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Leadership Arlington recognizes Charles Clancy as 40 under 40 honoree

Charles Clancy 40 Under 40 honoree Charles Clancy (center) with Betsy Frantz and Tim Hughes, chair of Leadership Arlington Board of Regents

Photo by Deborah Kolt Photography

Charles Clancy, associate professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Leadership Arlington.

The 40 honorees were acknowledged recently at a sold out event of 275 attendees held by Leadership Arlington with supporting partners Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington Economic Development and Arlington Sun Gazette.

40 Under 40 recognizes 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate impact personally and/or professionally through their exceptional leadership in the D.C. metropolitan region.

The under-40 demographic represents a large segment of the area's population.

Honorees were first nominated in the summer to be considered for this award. After completing an intense application, an anonymous selection committee chose the 40 honorees represented this year.

"We are very fortunate in our community to have so many impactful professionals under the age of 40. Leadership Arlington is proud to be a forerunner in honoring and empowering this generation of trailblazers," said Betsy Frantz, president and chief executive officer of Leadership Arlington. “We are honored to recognize Charles Clancy as a 40 Under 40 honoree this year.”

Clancy joined Virginia Tech in 2010. As director of the Hume Center, he is responsible for leading Virginia Tech's collaboration with national security organizations within the U.S. federal government and industry. Additionally, Clancy is involved in developing and expanding the university's role in cyber-security research and education, particularly in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region. His current research interests include cognitive communications and spectrum security.

An avid entrepreneur, Clancy is co-founder of a number of companies, including Arlington-based Federated Wireless, a venture-backed technology firm focused in next-generation wireless; Optio Labs, a venture-backed company focused in mobile security; Far Field Analytics, a company focused on commercial space-based RF sensing; and Stochastic Research, a technical consulting firm.

Clancy is based at the Virginia Tech Research Center ─ Arlington.

Posted December 16, 2015