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Lead Virginia 2022 Board of Direcotrs

Pictured: 2022 Board of Directors

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
(Ret.) 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

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

Development Chair
Diane Miller, '16
(Ret.) Director, Technical Talent Strategy, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church

Endowment Chair
Kathy Strawn, '14
(Ret.) Executive Director, WestRock Foundation
Glen Allen

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

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

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
Kathleen 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

Brian Anderson, '20
President & CEO, ChamberRVA
Richmond

Buffy Barefoot, '21
President, TowneBank
Virginia Beach

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

Shannon Blevins, ’08
Vice Chancellor for Administration, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise

Katharine Bond, ’16
Vice President Public Policy, State and Local Affairs
Dominion Energy
Richmond

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

Alexis Ehrhardt, Ph.D., ’16
Executive Director State Government Relations & Special Assistant to the President, University of Virginia
Charlottesville

Johnny Garcia, Ph.D., '21
CEO, SimIS, Inc.
Portsmouth

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

Heather Gold, ’06
CEO, HBG Strategies
Leesburg

Susan Jacobs
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Newport News

Jeff Johnson, '16
Director, Tech Center Park
Newport News

James “Buddy” Kourouklis, ’14
Senior Vice President, Middle Market Lending, Atlantic Union Bank
Fredericksburg

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

Jay Nichols, ’14
Owner, Handcraft Services
Richmond

Rick Pevarski, ‘11
Founder and President Emeritus, VA811
Roanoke

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 External Affairs Officer, University of Virginia
Falls Church

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

Ed White, ’16
Partner, Williams Mullen
Richmond

Gloria Witt, '19
Founder & CEO, Define Success
Lynchburg

John Wolff, ‘19
Managing Director, Wealthspire Advisors
Reston

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

 

Alumni Stories

Brent Archer

Class of 2009