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Friday, October 25, 2013

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old (Interim) Boss: Fulkerson Named RA CEO; Higgins Appointed to Board

Cate 2013.jpgIn a press release entitled "Reinvesting in Reston starts at the top," interim Reston Association CEO Cate Fulkerson lost the "Interim" part of her title last night, as the RA Board named her the head of the association. She'd been serving in the interim role since the departure of former CEO Milton Matthews earlier this year.

Give us some good blockquote, Press Release with a Vaguely Soviet Title:

“We are thrilled to have Cate assume the role as CEO,” said Ken Knueven, President of the RA Board of Directors. “She brings with her the combination of institutional history and commitment as well as the innovative thinking and creative energy we need to ensure the future success of Reston. She epitomizes the mission of RA, which is to preserve and enhance the Reston community through outstanding leadership, service and stewardship of our resources. We couldn’t ask for a better representative to lead RA.”
Fulkerson has worked with the Reston Association since 1991, when she was hired as a tennis program assistant. In the release, she said that she looks forward to "working with the board and staff to proactively represent and engage the community and Fairfax County during a period of vibrant growth and change, preparing Reston for the next fifty years.”

The RA Board also appointed former board member John Higgins, described in another press release as a "Reston Association expert," to complete the term of Donna Rostant, who resigned in September. He was one of seven applicants who expressed interest in the position. Do we have some good blockquote on that, RA press release?
“While we were fortunate to have so many qualified and interested candidates apply for this seat, we believe the continuity and history that comes with John Higgins is exactly what is needed for Reston and the Reston Association Board of Directors,” said President Ken Knueven.
Vaguely Soviet undertones aside, at a time where the RA has a lot on its plate, we're happy to see a little continuity in leadership as well, lest we fall behind on beet production for the next five-year plan the things that must be addressed now.


  1. The outpouring of comments on this website about Ms. Fulkerson is overwhelming.

  2. yours is the only comment I see

  3. Captain Obvious (USAF Ret.)October 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Um. We're not experts on this sarcasm thing, but that might be what's going on.

  4. Sarcasm on Restonian? Perish the thought!


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