NVFS 2005 Road to Independence Gala Chair

(Oakton, Va., Jan. 12, 2005)  Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is pleased to announce that its 2005 Road to Independence Gala will be chaired by one of the region’s most prominent business leaders, Dr. David Karlgaard, Chairman of the Board and CEO of PEC Solutions in Fairfax.

“NVFS is honored to have such a distinguished leader as Dr. Karlgaard supporting its efforts to raise funds and public awareness through this year’s Road to Independence Gala,” said NVFS President and CEO Mary Agee. “I am confident that with his direction we will have an extremely successful and enjoyable event.”

“I am proud to serve as chair of NVFS’ 2005 Road to Independence Gala,” Dr. Karlgaard said. “NVFS is an organization with an outstanding reputation for helping thousands of people to improve their lives. The Gala will provide an exceptional opportunity to support and celebrate these important achievements.”

Dr. Karlgaard has served as a technical contributor and manager in the information sciences industry for more than 30 years. He was employed for eight years as an electrical engineer at several U.S. Government research laboratories, nine years as an electrical engineer and executive at Computer Sciences Corporation, and 20 years in his current position at PEC Solutions.

Dr. Karlgaard is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University. He is a founder and serves on the Board of Directors of James Monroe Bank, a local community bank. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Rising Edge Technologies, a start-up company focusing on storage solutions and Argon ST, a defense electronics firm.

Dr. Karlgaard is a participant in the Professional Services Council, Northern Virginia Technology Council and has served as president of the Washington Technology Fast 50 Council. He is married, with two grown children, and has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 1967.

The gala event will be held on Friday, April 22 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Festivities will include a reception, dinner, silent and live auction, and special program with entertainment to be announced at a later date.