The Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia (DemBiz) was founded in February 2003 to provide opportunities for Democrats and like-minded Independents to meet and network with other professionals and to hear from and interact with elected officials and candidates for local, state, and federal office. In the winter of 2017 the Board of Directors revised the bylaws to reflect a growing organization.
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Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Toro immigrated to the United States in 1962. Raised in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York City, he attended New York City public schools and later received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in1983. As a naval officer throughout numerous tours of duty at sea, he served aboard a frigate, destroyer, cruiser, and aircraft carrier deploying numerous times to the Mediterranean and Black Seas during the Cold War, to the Pacific, and to the Persian Gulf three times during Operation Desert Shield and Storm. His shore assignments in the Navy included tours as a program manager with the National Reconnaissance Office; as a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College, and the George Washington University; as Director of Training for the Aegis Training and Readiness Center; as a White House Fellow to the Honorable Jack Lew and Sylvia Mathews at OMB in the Executive Office of the President, and as the Senior Military Assistant to the Director for Defense Programs Analysis and Evaluation.
Today, Carlos Del Toro is CEO& President of SBG Technology Solutions, a quickly growing Engineering and Program Management Services Company that he founded in 2004. In 2010, he was recognized by the Small Business Administration as the Small Business Person of the Year in Region III (DC/VA/MD). He continues his public service as the elected President of the White House Fellows Foundation & Alumni Association, and as a Director on the US Chamber of Commerce’s Council on Small Business where he leads the Procurement Committee. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington and the Board of Visitors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate; and has served as a Director on the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Board of Directors, as well as on numerous gubernatorial boards in Virginia.