Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Spotlights


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Nov
2019

Jeffrey Johnson, Class of 2016



Jeffrey Johnson

Director, Tech Research Park, Virginia Tech Corporate Research  
Newport News, VA

What was your biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today?
Clearly the importance of building social capital. There are many forms of capital, but one could argue that this may be one of the most important forms, as it is the key to unlocking many of the others. As I mentioned before, Lead VA really brought home the need to build and strengthen relationships in effort to make a difference in our communities throughout the state. This is how we all collectively succeed.
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Oct
2019

Elizabeth Stiff, Class of 2017



Elizabeth Stiff 
CEO, Native Collaboration 
Richmond, VA

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

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships. Over the next few months I will be in different parts of the state again for work and plan to reconnect or connect with other Alumni as I go.  

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