I came to Manassas 40 years ago. My wife Gina and I raised two wonderful children here. Both graduated from Osbourn High School, went on to college and enjoy thriving careers.

I am a proud graduate of George Mason University. For much of my career I served as CEO of Didlake, Inc., headquartered in Manassas. Under my leadership, Didlake’s annual revenue grew from $65,000 to $65,000,000. When I retired it served more than 1,000 people with disabilities daily in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. It is one of the largest social enterprises of its kind in the country.

I had the opportunity to serve Governors, legislators and Cabinet Secretaries on committees and task forces. Locally, I was appointed to the Manassas Business Council, the Norther Virginia Workforce Investment Board and the Adult Basic Education Planning Council.

During much of my career I maintained an active consulting practice serving universities and trade groups. My work with Cornell University led to engagements with rehabilitation organizations across the country. My firm, Rex Parr & Associates, currently advises businesses and nonprofits in matters of governance, management, strategic planning and public policy. The firm is a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce where I sit on the Public Policy, Economic Development and Strategic Planning committees.

“I believe Manassas and all of its citizens can grow and prosper.”

I am proud to have had wonderful opportunities to serve my community:

  • Chairman, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Trustee, Novant UVa Prince William Health System
  • Chairman, Hylton Performing Arts Center Executive Board
  • Chairman, George Mason University SciTech Campus Advisory Board
  • Chairman, Annaburg Manor (nonprofit Nursing Home)
  • Chairman, Caton Merchant House (nonprofit Assisted Living Facility)
  • President, Rotary Club of Manassas
  • President, Volunteer Prince William

I am honored to have been recognized for my service:

  • ‘Humanitarian Award’, Prince William Human Rights Commission
  • Charles J. Colgan ‘Visionary Award,’ Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • ‘Ethel Georges Award’, Prince William Coalition for Human Services
  • Inaugural ‘Vision Award,’ Leadership Prince William
  • ‘Seefeldt Award for Arts Advocacy,’ Prince William Arts Council
  • Grand Marshall, Greater Manassas Christmas Parade