The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the growth and development of our member partners and those businesses that wish to partner with them.  Our goal is to facilitate the economic empowerment of black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia and the success and development of the region.

Through our initiatives, the Chamber provides leadership, strategic information and technical assistance.  We serve Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, as well as the other municipalities within the region.

The Chamber is dedicated to maximizing the return on your investment by promoting opportunities to build your networks, to obtain practical entrepreneurial education, and to gain the tools necessary to develop and advance your business.

Our Leaders

 

Corey Holeman has 20 years of business management, entrepreneurial and executive experience in a variety of fields.  His business pursuits include the areas of Financial Management, Restaurant Services, Management Consulting, and Event Planning.   Corey’s early career in the investment industry culminated with him serving as the Portfolio Manager of 5 funds at The Vanguard Group, totaling over $5 billion in assets.  Corey’s financial expertise led him to a position of CFO for a management company which owned and operated 25 restaurants.  Corey & his wife Courtney later branched out on their own and grew from 1 to 6 restaurants over 5 year period.  In 2008, Corey helped lead the turnaround of National Conferencing, a federal contracting firm which was ranked #2 on the Inc 500’s list of the fastest growing companies in 2013.  As a small angel investor, Corey continues to feed his entrepreneurial passion by consulting and investing in business across several fields, including health care, technology, and food distribution companies.   Corey is committed to the growth of small minority owned businesses through operational excellence and financial prudence.

Mr. Holeman received his Bachelors Degree in Finance from James Madison University, and holds an MBA from Penn State University.   Corey has received numerous awards and recognitions for leadership positions and performance excellence throughout his career.  He is a proud member of First Mount Zion Baptist Church.  Mr. Holeman remains very active in other community and professional leadership roles including the following:

·      Board Member, VA Small Business Finance Authority

·      Vice President, Bethesda Field Office Black McDonalds Operators Association

·      Board Member and Investment Committee Chair for the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund (501c3 for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity)

Corey participates in athletic pursuits including triathlons, marathons, and other active sports.   He is at his best when spending time with his wife and fellow business partner Courtney, and his kids Jordan & Jalen.

Edward Williams is an independent financial advisor and founder of DEW Financial Management Group, Inc.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Edward holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63 & 65 licenses and registrations through LPL Financial, Insurance Life & Annuity licenses. Edward has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry with Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Before coming to the financial services industry Edward had a successful career as a software engineer and a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchisee.

Edward is a member of the National Association of Securities Professional (NASP), the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), and the Financial Services Institute (FSI). He is the current immediate past Chairman of the South Carolina State University Foundation Board, a director of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, and affiliated with Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and is past President of the Association of African American Advisors (Quad-A). 

He enjoys reading mystery and suspense books and movies, and being active with community organizations. He also enjoys golf, tennis and other team sports. He and his wife Deborah enjoy their grandchildren and they currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia.

Adrian Vaughn is a financial advisor who owns his own practice while contracting through McAdam LLC, a prominent financial services company in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Adrian is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®).  He has his Life Accident and Health insurance licenses, and is currently FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 Registered.

Adrian’s friendly personality, deep technical financial knowledge, and belief in having a strong personal relationship with his clients, has quickly allowed him to build a name for himself in the industry.  

On the strength of the unique bond he has had the pleasure to build with his clients, he has consistently been a leader in his firm in new business acquisitions through client referrals (the best way to measure clients’ satisfaction).  Through the strength of his referral business, Adrian has been able to quickly provide advice to several high net-worth clients ($1-10M+), clients across the country (from New York to Florida and as far west as Texas), international clients (Germany and Ghana), several professional athletes, and clients in different industries (business owners/executives/employees/and professionals in accounting, finance, marketing, government, Information Technology, medical, film industry, and the military).

Prior to working at McAdam, Adrian was as outstanding student athlete at George Mason University.  He graduated near the top of his class with a degree in Finance and was named George Mason University’s “Student Athlete of the Year”.  Additional athletic and academic achievements include: Being a School Record Holder, Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Track Performer, Division 1 All American, and Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

On the personal side, Adrian believes strongly in giving back to the community.  While in college, he mentored high schoolers on the Special Forces Track Club and found ways to spend his free time on numerous philanthropic endeavors via campus organizations, both fraternal and mentorship based.  While working for McAdam, during his personal time, he has continued that work by helping to organize and participate in numerous charity and volunteer events as part of a local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., becoming a member of the IRA Dorsey Scholarship Foundation, and serving on Grace Covenant Church's Campus & Men’s Ministry Teams.  Adrian’s long term goal is to build his practice to the point where he can spend his free time doing pro-bono work in the community for families that need the financial assistance, but cannot afford it.

He enjoys sports, movies, travel, fellowship with his church, and spending time with his family and fiancé.  Adrian currently resides in Oakton, Virginia.

Other Board Members

  • Michelle Jefferson, Board Member

  • Jason Ellis, Board Member