A diverse collection of organizations is working together to make Tysons even more dynamic and inviting.
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
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.
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 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 is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Kettler in McLean, Virginia.
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.
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 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.
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.
Become a Member
Tysons Partnership Members are connected and committed to growth and change in Tysons. Become a member today and increase your company’s visibility, make meaningful business connections through our network, and stay updated on the latest Tysons trends and new projects.
The Partnership offers multiple membership programs, including Board and General membership levels. All members have access to the Partnership’s events and core programs, including Member Councils.
Membership is open to all Tysons stakeholders, including property owners, businesses/employers, and residential organizations.
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Members of Tysons Partnership engage with state and local government, landowners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the overarching goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan for Tysons are achieved.
Join public-sector and private-sector leaders in meetings, programs, and projects that will help Tysons become a prosperous and delightful place to live, work, and play. Engage with Fairfax County agencies, landowners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the overarching goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan are achieved.
Tysons Partnership offers Members the opportunity to collaborate around core initiatives, including:
- Arts, Culture and Community Events
- Business Development
- Land Use and Zoning
- Social Responsibility