Alumni Spotlight


Alumni Spotlights




Dr. Kristen Westover, Class of 2013

Dr. Kristen Westover
President, Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today? 
The stark contrast between the areas that are thriving economically and those that are struggling economically was the most impactful takeaway for me. The most important lesson I learned from my Lead Virginia experience is the power of networking and how intentional networking can be used to improve conditions of communities. read more>



Alexis Ehrhardt, Class of 2016

Alexis Ehrhardt
President & CEO, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
Danville, VA

How did Lead Virginia shape you as a leader? 
Lead Virginia shaped my greater understanding of the Commonwealth, including the assets and challenges for each region as well as what is effecting each community within those regions. The opportunity to develop relationships with this group of change makers from across Virginia has been a very powerful experience. read more>
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