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Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg Announces Newest Member

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 8, 2018 4:59:47 PM

The Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg is pleased to announce the naming of Rex D. Geveden of BWX Technologies, Inc. to the Economic Development Authority.  Mr. Geveden was appointed by Lynchburg City Council and will serve a four year term. 

Rex Geveden is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT), a $1.7 billion nuclear industrial conglomerate headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia. BWXT supplies nuclear components, fuel and other services to the commercial nuclear power industry and the U.S. government, supporting about 6,000 employees.  As CEO, Mr. Geveden directs all business operations and leads strategic planning, capital allocation, and leadership succession planning and implementation.

Mr. Geveden joined BWXT in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for all operating business units. Previously, he was Executive Vice President at Teledyne Technologies, leading two of the four Teledyne operating segments. He spent 17 years at NASA, including service as the agency’s COO responsible for a $16 billion portfolio of work that encompassed the agency’s technical operations of science, aeronautics, space operations and exploration as well as overseeing NASA’s 10 field centers.

Mr. Geveden holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Murray State University.

About the Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and serves as the incentive arm of the City of Lynchburg. The Authority takes an active role in economic development efforts, actively pursuing investment and development opportunities, and elevating the economic development profile of the City.

Members of the Authority include: 

Louise E. Mitchell, Chair
Mark Strosnider, Vice Chair
John M. Stone, Secretary-Treasurer
William T. Lovern, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Georgeann Snead
Gerard E. Swienton
Rex D. Geveden

The Economic Development Authority meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Office of Economic Development & Tourism. Any changes to this meeting schedule are posted in City Hall and released to the media. Meetings are open to the public.  For more information about the Authority, visit


About the Office of Economic Development and Tourism

The Office of Economic Development & Tourism (LOEDT) is a department of the City of Lynchburg whose purpose is to drive economic growth and sustainability for Lynchburg through business retention, attraction, implementing new business development initiatives and marketing the city as a preferred visitor destination for conventions, meetings, sports events, group tours and leisure travelers.

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