Board of Directors

About Us


Pictured: 2016 Board of Directors

Executive Committee & Officers



Chair
Matt McQueen,'11
Communications Director, Mission Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman
McLean 

Vice Chair & Development Chair 
Deb Gandy,'12
Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust Company
Bethesda, MD

Secretary
Mark Gordon, ‘13

Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and Rappahannock General Hospital
Richmond

Treasurer 
Debbie Armstrong, ‘08
Senior Vice President, SunTrust
Richmond

President & Chief Executive Officer
Susan Horne, ’06
President & CEO, Lead Virginia
Richmond

Past Chair & Nominating Chair
Ned Massee,'07
Principal, Croatan Advisors
Richmond


Scholarship Chair
Debbie Pollock-Berry,'12

Alumni Chair
Rick Pevarski,'11
President & CEO, VA811
Roanoke

Communications Chair
Bob Innes, ‘08 
Director, Communications & Community Relations, Columbia Gas of Virginia
Chester

Personnel Chair
Dr. John Dooley
Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Tech Foundation
Blacksburg

Program/Curriculum Chair
Dr. John Thomas, DPA
Managing Partner, DecideSmart
Richmond

Admissions Chair
Kathy Albarado,'14
Chief Executive Officer, Helios HR
Reston 

General Counsel to the Board
Doug McDonald, ‘05
Partner Venable, LLP
Vienna

Finance Chair
John Young,'12
Regional President, Charlottesville Union Bank and Trust
Charlottesville

At Large
Peter Blake,'08 
Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Richmond

At Large
Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani
Principal, Mercer Trigiani
Alexandria

Board of Directors


Annie Adams, Ph.D.
Vice President, Human Resources, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk

Dr. Kevin Allison, '12

Senior Assistant to the President & Executive Director for Presidential Operations, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond

Andrea Archer,'14
Senior Manager, Corporate Contribution & Community Relations, Altria 
Richmond

Jim Bibbs, ‘15
Chief Human Resources Officer, Virginia Port Authority
Norfolk 

Gilbert Bland

Chairman, The GilJoy Group
Virginia Beach

Jennifer Boykin,'14
Vice President, Engineering and Design, Newport News Shipbuilding Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Newport News

R. Helm Dobbins,‘08
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, American National Bank and Trust Company
Danville

Marcellous Frye,'09
Vice President, Support Services, Washington Gas
Springfield

Dr. Steve Gladis, '13
President & CEO, Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Annandale

Mark Heath
President & CEO, Martinsville-Henry Economic Development Corporation
Martinsville

Dr. Donna Price Henry
Chancellor, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise

Ron Jefferson,'12
Manager, External Affairs, Appalachian Power Company
Richmond

Nick Langridge, '09, Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement, James Madison University
Harrisonburg

Mike Ligon,'09
Vice President, Universal Corporation
Richmond 

Myles Louria,'14
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Hunton & Williams, LLP
Richmond

Keith Martin,'12
Vice President of Public Policy & General Council and Executive Director of Virginia Chamber Foundation
Richmond

Carl Mitchell, ‘10
Associate Director of Development, Virginia Tech College of Engineering
Blacksburg

Dr. Bill Murray,'15
Senior Policy Advisor, Dominion 
Richmond

Bernie Niemer 
President & Publisher, Virginia Business Magazine
Richmond 

Amy Nisenson, '06
Executive Director, Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
Richmond

Elizabeth G. Povar, ‘09
Principal, The River Link Group
Richmond

Kimble Reynolds, ‘05
Attorney, Law Office of Kimble Reynolds
Martinsville

Allyson Rothrock, ‘12
Executive Director, The Harvest Foundation
Martinsville

Scott Schoenborn, ‘08
Director, Market Development and Strategic Accounts, Interleukln Genetics
Richmond

The Honorable Kelly Thomasson 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Virginia
Richmond

Jeff Wassmer, ‘05
President & CEO, Spectrum Comm., Inc.
Newport News 

Military Liaison to the Board
Kevin Sweeney,'15
Chief of Staff for General James Mattis
Norfolk