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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
2020DianaAlgerAccentureGlobal HR Business PartnerRichmond
2020BrianAndersonChamberRVAPresident and CEORichmond
2020BobArmstrong Jr.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolExecutive Director, Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive LearningNorfolk
2020DavidBakerVirginia TechAssistant Director, Government & Community RelationsAlexandria
2020JulieBrownInstitute for Advanced Learning and ResearchDirector of Advanced LearningDanville
2020BryanCaccavaleNewport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls IndustriesVice President, Supply Chain ManagementNewport News
2020JonChasenWells Fargo AdvisorsPrivate Wealth Financial Advisor, Managing Director - InvestmentsCharlottesville
2020SteveCookHampton Roads Workforce CouncilVice President of Workforce InnovationNorfolk
2020JeffDussaultMercerPrincipal, Senior Client ManagerRichmond
2020WillFediwVirginia Maritime AssociationVice President, Industry & Government AffairsNorfolk
2020JohnnyGarciaSimIS, Inc.CEOPortsmouth
2020KimGolanskiNovant Health UVA Health SystemDirector, Community EngagementManassas
2020JimGroffWhiting-Turner Contracting CompanyVice PresidentRoanoke
2020AnnHarbourCareFirst BlueCross BlueShieldDirector, Government Affairs and Local EngagementFairfax
2020TriciaHarperKPMG LLPPartnerRichmond
2020RusHayslett Jr.Virginia Natural GasVice President - OperationsVirginia Beach
2020DebbyHopkinsShenandoah Valley Workforce Development BoardChief Workforce Officer & Program DirectorHarrisonburg
2020CarterHutchinsonOffice of the GovernorDeputy Policy DirectorRichmond
2020StanJonesStafford County Public SchoolsAssociate SuperintendentRichmond
2020PaulJunodBon Secours Mercy HealthVice President & Strategic Human Resources PartnerRichmond
2020DevinKeelerDewberryAssociate Vice PresidentGlen Allen
2020JohnMeckJames Madison UniversityDirector of Corporate RelationsHarrisonburg
2020KelleyMillerReed Smith, LLPPartnerMcLean
2020CarolynMorrisonDominion EnergyManager, PAC and GrassrootsRichmond
2020ChristyMortonVirginia Economic Development PartnershipVice President of External AffairsRichmond
2020BeckyNaveVirginia Tourism CorporationDevelopment SpecialistRichmond
2020CamPattersonRobert Russa Moton MuseumManaging DirectorFarmville
2020RachelPayneDidlake, Inc.Vice President of Advocacy and Public PolicyManassas
2020NicolePoulinVirginia Department of Social ServicesExecutive Director, Family and Children's Trust of VirginiaRichmond
2020DougRaabergAir Force AssociationExecutive Vice PresidentArlington
2020TiffanyRayGermanna Community CollegeVice President of Student ServicesFredericksburg
2020GaryRiddlekaléoPresident and CEORichmond
2020BertSchmidtWHROPresident and CEONorfolk
2020MarkShaverWashington GasAssistant Vice President Business ServicesSpringfield
2020DavidSkolnickTruist Senior Vice PresidentNorfolk
2020JayStecherVirginia Port AuthorityChief Marketing OfficerNorfolk
2020RyanStrasserTroutman PepperSenior AssociateRichmond
2020BillTysonFifth Third BancorpExecutive Vice PresidentRichmond
2020NateWhittingtonWHITE64Vice President, Finance and OperationsTysons
2020PhilWilsonColumbia Gas of VirginiaVice President & General ManagerChester
2020LisaWhiteCox CommunicationsVice President, OSP Construction and Planning Norfolk
 

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Shannon Blevins

Class of 2008