Please join us on the second Thursday of each month for our Good Morning, McLean breakfast. This month we are pleased to present,
"Remembering Jerry Halpin and the West*Group Legacy"
With John Ulfelder, former West*Group SVP and Partner
Jerry Halpin was among those most responsible for the development of the Tysons Corner area as a preeminent commercial hub. Halpin co-founded West*Group in 1962, starting with the purchase of 125 acres between Lewinsville and Tysons Corner from the Ulfelder family. Within fifteen years, West*Group had purchased 560 acres and developed two McLean office parks, West*Gate and West*Park, that represented over half of the office space in Fairfax County. In recent decades, Halpin was a leader of efforts to adapt the Tysons Corner area to future needs, including advocating for the extension of heavy rail.
John Ulfelder will speak about Jerry Halpin and his legacy, and about the development of West*Group over the decades. Mr. Ulfelder, a former partner and Senior Vice President at West*Group, currently serves the Dranesville Magisterial District on the Fairfax County Planning Commission. A past-president of the Great Falls Citizens Association, Mr. Ulfelder has a distinguished record of civic engagement, and has served on the boards of: WETA, Inova Health System Foundation, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Historical Society, and Great Falls Heritage, Inc. Mr. Ulfelder holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.