Board of Directors

About Us




Pictured: 2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee & Officers


Chair
Deb Gandy, '12
Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust Company
Bethesda


Vice Chair 
Rick Pervarski, '11
President & CEO, VA811
Roanoke

Secretary
Anna Van Buren, '16

President & CEO, Faneuil, Inc.
Hampton

Treasurer 
James "Buddy" Kourouklis,'16
Senior Vice President, Team Leader, Atlantic Union Bank
Fredericksburg

Communications Chair 
Bob Innes, ‘08 
Director of Communications (Retired), Columbia Gas
Chester

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

Scholarship Chair
Myles Louria, '14
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Hunton, Andrews & Kurth
Richmond

Past Chair & Nominating Chair
Matt McQueen,'11
Chief Communications Officer, Peraton
Herndon

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

Alumni Chair
Heather Gold, '06
CEO, HBG Strategies 
Leesburg

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

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

Finance Chair
Deborah Armstrong, '08
Senior Vice President (Retired), SunTrust
Richmond

At Large
Peter Blake,'08 
Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Richmond

At Large
Linda Stanley, '16
Market Executive-Virginia and Market President-Charlottesville, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Richmond

Board of Directors

Kathy Albarado, '14
Chief Executive Officer, Helios HR
Reston

Kevin Allison, Ph.D., '12
Associate VP for Strategy and Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond


Jim Bibbs, '15

Chief Human Resources Officer, Port of Virginia
Norfolk

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 & Executive Director, Dominion Foundation, Dominion Energy 
Richmond

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

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

Dexter Gilliam

President & CEO, The Bank of Charlotte County
Phenix

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

Joe Hines, '08
Principal - Economic Development, Timmons Group
Richmond

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

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

Keith Martin,'12
Vice President of Public Policy, General Counsel 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
Blacksburg

RADM (Ret.) Ann C. Phillips, '17

Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaption and Protection, Commonwealth of Virginia
Norfolk

Rhodes Ritenour, '13

Vice President for External and Regulatory Affairs, Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Richmond

Kim Scheeler, '14
President & CEO, ChamberRVA
Richmond

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

Chad Spangler, '18

Vice President - Loss Mitigation, Wells Fargo
Roanoke

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