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The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Washington Region’s Economy


Apr 2, 2020 09:30 AM

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Jeannette Chapman
Director of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute @Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Jeannette Chapman is the director of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. At the Institute, she examines the Washington region’s economy, demographics and housing market. Jeannette has been with George Mason University since 2013. Prior to joining George Mason University, she was the research associate for economic growth and development at the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, where she analyzed the major sectors of the downtown D.C. economy. Jeannette received bachelor’s degrees in economics and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University.
Alex Iams
Executive Vice President @Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Alex Iams is executive vice president at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. He assumed that post in January 2020 after spending 13 years at Arlington (Va.) Economic Development. He left AED as interim director, and previously served five years as assistant director there. Iams was a key member of the Arlington leadership that secured Amazon’s second headquarters for Northern Virginia in 2018. He is an Ohio native. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University.
Moderator: Victor Hoskins
President and CEO @Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Victor Hoskins became president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in August 2019. Previously, he was the director of Arlington (Va.) Economic Development since 2015. In that role he is most known for leading the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Northern Virginia, a deal that will bring up to 37,850 Amazon jobs to Arlington, stimulate creation of another 75,000 jobs in the Washington region, and generate between $3.2 and $4.8 billion in revenue for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, Mr. Hoskins worked in private real estate investment on Wall Street. He also served as deputy mayor of economic development for the District of Columbia, during which time he led the turnaround of the District’s economy with projects such as The Wharf and City Center. He holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree with honors from Dartmouth College.