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Jerry Schulz has been named deputy director of the Department of Finance for the Town of Herndon, replacing Steve Greennagel, who retired in March. Schulz assumed his new duties Aug. 4.

As second in command of the town’s 15-member finance department, Schulz will supervise the town’s accounting functions, assist in developing and executing the annual budget and capital improvement program, and oversee the annual financial audit, among other responsibilities.

“Jerry is a seasoned finance professional with considerable experience in key areas,” said Finance Director Mary Tuohy, the official to whom Schulz reports.

Previously, Schulz was global IT controller and financial analysis manager at Lear Corp. He also was a senior auditor at Deloitte. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Sierra Club delivers kudos to Kory

The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club honored Del. Kaye Kory (D-Dist. 38) with its Legislative Leader Award Aug. 5 at the George Mason Regional Library.

Kory was recognized for being the patron of House Bill 363, which would have required the State Corporation Commission – the agency that oversees utilities – to take a more active role when overseeing the operation of Virginia’s power plants. The SCC would have had to consider the impact of electricity-generating facilities, which produce carbon dioxide pollution, on the health and welfare of residents.

“Kaye has been a true friend of the environment,” said Richard Ball, the chapter’s Energy chair. “As a delegate she has shown courage and dedication in pushing for clean energy policies, even when those causes are unpopular in Richmond.”

Sen. David Marsden (D-Dist. 37) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Dist. 34) are among eight other legislators recognized by the Sierra Club for bills they carried during the 2014 General Assembly Session.

Founded by conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation’s largest grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2 million members and supporters.

New to mailboxes, ‘Around Reston’

Publisher Karen “Kat” Toussaint has launched a new quarterly publication, Around Reston, which is being delivered free to about 20,000 Reston homeowners.

The full-color, 38-page guide contains advertisements for Reston businesses, professional services, arts organizations and more, some with coupons. Featured are Q&As with local business owners, updates from community leaders and photos of residents at work and at play.

A page of “Then & Now” photos compares the Lake Anne Village Center of 1965 with the center today.

The fall issue is due to hit mailboxes in September. For more, visit or

Business briefs

CrossCountry Consulting, a financial services advisory firm in McLean, has appointed Ronan King of Dublin, Ireland, as the company’s newest advisory board member. King has more than 40 years of experience as an international consultant and senior finance professional.

“We are excited to have Mr. King join our Advisory Board,” said CrossCountry co-founder, Dave Kay. “His deep relationships in both the United States and Ireland, coupled with his professional experience building and leading businesses, will provide exceptional insight to our firm and the market.”

King is chairman of Amethyst Investments Limited, and chairman of The Green Way, a public-private joint venture he founded to develop an international cleantech cluster in Ireland.

King qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and served more than 18 years as a senior partner at BDO Simpson Xavier. He then was chairman of The Private Security Authority, responsible for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland, and as chairman of Ballymun Regeneration, the largest urban regeneration project in Europe.

In 2011, King helped to establish Property Industry Ireland, acting as its first chief executive officer. He previously served as council member and past president of the 300-year-old Dublin Chamber of Commerce and as deputy chair of the Special Olympics 2003 World Summer Games.

• Stantec, an international firm that provides consulting in buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects, has promoted two Reston-based members of its leadership team. Both are members of the former SHW Group, now Stantec.

Bob Sherrill was promoted to architectural discipline leader for the Metro DC area. He has experience designing projects encompassing educational, institutional, commercial, residential and ecclesiastical building types.

Beth Yorke was promoted to managing leader. She has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture and the construction industry and was most recently the operations manager for three SHW Group East Coast offices.

• Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group opened its first Virginia Shake Shack – its fifth Shake Shack in the D.C. metropolitan area – Aug. 11 in The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center.

The modern-day “roadside” burger stand, with tabletops made of reclaimed bowling alley lanes from Brooklyn-based CounterEvolution, is known for its Angus beef burgers, flat-top dogs and location-specific frozen custard. The “Tysons Treat” tops vanilla custard with bananas, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate graham crackers from local bakery Pollystyle. Shake Shack Tysons Corner donates 5 percent of sales from the “Tysons Treat” to the Potomac Conservancy.

The Shake Shack is within walking distance of Metro’s Silver Line, and free Wi-Fi is available. For more, visit

• James Beard award-winning chef RJ Cooper opened his second project, Gypsy Soul, July 30. The 135-seat restaurant at 8296 Glass Alley in the Mosaic District draws its name from Cooper’s free-spirited wandering on his motorcycle to farmers and producers around the Mid-Atlantic region.

The menu features American fare that pays tribute to those farmers, fishermen and shepherds who inspire Cooper, bringing together familiar elements to create food for the soul. Gypsy Soul is open daily for dinner. For more, visit

• Lombardi’s Pizza, at 115 Maple Ave. W. in Vienna, opened July 29, offering a delivery-only option for the original New York- style, thin crust pizza made from scratch at owner David “Marty” Volk’s Church Street Pizza.

Lombardi’s donates 50 cents for every pizza sold to SmileTrain, an organization providing free cleft surgery to thousands of poor children in developing countries.

Volk opened Church Street Pizza, at 115 Church St. NE, Vienna, in 2006. For more, visit

GapKids casting call at Tysons Corner

Gap is hosting a Picture Day on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Tysons Corner store. The event is part of a new program, GapKids Class of 2014, that invites parents to submit photos of their children to be featured in a 2015 marketing campaign.

Professional photographers will be on hand to take pictures of customers’ children and enter them for a chance to win a role in GapKids Class of 2014.

Through Sept. 15, parents may upload three photos of their babies and children to Gap will then email to the parents a 15-second video of their child’s photos.

During October, panels of judges in each region will narrow submissions to 20 finalists: 10 babies and toddlers ages 4 and under for babyGap; and 10 children ages 5-12 for GapKids.

Four winners in each region will be announced in November. For more, visit