Stuart Mendelsohn is the Executive Partner of the Tysons Corner office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, leading its Northern Virginia land use practice. He has worked as an engineer, manager, attorney and elected official, but always kept busy as a volunteer in his community. He has led many community organizations and served on many boards, authorities, and commissions. He served on the Tysons Corner Land Use Task Force and now serves on the Board and executive committee of the Tysons Partnership and the NAIOP-NVA Board. In June of 2012, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell appointed him to the George Mason University Board of Visitors.
In 2003, he completed eight years of service as an elected Member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Before his election as Supervisor, Mr. Mendelsohn served as Vice Chair on the Fairfax County School Board. He was also appointed by Virginia Governor James Gilmore to the represent Northern Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board. Mr. Mendelsohn has served on a number of regional transportation commissions, committees and councils.
Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Mendelsohn was a senior manager of a defense contractor.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce since 1991 and recently served as its Chairman. Mr. Mendelsohn has also been an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association since 1987 and served on the Board of Directors of The Fairfax Bar Foundation.
In the community, he has committed an extensive amount of time to community service in Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationally including serving as a past State President for Virginia Special Olympics, a past Governor of Kiwanis International, and former district Chair and Council Board member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a participant in Leadership Fairfax (Class of 1990), Co-Chairman of its Advisory Committee, and has served three terms on the LFI Board of Directors.
Mr. Mendelsohn received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology; and received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law with honors. He and his wife Laura live in Great Falls and have two daughters.