Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business


Harry081814FBCR_HARRYSS00001Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Develops Savvy Leaders
Dual MBA Degree Programs Give Students an Edge

Providing health care is more than a profession or a calling. It’s also a business. As health care delivery becomes more complex, costly and regulated, a keen business mind is an asset for any caregiver.

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University created its dual MBA degrees in nursing and in pharmacy to prepare students for this real world. Through these programs, the Winchester, Virginia, university trains a generation of caregivers who will meet the challenges of a 21st century health care system. …Read More

Liberty University – School of Business


Liberty081814FBCR_LIBERMS00001Confident Leadership and Integrity in the Global Marketplace

For the Liberty University School of Business, producing tomorrow’s business leaders is actually a shortsighted goal.

“Our vision extends beyond tomorrow. We are looking decades ahead,” explains the school’s dean, Scott Hicks, Ph.D. “Our approach encourages lifelong learning and fosters personal skills that propel men and women to become more than mere professionals. They become their organization’s valued leaders for the future.” …Read More

James Madison University College of Business


James081814FBCR_JAMESSS00001Prepared to Make the Difference

An energy producer seeks new ways to market supplemental solar power. Students at James Madison University are full of bright ideas.

A nonprofit organization wants help increasing its social media presence. Mission accomplished, thanks to business students at JMU.

The business world is more competitive than ever. At James Madison University, students learn early in their academic career how to work together and why that matters.

“We believe student learning is about collaboration and engagement in and out of the classroom,” says Mary Gowan, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business and Kenneth R. Bartee Endowed Professor. “Because of our approach, we have excellent relationships with major companies. These relationships are often because of the success of our alumni.” …Read More

Eagle Ray, Inc.

It’s All About the Mission

With a client list that includes the U.S. intelligence community, state agencies, and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Eagle Ray, Inc. understands the importance of a clear and focused mission as well as anyone charged with protecting our national security.

Founded in 2002, Eagle Ray, Inc. has been providing government agencies with strategic IT consulting services for over a decade. “Each member of our senior team has a specific expertise,” says Babs Doherty, president and CEO. “No one here is a generalist. We’re an incredible and powerful team that provides the right solutions because we leverage our strengths, do our homework and ensure our clients weigh in before moving forward.” …Read More

FCi Federal

CEO Sharon D. Virts Transforms Company From IT Consultant to Process Innovator
FCi Federal Helps Government Agencies Get to Work

Innovation drives FCi Federal CEO Sharon D. Virts. It permeates her business, from the services it provides to the employees who carry them out.

FCi Federal works with government agencies to get important back-office functions finished more quickly and more efficiently. Its employees handle work that would take longer and cost more if done in-house.

This unique company works with large agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Citizenship and Immigration Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the State Department and federal policing agencies. Employees work behind the scenes to gather documentation and resources that decision makers need to do their jobs, including visa approval and immigration status verification. …Read More

The Lewis Financial Group


Small-Firm Service. Big-Firm Resources.

What can a wealth manager do for me?
We help clients pursue their financial goals. As lofty as that sounds, it’s a matter of providing the independent advice, objective research and proactive service necessary to help clients build, manage and preserve the wealth that will allow them to accomplish those goals. As a part of our comprehensive financial planning process, we host multigenerational client meetings and work with clients’ other professional advisors to coordinate tax, estate and other investment strategies.  Using our experience, we simplify and aid clients with the complexities of today’s markets and financial planning issues.  Helping families build their wealth and plan their legacy is a daily call for us.   …Read More

Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, PC


Estate and Trust Law Is Single Focus of Leading Virginia Legal Team

When asked which of their peers they would recommend to handle estate and trust issues, lawyers in the Washington Metropolitan area repeatedly name the attorneys of Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, PC (VFS).*

“Few areas of the law are more complex than the planning and administering of trusts and estates, and none demands a higher level of compassion,” says practice founder Patrick J. Vaughan. “We are helping families establish their legacy, sow principles into future generations and plan for the many what ifs in their complicated financial lives.” …Read More

Lopez Wealth Management, LLC


Confident Retirement Planning Begins With Independent Guidance

Despite recent unprecedented market volatility, one group of investors is unusually confident about their life plans.

For clients of Lopez Wealth Management, LLC in Abingdon, Va., peace of mind is at their fingertips. An online tool allows them to view their portfolios as frequently as desired to see if their nest eggs’ growth is on target to meet their goals.

“Beating the indices is a good thing, but nothing trumps the confidence of knowing you’re on track and unlikely to outlive your money,” says J. Wade Lopez, CFP®, CEO and founder of the firm, which reports a 98 percent client satisfaction rating. …Read More

Logenix International


Global Logistics Experts Thrive
Where Few Others Tread

For Ron Cruse, founder and CEO of Logenix International, the world is a very familiar place. Over the course of his 30-year career in the logistics industry, he’s made roughly 250 trips to more than 80 countries. Cruse has acquired the kind of insight no guided tour could offer, executing large-scale projects on the ground while being intimately schooled in cultural and regulatory norms.

Cruse is one of a six-person senior management core at Logenix that has been together for over 20 years. These expert logisticians manage staff operating across the globe,  …Read More

SHINE Systems & Technologies


Crime-Fighting Intelligence 
Meets the Private Sector

Bad guys, beware: Technology used to process crime scenes has advanced rapidly, and wondrously, in recent years. High-tech innovator and business consultant Jeff Thomas, president and founder of SHINE Systems & Technologies, deserves his share of the credit. Thomas founded SHINE in 2008 and quickly propelled it to the forefront in this arena, where the company’s patented intelligence programs and ongoing technological innovation serve the data-gathering and analysis needs of the U.S. military, federal investigators and local law enforcers. …Read More