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Business Person of the Year

Kevin Virostek is the Greater Washington Managing Partner for Ernst & Young (EY).   In addition to client  serving responsibilities where he coordinates the full breath of services delivered to some of the largest global clients,

he is responsible for managing the Greater Washington office. EY’s Greater Washington office consists of approximately 4,000 professionals in our Assurance, Tax, Consulting and Strategy & Transaction practices serving some of the largest and or fastest growing organizations in the DC region.

Kevin has held a number of leadership roles with EY over his 34 year career.  He also has been the Chief Financial Officer of a venture capital-backed technology company in the Washington, D.C. area, and a Director in the Business Development Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market

Kevin is a native Washingtonian and a product of our great Catholic schools.  He attended St Bartholomew’s and then St. John’s College High School.  He went on to graduate from The University of Notre Dame before he began his career in the auditing practice of Ernst & Young. He and his wife Mary Anne live in Bethesda, MD and have three adult children, Molly, Annie and Peter.

Kevin is active in the Greater Washington community currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Catholic Charities of Washington, and in leadership positions or on the Boards of the following organizations, The Economic Club of Washington, Goodwill of Greater Washington, United Way of the National Capital Area, HEROES. Inc., The Greater Washington Partnership, and Mater Dei School. Under Kevin’s sponsorship EY has been a job sponsor for 10+ years at Don Bosco Cristo Rey and Kevin and his family are also sponsors at The Washington Jesuit Academy.

Past Business Person of the Year Award Winners

2020: Robert Easby-Smith

Chesapeake Restaurant Group

2019: Jim Boland

Boland Trane

2018: James V. Reyes

Reyes Holdings

2017: Geoff Gonella

Cornerstone Government Affairs, Inc.

2016: John Treseler

John C. Grimberg, Co.

2015: Jack Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

2014: Donald J. Urgo, Sr.

Urgo Hotels & Resorts

2013: Craig A. Ruppert

Ruppert Landscape

2012: Kevin J. Sexton

Holy Cross Hospital

2011: Vincent C. Burke, III

United Bank

2010: Terrance Coakley

Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.

2009: Louis T. Donatelli

Donatelli Development

2008: James A. Soltesz

Loiderman Soltesz Associates, Inc.

2007: Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

T.W. Perry


2006: G. Patrick Clancy

Chevy Chase Bank

2005: Charles J. Wolf, II

Payroll Network

2004: John Kane

Kane Companies

2003: Dottie Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

2002: J. Paul McNamara

Potomac Capital Advisors

2001: Rory Coakley

Coakley Realty, Inc.

2000: Eileen Cahill

Holy Cross Hospital