Fairfax, Va. – Dewberry announced the election of Barry K. Dewberry to chairman of the board. Sidney O. Dewberry, outgoing chairman, will transition into the role of chairman emeritus and founder. Barry Dewberry has most recently served as vice chairman.
“I am humbled by the role I am about to take,
knowing that I have the support of my father, family and the officers of this
company,” says Barry Dewberry. “As chairman, I will focus on maintaining the
trust and confidence of our clients and employees and perpetuating this company
as a healthy, family-owned business well into the future.”
After joining the firm in 1975, Barry
Dewberry began taking on key roles in the organization’s management in 1977. He
has held the positions of chief operating officer and chief executive officer.
During his 37-year tenure with the company, he has continuously championed aggressive
growth, diversification and geographic expansion of the firm, advances in
technologies and educational opportunities for employees.
Barry Dewberry holds a bachelor’s degree from
the University of Tennessee and master’s degree from American University.
In addition to his responsibilities to the Dewberry organization, he has served
on many public and private organization boards, including First Union Bank
Advisory Board; Fairfax Symphony Board of Directors; Fairfax County School
Superintendent’s Council; Northern Virginia Community College President’s
Advisory Board; Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and
Advisory Board to the superintendent of the District of Columbia Public
Barry Dewberry Becomes Dewberry Chairman
April 2, 2012