The Commonwealth's Leaders in Action

  • Bank of America
  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • Comcast
  • Tobacco Commission
  • Whiting Turner
  • Altria
  • Bon Secours
  • AEP
  • Charles Ryan Associates
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia
  • DRF
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Sentara
  • Virginia Business
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Williams Mullen
  • Dewberry
  • Wealthspire Advisors
  • Wealthspire Advisors
  • Wealthspire Advisors
  • LEAD VIRGINIA’s Board of Directors


  • Bill Tyson '20


Lead Virginia is an opportunity for select leaders to surround themselves with experienced & talented professionals


Join a community of well-connected leaders & thinkers

The program attracts senior level professionals who seek a deeper understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the Commonwealth.


Gain deeper insights into complex statewide issues

Each class is immersed in the opportunity to interact directly with local and state leaders to examine unique concerns and discuss potential solutions.


Experience seven different regions across Virginia

Each session’s curriculum is focused on a region’s response to the issues of Economy, Education and Health.


Make lasting friendships and business connections

Classes forge social capital through a network that leaves them better prepared to lead their business, community and Commonwealth.

A strong, statewide network of high performing, solutions-oriented leaders


Class years completed since 2005


Alumni across the Commonwealth



Of graduates represent C-suite and upper management professionals


Of each class receive scholarship awards


Alumni represent an array of leadership in organizations including business, government, nonprofit and academia

Class video

Profile of leadership

Adrian Chapman | President & COO Washington Gas (Retired)
Lead Virginia Class of 2006

“Lead Virginia opened my eyes to how important it is to view all aspects of your community when it comes to being in a business leadership role… perhaps best framed by thinking about how our business success should include giving back to the community that gives us the opportunity to serve them.”

Washington Gas
Adrian Chapman

Ready to surround yourself with the Commonwealth’s most experienced and talented professionals?