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Gerald L. Gordon: 2010 Virginia Business Person of the Year

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Title…................CEO and president, Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County

Born…................Nov. 3, 1950, in Washington, D.C.

Education…........Bachelor’s degree in political science, The Citadel; master’s degree in public and international affairs,  School of Public and International Affairs, George Washington University; doctorate in international economics, Catholic University of America. 

Salary….............Salary, pay-for-performance and deferred compensation amounted to $260,000 in fiscal 2010.

Most challenging deal….......... “All deals are difficult in different ways”

Family….............Wife, Barbara; sons, Brian, 32, and Daniel, 28

Author….............Gordon has written 10 books, including “The Formula for Economic Growth on Main Street America.” Published in 2009, it used Fairfax as a case study for good growth. His next book, “The Reinvention of Local and Regional Economies,” is due out in 2011.

Teacher…............He has taught at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University, among other institutions of higher education


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