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
2021CarterHutchinsonVirginia Municipal LeagueDirector of Fiscal PolicyRichmond
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.Project Director & ManagerFalls Church
2021JeremyBennettVirginia Association of CountiesDirector of Intergovernmental AffairsRichmond
2021AprilBinghamCity of RichmondDirector of Public UtilitiesRichmond
2021DaveBolcarNewport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls IndustriesVice President Engineering and DesignNewport News
2021AlecBrebnerCrater District Planning CommissionExecutive DirectorPetersburg
2021MichaelCardaciHRTec; FedHIVECEOAlexandria
2021CoreyClayborneAmerican Institute of ArchitectsExecutive Vice PresidentRichmond
2021TraciDeShazorOffice of the GovernorDeputy Secretary of the Commonwealth and Director of African OutreachVirginia
2021DavidDevanVirginia Economic Development PartnershipVice President, Economic CompetitivenessRichmond
2021VanessaDiamondCommunity Foundation for a Greater RichmondSr. VP Civic InnovationsRichmond
2021DanielleDyeUnited Way of Southwest VirginiaCommunity Resilience SpecialistAbington
2021MichelleEdmondsSouthside Virginia Community CollegeSpecial Assistant to the Vice President of Academics and Workforce Services and Dean for Nursing, Health and ScienceAlberta
2021JodiFislerSCHEVAssociate for Assessment Policy & AnalysisRichmond
2021StephanieFordWarren WhitneyDirector, Business DevelopmentRichmond
2021RichardFosterVirginia Business MagazineEditor and Chief Content OfficerMidlothian
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 TechnologiesPrincipal & CEOProvidence Forge
2021Ray KnottAtlantic Union BankMarket President Warrenton
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, Operations, Electronic TollingHampton
2021JeanO'TooleDewberry Architects Inc.Senior Project ArchitectGlen Allen
2021BryanOzlinThe Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.Vice PresidentRichmond
2021StevePartridgeNorthern Virginia Community CollegeVice President of Workforce and Economic DevelopmentWoodbridge
2021MichelePartridge-LaneRussell's Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and ElectricDirector of Business DevelopmentChesapeake
2021NathanRasnakeUniversity of Virginia's College at WiseAssistant Director of Marketing StrategyWise
2021JennyRobertsSAICVice President, Navy Fleet. Reqts. & Acquisition AccountsArlington
2021KyleRussellVirginia Health InformationChief Executive OfficerRichmond
2021DavidSamsThe Community Tax Law Project; The Law Office of David M. SamsExecutive Director; Principal and OwnerRichmond
2021NatalieSoucieVirginia 811; Marketing Communications SpecialistHead of Marketing & Communications; FreelanceRoanoke
2021MonicaSturgisThe Port of VirginiaChief Human Resources OfficerNorfolk
2021ImmanuelSutherlandAltria GroupSr. Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Community ImpactHenrico
2021EricVanoverGermanna Community CollegeAssociate Dean of Arts & SciencesFredericksburg
2021DrewWarrenDominion EnergySenior Policy Advisor, Military Affairs and Public PolicyWashington, DC
2021ThomWatkinsCox Business VirginiaVice President Cox Business Virginia, Director of SalesChesapeake
2021JoeWilkinsBon Secours St. Francis Medical CenterPresidentRichmond