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NVTC Commissioner Biographies

Paul Smedberg
Chairman, City of Alexandria

Paul C. Smedberg, first elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2003, was re-elected to a fourth term in 2012.   He served on the City’s highly visible Economic Sustainability Committee which offered long range and short term solutions to assure Alexandria’s economic viability during the current economic downturn. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the NVTA Planning Committee, the Alexandria Marketing Committee and the City Waterfront Committee. He co-chaired the 2010-2011 Alexandria Strategic Plan which serves as a guide for directing financial resources and analyzing program effectiveness. As co-chair of the Council’s Legislative Subcommittee he monitored proposed state and federal legislation of interest to the City.   With the Mayor he is on the Pension & Employee Compensation Committee and serves on the Board of Governors of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association.  A member of the VRE Operations Board since 2005, he was elected Secretary of the Board in 2010 and previously served as Treasurer.  Professionally he is Director of Policy & Public Affairs at the American Society of Nephrology.   Mr. Smedberg earned degrees in economics and history from Allegheny College and is a Fellow, Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.  In 2010 he was named an Outstanding Virginian by Equality Virginia.

David Snyder

Vice-Chairman, City of Falls Church

 

David F. Snyder was first elected to the Falls Church City Council in 1994 and became a NVTC commissioner in that year.   He served as NVTC’s chairman in 2000 and 2007.  He was selected to serve as vice mayor for the city of Falls Church in 1996 and mayor in 1998 and vice mayor again in 2010.  He is a vice president and assistant general counsel for the American Insurance Association, specializing in international trade and regulatory issues.  Mr. Snyder is a member of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, the Emergency Preparedness Council, the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.  He helped coordinate the transportation and evacuation component of the Regional Emergency Coordination Plan approved by MWCOG on September 11, 2002. Mr. Snyder graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and graduated from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.  After serving as an alternate, Mr. Snyder returned to NVTC as a Board member in September, 2010.  Mr. Snyder also received the Council of Governments Scull Award for regional leadership in 2010.

Jay Fisette

Secretary/Treasurer, Arlington County

 

Jay Fisette joined NVTC in March, 1999.  He has been a member of the Arlington County Board since 1998, serving as chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010.  Mr. Fisette is an advocate for smart growth and the principles of New Urbanism, such as the importance of linking land use and transportation, providing robust transportation options and designing inviting public spaces. During his tenure as president of the Virginia Municipal League in 2007-2008, Mr. Fisette created VML’s Go Green Virginia Initiative.  A former chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), he now chairs COG's Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, and serves on the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee.  He represents Arlington on the Greater Washington Initiative of the Board of Trade and he serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington District Council of the Urban Land Institute.  He has a M.A. degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and received his B.A. degree from Bucknell University.  Mr. Fisette served as chairman of the board in 2012. 

 

Richard H. Black

Commissioner, State Senator

Richard H. “Dick” Black was elected in 2011 to represent the newly formed 13th District encompassing both parts of Loudoun and Prince William Counties.  He serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; General Laws and Technology; Education and Health; and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees in the Senate.  He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with honors from the School of Business and also earned a law degree. Senator Black had a distinguished career in the Marines and later served as an attorney in the Army for a total of 31 years of military service.  He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1998 where he represented the 32nd District for eight years. Among his many legislative accomplishments, he enacted legislation to build the Route 28 Freeway with ten new flyovers.  Senator Black was appointed to NVTC in May, 2012.

Sharon Bulova

Commissioner, Fairfax County

Sharon Bulova has served 24 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  She was elected chairman in 2009.  Mrs. Bulova is a founder of the Virginia Railway Express and has served on the VRE Operations Board since its inception in 1989.  She was appointed by former Gov. Mark Warner to chair the Governor's Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st Century in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which has resulted in effective partnerships for investments in rail to fund projects (both freight and passenger) that have a significant public benefit.  Mrs. Bulova was appointed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to chair the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative, culminating in the Region Forward Compact among COG’s 21 participating jurisdictions.  Region Forward promotes better regional planning and smart growth strategies.   She is a member of the MWCOG’s Air Quality Committee and Development Planning Committee, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Barbara Comstock
Commissioner,
State Delegate


Barbara Comstock was first elected in 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna and Potomac Falls) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She currently serves on the Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the Commerce and Labor Committee.   Her past work experience includes serving as Chief Counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee; and as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice (2002-2003).  She also served as a senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va10). Delegate Comstock graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science. Delegate Comstock joined NVTC in May, 2010. She is also a small businesswoman and a founder of Comstock Strategies, a public relations and government affairs firm. 

