Board of Directors

Steve Upton
Chief Growth Officer
Northern Virginia Technology Council

Steve Upton is Chief Growth Officer of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), one of the largest regional technology councils in the nation, that serves the capital region's diverse technology ecosystem by accelerating technology innovation and promotes world-class workforce development.  Upton, a Virginia native, has lived in the Northern Virginia area for more than two decades. He joined NVTC from RR Donnelley where he served on their national sales team. During his time there, he managed key relationships with Fortune 1000 companies. Fully embracing RR Donnelley’s digital capabilities, Upton excelled at promoting its print-to-digital technology.  

Previously, Upton served as Business Development Director at AARP Services where he helped secure new business relationships with large companies such as Bloomin’ Brands and AT&T.  During his tenure at AARP Services, he also landed a multi-million-dollar partnership with Chevrolet. Before joining AARP Services, Upton worked at USA TODAY as Director of Consumer Sales and Marketing. There he oversaw every aspect of the consumer experience and was responsible for the growth in USA TODAY’s subscription circulation and revenue. In addition, he oversaw key business relationships with American Express, Best Buy and American Airlines. 

Upton holds a BS in Marketing from Virginia Tech. He currently serves on the board of the GCAF of Virginia Tech and was previously President of the Northern Virginia Hokie Club. Upton is the recipient of the Michael W. Carroll Award for his volunteer fundraising efforts and is a Virginia Tech UT Prosim Society Member. 

Upton resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife Karen, Founder of Infinity Road HR. When not spending time with their two daughters, he enjoys all things golf.