Provided by the PW Committee of 100
May 12, 2015, Prince William, VA –The Prince William Committee of 100 will host its monthly dinner and program on Thursday, May 21 at the Wyndham Garden, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m.
This month the Committee of 100 will apply its panelist style forum to JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! The discussion will focus on employment market trends that will affect pocket books, personal earnings and the job market within the next five years.
Confirmed panelists include: Carlos Castro, President and Founder, Todos Inc.; Dr. Sam Hill, Provost Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Woodbridge and the new Workforce Development Center; David Hunn, President and CEO Skillsource and Board Member of Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board; and Mark Shaaber, CEO of SCS Integrated Support Solutions, Inc.
Panelist Carlos Castro is the President and founder of Todos Supermarket in Woodbridge and Dumfries, Virginia, which specializes in Hispanic foods and services. Today his company earns $18 million annually (2012) and employs 140 people. Castro emigrated from El Salvador and became a U.S. citizen in 1990. He serves on various boards of directors for education, health and workforce development in the local area.
Dr. Sam Hill serves as the provost for the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, a position he has held since 2005. Prior to joining the Woodbridge Campus of NOVA, Dr. Hill served at community colleges in Texas and Illinois.
Dr. Hill has a history of community involvement. He served as a commissioner on the PWC Future 2030 Commission and was a member of the Board of Directors for Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (formerly Potomac Hospital). He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Manassas/PW Center for the Arts. He is also a member of the Lake Ridge Rotary Club, a 2007 graduate of the Citizens Academy of the FBI Academy at Quantico, and a graduate of the 2006 PWC Community Leadership Institute.
David Hunn, has been the Executive Director of The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board since April 2002. Prior to joining the NVWIB, he was the founding Director of the Regional Workforce Development Coordinating Center of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership. The Northern Virginia Regional Partnership is a public-private partnership comprised of business, education, local government and civic leaders which represents over 1.6 million residents and is specifically focused on developing a world-class technology workforce throughout the region. The Partnership was created in 1997.
Prior to his work with the Regional Partnership, Hunn served for 10 years in several career senior human service and workforce development agency positions with Fairfax County, Virginia government, including Deputy Director for Operations and Administration with the Department of Family Services.
Hunn graduated from the Leadership Fairfax Class of 1995. He is also active in a number of organizations throughout Northern Virginia.
Mark Shaaber is the Co-founder, Owner, and CEO of SCS Integrated Support Solutions. In 2013 his company, which provides complete workplace interior product and service solutions to government and commercial clients, received a Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business of Year award. From 2008 to 2014, Shaaber served as an expert consultant on strategic planning for Booz Allen Hamilton, in support of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Shaaber is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Prince William and serves on the current Board of Directors. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Prince William Veterans Council.
Panelists’ biographies are also available at www.pwcgov.org. At the May meeting, the Committee of 100 will also hold its annual meeting to vote on the 2016 slate of officers and board of directors. The Committee of 100 welcomes guests to its monthly program. Members and guests must R.S.V.P. for dinner by noon on Monday, May 18, 2015. Dinner is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Program only attendance is free and seating will begin after a brief business meeting at 7:45 p.m.