Lead Virginia Class of 2022

2022 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
2022LeasaAndersonHuntington Ingalls IndustriesDirector and Assistant General CounselPortsmouth
2022WillArcherPotomac Valley ChurchLead PastorDumfries
2022WalterAyersAtlantic Union BankSenior Vice PresidentRichmond
2022SusanBakerSkillSource Group – Go VirginiaManaging DirectorVienna
2022BillBrownsbergerMountain Empire Community CollegeVice President Academic Affairs and WorkforceBig Stone Gap
2022RichardBuelhlerThe Whiting-Turner Contracting CompanySenior Project ManagerWashington DC
2022R. WebbBurnsCarilion ClinicVice President Business DevelopmentRoanoke
2022TonyaByrdDominion EnergyDirector, Community Engagement & Local AffairsNorfolk
2022KeenanCaldwellSentara HealthcareVice President Government RelationsRichmond
2022RylandClark IIIHitachi EnergyCommunity Relations & Engagement ManagerSouth Boston
2022HankColemanBank of AmericaSenior Vice President Relationship ManagerRichmond
2022ElizabethCromwellCharlottesville Regional Chamber of CommercePresident & CEOCharlottesville
2022VeronicaCurryGermanna Community CollegeDirector Equity Advancement and the Barbara J. Fried CenterGermana
2022NathanDaughertyGovernment and Regulatory AffairsComcastRichmond
2022KellyDeVitoSTRUCTOR AdvisorsDirectorRichmond
2022ScottDodsonLibrary of Virginia FoundationExecutive DirectorRichmond
2022HeatherEvansUniversity of Virginia’s College at WiseJohn Morton Beaty Professor of PoliticsWise
2022GeorgeFaatzVirginia Natural GasDirector, Growth & Strategic PlanningVirginia Beach
2022NikkiFisherHuntington Ingalls Industries/NNSSenior Staff AttorneyPortsmouth
2022VeronikaFolzNorthrop GrummanDirector for Security CooperationMcLean
2022JennyFriarSt. Joseph’s VillaChief Advancement Officer/CEO ElectRichmond
2022TomGibsonCommunity Preservation Partners, a WNC CompanySenior Development ManagerReston
2022TinaGillThe Up CenterPresident & CEONorfolk
2022Ronald (Dean)HairstonCity of Danville Police DepartmentDeputy ChiefDanville
2022KristinHenshawMercerOffice Business Leader/HealthSutherland
2022RhondaHodgesPatrick & Henry Community CollegeVice President, Workforce, Economic, and Community DevelopmentMartinsville
2022KeithHollandJames Madison UniversityAssociate Vice Provost, Research and InnovationHarrisonburg
2022PaulHunterColumbia Gas of VirginiaVice President, Gas OperationsChester
2022AlisonKaufmannDominion EnergyManager, Customer Energy SolutionsRichmond
2022BryanLeeBon Secours Mercy HealthPresident, St. Mary’s and Richmond Community HospitalRichmond
2022TinaLeoneBallston Business Improvement DistrictCEOWashington DC
2022Derek MarshallDewberryVice PresidentGlen Allen
2022CharlesMartinAltriaManager, Community ImpactRichmond
2022LucyMeadeVenture Richmond, Inc.Director, Economic Development & Community RelationsRichmond
2022MarthaMillerTown of AshlandCommunity Engagement ManagerAshland
2022WendyMillerHenrico Economic Development AuthorityMarketing ManagerRichmond
2022KatyMooreVirginia Funders NetworkCEOWashington DC
2022AnitaNavarroVirginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of Medicine Chief of StaffRichmond
2022BarbaraNelsonPort of VirginiaVice President Government Affairs and Transportation PolicyNorfolk
2022MelPriceCEO/Managing PrincipalWork Program ArchitectsNorfolk
2022NancyPriceVEDPBusiness Investment ManagerRichmond
2022RicshawnRoaneWeissberg FoundationExecutive DirectorWashington DC
2022TasnimSegalJPMorgan ChaseVice President, Business Development ManagerWashington DC
2022KrisSeiberRappahannock Electric CooperativeManaging Director of Member ServicesFredericksburg
2022JeffSmithChristopher ConsultantsSenior Vice President, OperationsManassas
2022KenSmithVirginia TechCOO of Virginia Tech Innovation CampusBlacksburg
2022MichaelSolomonPulaski County, Virginia Economic Development AuthorityEconomic Development DirectorPulaski
2022BrookeTillerWells FargoSenior Vice PresidentRichmond
2022HongWebbWebb Law LLCFounder/OwnerWashington DC
2022ZachWebberBrown EdwardsDirectorRichmond
2022DavidLeFebvreThe Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondSupplier Diversity Business Advisor, Corporate AccountingRichmond