Monday, April 20, 2009

DATA’s 23rd Annual Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

DATA’s 23rd Annual Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 7, 2009
6:00 pm
Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport

This will include a presentation of the first ever DATAs, awards for outstanding contribution to transportation solutions or demand management in Northern Virginia. If you’re a DATA member, business leader or a TDM professional, this is the networking evening you won’t want to miss. Being a sponsor showcases your company to state, regional and local government leaders

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.

Special Guest and Keynote Remarks:
Honorable Pierce Homer
Secretary of Transportation

Master of Ceremonies:
Doug Koelemay, Commonwealth Transportation Board

Business Attire

Please put this very important date on your calendars. If you have any questions, or would like to help sponsor this event, please call, Jim Larsen at 703-380-5645 or email

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Upcoming DATA events - stay tuned for more information.

DATA Board of Directors and Membership Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
8:00 am
Location TBD

DATA Annual Dinner
Thursday, May 7, 2009
6:00 pm
Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
Speaker: Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Meet the Executive Director

Jim Larsen, CAE
Executive Director
Dulles Area Transportation Association

Jim Larsen currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dulles Area Transportation Association, a 501 c (3) entity now in its twentieth year of advocacy and mobility management efforts in the greater Dulles area. Through Larsen’s consensus-building efforts, DATA has been instrumental in serving as a catalyst for advancing transportation improvements targeting the commercially strategic Dulles corridor.

Larsen is a regular participant with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s TDM programs including Telework!VA and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Commuter Connections program. He is also Vice-Chairman Northern Virginia, for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee of the Transportation Planning Board at MWCOG and past chairman of its Commuter Connections Telecommuting subcommittee and the Transportation Management Association subcommittee.

A Certified Association Executive (CAE) and also a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), Larsen held several key operating positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation, developing the original concepts and supervising the opening of one of the Dulles area’s first class hotels, the current Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. He is also a former Director of the Fairfax County (VA) Convention and Visitors Bureau. As a tourism consultant, he conducted a tourism and business marketing evaluation for the City Council of Poznan, Poland and worked on a team for the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority opening up opportunities in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. As a specialist employed by Fairfax County Public School’s Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc., he provided student business opportunities including a residential construction business, identified and coordinated the process for re-zoning another parcel to expand the building program, and operated Virginia’s only used car dealership in a high school.

Larsen is active in several professional organizations for marketing, tourism, transportation, and chambers of commerce, and is a past president of the Washington, DC Skal International Club. He is also a graduate of Leaderhip Fairfax’s 1991 class. He currently serves on the national Board of Directors of the Association for Commuter Transportation.