Donte Tanner, Director

Donte Tanner is the President, CEO, and Founder of the Forward Innovation Group (FIG), LLC. He also serves on the Fairfax County Planning Commission as the Sully District Commissioner. An accomplished and highly motivated Program Manager with almost two decades of experience in Program, Project, and Portfolio Management, Mr. Tanner has a demonstrated proficiency in leading and directing teams in the public and private sector. He has a strong track record of completing projects on time, under budget, and on target both as an Air Force Captain and a Government Contractor. Under his leadership, project teams have applied the Lean Six Sigma approach to increase program efficiencies, reduce cycle delivery timelines, and improve overall communication and collaboration.

During his career, Donte has served as COO for several companies and on the Board of Directors of a Government Contracting firm, helping the company grow from a $5 million a year in revenue to over $140 million in just 6 years. In 2017, Donte was the Democratic nominee running for the Virginia House of Delegates for the 40th District.

Donte was a military brat but has always called Virginia home. He received his Bachelors and Commission as an Air Force Officer from the United States Air Force Academy and his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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