Alumni Spotlight


Alumni Spotlights


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Jeff Wassmer, Class of 2005

Jeff Wassmer
CEO, Spectrum Comm Inc.
Yorktown, VA

Since Lead Virginia, how have you put your social capital to work?
I’ve run for elected office and am currently serving, and I’ve had the opportunity to serve on various non-profit boards. My Lead VA experience has given me a valuable foundation of what other organizations across the commonwealth have done for success. read more>



Kimble Reynolds, Jr., Class of 2005

Kimble Reynolds, Jr.
Attorney, Kimble Reynolds & Associates
Roanoke, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today? 
My biggest takeaway was realizing the on-going need to bridge the gap between Virginia’s communities east of Richmond with the communities west of Richmond. By bringing these areas together, each community has a better understanding of the other and the value that each has to offer. read more>



Julien Patterson, Class of 2005

Julien Patterson 
Chairman (Retired), OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation
Irvington, VA

How has your Lead Virginia experience influenced or shaped you as a leader?
Lead Virginia is the entity that brought the Commonwealth into clarity for me; a very valuable benefit that still pays dividends today; specifically in relation to my current economic development work in the Northern Neck. While the Northern Neck is an idyllic setting to live, work, play or retire, as my class and I learned through Lead Virginia, meaningful economic development measures and accomplishments are critical elements for continued success, now more than ever.

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