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Mason welcomes three to its Board of Visitors

July 25, 2017   /   by Natalie Kuadey

Three community leaders have been appointed to George Mason University’s Board of Visitors. Horace Blackman, Anjan Chimaladinne and Nancy Gibson Prowitt bring tremendous experience in education, government and public affairs to their new roles at George Mason. The next board meeting is Oct. 12. 

Horace Blackman. Photo by Ron Aira

Horace Blackman is senior vice president of the Veterans Health Organization within Leidos’ Health Group, and leads a team of 2,600 employees in delivering mission-critical services to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 1993 Mason graduate double-majored in American studies and English and received an MBA in management from the University of Virginia. Federal Computer Week magazine named him a Federal 100 Award winner in 2014 in recognition of his leadership in information technology for the federal government. Blackman also was recognized in the 2017 FedHealthIT 100 Honors for driving change and advancement in the federal health information technology market.

Anjan Chimaladinne. Photo by Ron Aira

Anjan Chimaladinne is vice president of consulting services for UDYOGA LLC (DBA ANSHULTECH), certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business IT consulting firm, which was started by his wife. Chimaladinne has more than 20 years of experience providing management consulting to the government and businesses such as Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI and SAIC. Chimaladinne came to the United Sates from India 26 years ago to attend graduate school and in 2010 earned his second master’s degree in technology management from Mason. He served as director of the Technology Committee in then Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s transition team, and also as a board member on McAuliffe’s Information Technology Advisory Council.

Nancy Gibson Prowitt. Photo by Ron Aira.

Nancy Gibson Prowitt is president and chief operating officer of Alcalde & Fay, one of the oldest and largest government and public affairs firms in Virginia. In 32 years with the firm, Prowitt has worked with clients in both the private and public sector. She leads the firm’s higher education practice, focusing primarily on community college workforce development programs; she has an extensive network of connections on Capitol Hill and within the executive branch. Prowitt has been actively involved with the Arlington Women’s Civic Alliance for 20 years and recently served a two-year term as president. She is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.