Board of Directors

The AEDP board of directors is comprised of stakeholders representing a range of business sectors including: financial, real estate, hospitality, marketing, information technology, and professional associations. The Board assists in guiding the organization through the creation of strategic plans, overseeing the development of an annual budget, and achieving its mission and goals.

Chris Hartman

ChairSuntrust Bank

Chris has a diverse financial background and serves on the Alexandria City Public Schools long-range planning work group, supporting AEDP’s interest in promoting education as an important economic development issue.

Kerry Donley

Vice ChairJohn Marshall Bank

Kerry served as mayor of the City of Alexandria from 1996 to 2003 and as vice mayor from 1994 to 1996 and 2009 to 2012. He has a long history of leadership in various community and business organizations.

Scott Shaw

TreasurerFishbowl, Inc

Scott’s 17-year experience with three startup foodservice companies led him to found Fishbowl in 2000—now a leading provider of marketing and software for restaurants.

Marcy Anderson

Federal Professional Solutions

Marcy founded her company in 2005 following her involvement in a variety of successful startups, and served as chairwoman of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center from 2009 to 2011.

David Cleary

Cleary & Oxford Associates

David Cleary has arranged acquisitions and related transactions for over a hundred U.S. and foreign healthcare corporations. He is also the founder of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), an organization that has helped thousands of abused children find safe, permanent homes.

Jim Devlin

RJ Investments, LLC

Jim founded his consultancy practice in 2005, which assists small to medium-sized foreign technology enterprises with market entry support, strategy development, and investment advice.

Allison Cryor Dinardo

King Street Wireless

Allison has successfully launched four wireless companies based in Alexandria, is a leader in the philanthropic community, and recently completed a term of service on the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors.

Bill Hard


Bill led the LCOR team that developed the 2.5 million-square-foot U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Carlyle.

Dak Hardwick

Assistant Vice President, International AffairsAerospace Industries Association

Dak is Assistant Vice President, International Affairs for the Aerospace Industries Association, and volunteers his time serving on the City’s Budget & Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee. In 2016, Dak is Chair-elect of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and serves on the AEDP board on the Chamber’s behalf.

David Heiden

Mitre Corp.

David is an Alexandria native with an interest in historic preservation and expertise in communications; he serves as the citizen representative on the board of directors.

A.J. Jackson


A.J. is a Senior Vice President at EYA. He is involved in several residential projects in Alexandria, including The Oronoco, Old Town Commons, and Robinson Terminal South.

Mark Jinks

City of Alexandria

As City Manager, Mark carries out the policy directives of the City Council and manages the daily operations of City government. From 2004 – 2014 he served as Deputy City Manager where he oversaw efforts related to planning, land use, transportation, code administration, historic preservation, and more. He is the City government’s appointee to the board of directors.

Greg Leisch

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Prior to his current role as Senior Managing Director or Research for NGKF, Greg founded Delta Associates in 1980. His expertise includes providing commercial real estate research, advisory, and publication services to a broad array of clients throughout the United States.

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Dave is a principal with Avison Young and has vast experience in real estate, landlord and corporate tenant representation, was the 2013-2014 chairman of NAIOP Northern Virginia, and serves on local nonprofit boards.

Scott Price

Office of Sen. Mark Warner

Prior to directing constituent services for Sen. Warner, Scott was executive director of the Virginia High-Tech Partnership, linking technology companies with historically black colleges and universities.

David Speck

Speck-Caudron Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

David has a history of political and philanthropic leadership, serving on the Alexandria City Council (most recently in 2012) and in the Virginia House of Delegates as well as on many nonprofit and government boards.

Melissa Webb

Rappaport Companies

Through her work as Executive Director of Brokerage at The Rappaport Companies, a regional leader in commercial retail leasing and development, Melissa has leased more than 100,000 sf of retail space in Alexandria.

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