John G. Milliken

Senior Fellow in Residence,  Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Former Partner at Venable LLP and Virginia Secretary of Transportation.

Elise Miller-Hooks

Professor, Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University


Multi-Hazard Civil Infrastructure Resilience Quantification; Interdependent Infrastructure Lifelines Modeling; Disaster Planning, Evacuation and Response; Stochastic and Dynamic Network Algorithms; Intermodal Passenger and Freight Transport; Alternative Modes; Real-Time Routing and Fleet Management; Incident Management; Transportation Infrastructure Investment for Climate Uncertainty

Professional service:

Chair of the TRB Transportation Network Modeling Committee; Associate Editor, Transportation Science; Editorial Board Member, Transportation Research Part B and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems

David L. Meyer

Mayor, Fairfax City, VA
Former Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA (2008-17)

A city resident since 1981, he has actively supported the Appalachia Service Project and the Fairfax Police Youth Club. He is a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church.  Meyer also is a Trustee of Randolph-Macon College.

Jeffrey C. Greenfield

Councilmember, Fairfax City, VA
Member, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Jeffrey C. Greenfield is serving his twelfth term on City Council.

Greenfield serves on a number of other boards and commissions, including the Local Emergency Planning Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors, COG Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, and the COG Human Service and Public Safety Committee.

A member of the 1993 Bond Referendum Task Force, Greenfield also served as the vice chair of the Fairfax 2020 Commission and was a member of that committee's Economic Development Subcommittee. He served as vice chair of the city's Park and Recreation Advisory Board and was vice-chair of the city's Task Force for a More Livable City of Fairfax.

Brooke Hardin

Director, Department of Community Development and Planning, Fairfax City, VA

Prior to becoming the Director of theCommunity Development and Planning Department, Hardin served as the city’s Planning Division chief from 2011 to 2014.

Hardin spent nearly a decade with the City of Richmond, Va., finishing his service as that city’s deputy director of Planning and Development Review Department. He also worked in economic development for Isle of Wight County, Va., and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Joseph Harmon

Member, Fairfax City Planning Commission
President, Questox Corporation

As an IT project management professional, I am an experienced website developer who enjoys the creative side of computers. I am the owner of a new media company providing websolutions at and Additionally, I am involved in my local community, and have been appointed by the City Council to a few boards and commissions in the City of Fairfax.

David Summers

Director of Public Works, City of Fairfax, VA

Manage the over 160 employees of the Department of Public Works.

Creation and implementation of an 11 million dollar operating budget and over a 20 million dollar Capital Project Budget. The department provides efficient, cost-effective and high quality services to the citizens of the City of Fairfax.

Wendy Block Sanford

Transportation Director, City of Fairfax, Virginia

Christopher M. Bruno

Director of Economic Development, City of Fairfax, Virginia

Terry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Jonathan L. Gifford

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

Professor Gifford’s book Flexible Urban Transportation (Pergamon 2003) examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems.

He has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an interdisciplinary hub in the School of Business that supports innovators and changemakers from all Mason schools and programs.

From innovative courses and clubs to makerspaces and competitions, CIE offers participants opportunities to explore and learn about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, experiment with concepts and tools, and startup a venture or initiative.

David J. Miller

Assistant Professor, School of Business
Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Director, Mason Innovation Lab and  Campus Entrepreneurship

Research Interests include: Entrepreneurship, Higher education, and Economic history

Teaching Interests include: New venture creation and Entrepreneurship

Lance Sherry

Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research department,  Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University
Director, Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR)

Dr. Sherry’s has pioneered research in data analytics and stochastic simulation of large complex adaptive systems such as the air transportation system, operations of airports, airlines and air traffic control, as well other network-of-network systems. These analyses are used widely for strategic planning, business development, cost/benefit analysis, and system productivity improvement.

Dr. Sherry has also conducted award wining work in human-computer interaction, operator training, and the design of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems (such as Unmanned Air Vehicles).

Eric Maribojoc

Executive Director, Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, School of Busienss, George Mason University

Real estate professional with extensive experience and leadership in acquisition, financing, asset management, construction, leasing, re-positioning and sale of multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties

Specialties: Lease and contract negotiation, due diligence review, budget planning, vendor management, business analysis and planning, structuring capital and financing, business team formation, market research

Josh Cantor

Director, Parking & Transportation, George Mason University

Oversee Parking & Transportation on all George Mason University campuses and sites. Areas under Parking & Transportation are: Parking Services including permit sales, enforcement and citation management, special events, and construction related issues.

Also oversee University's shuttle program as well as all alternative transportation issues including bicycling programs.

Serves as University's representative on transit/traffic/parking issues with regional partners.

Monica Backmon

Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

At its April meeting, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority voted unanimously to select Monica Backmon as the Authority’s Executive Director.

“The Authority is proud to have Ms. Backmon lead this organization. Over the past seven years, she has worked tirelessly and collaboratively with our regional partners and staff to advance the role of NVTA and establish the Authority as a trusted organization. Her solid experience of public administration and her strong commitment to public service is exactly the kind of leadership that the Authority needs,” said Marty Nohe, Chairman of the Authority.

Kristine Mosuela

Graduate student, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech
Entrepreneurial Leader, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Esau Vigil

Student, Information Technology, School of Business, George Mason University
Opptu Role: Business Management

Cristian Vigil

Student, Communication, College of Humanities and Social Studies, George Mason University
Opptu role:  Communication

Andrea Nunez Justiniano

Business Student,  George Mason University
Member, Cric team, Mason SEAP

Tri Nguyen

Computer Science Student, George Mason University
Team Member, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Jenn Pence

Computer Science Student, George Mason University
Team Member, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Douglas Stewart

Development Specialist, Piedmont Environmental Council

As transportation chair of the Virginia Sierra Club, Stewart organized the I-66 Corridor Coalition, an alliance of seven organizations that advocated for a transit-first approach to improving I-66 outside the Beltway, and he coordinated grassroots support for Fairfax County's 2014 transportation bond proposal, which provided more than $75 million for walking and bicycling facilities. Stewart is a co-founder and leader of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling and Fairfax City Citizens for Smarter Growth.

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