Term: 2015 – 2018
A native Washingtonian, Glenn Gargan received his Undergraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting (with a major in Economics) from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. After graduation, Glenn joined the Entrepreneurial Services and High Technology Group of Ernst & Young, where he was a member of the IPO teams of America Online and Orbital Sciences, as well as a private placement for Starbucks, and was heavily involved in the firm’s venture capital activities. Glenn followed a client from public accounting into the construction industry, where he was a CFO for more than a decade. As the President and CEO of The Viaggio Corporation, Mr. Gargan’s involvement in the Federal and commercial markets includes Homeland Security, Health Care, Housing, Labor, and other endeavors.
After receiving his MBA from the Smith School, Glenn utilized his experiences to start firms specializing in federal contracting and Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) cost & project consultation to both government and commercial clients. As the Founder and President/CEO of The Viaggio Corporation, Glenn is extremely involved in corporate inception and growth mentorship to minority federal government contractors as a founding partner in several corporations, as well as many Corporate, Mentor, and Advisory Board relationships.
Glenn is also involved with the Project Management Institute as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), and the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He was a Senior Mentor and Chairman of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Graduate Mentor Program (which had more than 400 Mentors and Protégés) for six years; and has judged numerous Smith MBA Case and Venture Capital Business Plan Competitions. Mr. Gargan is a past Smith Advisory Board and Alumni Chapter Board member, and currently serves on the Boards of the East Village Homes Corporation and the Leadership Breakfast of Maryland. Glenn is an Advisory Board member of the following organizations: the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Heyman Interages Center, the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASAB) Public-Private Task Force, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).