GW Hosts Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Business Leaders for Discussion

University partnered with Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for the event.

February 21, 2019

President Thomas LeBlanc and U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton

President Thomas LeBlanc presented U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) with a photo of a George Washington statue at an event with business leaders on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce)

Dozens of capital-area executives gathered at the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus Tuesday for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.).

The event, hosted at Exploration Hall in partnership with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, brought together leaders from healthcare, banking, construction, information technology, consulting and nonprofit industries to hear about Ms. Wexton’s priorities and ask questions during an hourlong discussion. It was Ms. Wexton’s first meeting with the Loudoun County business community since taking office in January.

Participants talked about issues ranging from expediting the security clearance process to developing better talent pipelines for high-demand fields such as cybersecurity and health care.

U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton and Business Leaders

U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) addresses business leaders on Tuesday at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. (Photo courtesy Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce)

In welcoming remarks, President Thomas LeBlanc noted GW’s longstanding presence in and commitment to Virginia and said the university is “working hard every day to make sure students have the skills, training and opportunities to meet the workforce needs of both today and tomorrow.”

“We can only accomplish this goal by gathering input and partnering with industry,” he added. “So I hope all of you will consider GW a resource and look forward to working with all of you in the years to come.”