FAIRFAX, VA (May 15) – The World Police and Fire Games, Fairfax 2015 (fairfax2015.com), coming to the National Capital Region next June, has formed an honorary board of state political leaders, sports stars and the business community. Governor Terry McAuliffe will serve as chairman. He will address the importance of Virginia winning this bid and hosting the Olympic-style Games at an address on Wednesday, May 21 in Vienna.
“Fairfax 2015 will support the Commonwealth’s tourism industry and generate unique economic development opportunities,” said Jim Corcoran, President and CEO of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. “Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the National Capital Region is the perfect host to welcome 12,000 athletes and our business community welcomes this competition.”
Kevin Reynolds, President of Cardinal Bank, is chairman of the board of directors for Fairfax 2015. “I am so grateful to the Governor for taking-on this leadership role,” said Reynolds. “Now having the support of Fairfax County and our Governor, we are asking Virginia and Washington regional companies to come aboard as sponsors.”
Elected Officials Serving as Honorary Board Members include:
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine
Congressmen Gerry Connolly, James Moran and Frank Wolf
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran
Business Community Honorary Board Members include:
Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
Jim Corcoran, President & CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Mike Daniels, Chairman, LMI
Jim Dinegar, President & CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
James W. Dyke Jr., Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods LLP
John Jumper, Chairman and CEO, Leidos
Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council
John C. Lee, CEO, Lee Technologies
Russ Ramsey, Chairman & CEO, Ramsey Asset Management
Cal Ripken, Jr., President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc.
Dwight Schar, Founder and Executive Chairman, NVR Inc.
Kent Schneider, President, AFCEA International
Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Healthcare Systems
Matthew Shank, President, Marymount University
The World Police & Fire Games is the largest single participant sporting event in the world, with athletes and public safety professionals coming to Fairfax from 70 countries. More than 12,000 sworn officers from police, fire and public safety departments worldwide will compete in Fairfax County from June 26 through July 5, 2015 in 60 different sports as well as police-and-fire-specific activities across 53 venues.