has served on the Advisory Boards of D.C. CREW, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts. Ms. McDuffie is chairman Emeritus of the Corporate Committee for the Trust for the National Mall.
John McGranahan
John McGranahan
Hunton Andrews Kurth
John McGranahan is the Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Tysons office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development, and Finance group. John’s practice focuses on zoning and land-use regulation, real-estate-related environmental regulations, public-facilities availability, land-use litigation, real-estate transactions, eminent domain, local-government law, and joint public-private partnerships. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. McGranahan has represented property owners, investors, and developers in matters involving all facets of the use of property. He has a proven track record of securing timely and well-crafted land-use approvals.
Terrence Miller
Terrence Miller
Wells + Associates
Terrence Miller, President of Wells + Associates, has 28 years of experience in the traffic- and transportation-planning fields for both private- and public-sector clients. Over the years, he has provided transportation-consulting services in 36 states and five foreign countries. These services include obtaining entitlements and approvals for 75 million square feet of development. Mr. Miller is responsible for conducting and overseeing the preparation of traffic-impact studies, retail-site assessments, signal-warrant analyses, site-circulation reviews, parking-lot design, parking policy, feasibility analyses, and parking-needs studies.
Pramit Patel
Pramit Patel
KPMG
Pramit Patel is a Partner in KPMG’s Tysons office. Mr. Patel leads teams providing financial-statement and internal-control audit services to public and private clients in the real-estate, hospitality, and aerospace-and-defense industries. He has also completed a rotation in KPMG’s national office in New York City. Mr. Patel has extensive experience in a variety of accounting and auditing topics, including business combinations, leasing, impairment, real-estate sales, revenue recognition, debt and other financing transactions. He has a strong understanding of SEC rules and regulations and has worked extensively in complex accounting and financial-reporting-related matters. Mr. Patel received his bachelor of science degree in commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at The University of Virginia. He is a certified public accountant in Virginia and New York, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
James Policaro
James Policaro
Lerner
James Policaro has worked in the commercial-real-estate industry for more than 20 years and is currently the Vice President of Development for Lerner Enterprises. He performs development activities for numerous mixed-use projects within Lerner’s portfolio, including The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, Dulles Town Center, Dulles 28 Centre, The Spectrum at Reston Town Center, Fallsgrove, Tower Oaks, and Crystal Rock. Prior to joining Lerner, he managed the design and construction of more than two-million square feet of commercial-real-estate projects for The Charles E. Smith Companies. Mr. Policaro is a current board member of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association, the Phase I Metrorail Tax District Advisory Board, and Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board.
Evan Pritchard
Evan Pritchard
Venable
Evan Pritchard is a member of Venable’s Real Estate practice. He focuses on securing zoning and land-use approvals for developers and landowners in jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church, among others. He advises clients on state and federal legislation and regulations affecting real-estate development and important changes to local jurisdictions’ comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances. His clients include mixed-use developers, large corporate clients, nonprofits, and churches.
Gregory Riegle
Gregory Riegle
McGuire Woods
Gregory Riegle is a Partner in McGuireWoods’ Tysons office and practices commercial-real-estate law, with a concentration in land-use, zoning, and redevelopment matters. He currently oversees the firm’s collective land-use practice. His real-estate practice centers on Fairfax County, Virginia. The types of developments he has facilitated focus on the region’s transit corridors and include large-scale mixed-use projects and a wide range of commercial and residential uses. Mr. Riegle began his real-estate career as a professional urban planner. Prior to joining McGuire Woods, he worked extensively in the public and private sectors. He has more than 25 years of experience in the real-estate-development industry.
Jeff Roman
Jeff Roman
CBRE
