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NVTC Commissioner Biographies

David Snyder

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.   Previously 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

Vice-Chairman, 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. 


Jeffrey McKay

Secretary/Treasurer, 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.  

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.

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.

Jim Corcoran 

Commissioner, State Appointee

Bio coming soon.

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.

James LeMunyon

Commissioner, State Delegate

James "Jim" LeMunyon was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2009.  He serves on three committees: General Laws, Education, and Transportation.  Delegate LeMunyon is a Deputy Whip for the Republican majority. He also serves on the Transportation Accountability (Technology Subcommittee Chair), the Code Commission (Vice-Chair), and the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Council (Vice-Chair). As a technology company entrepreneur for more than 20 years, Delegate LeMunyon has started and continues to help build technology businesses. Presently, he is an adviser to the Computer and Communications Industry Association. Delegate LeMunyon graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in physics and mathematics. He earned a M.S. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin on a NASA scholarship. He joined NVTC in May 2014.


Randall Minchew

Commissioner, State Delegate

J. Randall Minchew, known to all as "Randy", serves as a Delegate for the Virginia’s 10th District.  He serves on several House Committees, including Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, and Transportation. Delegate Minchew is a founding member and two-term Chairman of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission as well as a founding member and chair of the Rural Economic Development Task Force. He studied public policy and economics at Duke University and studied law at Washington & Lee University. He has an established law practice in Leesburg. Delegate Minchew joined NVTC in May 2014.   

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. 

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.

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 Wexton

Commissioner, State Senator

In January 2014 Senator Jennifer Wexton began serving the 33rd District, which covers Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. She serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; Courts of Justice; Privileges and Elections; and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Wexton served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County and then went into private practice remaining committed to public service. In 2010, Ms. Wexton was selected by the Chief Judge of the Loudoun Circuit Court to serve as a Substitute Judge in the District Court. A native of the Washington area, Senator Wexton graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in College Park and earned her law degree from the College of William and Mary. Senator Wexton joined NVTC in May 2014.


Jennifer Mitchell

Alternate, State Appointee


Jennifer Mitchell is the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Prior to joining DPRT, she was an Assistant Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff, a transportation consulting firm. Ms. Mitchell has over twenty years of experience working on transportation projects based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Prior to joining PB, she worked with DRPT and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as Deputy Project Director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which began construction in 2008. Ms. Mitchell is an Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow and a member of the Eno Foundation’s Board of Regents. She also serves on the American Public Transportation Association’s Policy and Planning Committee, as Chair of APTA’s Metropolitan Planning Subcommittee, and as secretary of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s International Board. Ms. Mitchell has a Masters in regional planning from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of urban planning from University of Virginia. Ms. Mitchell joined NVTC as an alternate in January 2014.


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

Karen R. Oliver is a member of the Falls Church City Council. Ms. Oliver serves as an Alternate on the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Ms. Oliver earned her bachelors degree in engineering at Swarthmore College, and her masters in business administration with a concentration in finance at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Other post graduate education includes one year of French studies at the Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Francaises, Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and non-degree graduate study as a spousal associate of the Michigan Journalism Fellowship Program, at the University of Michigan. Ms. Oliver currently works in nonprofit management with the Washington, DC consulting firm Orr Associates.




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