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NVTC Announces Finalists for the 2019 Virginia Data Center Awards

April 2, 2019 - 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 Banquet at the Stone Tower Winery. Registration for the awards banquet on April 24 is now open.

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 Center
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 decided to make this a class of honorees, instead of a single individual winner. 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