Vice President, Workforce Development, Northern Virginia Community College

Mr. Gary has over 30 years experience in private and public sector management.  His private sector experience includes operations management, human resources management, business development, government relations and legislative affairs in industry sectors such as steel manufacturing, health care, information systems, telecommunications, aviation and manufacturing.  During the past 9 years, he has served as Vice President, Workforce Development for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the nation's second largest community college, and Virginia's largest institution of higher learning.  In this capacity, he oversees and coordinates the College's Workforce Development and Continuing Education organization with annual revenues in excess of $11 million. Reporting to the President, he provides support to regional economic development initiatives and provides strategic, college-wide leadership for the development and delivery of workforce training and development programs to government, business and industry clients.


Before joining NOVA, he served for 8 years as Vice President of Operations for NavCom Systems, Inc., an aviation, telecommunications and manufacturing company; Computer Sciences Corporation for 15 years as Director of Human Resources and Director of Legislative Affairs; and held senior management positions with Johnson and Johnson, as Director of Personnel, and Lukens Steel Company as Technical Recruiter.


Mr. Gary currently serves on the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent’s Business/Industry Advisory Council.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Prince William Health System.  He most recently served as Chairman of the Board of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Workforce Education (NCWE), a national organization of community college workforce and education professionals, and, in October, 2010, was selected, by a national vote of members, as President. He is the immediate past President (June 2011-July 2012).


In October 2009, he was appointed by the Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, Prince William County, to the County Economic Development Authority Task Force to re-engineer the County’s economic development vision and priorities.


Mr. Gary earned his B.A. Degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, and his M.A. Degree in Industrial Relations from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.