As the Foundation’s CEO, Dooley provides leadership and management to maximizing the benefit of Virginia Tech’s private assets in support of university programs and initiatives. The foundation’s real estate portfolio includes properties across the state of Virginia as well as Switzerland. These properties range from innovational, such as the Corporate Research Center and the Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington, to academic, which include the Steger Center for International Scholarship and the Reynolds Homestead, to recreational, which encompass The Hotel Roanoke and the Pete Dye River Course. The current value of the endowment is $1.14 billion. The Virginia Tech Foundation’s assets total nearly $2 billion.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Dooley served in various leadership roles with Virginia Cooperative Extension. He was the director of the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, director of the Virginia 4-H Foundation, and associate director of Virginia Cooperative Extension with 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences responsibilities. He has been an active member of the Virginia Tech community through several committees and special projects and has served in leadership roles with many professional associations/organizations. He also serves on the boards of several organizations, including the GO Virginia Region 2 Council and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.