C. Ernest Edgar IV ’87

Tampa, Florida
Appointed: June 2022 by Gov. Glenn Youngkin
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C. Ernest Edgar IV ’87 serves as general counsel for Atkins North America, an engineering, design, and project management company headquartered in Tampa, employing more than 3,000 engineering and scientific professionals across the country. A third-generation VMI graduate, Edgar earned his degree in civil engineering before serving as an Army engineer officer in Germany and in the Persian Gulf War, and later as an activated reservist serving after the Sept. 11 attacks. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a member of the bar in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Florida. Edgar previously served on the board of VMI Research Laboratories, Inc., and as the 1987 Class Agent.