Jeff Roman is a Senior Vice President at CBRE and has been with the organization since 1986. Prior to CBRE, Mr. Roman worked in the National Accounts Division of IBM Corporation. Mr. Roman specializes in leasing and selling office properties in the Northern Virginia area. During his tenure with CBRE, he has developed expertise in leasing, sales, build-to-suits, and joint ventures. Mr. Roman has ranked among the top producers in the Washington, D.C., region for CBRE. He has successfully negotiated more than 10-million square feet of transactions with total consideration in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Roman has been a repeat member of CBRE’s Congressional Circle and National Chairman’s Club due to his achievements in marketing, leasing, and sales. ​
Lisa Samuels
Lisa Samuels
Gates of McLean
Ms. Samuels is the Volunteer President of the Board of Directors for the Gates of McLean Unit Owners Association, a 624-unit condominium located in close proximity to the Capital One and Mitre campuses and the Jones Branch Connector. She has served on the Board for more than 10 years and has been the President for eight. In addition to her volunteer work for the Gates, she is the Director of Marketing for a professional society and serves on several other volunteer boards.
David Schneider
David Schneider
Holland & Knight
David I. Schneider is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Tysons office and is a member of Tysons Partnership’s Board Executive Committee. Additionally, Mr. Schneider serves as Co-Chair of the Partnership’s Land Use Council, and Chair of the Placemaking Committee. Mr. Schneider focuses his practice on land use and real estate development where he assists developers and landowners in a wide variety of land use entitlements in jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia. He effectively and strategically advises clients to help secure rezonings, special exceptions, comprehensive sign plans, special use permits, variances and comprehensive plan amendments. Mr. Schneider’s experience includes mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD) near metro stations, senior housing and infill development. He also provides a range of experience advising purchasers, sellers and lenders in land use feasibility studies and due diligence. View Full Bio
Robert VeShancey
Robert VeShancey
JLL
Robert H. VeShancey is an Executive Managing Director and the head of Agency Leasing for JLL in the company’s Mid-Atlantic region. As head of Agency Leasing, he manages a team of 30 agency-leasing professionals in five offices throughout the Mid- Atlantic. Mr. VeShancey’s primary responsibility is as co-team leader and transactional professional for JLL’s Northern Virginia Agency Leasing team. In this capacity, he oversees a team of 14 professionals who handle an 18-million-square-foot portfolio for local and intuitional investors. Mr. VeShancey joined JLL in 1995. He has more than 27 years of commercial-real-estate experience. Recent notable transactions include pre-leasing 150,000 square feet to the Center for Naval Analysis, leasing 180,000 square feet to Fannie Mae for Brookfield at One Reston Crescent, and leasing more than 550,000 square feet to Capital One and Microstrategy for Quadrangle/AEW. In addition, he has represented corporate clients such as Unisys, Microsoft, SAIC, McDonalds Corporation, and Capital One. Mr. VeShancey also oversees JLL’s sports-and-entertainment practice group in the Mid-Atlantic. His focus is business development across the various service lines offered by JLL, including site acquisitions, construction management, and venue engineering for sports arenas, stadiums, and entertainment spaces. JLL’s sports-and-entertainment clients include Monumental Sports and Entertainment—which owns of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the NBA’s Washington Wizards—and MLS team D.C. United. Mr. VeShancey received a bachelor of arts in economics from the College of William and Mary. He is licensed as a real-estate salesperson in Virginia.
Corey Waldrep
Corey Waldrep
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Josh White
Josh White
LCOR
Mr. White is a Vice President for LCOR, with responsibility for the acquisition, development, design, and financing of various development projects for the Washington, D.C., office in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. White has been actively involved in the entitlement and development of LCOR’s residential construction at McLean Crossing, located in McLean, Virginia. In addition, Mr. White is focused on The Altaire, located in Crystal City, Virginia, and comprised of two distinct 20-story residential towers totaling approximately 450 residential units. Prior to joining LCOR, Mr. White worked in commercial debt lending for ING Investment Management. Mr. White holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Virginia and a masters of business administration in real estate from Emory University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and participates in ULI’s Urban Plan.
Terry Williams
Terry Williams
Penfed

