Ted Lewis is a Virginia registered Professional Engineer and a founding owner of GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc., a geotechnical engineering firm established in Loudoun County in 1999. He has more than 30 years of experience providing geotechnical, environmental, and hydrogeologic engineering throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, including completing 325 projects in Loudoun County since the start of the company.

Additionally, Mr. Lewis volunteers his time to multiple local community organizations including serving as Chairman of the Route 28 Highway Transportation Improvement District Advisory Board, Past Chair of the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC), on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, and on the Board of Directors of the Oatlands Plantation. Mr. Lewis, who grew up in Loudoun County and is a Loudoun County Public Schools graduate, has dedicated his career to serving the County and improving the community.

Founding Owner, GeoConcepts Engineering

How to Think (and Act) Like a CEO (panel)

Transitioning from being a small business owner to being a Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, can be a real challenge for many entrepreneurs. A true CEO does much more than just manage the business so it can serve customers every day. The CEO function is to make sure the company can serve customers day after day, year after year. The CEO must think much more about the strategic growth of the company. That requires longer term thinking, time to focus on where the business it is now and where it needs to go in the future to remain viable and profitable. How do you make the transition from ‘general manager’ to CEO to keep your company growing? This panel of experienced small company CEOs will discuss their journeys, pitfalls to avoid and how to adopt a CEO mindset to lead your company into the future. Panel to be announced.

Session time: 2:00 – 3:00pm