2021 Class Profile

2021 Class Profile

Our Program

A Diverse Group of Leaders

Each year the Lead Virginia class comprises a diverse group of approximately 50 high-performing leaders from large and small businesses, economic development agencies, elected and appointed local and state government positions, education, and nonprofit organizations across Virginia. Participants may also be volunteers or retirees.

The commonality of all participants is a willingness to contribute their time and talents effectively to meet the rapidly changing needs and challenges facing Virginia. Lead Virginia aims to cultivate their interest and statewide knowledge and to build a strong network of people with a high level of civic concern and participation.

YearF. NameL. NameOrganizationTitleRegion
2021JeffDussaultMercerPrincipal, Senior Client ManagerRichmond
2021RusHayslett Jr.Virginia Natural GasVice President - OperationsVirginia Beach
2021CarterHutchinsonOffice of the GovernorDeputy Policy DirectorRichmond
2021KelleyMillerReed Smith, LLPPartnerMcLean
2021NicolePoulinVirginia Department of Social ServicesExecutive Director, Family and Children's Trust of VirginiaRichmond
2021BuffyBarefootTowne BankPresident Virginia BeachVirginia Beach
2021RobBartolottaNew Editions Consulting, Inc.Deputy Project DirectorFalls Church
2021JeremyBennettVirginia Association of CountiesDirector of Intergovernmental AffairsRichmond
2021AprilBinghamCity of Richmond, Department of Public UtilitiesDeputy Director SeniorRichmond
2021DaveBolcarNewport News ShipbuildingVice President Engineering and DesignNewport News
2021AlecBrebnerCrater District Planning CommissionExecutive DirectorPetersburg
2021CoreyClayborneAmerican Institute of ArchitectsExecutive Vice PresidentRichmond
2021TraciDeShazorOffice of the GovernorDeputy Secretary of the CommonwealthVirginia
2021DavidDevanVirginia Economic Development PartnershipAssistant Vice President, Economic CompetitivenessRichmond
2021VanessaDiamondCommunity Foundation for a Greater RichmondSr. VP Civic InnovationsRichmond
2021DanielleDyeCommunity Resilience SpecialistUnited Way of Southwest VirginiaAbington
2021MichelleEdmondsSouthside Virginia Community CollegeSpecial Assistant to the Vice President for Academic and Workforce Services and Dean for Nursing, Health and ScienceAlberta
2021JodiFislerSCHEVAssociate for Assessment Policy & AnalysisRichmond
2021StephanieFordWarren WhitneyDirectorRichmond
2021RichardFosterVirginia Business MagazineEditorRichmond
2021AmyGreearMountain Empire Community CollegeVice President of Institutional AdvancementBig Stone Gap
2021ReneeHaltomFederal Reserve Bank of RichmondVice President and Regional ExecutiveRichmond
2021HunterHangerHanger LawOwner/AttorneyNewport News
2021KalenHunterGO Virginia – UVA WiseProgram Director Economic Development & Go VA Region OneWise
2021MarthaHutzelCentral Rappahannock Regional LibraryExecutive DirectorFredericksburg
2021MarkJamisonLynchburg Police DepartmentDeputy ChiefLynchburg
2021HerbJones Jr.Pyramid TechnologiesCo founder & CEOProvidence Forge
2021Ray KnottAtlantic Union BankSenior Vice President Commercial Banking ExecutiveWarrenton
2021GeorgieMarquezAndre + Marquez Architechts, IncPresidentNorfolk
2021EddieMcAndrewAIS NetworkCOORichmond
2021VanityMcDanielFederal Reserve Bank of RichmondSenior Payments Business AdvisorRichmond
2021ScotMcRobertsVirginia Council of CEOsExecutive DirectorRichmond
2021CricketMiddletonAccenture LLPDirector of North America Contract ManagementNorthern Virginia
2021BrookeMilesRGC Resources, Inc.Director of Human ResourcesRoanoke
2021SharonMorrisseyVirginia Community College SystemSenior Vice Chancellor, Academic & Workforce ProgramsRichmond
2021MikeOhmsenFaneuil, Inc.Vice President, Director of Electronic TollingHampton
2021JeanO'TooleDewberryPrincipalGlen Allen
2021BryanOzlinThe Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.Vice PresidentRichmond
2021StevePartridgeNorthern Virginia Community CollegeVice President of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce InnovationWoodbridge
2021MichelePartridge-LaneRussell's Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and ElectricDirector of Business DevelopmentChesapeake
2021NathanRasnakeUniversity of Virginia's College at WiseAssistant Director of MarketingWise
2021JennyRobertsNorthrop GrummanDivision DirectorFalls Church
2021KyleRussellVirginia Health InformationDirector of Strategy and AnalyticsRichmond
2021DavidSamsThe Community Tax Law ProjectExecutive Director and Federal Tax Staff AttorneyRichmond
2021NatalieSoucieVirginia 811Head of Marketing & CommunicationsRoanoke
2021MonicaSturgisThe Port of VirginiaChief Human Resources OfficerRichmond
2021ImmanuelSutherlandAltria GroupSr. Manager, Corporate CitizenshipHenrico
2021EricVanoverGermanna Community CollegeAssociate Dean of Arts & SciencesGermanna
2021DrewWarrenDominion EnergySenior Policy AdvisorRichmond
2021ThomWatkinsCox Business VirginiaMarket Vice PresidentChesapeake
2021JoeWilkinsBon Secours St. Francis Medical CenterPresidentMidlothian