FifthT Welcomes Bob Skunda To The Board

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With over four decades experience as an architect/planner, cabinet official, research park executive and community leader, Bob Skunda has helped a number of states, regions, communities, institutions and even countries enhance their competitive positions, build dynamic new sectors for their economies and create built-environments which revitalize inner-city areas and foster investment and job creation. He has advised community leaders, elected officials and business executives from around the United States and a number of foreign countries about strategies for creating research and technology parks and centers of innovation. He has also been on the front line of economic development, recruiting companies to locate in the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park and the Commonwealth of Virginia, negotiating incentive packages, coordinating development approvals and advising early stage companies and entrepreneurs.. Bob has served in numerous leadership positions, having been appointed by six Virginia Governors to various Boards and Commissions as well as serving in his capacity as Secretary of Commerce & Trade from 1993-1997.