July 1, 2013
Martin J. Briley
Martin Briley was unanimously selected by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership as President and CEO of VEDP effective October 24, 2011. He is a senior executive with 25 years of leadership experience in local, state, national, and international business development and management.
Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development. During his tenure, Prince William’s economic development success rose from an annual average of $20 million to $250 million per year, totaling $3.46 billion of announced investment. At-place employment has grown 50% adding 36,000 jobs, including 14,500 high-paying technology jobs. Such success was recently noted by CNN Money ranking Prince William #13 nationwide for job growth for the ten-year period 2000 to 2010.
During the preceding seven years, Mr. Briley was employed by the Office of the Governor, Virginia Department of Economic Development (subsequently the Virginia Economic Development Partnership), and served initially as international marketing manager. Prior to his work for the Commonwealth, he was employed abroad by Honeywell’s Tetra Tech International as the Director of Finance and Administration managing multiple departments and a $50 million budget for large-scale infrastructure development projects in the Sultanate of Oman. He has also held such positions as assistant professor at the Macau Institute in Southeast Asia and worked for the Office of the Governor in Alaska.
Mr. Briley served previous Virginia gubernatorial administrations as director of the Kuwait Redevelopment Assistance Group and as a member of the Governor’s Biotechnology Advisory Board, the Attorney General’s Task Force on Regulatory Reform, and the Governor’s Post-Attack Economic Response Task Force. Mr. Briley is a member of the International Economic Development Council and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). He is also an associate member of CoreNet Global, a member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA), and the recipient of the 2003 VEDA Cardinal Award.
Mr. Briley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1981 from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides in Virginia with his wife Susan, and they are the parents of three children - Christopher, Sofia, and Danny.