John Cook

Commissioner, Fairfax County

John C. Cook was sworn in as a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, representing the Braddock District, in March, 2009.  Mr. Cook is a former president of the Kings Park Civic Association, where he designed and implemented a community revitalization program.  He is also a former board member of his local PTA and former coach for the Braddock Road Youth Club. In 2008 he was named the Braddock District “Community Champion” by Volunteer Fairfax. Mr. Cook is the managing partner of the Fairfax law firm Cook Kitts & Francuzenko.  He is a former chair of the Employment Law Section of the Fairfax County Bar Association and a member of the New York State and the Virginia bar associations, the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and a conciliator for the Fairfax Circuit Court. He received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College, where he was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from The George Washington University.  He also serves on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the VRE Operations Board. He was appointed to NVTC in January, 2010.

James Dyke 

Commissioner, State Appointee

James W. Dyke, Jr., is a partner in the law firm of McGuire Woods LLP.  He previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education under former Governor Wilder and as a Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale. He has served as chairman to several organizations, including the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Business Roundtable, the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, and the Emerging Business Forum. He served as chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade for 2010. During his term, he was co-chair of the Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force. Mr. Dyke has served or is serving on various commissions and committees including the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the Commission to Restructure Virginia's Tax Structure, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation (VA), the Governor’s Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting (VA), and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.  Mr. Dyke earned his B.A. and J.D. from Howard University and in addition has five Honorary Degrees. Mr. Dyke joined NVTC as Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation’s designee on October 6, 2011.

William Euille

Commissioner, City of Alexandria

William D. Euille has served on the Alexandria City Council since 1994 and was re-elected in 1997 (vice mayor) and 2000. In 2003 he was elected to a three-year term as mayor and re-elected in 2006,  2009 and 2012 for another three years. He co-chairs the Alexandria Welfare Reform Committee (Alexandria Works!).  He represents Alexandria on the WMATA Board of Directors, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and as President of the Virginia Transit Association ( VTA ). Mr. Euille is President/CEO of Wm. D. Euille & Associates, Inc., an Alexandria construction services firm. Mr. Euille received a B.S. degree in accounting from Quinnipiac University .  He joined NVTC in July, 2000 and served as its chairman in 2004, 2008 and 2011, as well as secretary-treasurer in 2006 and 2009, and as vice-chairman in 2010. 

John Foust

Commissioner, Fairfax County

John Foust was appointed to the NVTC in January, 2009. He represents the Dranesville District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He is Chairman of the Board’s Audit and Economic Advisory Committees and Vice Chairman of the Board’s Budget Committee. In addition to NVTC, he represents Fairfax County on several regional boards and commissions including the Route 28 Highway Transportation Improvement District Commission, the Mosaic Community Development Authority, the Phase I and Phase II Dulles Rail Transportation Improvement District Commissions, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council. Before joining the Board of Supervisors, John practiced law in Northern Virginia for 27 years and was active in several civic associations and advisory boards including the Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council, the McLean Citizens Association and the Boy Scouts of America. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA degree from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, and a law degree from George Washington University.

Councilmember Jeffrey C. Greenfield

Jeffrey Greenfield

Commissioner, City of Fairfax

 

Jeffrey C. Greenfield is serving his ninth term as a member of Fairfax City Council.  He serves on the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments’ Board of Directors, the COG Metropolitan Development Policy and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.  A lifelong resident of the city, Mr. Greenfield is a small business owner.  He received both his B.A. in political science and his M.P.A. in public administration from George Mason University.

Catherine Hudgins
Commissioner, Fairfax County


Catherine M. Hudgins (Cathy) is serving her fourth term on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, representing the Hunter Mill District.  Currently, she serves as chair of the Human Services and the Housing and Community Development Committees.  Supervisor Hudgins is a smart growth advocate and works to obtain mix use development that integrates the environment, transportation and housing with the goal of creating sustainable communities.  She has been honored for her leadership and work in transportation, mental health and affordable housing, including recognition as the 2011 Public Official of the Year by Virginia Transit Association.  Supervisor Hudgins serves on several other regional and state boards, which include chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Counties, and member and former 2007 chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.  She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University and a BS degree in mathematics education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She joined NVTC in January, 2004 and served as chairman in 2010.

Mary Hynes

Commissioner, Arlington County

 

Mary Hynes was appointed by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission to the WMATA Board in January 2011 as a Principal Director representing Arlington.  She currently serves as a Virginia Alternate Member representing Arlington. She was elected to the Arlington County Board in November 2007 and was Chair of the Board in 2012. Previously, Ms. Hynes served on the Arlington School Board from 1995 to 2006. She serves as Chair of The Region Forward Coalition and is a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). She is also actively involved in the Virginia Municipal League, serving as a member of the VML Executive Committee. For the fifth year she continues as an Arlington representative on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

Jeffrey McKay

Commissioner, Fairfax County

Jeffrey C. McKay was first elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2007 and began his second term on January 1, 2012.  He was appointed to NVTC in January, 2008.  Supervisor McKay chairs the Fairfax County Board’s Transportation Committee, Legislative Committee, and co-chairs the Board’s committee on Community Revitalization and Reinvestment.  He serves on the VACO Regional Board of Directors, and is a former board member of United Community Ministries (UCM) and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Committee on Reapportionment.  Supervisor McKay is a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Fairfax County.  He also serves as an alternate to the Virginia Transit Association and VRE Operations Board.  Supervisor McKay earned a B.A. in Public Administration from James Madison University and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.  
 

