Alumni Spotlight l Lead Virginia

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Alumni Spotlights


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Jeff Merritt, Class of 2016

Jeff Merritt

Market Vice President, Cox Communications
Roanoke, VA

What was your biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to resonate with you today?
As we traveled from one region to another, I distinctly remember the unique challenges and opportunities facing different parts of the state. These differences included social, economic, education, healthcare and so much more. Despite these regional differences, I also was profoundly inspired by the work local leaders were doing to bring about positive changes and impacts to their communities. Lead Virginia served as a motivating factor for me to get more involved and leverage my skills to make a difference in my own region. 

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Diane G. Miller, Class of 2016

Diane G. Miller
Director, InfoSec Operations and Identity Management and Director, Global Cyber Education and Workforce Programs, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Oakton, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today? 
Making time to build and maintain social capital is the most important investment I can make for myself and others with whom I interact. As leaders, every interaction is an opportunity to create treasured relationships and build social capital! read more>



Alexis Ehrhardt, Class of 2016

Alexis Ehrhardt
President & CEO, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
Danville, VA

How did Lead Virginia shape you as a leader? 
Lead Virginia shaped my greater understanding of the Commonwealth, including the assets and challenges for each region as well as what is effecting each community within those regions. The opportunity to develop relationships with this group of change makers from across Virginia has been a very powerful experience. read more>
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