NVTC TechPAC: Your Questions Answered

  • As an NVTC Member, Why Should I Care about NVTC TechPAC?

    Virginia policymakers make hundreds of decisions each year that can seriously impact technology businesses, technology employees and the technology community at large. Decisions related to public investments and services, taxation and regulation directly or indirectly impact the competitiveness of technology businesses and their bottom lines. NVTC TechPAC supports the interests of the technology industry in Richmond and the future viability of technology businesses in Virginia.
  • What is a PAC?

    "PAC" stands for "political action committee." PACs enable individuals and companies with common interests to raise funds and support candidates for public office. Across all industries, major lobbying groups have long recognized that a single, strong, unified political voice is substantially more effective than a multitude of voices.
  • What is NVTC TechPAC?

    NVTC TechPAC is your PAC. NVTC TechPAC is a key benefit of membership that complements the comprehensive, valuable array of programs, policy advocacy and business services NVTC offers to bolster the success of our member companies, to strengthen the technology industry in Northern Virginia and to positively impact the economic growth of the region. NVTC TechPAC allows NVTC members to combine their financial resources to support Virginia General Assembly candidates and candidates for statewide office who champion issues of importance to the technology business community.
  • Who runs NVTC TechPAC?

    NVTC TechPAC is administered by a 25 member Board of Trustees composed of top executives and government relations professionals from NVTC member companies.
  • Why did NVTC Create NVTC TechPAC?

    The NVTC Board of Directors approved the formation of NVTC TechPAC in 2001 to enable Northern Virginia technology businesses to speak as a community in collectively supporting strong pro-technology, pro-business candidates for office.
  • How Does NVTC TechPAC Make Decisions?

    All NVTC TechPAC decisions are based on the NVTC's Legislative Agenda and policy priorities. The NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees evaluates candidates based on their positions on issues that impact technology businesses and their voting record. NVTC TechPAC Trustees try to personally interview as many candidates as they can in a given election cycle. The NVTC TechPAC Board formally votes on all decisions.
  • How Can I Get Involved in NVTC TechPAC?

    Come to the next event! Make a contribution today! Contact NVTC Director of Policy Troy Murphy tmurphy@nvtc.org or (703) 904-7878.

    To view NVTC TechPAC's current and past contributions to candidates, please visit the Virginia Public Access Project at https://www.vpap.org/money/.

Board of Trustees

Jeff Novak
(NVTC TechPAC Chair)
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Verizon Media

Jake Bittner
President and CEO

Matthew Calkins
Chairman & CEO
Appian Corporation

David Casey
Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Business Development

Will Castleberry
Vice President, State Policy and Community Engagement

Nneka Chiazor
Vice President of Public and Government Affairs
Cox Communications Virginia

Steve Cooker
(NVTC TechPAC Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President
Monster Government Solutions

Nicholas Evans
Vice President Government Affairs

Robert DuPree
Manager, Government Affairs
Telos Corporation

Terry Ellis
Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs

Anne Gavin
Senior Director, State Government Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

Keith Harney
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Joel P. Hinzman
Senior Director, Legislative Affairs

Andrew Jennison
Director of Government Relations

Jennifer Taylor
President & CEO
Northern Virginia Technology Council

Matt McQueen
Chief Communications Officer

Greg Baroni
Chairman and CEO

Paul Russinoff
Senior Director of State Government Relations

Sheryl Schwartz
Managing Partner
Caretek LLC.

M. Peter Sirh
Executive Vice President
Mythics, Inc.

Erica McCann
Public Policy Manager

How to Contribute

Those wishing to support NVTC TechPAC may send a check to:

2214 Rock Hill Road
Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20170

Your contributions to NVTC TechPAC will be used to support candidates for state office in Virginia who support the public policy priorities of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and its membership, as determined by the NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees. Contributions to NVTC TechPAC are not tax deductible. NVTC will comply with all applicable state and federal reporting requirements regarding contributors to and expenditures by NVTC TechPAC.


The Virginia Public Access Project maintains an enhanced list of campaign contributions and expenditures reported by candidates for state office.

NVTC Advocacy Contact

If you have questions or comments regarding NVTC's policy activities, please contact NVTC's Director of Policy, Troy Murphy at tmurphy@nvtc.org

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