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Oct. 16, 2019 6:55 pm

Bobbie Kilberg is retiring after 22 years of leading Northern Virginia Tech Council

NVTC's board of directors formed a search and advisory committee to work with consulting firm Korn Ferry as it looks for Kilberg's successor.
Bobbie Kilberg.

Bobbie Kilberg.

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Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) president and CEO Bobbie Kilberg is set to retire on June 30 after 22 years leading the organization.

NVTC is a membership and trade association for the tech community. Kilberg has been the organization’s president and CEO since 1998, and during her tenure, she has helped grow NVTC’s membership base and strategic partners, per a press release.

NVTC said it currently represents approximately 1,000 companies and organizations and 350,000 employees across the region.

“Bobbie was instrumental in shaping NVTC into one of the largest technology councils in the U.S. and into the regional tech powerhouse that it is today,” said Richard Montoni, chairman of the NVTC board of directors, in a statement. “Her extraordinary leadership over two decades positions NVTC for its next phase during this very exciting time.”

Kilberg also has a full portfolio of awards she’s won over her career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Technology in 2004 and Washingtonian’s 2009 Business Leader of the Year. She’s even made the magazine’s 100 Tech Titans of Washington list for the past three years.

The NVTC board of directors formed a search and advisory committee to work with consulting firm Korn Ferry as it hunts for Kilberg’s successor. Kilberg will remain in her role through next summer.

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“It’s been my great honor to serve an organization that is so deeply committed to this region’s vibrant and diverse technology ecosystem. I’m grateful to have worked alongside some of the region’s most passionate tech luminaries and government officials who have shared the same vision of Northern Virginia as a major tech hub,” Kilberg said in a statement. “I am confident that NVTC’s Board will choose a leader who will maintain NVTC’s values while building on and expanding the organization’s impact in the coming years.”

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