The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that John Boylan has been hired as its President and CEO, effective June 1, 2017. He is the successor in this position to Eileen Curtis, who retired after 23 years of service leading the Dulles Chamber. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge both in the Private and Public arena with a principal focus in the government areas of defense and technology.
He earned a BA from Fairfield University and a MA from California State University as well as a Fellowship at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. John retired from the US Air Force after 20 years serving as a KC-135 Navigator, as well as working in Geospacial Intelligence and Political-Military Affairs.
He was an Executive Vice President of National Security Group and Federal Marketing Practice for Cassidy & Associates, one of the Greater Washington area’s top lobbying firms. Of late, he has worked as Principal of Bridget Partners developing strategy, marketing and business development for businesses in healthcare, defense, energy and infrastructure. John has also worked at Lockheed Martin in Business Development and as VP of Government Relations with Riverside Research, a $100 million not-for-profit.
John and his wife Ellen have three adult children, all living in Centreville, VA since 1993.
"Everyone at the Chamber is incredibly excited to have John at the helm as we enter a new era for the Chamber. His knowledge, background and enthusiasm is everything we want in order to take the Chamber into its next evolution,” said James Lawson, Chairman of the Board, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I don’t think we could have picked anyone more suitable for the task at hand. It is going to be a pleasure working with him.”
"Can’t say enough how excited I am to work with John in furthering the DRCC’s mission as the premiere chamber for innovation in the Dulles Corridor,” added Robert Gangi, Vice Chairman of the Board, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “His experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to serve will propel him and the Chamber toward some really great things. Cheers to him!”
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce serves a footprint that supports all areas within an 8-mile radius of the tower at Washington Dulles International Airport, including Western Fairfax County, Eastern Loudoun County, and the Town of Herndon, with more than 800 business members in one of the nation’s foremost high-tech corridors. Our members represent a full spectrum of businesses by size and variety. The Chamber’s programs, networking opportunities, and workforce initiatives provide unparalleled support for business growth.
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