2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Leadership Awards

2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Leadership Awards
On April 24, 2019, NVTC will host the inaugural 2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards. The NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards will offer the statewide business community and public sector leaders the opportunity to join together in celebrating the enormous growth and contributions of Virginia's data center industry.


The Northern Virginia Technology Council is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Virginia Data Center Leadership Awards. As businesses and consumers generate exponentially more data and demand for data storage, protection and analytics, data centers are increasingly recognized as the backbone of technology and innovation worldwide. Virginia has emerged as the world's largest data center market and the data center sector is now a substantial driver of Virginia's statewide economy.

On April 24, 2019, NVTC will host the inaugural 2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards at the Stone Tower Winery. Registration for the awards banquet on April 24 is now open.

The evening also will include a fireside chat featuring Virginia Speaker of the House Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), senior Virginia Senator Janet Howell (D-Fairfax), Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) President & CEO Stephen Moret, and Virginia Senator Frank Ruff (R-Mecklenburg), Chair of the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee who will discuss topics and issues of importance to Virginia’s data center sector including Virginia’s business climate, the role of tax incentives in economic development, access to renewable energy, and new initiatives to grow Virginia’s technology workforce pipeline.

Dress code: Business Dress

We are pleased to announce that the following individuals were chosen as finalists:

Data Center Community Champion Finalists
TJ Ciccone, CoreSite
Dwight Douglas, QTS Data Centers
Erich Sanchack, Digital Realty
Michael Whitlock, Sabey Data Centers

Data Center Construction Project Finalists
Jon Duffey, Bob Shawver, Chris Jewell, Nick Cunningham, Mark Rainey, HITT
Tag Greason, Chip Scaglione, Ray Carrillo, Allan French, Laney Marinich, QTS Data Centers
James Hattori, Carl Lubawy, Kevin Dalton, RagingWire Data Centers
Chris Strock and Jeff Smith, DPR and Dan Kingman, Digital Realty

Data Center Industry Icon Finalists
Hossein Fateh, CloudHQ
Michael J. (Mike) Mosman, Morrison Hershfield
Bill Stein, Digital Realty
Allen Tucker, JLL

Data Center Sustainable Champion Finalists
Aaron Binkley, Digital Realty
Juan Font, CoreSite
John Sasser, Sabey Data Centers
Andrew Schaap, Aligned Energy
Dave Smith, Microsoft

For the Data Center Legislative Champion Award, the judges chose to recognize a class of honorees. Our honorees are below.

Data Center Legislative Champion 2019 Class of Honorees
The Honorable Tim Hugo, Virginia House of Delegates
The Honorable Jeanine Lawson, Prince William Board of County Supervisors
The Honorable Ryan McDougle, Senate of Virginia
The Honorable Marty Nohe, Prince William Board of County Supervisors


Platinum Sponsors: CoreSite;
Loudoun County Virginia Economic Development
Reception Sponsors: AWS; Microsoft
Printed Program Sponsor: Google
Wine Glass Sponsor: CPG
Silver Sponsors: Facebook; Henrico Economic Development Authority;
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Iron Mountain; Prince William County Economic Development; QTS; Sabey Data Centers; Telxius; Virginia Beach Economic Development
Supporting Organizations: AFCOM; 7×24 Exchange International; Virginia Chamber
Stone Tower Winery 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd. Leesburg, Virginia 20175 USA