Marymount University has named Edward H. Bersoff to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Bersoff is chairman of Greenwich Associates, LLC, a business-advisory firm located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Matthew D. Shank, president of Marymount University, notes, “Dr. Bersoff is a visionary leader with a long-standing commitment to higher education. His business acumen and the breadth of his experience will be tremendous assets for Marymount.”Professional Background
Before joining Greenwich Associates, Dr. Bersoff was chairman and CEO of ATS Corporation, a publicly traded, northern Virginia-based company serving the information technology needs of the government and private sectors. Earlier, he was chairman, president, and CEO of BTG, Inc., an information technology firm that he founded in 1982. BTG was acquired by the Titan Corporation in 2001, and Dr. Bersoff served on Titan’s Board until it was sold to L-3 Communications in 2005.
His early career included serving as president of CTEC, Inc., as well as director of engineering operations for Logicon’s Washington division. He also worked at the NASA Electronics Research Center while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Bersoff is on the boards of several public and private companies. He has also served on and chaired a wide range of boards at business and community organization, including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Business Council, the Professional Services Council, and the American Electronics Association, as well as the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. Commitment to Higher Education and Health Care
Education and health care are among Dr. Bersoff’s major interests. He has taught mathematics at several colleges and universities; served as rector (chairman) of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University; and is a past president of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation. He also served on the Board of Trustees of New York University and is currently a trustee of Lasell College in Newton, MA, as well as Marymount University.
Dr. Bersoff also chairs the Board of Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition, he has served the Inova Health System in a variety of governance capacities for more than 20 years. He was on the Board of Fairfax Hospital, the Inova Health System Board, and the Inova Management Company Board. He also chaired Inova’s Foundation Board, its Health Care Services Board, and its Academic Advisory Committee. Academic Background
Dr. Bersoff holds A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from New York University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. Recognitions and Awards
Dr. Bersoff has received numerous recognitions for his professional and civic accomplishments. In 1995, he was presented with the Founders Award for outstanding community service by the Northern Virginia Community Foundation. In 1996, Dr. Bersoff was named Fairfax County Citizen of the Year by The Washington Post and the Federation of Citizens Associations for his contributions to education. That same year, he was selected to the Fed 100 by Federal Computer Week newspaper and AFCEA, which honored 100 technology professionals from government and industry. In 1999, Dr. Bersoff was named Virginia’s Outstanding Industrialist by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Science Museum of Virginia; was presented the Eagle Award for his role in the federal government’s effective use of information technology; and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee (Washington Chapter). In 2007, he was awarded the Association for Corporate Growth National Capital Chapter’s Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2008, Dr. Bersoff and his wife, Marilynn, were honored by Hospice of the National Capital Region for their work in support of the area’s hospice program.