Board of Directors

Board members are drawn from several magisterial districts throughout the County, as well as from the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.  Each board member brings professional expertise to their position and contributes their time without compensation. Their service is a commitment to the expansion of the small business community and our local tax base.

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Marion Wall, Chairman

Marion M. Wall is owner of First Broadway, LLC in Quantico, Virginia.  

Since 2014, Marion has served as Chairman of the Flory Small Business Center’s Board of Directors and he has been a member of the board since the Flory Center was created in 1991. A former member of the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority and the Prince William County Service Authority, he is well known for strong commitment to community service.

Currently, Marion serves as Chairman of the Potomac Health Foundation, a private, independent foundation established in December, 2009.  The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations to improve the health of the community by increasing access to primary health care for the medically underserved, reducing the incidence of preventable disease, and supporting innovation around emerging health needs.  The Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

A longtime member of the Sentara Potomac Hospital Board, Marion’s work has been recognized with the Matthew F. McNulty, Jr. Award.  This award was created by the Executive Committee of the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area to annually honor an outstanding healthcare leader.  It recognizes significant contributions to the region's healthcare field and is the Council’s highest award. Marion joined the Potomac Hospital Board of Trustees in 1974, served as Chairman from 1988 until 1997, and then served as Chairman of the Potomac Hospital Foundation Board of Directors from 1997- 2009. He continues to serve on the Sentara Healthcare Board of Directors as well as the Science and Technology Campus Advisory Board of George Mason University.

Marion resides near Quantico.


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Frank Jones, Secretary

Manassas Park

After 21 years with the U.S. Navy, Frank retired and embarked on a career with SAIC before joining the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) in 2005.  He served as Chief Human Capital Officer and Director of the Operations and Personnel Support Division for the DMDC until 2016. In that role, he was responsible for all facets of personnel management, facilities management, physical security, and anti-terrorism planning.  He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Defense Human Resources Activity.

It was Frank’s honor to serve as Mayor of the City of Manassas Park from 2004 until 2017, working with the Governing Body to lead the city’s 15,000 citizens.   During his tenure, he led the renovation and construction of several City facilities including the Manassas Park Fire Department, Manassas Park Police Station, and the 80,000 square feet Manassas Community Center.  

Originally from South Carolina, Frank and his family settled in Manassas Park in 1988, while he was still on active duty with the U.S. Navy.  He and his wife purchased a home, enrolled their young son in the City’s public schools, and began looking for ways to serve the community. Frank was soon elected to the Manassas Park School Board where he served as Chairman for 11 years before being elected Mayor.

Frank earned his BA in Business Administration from Strayer University, graduating summa cum laude.  He continues to live in Manassas Park.


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Frank Mejia, Board Member

Woodbridge

Frank Mejia recently retired from his small business that offered professional tax and management consulting.  Frank served a wide range of clients located throughout the United States and in his native Puerto Rico.

A resident of Woodbridge for over 50 years, Frank has been an active member of the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) since 1978, serving as Chairman from 1996 until 2017.

Frank previously enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Army, where he retired as Colonel.

He earned a Masters Degree in Business from Syracuse University.

Frank resides in Woodbridge.

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Steve Dawson, Treasurer

Catharpin

Steve Dawson has a long career history in small and family-owned businesses and brings this entrepreneurial experience to his service on the Flory Center Board of Directors.   Throughout his career, he has maintained a strong interest in bringing business to Prince William County through his work with the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority.  He served as the Gainesville District representative from 1995-2001 and from 2012-2017 and as the Brentsville District representative from 2007 to 2012.

Throughout his career, he has worked primarily in the areas of finance and administration, including implementing and administering Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP).  Prior to his recent retirement, he was Vice President of Finance and Administration with Jeremy Squire & Associates (JS&A), LTD, a full service direct marketing fundraising agency.  In this role, he was responsible for regulatory compliance and corporate personnel policies and oversaw the corporate information technology division.

Prior to joining JS&A, Mr. Dawson was responsible for finance and administration of Creative Direct Response, Inc., a full service direct marketing fundraising agency.  As with JS&A he was responsible for finance, regulatory compliance, and personnel policies. In addition, he ran CDR's consulting division which provided services to nonprofits related to workplace giving campaigns.

Prior to joining CDR, was responsible for fundraising and other operations at the American Kidney Fund.  

In his earlier career, he was active in developing the family buffalo farm in Loudoun County and served as a partner in Thistlewood Farm Partnership, which marketed buffalo meat to the general public.  

Steve resides in Catharpin.


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John Gregory, Board Member

Manassas

The Flory Board elected John Gregory, Founder and CEO of Gregory Construction, to the Board of Directors in 2014.  

John brings a lifetime of private sector business experience to his service on the Flory Board. He founded Gregory Construction, Inc., a design build firm in Manassas, in 1954 and served as CEO until his retirement in 2013.  Gregory Construction played a vital role in shaping the landscape of Manassas, Prince William County, and the surrounding region.

Known for his support of business and civic causes, John served on the City of Manassas Economic Development Authority for many years, including in the role of Vice Chairman.

A benefactor of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the Gregory Family Theater is named in honor of John’s late wife, Angela and his late son, Scott.

John lives in Manassas where he continues to be active in the life of the community.

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Patrick O'Leary. Vice Chairman

Lake Ridge

Pat O’Leary is an attorney whose private practice specializes in international trade, customs, regulatory practice and business and corporate law.  Mr. O’Leary primarily represents foreign companies that sell to the United States, their U.S. affiliates, and U.S. importers. He has advocated on behalf of clients in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.  

Prior to operating his own practice, Mr. O’Leary spent ten years with Vanderpool, Frostick, and Nishanian in Manassas.  Earlier in his career, he was affiliated with Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1972 before pursuing his law career.  

An active member of the community, Mr. O’Leary serves as Chairman of the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority, where he represents the Occoquan District.  He has previously served as Vice Chairman of the International Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Commissioner of the Eastern Prince William Basketball Association.  

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Georgetown University Law Center, he resides in Woodbridge.


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Brian Gordon, MPA, Second vice chairman

Southbridge

Brian Gordon is the Virginia Vice President of Government Affairs for the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington.  In this role, he serves as the organization’s lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly, executive agencies and local governments in Northern Virginia.  Prior to joining the Association, Mr. Gordon served as Manager of State Issues for Stateside Associates, Inc., a 50-state government affairs firm based in Arlington.  He has extensive legislative and political experience, operating at all levels of government and has served in varying capacities in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  

Prince William County Supervisor Maureen Caddigan appointed Mr. Gordon to the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority where he serves as the Potomac District Representative.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gordon served as the Prince William County Director for Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis, III, acting as the Congressman's liaison to state and local elected officials in Virginia. Before his term of service in the federal government, Mr. Gordon was employed as a lobbyist for the Fairfax County (Virginia) Chamber of Commerce. In this position, he represented the organization's corporate membership before the Virginia General Assembly as well as various local and regional bodies. He has also served with the Fairfax County, Virginia Board of Supervisors and on numerous local, state, and federal issue campaigns.

Mr. Gordon received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

He resides in Southbridge.