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Jeff Novak, Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Litigation and Compliance Counsel for AOL in Dulles, Va., was elected to the
board of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) at the organization’s quarterly meeting on March 16, 2016.

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation is a public­private partnership established to
advance school readiness initiatives and quality early learning efforts across the

Novak manages public policy, compliance, and litigation for AOL and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining AOL in 2003, he was a partner at McGuireWoods law firm and he served
as law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Richey, U.S. District Judge for the District of
Columbia. He earned a law degree from Indiana University and holds a bachelor’s degree
from the Honors College at Ball State University. Active in the community, he chairs the
Northern Virginia Technology Council’s TechPAC and sits on the Council’s executive
committee. Also, he co­chaired Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s transition

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jeff to our team,” said Reggie Jones, partner at Williams
Mullen law firm and board chair of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. “As a
business leader and the father of five, he is a dedicated champion for all young children
in Virginia. He brings a wealth of insight about the skills that will be needed to succeed
in the future workforce.”

“Quality school readiness initiatives represent the first stage of the workforce pipeline
and are critical to Virginia’s long­term economic prosperity. I’m honored to join VECF
in this important work,” said Novak.

About the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation: VECF creates results­oriented
partnerships to ensure that young children are healthy and prepared for school, life and
workforce success. To learn more about VECF and the Smart Beginnings initiative, visit