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 CounselHampton Roads
2022WillArcherPotomac Valley ChurchLead PastorNorthern Virginia
2022CaryAyersAtlantic Union BankSenior Vice PresidentRichmond
2022SusanBakerSkillSource Group – Go VirginiaManaging DirectorNorthern Virginia
2022BillBrownsbergerMountain Empire Community CollegeVP of Academic Affairs and WorkforceSouthwest Virginia
2022RichardBuelhlerThe Whiting-Turner Contracting CompanySenior Project ManagerNorthern Virginia
2022R. WebbBurnsCarilion ClinicVP Business DevelopmentValley
2022TonyaByrdDominion EnergyDirector, Community Engagement & Local AffairsHampton Roads
2022KeenanCaldwellSentara HealthcareVice President Government RelationsHampton Roads
2022RylandClarkHitachi EnergyCommunity Relations & Engagement ManagerSouthern Virginia
2022HankColemanBank of AmericaSr. VP Relationship ManagerRichmond
2022ElizabethCromwellCharlottesville Regional Chamber of CommercePresident & CEOValley
2022VeronicaCurryGermanna Community CollegeDirector Equity Advancement and the Barbara J. Fried CenterNorthern Virginia
2022NathanDaughertyGovernment and Regulatory AffairsComcastRichmond
2022KellyDeVitoSTRUCTOR AdvisorsDirectorRichmond
2022ScottDodsonLibrary of Virginia FoundationExecutive DirectorRichmond
2022HeatherEvansUniversity of Virginia’s College at WiseJohn Morton Beaty Professor of PoliticsSouthwest Virginia
2022GeorgeFaatzVirginia Natural GasDirector, Growth & Strategic PlanningHampton Roads
2022NikkiFisherHuntington Ingalls Industries/NNSSenior Staff AttorneyHampton Roads
2022VeronikaFolzNorthrop GrummanDirector for Security CooperationNorthern Virginia
2022JennyFriarSt. Joseph’s VillaChief Advancement Officer/CEO ElectRichmond
2022TomGibsonCommunity Preservation Partners, a WNC CompanySenior Development ManagerNorthern Virginia
2022TinaGillThe Up CenterPresident & CEOHampton Roads
2022DeanHairstonCity of Danville Police DepartmentDeputy ChiefSouthern Virginia
2022KristinHenshawMercerOffice Business Leader/HealthRichmond
2022RhondaHodgesPatrick & Henry Community CollegeVice President, Workforce, Economic, and Community DevelopmentMartinsville
2022KeithHollandJames Madison UniversityAssociate Vice Provost, Research and InnovationValley
2022PaulHunterColumbia Gas of VirginiaVice President, Gas OperationsRichmond
2022AlisonKaufmannDominion EnergyManager, Customer Energy SolutionsRichmond
2022BryanLeeBon Secours Mercy HealthPresident, St. Mary’s and Richmond Community HospitalRichmond
2022TinaLeoneBallston Business Improvement DistrictCEONorthern Virginia
2022DerekMarshallDewberryVice PresidentRichmond
2022CharlesMartinAltriaManager, Community ImpactRichmond
2022LucyMeadeVenture Richmond, Inc.Director, Economic Development & Community RelationsRichmond
2022MarthaMillerTown of AshlandCommunity Engagement ManagerAshland
2022WendyMillerHenrico Economic Development AuthorityMarketing ManagerRichmond
2022KatyMooreVirginia Funders NetworkCEONorthern Virginia
2022AnitaNavarroVirginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of Medicine Chief of StaffRichmond
2022BarbaraNelsonPort of VirginiaVice President Government Affairs and Transportation PolicyHampton Roads
2022MelPriceCEO/Managing PrincipalWork Program ArchitectsHampton Roads
2022NancyPriceVEDPBusiness Investment ManagerRichmond
2022RicshawnRoaneWeissberg FoundationExecutive DirectorNorthern Virginia
2022TasnimSegalJPMorgan ChaseVP, Business Development ManagerNorthern Virginia
2022KrisSeiberRappahannock Electric CooperativeManaging Director of Member ServicesNorthern Virginia
2022JeffSmithChristopher ConsultantsSenior Vice President, OperationsNorthern Virginia
2022KenSmithVirginia TechCOO of Virginia Tech Innovation CampusNorthern Virginia
2022MichaelSolomonPulaski County, Virginia Economic Development AuthorityEconomic Development DirectorSouthwest Virginia
2022BrookeTillerTruist WealthSenior Vice President/ Senior Wealth Advisor Richmond
2022HongWebbWebb Law LLCFounder/OwnerNorthern Virginia
2022ZachWebberBrown EdwardsDirectorRichmond
2022DavidLeFebvreThe Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondSupplier Diversity Business Advisor, Corporate AccountingRichmond