Terry V. Williams is the Senior Vice President of Global Fixed Assets for PenFed Credit Union. His primary responsibility is to provide strategic planning, direction, oversight, and execution of PenFed’s array of global fixed assets. This includes acquisition and divestiture of PenFed real estate, oversight of construction and renovations to ensure the achievement of PenFed’s strategic business and branding goals, and direction of property-management and facilities-maintenance functions to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.

Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 32 years, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. During his time in the Corps, Mr. Williams commanded at all levels and served in numerous staff assignments around the world. He lead multifunctional, highly complex organizations ranging in size from 10 to more than 7,000 personnel. He developed significant advanced and executive- level expertise in logistics, city management, construction planning and management, strategic communication, enterprise recruiting, resource management, and strategic planning. Mr. Williams participated in numerous conflicts and contingencies while commanding units in Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, in 2019, Mr. Williams started Van Williams LLC, a consulting business specializing in facilities management, logistics innovation, disaster preparedness and resiliency, and executive coaching before joining PenFed as the Senior Vice President of Global Fixed Assets.

Mr. Williams earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from The University of California, Los Angeles and masters degrees in national security from the Naval War College and the National War College.

Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
SCG Development

A Founding Member and Owner of SCG Development and its affiliated company Stratford Capital Group, Steve Wilson is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of the organization’s property development activities. Committed to developing high-quality affordable and workforce housing to support healthy, diverse communities, Mr. Wilson’s organization has participated in the capitalization and development of 243 properties comprising 27,400 apartment units across 27 states. The total capital raised to date is more than $1.8 billion, resulting in a total development cost for the entire portfolio of more than $4.2 billion. SCG Development has active development projects in 12 states and maintains offices in Tysons and Peabody, Massachusetts.

Prior to forming Stratford Capital, Mr. Wilson was a senior member with the Franklin Capital Group, where he was primarily responsible for the supervision of all development projects. He has broad development experience managing numerous types of projects, including ground-up construction, moderate and substantial rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use of historic structures. He is an appointed Board Member of the Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board and is a graduate of The University of Richmond, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. Mr. Wilson also holds a master of business administration degree from The George Washington University.

Mr. Wilson is a 30-year resident of northern Virginia and currently lives with his wife in Vienna, where he is enjoying their empty-nester status.

Matthew Wissman
Matthew Wissman
Hilton Worldwide

Matthew Wissman is the Director of Workplace Services for Hilton. In this role, he oversees the day to day operations of all corporate offices in the United States, including the headquarters in McLean, VA. Prior to joining Hilton, Matt served in an operations role at The Heritage Foundation where he supported large-scale construction projects. In addition to his role at Hilton, Matthew is also a Reserve Officer in the United States Coast Guard focusing on emergency management. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a master of business administration from Syracuse University. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and two young children.

Tony Womack
Tony Womack
Transwestern

With over 25 years of experience in metro Washington, DC commercial real estate, Tony brings his well-earned reputation as a strategic innovator to define and implement creative approaches that maximize business objectives for office building owners. As a market leader in both landlord and tenant representation, Tony has completed more than $3B in transactions during his career. Tony has cultivated a strong business network through his active involvement in the commercial real estate community and by actively participating in organizations, such as NAIOP (recent Chairman), CoreNet Global (recent Board of Directors), Rosslyn Business Improvement District (recent Board of Directors and Executive Committee) and Tysons Partnership (Board of Directors). Consistently recognized for industry excellence, Tony has been regularly invited to share his knowledge and insights at industry events and speaking engagements.

Hillary Zahm
Hillary Zahm
Macerich
As Senior Manager of Development for Macerich, Hillary Zahm has been responsible for the coordination of future development and expansion plans for the Tysons Corner Center site and the oversight of Access Tysons, the Transportation Demand Management program for the property. The Tysons Corner Center development project involves the transformation of the existing 2.5-million-square-foot regional shopping center into a Transit-Oriented Development. The shopping center will ultimately be integrated with four phases of mixed-use development and the recently opened Tysons Corner Metrorail Station. Phase one, which opened in 2015, includes a 550,000-square-foot office tower; 500,000-square-foot residential tower; and 250,000-square-foot hotel, along with accessory retail uses. The towers are integrated with the shopping center and nearby Metrorail station via a vibrant 50,000-square-foot elevated plaza. The three future phases of development at Tysons Corner Center will include up to 2.2 million square feet of office, residential, and retail development. In addition to her work at Tysons, Ms. Zahm is also involved in the ongoing development of Macerich properties in Chicago, Illinois; Moline, Illinois; and Des Moines, Iowa. Before joining Macerich, Ms. Zahm worked as a Planning Manager with the U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations, where she managed a team of designers and engineers in the planning process for future U.S. embassies in Lusaka, Zambia; Pretoria, South Africa; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Previous to the State Department, Ms. Zahm served as a Senior Urban Planner with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, managing teams in the local government zoning entitlement process and playing a  significant role in the 2007 rezoning approval for Tysons Corner Center. Ms. Zahm has also worked as a Land-Use Planner with VIKA, Inc., a civil engineering firm in McLean, Virginia, and as the Land-Use Aide for then Supervisor Gerry Connolly on the Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors. (Gerry Connolly is currently serving as the U.S. Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia.) Ms. Zahm holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from James Madison University and a master of urban and environmental planning from The University of Virginia. She is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and served the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter as the Northern Virginia Section Director from 20022012. Ms. Zahm recently returned to the U.S. from living abroad in Amman, Jordan, and Tunis, Tunisia, where she had telecommuted for Macerich.

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