WHEREAS, Carlos Del Toro, a respected veteran and a successful entrepreneur, was elected as president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, a prestigious leadership development program that gives outstanding young men and women opportunities to work at the highest levels of government; and
WHEREAS, founded in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program allows selected individuals to serve senior White House staff members, cabinet-level secretaries, and other high-ranking government officials and participate in educational programs; Carlos Del Toro served as a fellow from 1998 to 1999, assigned to the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and
WHEREAS, in 2004, after a 27-year career in the United States Navy, Carlos Del Toro founded SBG Technology Solutions, which has become one of the premier small government contractors in the country, providing advanced, innovative, cost-effective technology solutions to a wide array of clients in both the public and private sectors; and
WHEREAS, Carlos Del Toro's business acumen will serve him well as president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, where he is responsible for recruiting talented candidates and maintaining the program's legacy of leadership and contributions to the public good; and
WHEREAS, Carlos Del Toro will also serve on the President's Commission on White House Fellows and work to foster strong relationships between current fellows, alumni, commissioners, and other stakeholders; and
WHEREAS, Carlos Del Toro has also served as a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business and the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington, and he has earned many awards and accolades for his achievements; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Carlos Del Toro on his election as president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Carlos Del Toro as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for his unique role in leadership development and public service.