Working together for a better Northern Virginia

We bring business leaders, top institutions, other business organizations, and a diverse group of elected leaders together to work toward a better Northern Virginia.

We embrace diversity.

We bring business leaders, top institutions, other business organizations, and a diverse group of elected leaders together to work toward a better Northern Virginia.

Business leaders working

together toward an

equitable community.

Our commitment to diversity and equality for all businesses and their employees has driven our inclusive approach to our board leadership and in our programming including speakers and organizational relationships.  We will use our voice to achieve meaningful and positive change in our region. It is a commitment that will remain top of mind—and action—as we continue to work toward an inclusive world. 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board of Advisors
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Your Chamber Advocacy Contact

For more information, please contact Clayton Medford, VP Government Relations: cmedford@novachamber.org

A Chamber 95 Years in the Making

Founded in Northern Virginia, Our Home

Orginally founded in 1925, as a Fairfax county-focused business advocacy organization, the Northern Virginia Chamber has grown into region's largest Chamber of Commerce, drawing members and impacting policy across the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Region. 

Today, 700 members strong, representing close to 500,000 employees, the diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets, offering opportunities to learn from one another and form personal connections that help guide lasting business growth.

NOVA’s goal is to be considered not only a business partner but also an agent of change for our members. We do this through our work in government advocacy, education through events and programs, networking, promotion of member businesses, and recognition through awards.

We are proud to have worked together over these many years to build a meaningful association that enriches our community and look forward to continuing that good work.

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board of Advisors Roster

  • Matt McQueen (co-chair) | Senior Vice President & Chief Communications and Engagement Officer | Peraton
  • John A. Allen (co-chair) | Region Bank President | Wells Fargo
  • Kathy Albarado | President & CEO | Helios HR
  • Stephanie Berkowitz | President and CEO | Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Karla Bruce | Chief Equity Officer, Office of the County Executive | Fairfax County Government
  • Jim Dyke | Senior Advisor | McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Eileen Ellsworth | CEO | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Kathryn Falk | Vice President, Northern Virginia | Cox Communications
  • Deb Gandy | Managing Director | Chevy Chase Trust
  • Luanne Gutermuth | Founder and CEO | LSG Solutions LLC
  • Cecilia Hodges | Regional President, Greater Washington and Virginia | M&T Bank
  • Victor Hoskins | President and CEO | Fairfax County EDA
  • Jermaine Johnson | Regional President, Greater Washington and Virginia | PNC Bank
  • Patricia N. Mathews | President & CEO | Northern Virginia Health Foundation
  • Derrick N. Perkins | Senior Vice President Market Executive | Bank of America
  • Richard Pineda | President & CEO | CALIBRE
  • Scott Price | Regional Policy Director | Dominion
  • Monica Schmude | President, Cigna Mid-Atlantic | Cigna
  • Kayann Schoeneman | President | Curley Company, Inc
  • Stephanie Turner | Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Innovation | MITRE
  • Dr. Gregory Washington | President | George Mason University

Advocating on behalf of our members.

We bring business leaders, top institutions, other business organizations, and a diverse group of elected leaders together to work toward a better Northern Virginia.

Kathy Alborado

Chamber Policy Committee Co-Chair

CEO, Helios HR
Chamber Policy Committee