Tenth Annual Awards Dinner

Sunday, October 20, 2019

After nine successful Annual Dinner Gala events, AAAEA - Capital Area is looking forward to celebrate its tenth gala in Virginia this year. We had over 300 guests attend each of our past nine events. Among the many distinguished guests were US Secretary of Transportation, Maryland Lt. Governor, Ambassador Patrick Theros, President and Executive Director of US-Qatar Business Council, Maryland Transportation Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Maryland Secretary of the Environment, Deputy Secretary of Business and Economic Development in Maryland, Directors of Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation in the City of Baltimore, Director of Department of Public Works and Transportation in Prince George's County, City of Baltimore Mayor, and other industry leaders.

Guest Speakers

Jeffery McKay currently serves on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He represents the Lee district, which includes the Springfield and Franconia areas. He first won election in November 2007. Jeff is the Democratic party nominee for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The election will be held on November 5, 2019. Jeff graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree.

Shortly after graduating from JMU in 1996, McKay was hired to serve as Chief of Staff to Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman. He continued in that position for more than a decade, until Kauffman retired in 2007.

McKay married Crystal Newsome in 2005. They have two children, Leann and Aidan..