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Oct
2017

Skip Skinner, Class of 2008



Skip Skinner
Executive Director (Retired), LENOWISCO Planning Commission 
Duffield, VA


How has your Lead Virginia experience influenced or shaped you as a leader?
Lead Virginia has provided me with a situational awareness of my home region and other regions across the state and a better understanding of how our economy interacts with the rest of the Commonwealth. This is something I always knew, but when you travel to a region and physically put your "boots on the ground", you can you fully appreciate the issues and speak directly to leaders which are being impacted.

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Oct
2017

Ron Murray, Class of 2015




Ron Murray
Vice President, Quality and Process Excellence
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Newport News, VA

How has your Lead Virginia experience influenced or shaped you as a leader?
Lead Virginia has helped expose me to the “bigger picture’. Not just in the challenges across the Commonwealth, but in how the different localities have responded to those challenges. Each area we visited was an eye-opening experience. Equally as important was the perspectives shared by each member of my class as we discussed those challenges. The class was very diverse and with that diversity comes a wide array of experiences, opinions and solutions.

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