Rita Lappin Wells joined the FCVFD in November 2019 and currently serves as the Treasurer. Originally from Illinois, she is a long-term resident of the City of Falls Church.
She is an adjunct faculty member in the Georgetown University graduate program in Supply Chain Management where she specializes in supply chain cost and financial management. She has an extensive management background in both the private and public sectors. As an industry leader executive, she managed global subcontracting operations. Her public sector experience includes career senior executive positions as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and an Associate Administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also served as a DOD contracting officer and cost/price analyst and was a member of the faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
She has a PhD from Ohio State University, an MBA with a concentration in finance from Southern Illinois University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.