Board of Directors l Lead Virginia

Board of Directors

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Executive Committee & Officers

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

Vice Chair
Rhodes Ritenour, '13
Vice President for External and Regulatory Affairs, Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Richmond

Secretary
Linda Stanley, '16
Market Executive – Virginia and Market
President – Charlottesville
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richmond and Charlottesville

Past Chair & Nominating Chair 
Anna Van Buren, '16
CEO, Faneuil, Inc.
Hampton

Treasurer and Finance Chair
Jeff Schragg, '11
Founder & CEO, Newton Grange Consulting LLC
Vienna

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

Admissions Chair
Todd Rowley, '11
Capital Region Market Executive, Old Dominion National Bank
Vienna

Alumni Chair
Betsy Frantz, '07
Founder & President, True North LLC
Arlington

Personnel Chair
Jim Bibbs, '15
Chief Human Resource Officer, LifeNet
Virginia Beach

Communications Chair
Laurie Head, '16
Co-Owner and Vice President, Marketing Communications, AIS Network
Ashland

Program/Curriculum Chair
John Thomas, DPA
Managing Partner, DecideSmart
Richmond

Development Chair
Diane Miller
(Ret.) Director, Technical Talent Strategy, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church

Scholarship Chair
Joe Hines, ’08
Principal – Economic Development, Timmons Group
Richmond

General Counsel to the Board
Doug McDonald, ’05
Partner, Venable, LLP
Vienna

At Large
Cathleen Bowe, '19
VP Relationship Manager, Government Banking - JP Morgan Chase
Alexandria

At Large
K.C. Haile, '18
Senior VP, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Herndon


Board of Directors

Vonya Alleyne, ’18
Vice President Human Resources, Cox Communications
Chesapeake

Shannon Blevins, ’08
Associate Vice Chancellor, Economic Development & Engagement, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise

Katharine Bond, ’16
Director of Public Policy and Executive Director, Dominion Foundation
Dominion Energy
Richmond

Beth Bortz, ’07
President & CEO, Virginia Center for Health Innovation
Henrico

Kathleen Bowe, '19'
Vice President, Government Banking, JP Morgan
Alexandria

Alexis Ehrhardt, Ph.D., ’16
President & CEO, Danville/Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce
Blairs

Betsy Frantz, ’07
Founder and President, True North, LLC
Arlington

Steve Gladis, Ph.D., ’13
President & CEO, Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Annandale

Heather Gold, ’06
CEO, HBG Strategies
Leesburg

K.C. Haile, '18'
Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Herndon

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

Myles Louria, ’14
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Hunton, Andrews & Kurth
Richmond

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

Diane Miller, ’16
Corporate Director, Global Cyber Education & Workforce Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church

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

Jay Nichols, ’14
Owner, Handcraft Services
Richmond

RADM(Ret.) Ann C. Phillips, ’17
Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Commonwealth of Virginia
Norfolk

Susan Short, Ph.D., ’13
Associate Vice President for Engagement, Virginia Polytechnic & State University
Blacksburg

Jen Siciliano, ’17
Chief Communications and External Affairs Officer, Inova Health System
Falls Church

Kathy Strawn, ’14
Executive Director (Retired), WestRock Foundation
Glen Allen

Shepelle Watkins-White, ’19
Director, Government and Community Affairs, Virginia Natural Gas
Suffolk

Ed White, ’16
Partner, Williams Mullen
Richmond

The Honorable Kelly Thomasson, ’17
Secretary of the Commonwealth, Office of the Governor
Richmond

Military Liaison
Bryan Stephens, ’15
President & CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk

 

Alumni Stories

Brent Archer

Class of 2009