ACES Luncheons

Presented by Froehling & Robertson. Hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington.

We are proud to present the ACES Networking Luncheon series. ACES is dedicated to connecting professionals between Richmond and DC, from the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, and Surveying (ACES) industries – a sector that is very active in the adoption of Information, Communication and Technology. These luncheons serve as an opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate and network while hearing from industry experts, engaging in insightful conversations and enjoying a local dining experience.

ACES is not an exclusive group and is open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited for all ACES events. There are several sponsorship opportunities available for ACES events. If you are interested in learning more, please email Rose Maddox at [email protected]

If you would like to be added to the invitation list for ACES luncheons, please complete our ACES Interest Form.

Registration for Spring 2024 ACES luncheons will open in mid February 2024.


Spring 2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsor: VHB

About VHB: Our diverse team of engineers, scientists, planners and designers bring together our collective knowledge, technical excellence, and wide network of trusted relationships to improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

With a future-focused mindset, we are dedicated to delivering sustainable and equitable solutions for a more resilient tomorrow to benefit the places where we live, work, and play.

To learn more about VHB, click here: VHB Website

Venue Sponsor: Fredericksburg Nationals

The Fredericksburg Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team that is the Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and play their home games at Virginia Credit Union Stadium, with a capacity of 5,000 people.


Spring 2024 ACES Luncheons

Wednesday, April 10: 11:30 – 1 pm, Fredericksburg Convention Center

Guest Speaker: Taylor Chess, Peterson Companies

Taylor O. Chess is President, Development for Peterson Companies and serves on the Company’s Investment Committee. Taylor has developed retail projects valued over $250 million. He is a visionary, known for spotting acquisition opportunities, imagining the possibilities, divesting of property, acquiring land, and building joint ventures.

Event Pricing
  • Early Bird Rate (2/26 – 3/9): $30
  • General Admission (3/10 – 3/31): $35
  • Registration Deadline: 3/31

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Wednesday, May 8: 11:30 – 1 pm, Fredericksburg Nationals Virginia Credit Union Stadium

Guest Speakers: Bank Panel

  • Judson Foster, Senior Vice President, Carter Bank and Trust
  • Jeff Rouse, Senior Vice President, Burke and Herbert Bank
  • Pete Humes, Market President, Atlantic Union Bank

Event Pricing

  • Early Bird Rate (3/25 – 4/6) : $30
  • General Admission (4/7 – 4/28) : $35
  • Registration Deadline: 4/28

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Wednesday, June 12: 11:30 – 1 pm, Fredericksburg Nationals Virginia Credit Union Stadium

Guest Speaker: Amazon Web Services

Event Pricing
  • Early Bird Rate: $30
  • General Admission: $35
  • Registration Deadline: 6/2

*5/13 Note: A speaker from AWS is still being determined. Invites will be sent out once that speaker is finalized.

Registration for June ACES will open in May


About Fredericksburg Regional Alliance (FRA) 

Through recruitment, collaboration and advocacy, the FRA creates an environment to foster regional job growth. They assist existing businesses and industries with workforce development issues and help aggressively market the Fredericksburg region to corporate decision makers who are planning to expand or relocate their companies. 

About Froehling & Robertson (F&R) 

We are impassioned engineers, scientists and problem solvers partnering with clients to advance the equality and stability of every project we touch to protect people and property.”

Established in 1881, Froehling & Robertson, Inc. (F&R) is the oldest independent consulting engineer/testing firm in the United States. F&R focuses on their clients by offering construction engineering and environmental consulting solutions that are innovative, yet practical.  F&R maintains a fleet of drilling equipment as well as accredited testing laboratories that are utilized across their twelve offices. These offices, which are strategically located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, possess the local resources needed to deliver the quick, efficient and cost-effective service their clients rightfully demand. 

Questions? Contact FRA Business Development Manager Rose Maddox at [email protected]