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 Schools.