Companies owned by Hispanics, African-Americans and women in Fairfax County shine in the latest national rankings for largest or fastest-growing companies in their respective groups, according to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
Eleven county-based companies are among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation based on revenue, according to HispanicBusiness.com. Here are the companies that made the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 list and their rankings:
ź MicroTech LLC, Tysons Corner (21)
ź GeoLogics Corp., Alexandria (102)
ź SCI Consulting Services Inc., Tysons Corner (114)
ź Computing Technologies Inc., Fairfax (117)
ź Priority One Services Inc., Alexandria (134)
ź Kemron Environmental Services Inc., Tysons Corner (138)
ź Citizant, Chantilly (166)
ź Communications Resource Inc., Tysons Corner (186)
ź NMR Consulting Inc., Chantilly (205)
ź Engineering, Management & Integration Inc., Herndon (424)
ź MAC Aerospace Corp., Chantilly (434).
Together those companies generated $655 million in revenue and employed more than 3,000 workers in 2011, the website reported.
A 12th company on the list, The Centech Group Inc., is listed in Arlington but has moved its headquarters to the Falls Church area.
Black Enterprise magazine listed an additional five county-based companies on its 2012 list of the 100 largest African American-owned companies in the U.S. Here are the companies and their rankings:
ź Thompson Hospitality, Herndon (8)
ź COMTek (Communications Technologies Inc.), Chantilly (51)
ź SoBran, Fairfax (55)
ź Metters Incorporated, Tysons Corner (61)
ź InScope International, Reston (80).
Together those companies generated $613 million in revenue and employed more than 5,000 workers in 2011, Black Enterprise reported.
Finally, the Women Presidents’ Organization, a peer-advisory group for multimillion-dollar women-owned businesses, partnered with American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, to compile a list of the 50 fastest-growing woman-owned or -led companies in North America. The 2012 WPO rankings include two companies in Fairfax County:
ź GCS Inc., Tysons Corner (10)
ź Ampcus Inc., Chantilly (36).
Those two companies are the only ones listed for Virginia.
“Fairfax County is proud to be a community in which companies of all descriptions can and do succeed to a greater extent than in the rest of the region, the state or the country,” said Gerald Gordon, president and CEO of the development authority.
The development authority’s Business Diversity Division supports the growth of those enterprises by organizing and hosting workshops that showcase local, state and federal resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses and by hosting SCORE business counselors.
Vienna IT firm hires two
NJVC, an information technology company headquartered in Vienna, has hired two new managers: Von Gardiner as senior manager of its Department of Defense program and John Wallace as vice president of market management.
Gardiner, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has almost 30 years experience in strategic IT communication infrastructure services, military leadership and decision-making. Most recently, he was director of communications and information with the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Wallace has 26 years of global experience working with senior technology and business executives to develop and implement strategies in technology and operations, consumer and private banking, securities trading, wholesale banking and insurance. He previously held senior-level positions with Hewlett-Packard Corp.
Fairfax attorney among ‘Best Lawyers’ for 2013
James Coleman, an attorney with the Fairfax office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, has been named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Coleman practices employment and labor law and litigation.
Inclusion on the list is considered a singular honor because of the rigorous, transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 36,000 attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.
Constangy, Brooks & Smith has counseled employers on labor and employment law matters, exclusively, since 1946.
NOVA hires 5 from Fairfax
The Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College welcomed several new faculty members for the fall 2012 semester, including four who reside in Fairfax County.
John Kincheloe of Alexandria, assistant professor of history, brings several years of teaching experience, including three years as an adjunct at NOVA. He earned a master’s degree at James Madison University and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Connecticut.
Anita Mohan of McLean, assistant professor of chemistry, earned a doctorate at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. She has been an adjunct at NOVA since 2009 and has 17 years of additional teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels at universities in India.
Lisa Nanni-Messegee of Fairfax Station, assistant professor of communication studies and theatre, has taught part-time at NOVA’s Manassas and Woodbridge campuses. She also has experience teaching at George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington. In addition, she is the resident director and playwright for Acting for Young People. She has a master of fine arts in directing/theatre from Minnesota State University in Mankato and a master’s degree in acting from Kansas State University.
Stephanie Semler of Alexandria, assistant professor of philosophy, earned a doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Nevada. She gained teaching experience at George Mason, Virginia Tech and Radford University.
Meanwhile, NOVA-Manassas has hired Sarah Gunnarson of Fairfax Station. An assistant professor of psychology, Gunnarson has a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. She has one semester of teaching experience at NOVA and two years at the University of Maryland.