Recent News



June 2015 Alumni Buzz

Alumni Buzz

Take the opportunity to reconnect by keeping up to date with your fellow alumni.

Class of 2005

Charlie Agee was honored by HomeAgain with the 2015 Ann and Don King Community Leadership Award.

Class of 2006

Deborah Johnson has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the James Madison University board.

Heather Gold was featured as an alumnus of the Harvard Business School with a video on their website called "Making a Difference" . To view the video click here

Class of 2008

Heather Wood has transitioned to a new role outside the Port of Virginia. She may be contacted at

Rhonda VanLowe has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the University of Mary Washington board.

Class of 2010

David Sylvia has assumed the position of Director, Stakeholder Engagement and International Government Affairs with Altria Group. He has relocated to the Altria Washington DC office and may be reached at

Class of 2012

Debbie Pollock-Berry has transitioned from XO Communications. She may be contacted at

Class of 2013

Lori Hester was honored by Virginia Highlands Community College with its 2015 Rising Star Alumni Award.

Class of 2014

Beau Blevins has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Mount Vernon Board of Visitors.

Todd House recently joined Washington Gas as Manager, Economic Development. He may be reached at

Dr. Jeanne Wesley was quoted in an article in the Freelance Star, where she discussed workforce in high demand areas. To read the article please click here.

Board of Directors

Dr. Annie Adams, board member for Lead Virginia, has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Norfolk State University board.

Whitt Clement, past board chair for Lead Virginia, has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the board of the University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools.

Additional News

We are saddened at the passing of Randy Arno, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, and former curriculum co-chair of the Southern VA session, and a friend to many of our Lead Virginia alumni.

Be sure to e-mail Kerrie Clarke with any job, contact information, or any other updates to be included in an upcoming Alumni Buzz.