Staff

Eleen Curtis
President and CEO
571-323-5301

Eileen Curtis has served as President of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce since 1994.  In that role, she has grown it into a large chamber that involves itself with workforce and STEM, diversity and  21st century issues.  She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organization Management and of Leadership Fairfax.  She has been recognized as Woman of the Year by the Herndon Business & Professional Women and as Chamber Executive of the Year by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Vance Hyndman
Director of Finance
571-323-5306

Vance Hyndman is a Harvard graduate who has headed our Peace Corps in both Thailand and Hungary. He also served as a legislative aide on the Hill, responsible for conventional arms exports and Asian affairs. Vance reinvented himself as a teacher of Asian studies at St. Andrew’s School in Potomac, Maryland, and then again as an accountant. He reorganized our finance department and set us on the path for regular external reviews.

Vance is married with two sons and lives in Chevy Chase. He is a master piper, loves to translate Chinese and is an avid bird watcher. 

Lauri Swift
Director of Membership
571-323-5308

 Lauri Swift joined the chamber over five years ago and has worked on increasing the chamber's visibility in the region, as well as, improving the member experience. Prior, she was with the Connection Newspapers' sales force for 14 years. While attending NVCC, Lauri was co-chair of the Omphalso Literary magazine, was on the dean's list and joined the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Lauri is the daughter of former Congressman Al Swift and lives in Reston with her young daughter.

Lauri is also a proud graduate of Leadership Fairfax (LFI), class of 2014.

Amy S. Donovan
Director of Data Communications
571-323-5314

Amy S. Donovan first came to the chamber in 2008 as a volunteer before transitioning to become our coveted director of data communications. In this capacity, she oversees all aspects of our member database, manages invoicing, and maintains our website. In 2014, she spearheaded the design and development of our new website. Amy meets the rigorous demands of database and technology management with skill and expertise, always ensuring quality results.

Amy loves to collect art, and stays busy as a wife, mom, and grand-mom. She telecommutes from Ellicott City, Maryland.

Heather Gray
Communications Manager
571-323-5319

Heather Gray is our communications manager. A former reporter with the Fauquier Times, she has worked in journalism and communication fields for over five years with publication in USA Today, Salem Radio Network News, the Loudoun Times, and the Fauquier Times. She is a skilled writer, editor and photographer and manages our email communications, social media, websites, media relations, and also serves as our staff liaison to the Dulles Regional Young Professionals Committee. Heather updates member and committee news submissions, writes our press releases and works on our websites.

Stephanie Barko
Events Manager
571-323-5304

Stephanie Barko is our dedicated and ambitious events manager, who oversees each of the chamber’s many events from conception to completion with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. In addition to her previous experience in events management, Stephanie is also accomplished in the field of linguistics, both as a teacher of English grammar and pronunciation and as an avid Russian language learner.

She enjoys music, maintaining her Russian language skills, and good cup of tea.

Rick Mundy
Marketing Manager
571-323-5313

Rick Mundy joined the chamber staff in June, 2014. He develops chamber marketing strategies, oversees the promotion of chamber programs and events, and contributes daily to the chamber’s social media posts. Outside of this half-time role, Rick enjoys writing for a local lifestyles magazine as well as covering non-profit business in the Fairfax County area for examiner.com. Rick has served in marketing positions for a variety of media organizations and associations in his career.

He lives in Chantilly with Joan, his wife of 37 years and loves spending time with his son and two daughters.


Laura Price
Friday Night Live! Coordinator

Laura Price is our driving force behind Friday Night Live!, our summer concert series on Herndon’s Town Green, managing sponsorships and many of the event’s operations. She also helps with the chamber’s Accounts Receivable. Laura is a super-volunteer, having served as President of Business and Professional Women at the local and state levels. She was named Lady Fairfax from the Dranesville District in 2006, recipient of Citizen of the Year from Herndon’s Rotary Club in 2011 and the Town of Herndon distinguished Volunteer Award in 2003.


James Wohlfarth
IT Administrator:              Friendly Systems
703-222-7744

James Wohlfarth formed Friendly Systems in 1991 to provide computer and network support services to small businesses in Northern Virginia. Friendly Systems designs, installs, and maintains efficient, innovative, and cost-effective office solutions.

From 1981 to 1991 James was a manager at AT&T Facilities Management in Dulles, VA.  He was responsible for the emerging PC office technologies; particularly office networking and data communications.  AT&T Bell Labs provided James with intense computer education, including every major industry certification.

James holds three undergraduate degrees from Marymount University and NVCC, and a Master’s from Marymount.