Sharon D. Virts is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Sharon D. Virts Foundation created to support what Virts refers to as the pillars of a thriving community: Education, Culture, Health, and Opportunity Development, particularly in economically-depressed and rural communities. The Foundation’s initial focus is on Loudoun County as it executes its multifaceted mission to reinforce cultural significance and assist in the preservation of historical sites; ignite initiatives that fuel business and economic growth; strengthen and enhance access to healthcare facilities available to the community; encourage and bolster educational institutions for economically disadvantaged students, and mentor and develop the next generation of up and coming leaders.
Virts is active in the Loudoun community serving as Chairman of the Loudoun Economic Development Commission; member of the CEO Cabinet for the Loudoun County Chamber; board member of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association; Director of Loudoun INOVA Hospital Foundation; advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia; and member of 100WomenStrong. She lectures nationally on leadership development and small business growth.
Virts has nearly 30 years of experience in the federal market. She founded FCi Federal (formerly FedConsulting) in 1991 and serves as Chairman of the Board. Under her direction, FCi Federal has experienced stellar growth since 2005, growing from 35 employees and $1.5 million in revenue in 2007 to nearly 5,000 employees and $157 million in revenue today.
In 2016, Virts won a SmartCEO Leadership Award which recognizes the achievements of top women business leaders in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In 2013, she was named Ernst and Young's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington as well as received two gold Stevie Awards for Women of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Services. She was recognized by the Women's Chamber of Commerce for her assistance and mentoring support of other woman-owned small businesses by receiving their prestigious Stellar Award in 2013 and their Women Contractor/Growth Master Award in 2012.