GMU taps powerhouse business coalition to guide Arlington campus growth

George Mason University has gathered a powerhouse coalition of business executives and public sector leaders to help guide its tech-centric Arlington campus.

The President’s Innovation Advisory Council, GMU announced Monday, will be chaired by Aneesh Chopra, president of CareJourney and the nation’s chief technology officer during the Obama administration. Other companies and groups represented include Deltek, Siemens USA, Sandy Spring Bank, Dovel Technologies, Verizon, the NAACP, ByteMethod and the Peterson Cos.

“These council members have been carefully selected for their knowledge and expertise, and also because they represent industries and organizations that are critical to the ecosystem we want to build,” GMU President Gregory Washington said in a release. “We are bringing together community leaders that have a stake and an interest in helping us create an inclusive innovation economy.”

The university was granted $235 million by the commonwealth to grow its Virginia Square…

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