Ian was raised in a working-class family in rural Appalachia. One of the first members of his family to go to college, Ian focused on academics and was Concord University’s first Rhodes Scholar nominee. Ian went on to attend graduate school at Virginia Tech (#GOHOKIES). After college, Ian held many positions in organization leadership, including managing a national medical supply company and a local home care agency- one of our region’s largest employers. Ian knows that a quality education- be it through college, apprenticeships, trade schools or high school CTE- is pivotal to ensuring our future.
Ian’s mother, a small business owner, instilled in her son an entrepreneurial spirit, leading Ian to establish Reliant Hiring Solutions (RHS), a specialized recruitment firm. Headquartered in Manassas, RHS has grown to be a national leader in professionally managed job fairs, helping thousands of job seekers find employment throughout our region and the nation. Ian knows the important role a quality job plays for our community and families and is committed to supporting employment in our area.
In 2012, Ian became one of the youngest people ever elected to the Manassas City Council, a position to which he was re-elected in 2016. Ian has served in many roles on city council, including Chairman of the Economic Development and Land Use Committee, leading during a pivotal time of job creation and economic expansion in the City surrounding area. Ever an advocate for the tax payer, Ian has championed spending restraint and an “innovation before taxation” approach to governance.
As delegate, Ian will continue his commitment to serving as a voice for the entire community, work to support businesses large and small and fight to preserve the quality of life our families enjoy.
Current and Former (*) City Council Responsibilities:
Chairman, Land Use and Economic Development Committee
Chairman, Personnel Committee*
Council Liaison, Manassas City Utility Commission*
Council Liaison, Manassas Regional Airport Commission
Historic Resources Board*
Council Liaison, Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee
Current and Former (*) Organizational Memberships, Professional Experience and Recognitions
Walk Committee Chairman, Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer's*
Member, Board of Directors, Caton Merchant House
Member, Prince William Chamber Economic Development Committee
Member, Prince William Chamber Government Relations Committee
Director of Operations, Home Instead Senior Care*
Director of Operations, WSR Solutions*
Founder, E. Catherine Cobb Memorial Literacy Grant
Member, Rotary Club of Manassas
Potomac Local- 40 under 40
Nominee, Discover Prince William Tourism Champion
President, Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation*
Board Member, City of Manassas Family Services Committee*
Attend, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Member, Friends of SERVE
Ambassador, Prince William Chamber of Commerce*
Member, City of Manassas Architectural Review Board