Northern Virginia Technology Council to Launch Veterans Employment Initiative

Aug 08, 2013, 12:57 ET from Northern Virginia Technology Council

Governor Bob McDonnell and Senator Mark Warner to speak at launch event

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced that the official launch of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, a new program designed to connect veterans to employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community, will take place on August 20, 2013 at ICF International in Fairfax.


The event, which will include special guest speakers Governor Bob McDonnell and Senator Mark Warner, will highlight the many aspects of the initiative designed to match veterans with internships, jobs, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees.

In addition to McDonnell and Warner, the event will feature the following speakers:

  • Steve Cooker, Executive Vice President, Monster Government Solutions; Co-Chair, NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative
  • Al Grasso, President and CEO, The MITRE Corporation; Director, National Security Engineering Center
  • Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO, ICF International; Chair, NVTC
  • Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, NVTC
  • David Lucien, CEO and Founder, DCL Associates; Co-Chair, NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative
  • Dr. Bob Templin, President of Northern Virginia Community College

DATE:  August 20, 2013

TIME:  8:45 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:30 a.m. Program

LOCATION:  ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

About NVTC
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council