Mason President’s Innovation Advisory Council


The President’s Innovation Advisory Council comprises Mason advocates and industry, community, and government leaders essential to the Arlington Innovation Initiative’s success. The committee will provide leadership, vision, and guidance on placemaking, programming, partners, and more, as well as encourage other key partners to contribute to the success of this endeavor.

Membership List


Aneesh Chopra – President, CareJourney

Council Members

Mahfuz Ahmed, BS ‘93 – CEO and Chairman, DISYS

Anne Altman, BS ‘82 – Co-Founder, Everyone Matters Inc.

U.S. Representative Don Beyer – United States House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Virginia

Sanam Boroumand – CEO, Main Digital

AC Chakrabarti, BS ‘96 – CEO, Astroflare

Admiral Jay Cohen – Principal, The Chertoff Group

Mike Corkery – President and CEO, Deltek

Dr. Francisco Durán – Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools

Tim Hale – CEO, Coastal Cloud

Karen Harrington – Director of Innovation, Raytheon

Deepak Hathiramani – Founding Partner and Executive Chairman, SteeleHarbour Capital Partners

David Heyman – President and CEO, Smart Works Venture Labs

Victor Hoskins – President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Ahmad Ishaq – Founder and CEO, U.Group and Managing Director, Spectre Holdings

Marquan D. Jackson – Resident Services Director, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

Kurt John – Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA

Senator Tim Kaine, H.C. ‘07 – United States Senate, Commonwealth of Virginia

Riz Khaliq, BA ‘93, MA ‘94 – CEO, Assima

Paul Leslie – Executive Chairman, Dovel Technologies

John Loveland – Global Head of Cyber Security Strategy and Marketing, Verizon

John Maxwell – Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Paul Misener, JD ‘93 – Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

John Muleta – CEO, Atelum LLC

Dolly Oberoi – Co-Founder and CEO, C2 Technologies, Inc.

Jay O’Brien – EVP and Chief Banking Officer, Sandy Spring Bank

Carolyn Parent – Entrepreneur In Residence, HearstLab

Delbert Parks – Vice President and Site Executive, Micron

Jon Peterson – CEO, The Peterson Companies

Susan Riel – President and CEO, Eagle Bank

Kurt Scherer – Managing Partner, C5 Capital

Sumeet Shrivastava, MBA ‘94 – President and CEO, Array Information Technology

Julius D. “JD” Spain, Sr. – President Arlington Branch NAACP & LMI Consultant, Arlington Branch NAACP

Telly Tucker – Director, Arlington Economic Development, Arlington County

Vijay Venkateswaran, BS ‘90 – Founder and CEO, Viventum Inc.

Saurabh Verma, Vice President and CTO, Public Sector, Salesforce

David Wiley – President, Widelity

Christina Winn – Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development

John Wood – CEO & Chairman of the Board, Telos Corporation