Cummings & Etter featured members of 2013 Class of 20 Prominent Patriots

April 30, 2014



OMark E. Cummings ’94 Executive MBA
Founder, Principal, and CEO
MEC Realty Associates, Inc.


Mark Cummings is Founder, Principal, and CEO of MEC Realty Associates, a Fairfax, VA.-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, with over 30 years of experience servicing national, regional and local customers across all asset classes. MEC Realty Associates is one of the most recognized local CRE firms, specializing in senior level Tenant Representation, leasing millions of square feet of all type asset classes, sizes, and locations in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, including Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

As a 1994 graduate of Mason’s Executive MBA program, Cummings serves as President-elect for the School of Management Alumni Chapter as well as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Management and the Masters in Real Estate Development Program teaching Finance, Marketing Analytics, and Real Estate Development. Cummings has served as a representative and Chairman of the Fairfax Center Land Use Committee. He is a certified First Responder for the State of Virginia, having served as a volunteer with the Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad.


etterericwebEric P. Etter ’07 BS Finance
Lead Information Systems Engineer


Eric Etter is a management and technology consultant at The MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) serving in the public’s interest and trust. His consulting experience has focused on business, technology, and innovation management, as well as leading large IT acquisitions and software product development teams for Federal clients. In addition, Etter is a public speaker, humanitarian, and founder of Tangerine Consulting, Inc. in Reston, Virginia. Speaking engagements include IEEE, IRS, and other local professional societies and Federal agencies. Current humanitarian efforts center on creating a non-profit for sponsorship of children’s athletic teams in developing countries, as well as local initiatives combating hunger and homelessness.

Etter is a 2007 School of Management graduate with a BS in Finance and holds an M.S. in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Always believing technology can aid in solving the “big picture” problems of humanity, Etter strives to help guide and mentor people and organizations to design and apply the best technologies to the right problems.


Join Mark and Eric — Take your place among the Prominent Patriots in Business

Now Accepting Nominations for the Class of 2014


Deadline for nominations: June 30, 2014.

Questions? Contact Whitney Hanlin at or 703-993-1875.


About Whitney Hanlin

I serve as the Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations for George Mason University’s School of Business. In my role, I seek to connect alumni and friends of the School of Business with a variety of projects and initiatives in an effort to support the mission of George Mason University.

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