Joel Griffin added to Fredericksburg EDA

January 24, 2024 | Fredericksburg Business News |

Local businessman Joel Griffin has been added to the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA).

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday night unanimously appointed Griffin to the EDA. He is filling the vacancy left by Will Mackintosh, who was elected to Fredericksburg City Council in November.

Griffin is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with 25 years of private industry consulting experience and 20 years in government contracting. He is the founder and CEO of downtown-based Riphean Investments, a growth-management firm focusing on private equity, venture capital, hospitality and veteran-owned small businesses. His nonprofit of choice is Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness and education of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automated External Defibrillators. Gwyneth’s Gift was founded in 2015 by Griffin and his wife, Jennifer, in honor of their oldest daughter, Gwyneth.

Griffin served on Stafford County’s EDA from 2004 to 2023. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Hospital Foundation, Germanna Educational Foundation, Cyber Security Advisory Board for the Virginia Community College System, GO Virginia, and as part of the FAMPO Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee.

We welcome Joel to the EDA!

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