Loudoun County Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College are two of the largest educational institutions in the Commonwealth. These two institutions have been on front in providing for the needs of Loudoun’s future workforce, and today for their health and safety as back to school plans begin to roll out.
We look forward to being joined by the two top executives from each organization, Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, and Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun campus. We hope you can join us as we get a behind the scenes look at how our county based educational institutions handled the initial COVID-19 pandemic and how they prepare to go back to school next month.
Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost, Northern Virginia Community College
Dr. Leidig has a career in higher education that has spanned language schools, universities, state government, corporate settings, and community colleges. Since 2010 she has served as the provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Loudoun Campus in Sterling, Virginia. As provost, Dr. Leidig functions as both the chief executive officer and the chief academic officer for the campus, including two large off-campus centers and thousands of dual enrollment students at more than 17 high schools. Dr. Leidig holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, as well as three graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: an M.Ed. in adult education and human resource development, a M. A. in foreign language education, and a Ph.D. in educational administration/community college leadership. She is devoted to the community college mission and is always looking for ways to create better experiences and pathways for students.
Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools
Eric Williams has served as Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, a school district of 94 schools serving more than 83,000 students in northern Virginia, since July 2014. Dr. Williams believes in engaging students in solving authentic problems as a means to developing as knowledgeable critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators, creators, and contributors. He promotes the joy of teaching and learning in lieu of a test-prep mentality. Dr. Williams served previously as superintendent in York County, Va., and as an assistant superintendent and principal in Naples, Fla. He has also worked as a teacher and administrator in Massachusetts and Brazil. Williams’ educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in education from The College of William and Mary, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a doctorate of education from Boston University.
Dr. Julie LeidigProvost Northern Virginia Community College
Dr. Eric WilliamsSuperintendent Loudoun County Public Schools
Signature Series Sponsor
- Atlantic Union Bank
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- Dominion Energy
- Sandy Spring Bank
- Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County Virginia
- Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber celebrated its 55th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 20, 2023 at The National Conference Center. We honored top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2022 Board of Directors Chair, Shawn Mitchell, owner of Modern Mechanical. We will also welcomed in our 2023 Board and the new Chair Carol Barbe, owner of Backflow Technology.
The 2023 Community Leadership Award winners in each category had the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 Annual Meeting. 2023 Event Photos
On Monday, August 15, 2022, the 40th Annual Chamber Classic was held at The Club at Creighton Farms. This event has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for four decades. The Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. If your company’s target market includes senior level executives and business owners who have a passion for the game of golf, we invite you to consider a 2023 Sponsorship. Stay tuned for more information and pricing.
Small Business Awards
For 28 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. We hope you will join us to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2022 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. This event will take place on Friday, November 4th at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles. View Photos / View 2021 Finalists & Winners
This Spring, the Chamber will honor the Loudoun Chamber will honor first responders, our community’s real-life heroes, and several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Stay tuned for the 2023 event date!