<bt>Jeff Scannell, a resident of the Springfield community, serves as the president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He has been chosen as this week's People Profile.
Number of Years in the Springfield Community. 20 years.
Family. Single; one of four brothers.
Education. Lake Braddock Secondary School; Northern Virginia Community College; and attained my bachelor of science degree in management from National-Louis University (GPA 4.0)
Current job/primary occupation? Administration manager for Interstate Worldwide Relocation, Inc.
* Top money raiser for March of Dimes last two years for Springfield WalkAmerica.
* Graduate of Emerging Leaders Institute program
Activities/interests/hobbies? President of Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce; Shelter House Board member; Lake Braddock FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) volunteer; and Sunday school teacher at Immanuel Bible Church. I enjoy playing golf and football, biking, hiking and camping. I also enjoy reading inspirational books to include the Bible. These help me stay focused on what our true mission in life is.
Favorite local restaurant or place in Springfield? Mike's American Grill, Fast Eddie's and Caribou Coffee
What are your community concerns? What are some ideas you have on ways to improve your community? I would like to see our community get more involved with local groups such as the Chamber and Rotary clubs. These clubs are trying to give back to people and businesses in our community. Together we can truly make a difference. I would like to see us give back more to include setting up more scholarships. Both the Chamber and the Rotary currently have scholarship programs.
We want people to know that Springfield is a great place to live and work. I would like to see more businesses come to Springfield. We have a great location. We have some vacant areas (restaurants, buildings etc.) that we would like to fill.
What community "hidden treasure" do you think more people should know about? Northern Virginia Community College has a medical campus in Springfield. Also, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. They are always looking to hear your ideas and concerns about the community. They are a very valuable resource.
Personal goals? To assist in being a part of bettering our community and to help make a difference in other peoples lives both physically and spiritually.
Know of someone who should be recognized for his or her contributions to the community? Send People Profile nominations to Nina M. Dry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-917-6422.