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Nu Xi Zeta – 2016 Man of the Year – William “Bill” Euille
2015 Man of the Year – The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr.
In 1993, William T. Newman, Jr. was appointed as a Judge of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 17th Judicial Circuit covering Arlington County and the City of Falls Church. In 2003, he was named Chief Judge of the Arlington County Circuit Court. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Newman was a partner at the law firm of Carpenter, Newman, Martin, Berkowitz and Garnes. He was also involved in local politics. In 1987, he was elected to the Arlington County Board. He served as its Chairman in 1991 when he was re-elected to a second term. During his tenure in local government, he was elected President of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. Judge Newman was named by the Washingtonian magazine as one of the Best Trial Judges in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Judge Newman received his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America, 1977, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, 1972.
2014 Man of the Year – J. Glenn Hopkins
President/Chief Executive Officer, Hopkins House
J. GLENN HOPKINS is President/CEO of Hopkins House, a center for children and families in Northern Virginia. Hopkins House is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, serving children, youths, and families. In 2014, the organization celebrates its 75th year of continuous operation since its founding in 1939.
Mr. Hopkins has worked in the education and human services field for more than twenty years.
He is Chairman of the Alexandria City Public Schools Student Advisory Committee and a member of the Alexandria Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission.
He is former chairman of the Alexandria-Arlington SmartBeginnings Initiative, a coalition of nonprofit and government officials addressing children’s issues; former chairman of the Alexandria City Public Schools Alternative Education Task Force; a Past President of the Association for Excellence and Equality in Education; a former member of the boards of the New York Urban League, the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations, and the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission.
He also served on the Boards of CFA Mortgage, Inc. and Consumers for Cable Choice, and a member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commerce Bank.
In addition to his work at Hopkins House, Mr. Hopkins is a former Program Manager and Acting Chief of Staff at the Early Care and Education Administration for the Government of the District of Columbia.
He often appears on local newscasts and is regularly quoted in local publications on children and family issues.
Mr. Hopkins earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a resident of the Northern Virginia.
2013 Man of the Year – Earl Stafford
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Stafford Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, The Wentworth Group, LLC.
Earl W. Stafford founded The Stafford Foundation in 2002 as a faith-based, non-profit organization founded on promoting the principles of Jesus Christ. The foundation provides support and assistance to the underserved and the socially and economically distressed in order for them to become self-reliant.
The Stafford Foundation created and funded The People’s Inaugural Project which brought together over 400 of the nations underserved and marginalized to witness and participate in the historic inauguration of President Obama. Even after the event, the foundation continues to provide support to many of those nonprofit organizations that provided participants. In addition, the foundation collaborates with many established nonprofit organizations throughout the nation to address and support programs that deal with poverty, education and unemployment. With the endorsement and support of Dr. Bill Cosby, the foundation launched its nationwide Doing Good campaign, created to inspire and encourage people across all socio-economic levels to get involved and volunteer their efforts to help make their communities and the world better. The foundation has received widespread recognition and awards for its philanthropic efforts.
Mr. Stafford also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Wentworth Group, LLC, a privately-held holding company that provides essential business services and growth investment support to commercial, technology-focused small businesses.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Stafford served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (UNITECH), an advanced training and simulation technology company that provided innovative solutions to solve mission-critical military, national security and counterterrorism issues worldwide.
UNITECH developed an international reputation for being a world leader in manufacturing and providing a complete portfolio of Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems (MILES), range instrumentation and other force-on-force Tactical Engagement Simulation Systems (TESS) employed in advanced military training. In addition, the company designed and developed high-end interactive and immersive courseware and gaming solutions for the defense, health care and financial sectors. In 2009 UNITECH, was acquired by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Before entering the corporate world, Mr. Stafford had a distinguished career in the U.S. military which included service as the assistant Air Force Liaison Officer to the Federal Aviation Administration.
He currently serves on the Boards of the Horatio Alger Association, the Wesley Theological Seminary, the Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Apollo Theater Foundation, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Morehouse College – Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership. Mr. Stafford received a Presidential appointment to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Stafford holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the OPM executive program at Harvard Business School and has received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Virginia State University and an Honorary Doctor of Business from South Carolina State University.
Mr. Stafford and his wife Amanda reside in McLean, Virginia.