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.

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.

"Our strength is grounded in truly reflecting the diversity of our community and advocating for an inclusive business climate that creates equitable access for all to thrive."

- Julie Coons President and CEO Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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

Chamber DE&I PROGRAMS

NOVA DEI Connects

NOVA DEI Connects is an inclusive and collaborative community of members who seek to share, learn, and implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in their employee culture, talent development, and employee recruiting and retention.
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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

  • Luanne Gutermuth (co-chair), Founder and CEO, LSG Solutions LLC
  • John A. Allen (co-chair), Region Bank President, Wells Fargo
  • Kathy Albarado, President & CEO, Helios HR
  • Stephanie Berkowitz, President & 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
  • Victor Hoskins, President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Jermaine Johnson, Regional President, Greater Washington and Virginia, PNC Bank
  • Patricia N. Mathews, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
  • Matt McQueen, Senior Vice President Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, Peraton
  • Derrick N. Perkins, Senior Vice President & Market Executive, Bank of America
  • Bea Pfander, Senior Client Manager, Cigna
  • Richard Pineda, President & CEO, CALIBRE
  • Scott Price, Dominion, Regional Policy Director
  • David Ritchey, JBG Smith
  • Telly Tucker, Director, Arlington Economic Development
  • Stephanie Turner, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Innovation, MITRE           
  • Tien Wong, CEO, Opus8

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