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Offered June 23, 2008
Commending Raul Danny Vargas.
Patron—Rust and Caputo

WHEREAS, Raul Danny Vargas of Fairfax, a respected businessman and board chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, is recognized for his outstanding service to his fellow citizens and his community; and

WHEREAS, a Virginia resident for over 15 years, Danny Vargas served his country in the United States Air Force, including five years in Panama, and he is a successful and talented entrepreneur, an experienced and articulate leader, and a great supporter of the Fairfax community and Northern Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Danny Vargas has served as the chairman of the board of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2007, and he is the first Hispanic to serve as head of a Chamber in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, an innovative and visionary chairman, Danny Vargas has been instrumental in the implementation of many initiatives in the community, including the establishment of the Dulles Corporate College, the Total Resource Campaign, the Asian Business Committee, the Environmental Committee, and the Dulles Wellness Initiative; and

WHEREAS, Danny Vargas was tireless in his support of the Save Dulles Rail project, conducting press conferences, media interviews, and a chamber-wide messaging campaign; and

WHEREAS, Danny Vargas is the founder and president of VARCom Solutions, LLC, an outstanding professional marketing, sales, communications, and international business development consulting firm that specializes in media, presentation, sales training, and many customized coaching and speaking services; and

WHEREAS, Danny Vargas worked for AOL as the vice president of Global Sales, Voice Services, and for France Telecom as the vice president of Sales and Marketing, Network Carriers Division, Americas Region; and

WHEREAS, a loving family man, Danny Vargas is dedicated to his wife Arlene and his two wonderful sons, Daniel and David; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly commend and congratulate Raul Danny Vargas on his outstanding leadership in the Fairfax community and as board chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Raul Danny Vargas, as an expression of the General Assembly’s appreciation of his many accomplishments and gratitude for his commitment to the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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