Alumni Spotlight


Alumni Spotlights


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Dario O. Marquez, Jr., Class of 2009

Dario O. Marquez, Jr.
Co-Founder and EVP, Wize Solutions LLC
McLean, VA

What was the biggest takeaway or lesson learned from Lead Virginia that continues to stick with you today?
My biggest takeaway was that Virginia is blessed with abundant natural resources and great people. Also, by working together, any challenge we face is well within our abilities to resolve. read more>



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>



Martha Shickle, Class of 2018

Martha Shickle
Executive Director, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Richmond, VA

How did Lead Virginia shape you as a leader?
I appreciated the opportunity to meet fellow participants from multiple sectors and regions of Virginia and to learn different perspectives on the complexities of our communities’ challenges and solutions in health, education and the economy. I loved the chance to have honest conversations about the diversity of needs and opportunities in Virginia and to think more comprehensively about our obligations and barriers to cooperate on a statewide basis. read more>
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