Connecting Leaders

to shape Virginia's future

Gain Insights

through exploring the


Social Capital

Class members forge

a lasting network

Looking to the Future

to collaborate and lead

for tomorrow



Mark your calendars to join us for alumni gatherings and leadership perspectives throughout the commonwealth.

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Be informed about what is happening with alumni, the current class and additional programming.

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Class participants explore and grapple with major issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth.

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Support for Lead Virginia helps maintain the cost for the program and integrity of the program.

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Our Lead Virginia class experienced Virginia’s incredibly rich history, economic diversity and cultural wealth. We also saw the wide range of challenges facing each region, the social inequities, and the growing disparity in income due to access to available resources. We met some of the most amazing leaders in Virginia, whose creative ideas are moving the Commonwealth forward in unexpected ways. Best of all, we made friends with leaders from all over Virginia who share a commitment to improving the lives of all Virginians. These are now friends for life. I feel especially fortunate, in being a scholarship recipient, to be a member of the Class of 2013. Lead Virginia is a unique and exceptional adventure. Thank you for making this possible for me.

Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville
Lead Virginia Class of 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Altria
  • Bon Secours
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Union Bank
  • AEP
  • Charles Ryan Associates
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia
  • DRF
  • Mead West Vaco
  • Martinsville EDC
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Virginia Business
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Wells Fargo
  • LEAD VIRGINIA’s Board of Directors