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Fairfax EDA President Receives Organizational Leadership Award

The International Economic Development Council, a non-profit membership organization serving 4,600 economic developers, presented Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, with the Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award for a “lasting commitment to the field of economic development.” The award was presented October 5 during the IEDC’s 2015 annual conference held in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Finkle Award honors an individual who has continuously led a public or non-profit economic development organization with integrity, tenacity and a philanthropic spirit for at least 15 years. Gordon has worked at the Fairfax EDA since late 1983, during which time office space in the county grew from 32 million square feet to more than 116 million, and jobs in the county grew from 243,000 to almost 600,000.