Mr. John F. Biagas was appointed to the Board of Visitors on July 1, 2012. He currently serves as vice chair of the Student Advancement Committee and as a member of the Administration & Finance Committee.
Mr. Biagas started his career as an electrician trainee about the same time he started elementary school. The youngest of 14 children, he joined his brothers and sisters working in the family's business, Biagas & Sons' Electric, owned and operated by his father, Alvin Biagas, Sr. After studying business management and accounting and playing on the college baseball team at McNeese State University, he joined three of his older brothers in Maryland. There they formed their own electrical and general contracting business, AVA Electric. At AVA, he not only fine-tuned his skills as an electrician, but also learned to manage a fast-paced contracting company. In 1997, he purchased Bay Electric Co. Inc., and moved his family to Newport News, home of Bay Electric.
As a compliment to Bay's humble beginnings, Mr. Biagas remains a very strong advocate of the Small, Women & Minority-Owned Business Program. Bay Electric continues to demonstrate support by providing an amplitude of subcontracting opportunities to fully qualified small businesses in all categories. Additionally, Bay Electric extends mentorship programs and sponsors events and conferences that open a plethora of varied opportunities to Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, and Veteran Owned business concerns.
Currently, Mr. Biagas serves on numerous boards both local and statewide such as An Achievable Dream, Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Minority Suppliers Development Council, Virginia Apprenticeship Council and the York Foundation for Public Education. He is a founding Member/Board Director of Virginia Company Bank and the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Virginia Chapter.
Mr. Biagas lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with his wife Tricia and their two daughters.