“Welcome to Selma” said Sharon D. Virts to a crowd gathered in the shadow of the grand Selma Mansion Monday afternoon. Those words likely have not been spoken on the dilapidated and once abandoned property in years. But on Monday, Virts and Scott F. Miller, who together purchased Selma, invited about 50 people to tour the 18,300-square-foot home and get a glimpse of the early stages of the massive effort to restore it to its former glory.
The Loudoun Tribune
On Aug. 15, FCI Federal Founder and Chair Sharon Virts showed off the progressing renovations of the historic Selma House in Leesburg. She also showed off her plans for a less tangible, but equally important, type of building progress.
In 1991, Sharon Virts decided it was time to return to the Beltway. For years, the Loudoun County native had been managing programs at Computer Sciences Corp., then went to New York to head up government programs for Prentice Hall Publishing. But she knew she was a government contractor at heart and what better place to call home than the federal government’s backyard? So, she began interviewing for jobs with CSC, Planning Research Corp. and Martin Marietta, the predecessor to Lockheed Martin Corp.