Barry Feil, of Blacksburg, former director of programs and operations with Celebrate Fairfax Inc. in Fairfax, Va., has been named director of special events at Virginia Tech.

Feil brings more than 14 years of event planning experience to the university. Feil spent the previous six years at Celebrate Fairfax Inc overseeing all aspects of large-scale festivals and events for Fairfax County. Prior to that position, he spent nine years at George Washington University, where he managed a variety of events, programs, and facilities. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Festivals and Events Association.

Feil received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.