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.

NVC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board of Advisors Roster

  • Mark Carrier (co-chairman), President, B.F. Saul Hospitality Group
  • Stephanie Turner (co-chairman), Vice President, Diversity & Chief Sustainability Officer, MITRE
  • Kathy Albarado, President & CEO, Helios HR
  • Dr. Sharnnia Artis, Vice President, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, George Mason University
  • Nathan Carter, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Laura Giangiuli, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Calibre Systems
  • Kary James, Vice President, Equity & Inclusion, ICF
  • Randi Majors, Director Organizational Development and Social Impact, Transurban
  • Ilene Reiter, Vice President, HR, Interstate
  • Laila Salguero, Chief Divesity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton
  • Dawnita Wilson, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, WETA

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