Northern Virginia Technology Council board members and member company executives held a meeting with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) on June 7 to discuss how H-1B non-immigrant visas help technology firms and universities gain access to highly-skilled employees.
NVTC leaders told Cotton how H-1B visas help companies employ workers to fill job posts in the areas of analytics, cybersecurity and software development as well as encourage faculty and graduate students to join U.S. universities, the council said Monday.
Other NVTC participants in the meeting include:
- Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC president and CEO
- Carson Henry, a director at Micron
- Doug Shaw, senior associate provost for international strategy at the George Washington University
- Greg Mossburg, senior VP for strategic operations at CGI Federal
- Joe DeRoma, vice president of human resources at Inova Health System
- Josh Levi, VP of policy at NVTC
- Kevin Richards, VP and head of U.S. government relations at SAP America
- Lisa Kurz, a partner at Blue Canopy Group
- Matt Calkins, founder, chairman and CEO of Appian
- Sudhakar Shenoy, chairman and CEO of Alyx Technologies
- Terry Sullivan, president of University of Virginia
- Tiffany Moore, VP of congressional affairs at the Consumer Technology Association
- Troy Murphy, public policy manager at NVTC