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Aug
2019

Christopher Davidson, Class of 2015




Christopher Davidson
Director of Corporate Sustainability, WestRock LLC
Richmond, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today?

My biggest takeaway is that our power to create positive change is greater when we recognize that our differences are benefits, not impediments. Everyone brings value to the table we just have to be willing to recognize it and work together. We may not always agree on how to solve a problem, or even if there is a problem, but if we can discuss things openly, we can find a way to work out our issues. 

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01

Jul
2019

Joshua Justice, Class of 2018




Joshua V. Justice
Dean of Students & Chief Housing Officer, Division of Student Affairs, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Wise, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today?
When I think about each of the sessions from Lead Virginia, one common theme sticks out to me. No matter the area of the state, each has faced or is facing some type of difficulty, whether it be economic decline, population loss or some other challenge. No matter the region, there were committed people who didn’t give up and challenged themselves to improve their localities. In areas where individuals may not agree, they work together for the greater good. Particularly, in our world today, we need to be partners with one another and work together to accomplish our goals.

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