Class Profiles

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
2019SherylAgeeThe Harvest FoundationImpact Officer/Team LeaderSouthern VA
2019JayAtkinsonAIS NetworkChief Executive OfficerRichmond
2019ShawnAveryHampton Roads Workforce CouncilPresident & CEOHampton Roads
2019JustinAyarsQ MediaFounder & CEORichmond
2019JohnBerottiThe Whiting-Turner Contracting CompanyVice PresidentHampton Roads
2019LoriBlackwoodLongwood University Director, Space Planning, Real Estate, Printing and Mail ServicesSouthern Virginia
2019ScottBoothCIty of Danville, VAChief of PoliceSouthern Virginia
2019KathleenBowePFMSenior Managing ConsultantNorthern Virginia
2019AndrewBurrichterBon Secours Richmond Health SystemsVice President, MissionRichmond
2019DanielBustamanteWells Fargo BankCommunity Bank District ManagerHampton Roads
2019KristenCostelloBarton Malow CompanyDirector of Business DevelopmentRichmond
2019BenDessartUniversal Leaf Tobacco CompanyDirector, Corporate AffairsRichmond
2019SashaFurdak-RoyColumbia Gas of VirginiaOperations Center Manager Northern Virginia
2019ShashunaGrayGermanna Community CollegeDean of Arts and SciencesNorthern Virginia
2019WilliamGrovesVirginia Community CapitalChief Risk OfficerRichmond
2019KasiaGrzelkowskiVersAbility Resources, Inc.President & CEOHampton Roads
2019IngramHaleyDominion Youth ServicesChief Financial OfficerRichmond
2019RouzbehHashemiAccentureSecurity Consulting ManagerRichmond
2019MarkHerzogKaleoVice President, Corporate AffairsRichmond
2019JamesHodgesPatrick Henry Community CollegeVice President of Academic & Student Success ServicesSouthern Virginia
2019DeborahHofbauerVA811Director, Information TechnologyHampton Roads
2019SeemaJainThe SkillSource Group, Inc.Vice President of OperationsNorthern Virginia
2019Mary-BethJohnsonVirginia Foundation for Independent CollegesChief Operation OfficerRichmond
2019AnnKellyHHHunt CorporationSenior Vice President FinanceRichmond
2019AndrewKerrUnion Bank & TrustCommercial Banking Middle Market and Specialty Banking Team LeaderRichmond
2019HollieLansingCharles Ryan AssociatesAccount DirectorRichmond
2019TarshaLeherrFaneuil, Inc.Senior Vice President, Business SolutionsHampton Roads
2019IlsaLoeserLetterpress CommunicationsPrincipalSouthern Virginia
2019WilliamMansellOffice of the GoverorLegislative DirectorRichmond
2019ToddMarcumAccess, Inc.President and Co-FounderSouthwest Virginia
2019SarahMcCoyThe Port of VirginiaGeneral CounselHampton Roads
2019WilliamMcGearyWashington GasDirector, State Public PolicyNorthern Virginia
2019CharlotteMcGeeUS TrustMarket Sales ExecutiveRichmond
2019AngieMillerHumanKindVP of DevelopmentValley
2019PriscillaMontiHampton Roads ChamberSenior Vice President of Programs and CommunicationsHampton Roads
2019DanielMoyUS Air ForceColonel (retired)Valley
2019JamesOwensPrince George CountyDirector of Fire and EMSRichmond
2019PaulaPondoJ. Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegePresidentRichmond
2019BeverlyRebarState Council of Higher Education for VirginiaSenior Associate for Academic and Legislative AffairsRichmond
2019AmberRoosAltriaDirector of Corporate CitizenshipRichmond
2019FelixSarfo-KantankaDominion EnergyExternal Affairs Manager, State & Local Affairs, Central VirginiaRichmond
2019JoshuaSawyersThe University of Virginia's College at WiseInnovation Center ManagerSouthwest Virginia
2019HermanShelanskiNewport News ShipbuildingVP of Business DevelopmentHampton Roads
2019DavidSmithGenworthVP, OperationsValley
2019KeishaSmithVirginia Health Workforce Development AuthorityExecutive Director Richmond
2019MarkusSummersFederal Reserve Bank of RichmondVice PresidentRichmond
2019ShepelleWatkins-WhiteVirginia Natural GasDirector, Government & Community AffairsHampton Roads
2019TheresaWillsCapital OneManaging Director, Corporate BankingRichmond
2019GloriaWittDefine SuccessFounder & CEOValley
2019JohnWolffBronfman Rothschild, LPPrincipal & Managing DirectorNorthern Virginia
2019CourtneyWorrellRichmond Memorial Health FoundationVice President for Administration & CFORichmond