Swanka S. Burnette
Department of Economic Development
Title: Business Development Manager
Phone: 703-771-5378

Swanka Burnette serves in the Department of Economic Development as the business development manager for the aviation, aerospace and transportation sector, along with additional responsibilities in emerging industries including highly specialized manufacturing.

A Massachusetts native, Burnette holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA from Texas Tech University.

Burnette brings more than 11 years of sales/business development experience from working for Sun Life Financial, AT&T and John Wiley and Sons. He is also an adjunct professor at Union County College in New Jersey, where he teaches online undergraduate business courses in the school of humanities.