Profiles of Success
NVBCC General Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
Join the NVBCC for the Annual General Member Meeting and Holiday Celebration!
We will enjoy an evening of dance, food & beverages, awards and networking as we celebrate the season. Invite friends and colleagues to connect with the NVBCC and the Multicultural Chamber Alliance
Special Guest Speaker- Victor Hoskins, President & CEO Fairfax County (VA) Economic Development Authority
Victor Hoskins joined the Fairfax County (Va.) Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) as president and CEO on August 5, 2019. Previously, he was the director of Arlington (Va.) Economic Development since 2015. In that role he is most known for leading the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Arlington County, a deal that will bring between 25,000 and 37,850 Amazon jobs to Arlington, stimulate creation of another 75,000 jobs in the Washington region, and generate between $3.2 and $4.8 billion in revenue for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Since he arrived at the FCEDA, Microsoft announced a 400,000-square foot software R&D center that will have 1,500 employees. This was the largest transaction in Northern Virginia for 2020. Google, Facebook, Amazon Web Services, Volkswagen Group of America, Guidehouse, StarKist and the global law firm of King & Spalding also announced locations in Fairfax County.
Under Mr. Hoskins’ leadership, in 2020 the FCEDA launched a multi-faceted talent initiative aimed at attracting, retaining, retraining and growing the workforce that businesses need to succeed in Northern Virginia.
Mr. Hoskins is leading the regional economic development strategy initiative at Connected DMV, to create a stronger, equitable, and more resilient Washington, D.C., region. He is also involved in regional economic recovery strategy efforts in Fairfax County and Virginia.
Previously, Mr. Hoskins worked in private real estate investment on Wall Street. He also served as deputy mayor of economic development for the District of Columbia, during which time he led the turnaround of the District’s economy with projects such as The Wharf and City Center.
Mr. Hoskins received the 2020 Regional Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax Inc. He also received the 2019 Ronald Kirby Award for Collaborative Leadership from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Virginia Business magazine named him one of the “100 people to meet in 2020” and its 2021 list of “Heavy Hitters” shaping Virginia.
He holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree with honors from Dartmouth College.
Date: Thursday December 2,2021
Time: 6pm - 9:00pm
Location: University of Northern Virginia- 12750 Fair Lakes Cir, Fairfax, VA 22033
Dress: Holiday Attire or Corporate Casual
6:00 pm- 6:30 pm - NVBCC Chamber Business (Overview of Year, Vote/Administer Board Position. Chamber Members present will vote)
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm- Special Guest Speaker, Victor Hoskins- President/CEO Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
7:15 pm- 8:00 pm - Networking , Food, Entertainment
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm- Music
Contact: Sheila Dixon