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Chamber’s 2021 Business Awards

Chamber Citizen of the Year 2021

George Ksenics, Andrews FCU

George Ksenics, is being recognized as the Chamber Citizen of the Year 2021 by Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. George is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Andrews Federal Credit Union. Since becoming involved with the Chamber 15 years ago, Ksenics has served in a variety of leadership roles within the organization.

“When you are a Chamber member, you are a steward of the community,” Ksenics said. “You can see the whole thing coming together and know that communities are successful because of involvement.

“People who do their daily job and then are willing to do their part to make the community a better place to live, worship, and do business make successful communities,” said Ksenics.

Ksenics served as chairman of the chamber in 2016, was on the Board of Directors 2011-14 and then was elected to vice-president, president and chairman. He now serves on the Mount Vernon Lee Education Partnership Board of Directors and helps direct the Chamber’s charitable foundation.

“While everything we do at the Chamber is a team effort,” said Holly Dougherty, Chamber President, “George has been a major force in explaining to businesses the value of our scholarship program and leading the fundraising to make it successful.

“George is always optimistic and willing to put in the extra effort even when no one else knows what he is doing,” Dougherty said.

Ksenics has been a chair of the golf committee for more than 15 years and has been instrumental in raising funds for the scholarship program. Under George’s leadership, the scholarship fund has grown and now more than $250,000 has been awarded to local high school seniors to help further their education.

Ksenics’ summed up his philosophy of community service by saying, “You help the community be better and at the same time you have a new network of people that can be extremely valuable to you in your career.”

Receiving THE BEST Distinguished Business of 2021 awards were Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, for their response to the pandemic;

Kevin McNulty, Cox Communications

Supporting Strategies of Northern Virginia; VH Sign Co.; the Army Retirement Residence Foundation – Potomac; and the National Museum of the United States Army.

Kevin McNulty, Cox Communications was also awarded the 2021 “Rising Star” award for his contributions as chair of the legislative affairs committee.

Award recipients will be recognized at a special “Holiday Happy Hour” on Wednesday, December 8, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield.

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