Northern Virginia Technology Council CEO retiring
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg announced Wednesday that she plans to retire on June 30, 2020, after 22 years at the helm of the membership and trade association for the region's tech industry.
Kilberg has served as president and CEO since 1998. The NVTC Board of Directors has engaged Los Angeles-based management consulting firm Korn Ferry to oversee the search for her successor. A longtime Republican White House appointee, she worked in the Nixon and Ford administrations and served as director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George H.W. Bush. She also was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
During her tenure at NVTC, the council has grown to represent about 1,000 Northern Virginia technology firms representing more than 350,000 employees.
“Bobbie was instrumental in shaping NVTC into one of the largest technology councils in the U.S. and into the regional tech powerhouse that it is today,” said Richard Montoni, chairman of the NVTC Board of Directors, in a statement released Wednesday. “Bobbie is an icon in the industry. Her extraordinary leadership over two decades positions NVTC for its next phase during this very exciting time.”
Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, said, “No one has done as much as Bobbie to knit the regional technology community together. By convening the tech community in so many ways over so many years, she really has helped raise the profile of Northern Virginia as one of the world’s technology capitals.”
“It’s been my great honor to serve an organization that is so deeply committed to this region’s vibrant and diverse technology ecosystem. I’m grateful to have worked alongside some of the region’s most passionate tech luminaries and government officials who have shared the same vision of Northern Virginia as a major tech hub. I am especially grateful to NVTC’s dedicated and talented staff who made this all possible. Under the direction of our board of directors, we’ve accomplished so much together over the last 22 years,” Kilberg said. “I am confident that NVTC’s board will choose a leader who will maintain NVTC’s values while building on and expanding the organization’s impact in the coming years.”