President and CEO
President & CEO
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
Bobbie Kilberg is President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), a position she has held since September 1998. NVTC is the largest technology council in the nation with about 1,000 member companies employing 200,000 people in the Potomac region. In December 2001, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) during his term in office.
Kilberg is a graduate of Yale University Law School (J.D.), Columbia University (M.A.) and Vassar College (B.A.). In 2013, she was awarded an honorary associate degree in humane letters by the Northern Virginia Community College. As a White House Fellow, she served on the staff of President Nixon's Domestic Policy Council. Following that position, she was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount Vernon College. She served as Associate Counsel to the President under President Ford, as Director of the Aspen Institute's Project on the Future of Private Philanthropy, and as Vice President and General Counsel of the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies. She held two consecutive positions for President George H.W. Bush, as Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Public Liaison and as Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
In Virginia, Kilberg has served on the Speaker's Citizens Advisory Committee on Legislative Compensation; on the Joint Judicial Advisory Committee for the merit selection of judges; on the Attorney General's Task Forces on Identity Theft, Regulatory Reform and Economic Development, and Youth Internet Safety; and on the Governor's Northern Virginia BRAC Working Group. In November 2009, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell named her as one of the five co-chairs of his Transition Team. From 2010 to 2012, she served on the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring and the Governor's Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. In July 2013, Gov. McDonnell named her one of two statewide co-chairs of the "Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000," an initiative to match 1,000 children currently in foster care with adoptive families.
Kilberg has been very involved in her community. She is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, the board of advisors of the Global Good Fund, the boards of directors of the Equal Footing Foundation, the American Action Forum and Grandma Rita's Children, a special trips camp for at-risk children, and the steering committee of The Leadership Foundry. She is also a member of the boards of directors of United Bank and RG Group Inc. Kilberg formerly served on the boards of trustees/directors of The George Washington University, public television station WETA, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Potomac School, U.S. Naval Academy (Board of Visitors), U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Lab School of Washington and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.
In December 2013, Bobbie Kilberg was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. In July 2009, she was named Business Leader of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Washingtonian also named her as one of the 100 Tech Titans of Washington and one of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2009, 2011 and 2013, and one of the region's 150 Most Powerful People in 2007. Virginia Business magazine named Kilberg one of the 25 People You Need to Know in 2011 and one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians in 2013. She was named to the Washington Business Journal's Power 100 list in 2012 and 2013 and to Washington Life magazine's Power 100 list in 2012, and received the Elizabeth J. Somers Faculty Award from the George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus and Alumnae Association. Kilberg was named one of the Influential Women of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the inaugural recipient of the NOVAForward Award from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce in 2011. She has also received the 2001 Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement Award, a 2001 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship from the Virginia-Israel Technology Trade Summit, the Volunteer Fairfax 2003 Community Champion Award, the 2003 Girls Inc. D.C. Celebration Honoree Award, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Technology, the 2005 Women Who Mean Business Award from Washington Business Journal, and the 2007 BRAVO! Women Business Achievement Award and 2008 Choice Award from Washington SmartCEO.
Kilberg has sought elected political office twice in Virginia, in 1987 as the Republican candidate for the State Senate and in 1993 as a candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
She resides in McLean, Va., with her husband Bill Kilberg, a senior partner at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. They have five children and eight grandchildren.