Supervisor-Elect Pat Herrity
Pat Herrity was raised in the Springfield District. He attended St. Bernadette’s grade school in Springfield, graduated from West Springfield High School in 1978, and also graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1982.
Pat has a unique understanding of the Springfield district. He grew up in the eastern part and is raising his family in the western part. He understands the Springfield District.
He is the son of the former Fairfax Board of County Supervisors Chairman Jack Herrity, Pat grew up attending community meetings and county budget hearings. Pat was raised with the issues of Fairfax County regularly discussed at home and he did not have to look far for a mentor on how to lead and give back to the community. Until Jack’s death a year ago, Pat and his dad would discuss county issues several times a day. This gives Pat Herrity a unique and deep understanding of our district and the issues we face.
Pat is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Arrowhead Global Solutions, Inc., a small local technology company. He has worked for a number of fast growing small to mid sized government contractors.
Experience in Fairfax County
Pat has always been active with transportation issues and is a strong believer in transportation enhancements that support our growing community. He was a leader in the push for the Techway, was a strong early advocate for telework/telecommuting programs, and has been an outspoken supporter of the beltway HOT lanes and their carpooling and mass-transit benefits. Pat was a co-drafter of the first Northern Virginia Transportation Compact, which was signed by most of the business organizations in Northern Virginia in 2000.
Over the past two years, Pat has helped lead a coalition of business organizations that reduced the unfair sales and use tax burden on Virginia's government contractors. At the time the coalition was founded, Virginia was the only state that treated purchases by the federal government under service contracts as taxable. This unfair taxation resulted in a competitive disadvantage for Fairfax County’s government contractors. Thanks in a large part to Pat’s contributions to the coalition, Fairfax County’s federal government contractors are on a more level playing field.
Pat is active as a youth sports coach and has coached soccer, basketball rugby and hockey. He helped found an inline hockey program serving Fairfax County’s youth.
Pat served Fairfax County on the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee and the steering committee for the first annual Washington Area Conference on Telework. He has served in leadership positions of several civic associations.
Pat regularly travels to Richmond to work with legislators on tax and transportation issues. He has extensive leadership experience with Northern Virginia communities, businesses, and politics. He has served on:
- The Northern Virginia Technology Council, as:
- The first Chairman of the Transportation Committee;
- A Founder of the CFO Forum Steering Committee;
A member of the Board of Directors.
- REGION, an association of Northern Virginia business organizations, as:
A member of the founding Board of Directors.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, as:
A Founder and the first Chairman of Transportation Choices, an effort
to promote use of HOT lanes and mass transit;
A Founder and the first Chairman of the Northern Virginia Government
A member of the Executive Committee/Board of Directors.
The Professional Services Council, as:
A member of the Government Affairs Committee;
A member of the Finance and Cash Flow Task Force.
Pat is also a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Pat has also been recognized for his leadership experience. He is known for being an innovator and a leader in the business groups with which he has been involved. As a result, Pat has received some of the highest awards of recognition that the groups offer, including:
Northern Virginia Technology Council’s CFO of the Year Community
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Award
Northern Virginia Technology Council’s President’s Award
- SmartCEO magazine’s Top Chief Financial Officer Award