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David Ramadan

Commissioner, State Delegate

David Ramadan was elected to the House of Delegates in 2011 and represents the newly created 87th District (Eastern Loudoun County and parts of Prince William County).  He serves on the Privileges & Elections and Science & Technology Committees.   Delegate Ramadan emigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1989.  He is a graduate of George Mason University with a B.A. degree in Government and Politics and a M.A. degree in International Trade and Transactions.  He also completed graduate studies at Oxford University, The American Graduate School of Business, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.  Mr. Ramadan founded RAMA International Inc., an international consulting company.  He is also actively involved in several other corporations and ventures.  Delegate Ramadan was appointed to serve on NVTC in May, 2012.       

Kenneth Reid

Commissioner, Loudoun County

Kenneth D. Reid was elected to represent the Leesburg District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2011.  He is co-chairman of the Joint Board of Supervisors-School Board Committee and is a member of the Finance, Government Services and Operations Committee. He also serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Region Forward Coalition, the Northern Virginia Manpower Consortium Workforce Investment Board and the Loudoun County Annexation Area Development Policy Committee.   As a long-time civic activist in the transportation field in the greater Washington region, Mr. Reid has organized citizen-action groups to support the completion of Battlefield Parkway, the paving of Sycolin Road to Ashburn, and the promotion of bus rapid transit and express toll lanes in the Dulles Corridor.  Mr. Reid received a bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.  By profession, Mr. Reid is editor, publisher and owner of Washington Information Source Company, a newsletter publishing and book distribution business.  He became a NVTC commissioner in January of 2012. 

Thomas Davis Rust

Commissioner, State Delegate

 

Thomas Davis Rust was appointed to NVTC in June of 2006.  He has served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2002.  Prior to that time he served as a Town Councilman and Mayor of the Town of Herndon.  Delegate Rust serves on the Transportation, Education, Commerce and Labor, and Science and Technology Committees of the House of Delegates.  He chairs subcommittees on both Education and Transportation. Rust has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in Public Works Engineering from George Washington University, and a Master of Planning in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.  In his professional career he is chairman of the Board of Directors of Patton Harris Rust and Associates (a Pennoni company), a regional Mid-Atlantic engineering firm.  Rust is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Planner.

Walter Tejada

Commissioner, Arlington County

J. Walter Tejada has served on the Arlington County Board since March 2003. He served as Vice-Chairman in 2007 and 2012, and as Chairman to the Board in 2008 and 2013. Mr. Tejada represents Arlington County on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) Board of Directors, the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board (VRE), the National Association of Counties (NACO) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) Board of Directors and the Administration of Government, Public Safety and Telecommunications Steering Committee, the Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary Advisory Committee, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Latino Advisory Council. Born in El Salvador, Mr. Tejada moved to the United States at the age of 13. He studied Government and Communication at George Mason University and has worked as an investigator, a business consultant and as a Congressional Aide. Mr. Tejada joined NVTC in January 2014. 

Jennifer Mitchell

Alternate, State Appointee

Bio coming soon.   

 


Phil Duncan

Alternate, City of Falls Church

Phil Duncan is a member of the Falls Church City Council.   Prior to his election in 2012, he was chairman of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Transportation and vice chairman of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.  He currently serves as an alternate member to the Transportation Planning Board, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Mr. Duncan is the founder of Civicatalyst Communications, which provides public relations and outreach serves to educational and civic organizations.  He is a graduate of Davidson College. 

 

Timothy Lovain

Alternate, City of Alexandria

Timothy Lovain served on the Alexandria City Council from 2006-2009 and was again elected in 2012.  Mr. Lovain serves as chair of the Washington Area Transit Industry Representatives Task Force, chair of the Public Ferry Coalition, and treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors.  Mr. Lovain is Vice Present and General Counsel of Denny Miller Associates, a government relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he has worked for 28 years, mostly representing public transportation clients.  Mr. Lovain received a B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in politics from Princeton University, and a J.D. with honors for the University of Washington Law School.  Mr. Lovain is also an alternate on the VRE Operations Board.

Karen Oliver

Alternate, City of Falls Church

Bio coming soon.  

Steven Stombres

Alternate, City of Fairfax

 

He is a member of Historic Fairfax City, Inc., American Legion Post 177 and Daniels Run PTA.  A lifelong resident of Virginia, Stombres has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993 and currently serves as chief of staff to a member of Virginia’s Congressional delegation.  He graduated with a B.A. in history from Virginia Tech. As a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, he attended Officer Candidate School and served as a military intelligence officer in various assignments during his 20-year career in the Army Reserves.

 
 

 

 

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