Board of Directors

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Pictured: 2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee & Officers


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


Vice Chair 
Mark Gordon, ‘13
Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital 
Richmond

Secretary
Marcellous Frye, '09

Vice President, Support Services, Washington Gas
Springfield

Treasurer 
John Young,'12
Regional President, Western Virginia, Union Bank and Trust
Charlottesville

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

Past Chair & Nominating Chair
Matt McQueen,'11
Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Peraton
Herndon

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

Alumni Chair
Heather Gold, '06
President, FTTH Council Americas
Leesburg

Communications Chair
Bob Innes, ‘08 
Retired
Chester

Development Chair 
Andrea Archer, ‘14 
Senior Director, Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Altria Client Services
Richmond

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

Program/Curriculum Chair
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
Deborah Armstrong, '08
Former Senior Vice President, SunTrust
Richmond

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

At Large
Rick Perarski, '11
President & CEO, VA811
Roanoke

Board of Directors

Kevin Allison, Ph.D. '12
Executive Director, Strategy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond

Jim Bibbs, ‘15
Chief Human Resource Officer, Port of Virginia
Norfolk 


Beth Bortz, '07

President & CEO, Virginia Center for Health Innovation
Henrico

Dexter Gilliam
President & CEO, The Bank of Charlotte County
Phenix

John Dooley, Ph. D
Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Tech Foundation
Blacksburg 

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

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

Donna Price Henry, Ph.D.

Chancellor, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise

Susan Jacobs
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Newport News Shipbuilding a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries 
Newport News

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

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

Mike Ligon,'09

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Universal Corporation
Richmond 

Chris Lumsden
President/ Administator, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
South Boston

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

Ned Massee, '07

Principal, Croatan Advisors
Midlothian

Carl Mitchell, ‘10
Director of Major Gifts, Virginia Tech College of Engineering
Radford 

William Murray, Ph.D. '15

Vice President, Public Policy, Dominion Energy
Richmond

RADM (Ret.) Ann C. Phillips, '17

Principal, A.C. Phillips, LLC
Norfolk

Kim Scheeler, '14
President & CEO, ChamberRVA
Richmond

Scott Schoenborn, ‘08
Corporate Account Director, Invidior
Henrico

Jen Siciliano, '17

Vice President, Government Relations, Inova Health System
Falls Church

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

Linda Stanley, '16

Senior Vice President and Market Executive, Bank of America
Charlottesville and Richmond

Kathy Strawn, '14
Retired
Glen Allen

Anna Van Buren, '16
President & CEO, Faneuil
Hampton

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

Military Liaison to the Board

Bryan Stephens, '15

President & CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk