Board of directors

Officers

Chairman and CEO

Brian K. Jackson*
Partner
Hirschler Fleischer

Vice Chairman & Chairman of Exec. Committee

Mark R. Merhige*
Principal
The Shockoe Company

President

Levar Stoney*
Mayor
City of Richmond

Secretary

Dr. Pamela Royal*
CEO
Royal Dermatology & Aesthetic

Treasurer

Thomas R. Brown
Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

General Counsel

John W. Bates, III, Esq.***
Partner
McGuireWoods, LLP

Immediate Past Chair

Mary Doswell
Consultant

Board of Directors

  • Farhad Aghdami*
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Ken Ampy*
    CEO
    Astyra Corporation
  • Robert Angle
    Partner
    Troutman Sanders
  • Toni Ardabell*
    CEO
    Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • Edward H. Baine*
    SVP - Distribution
    Dominion Virginia Power
  • Stephen E. Baril
    Partner
    Kaplan Voekler
  • Dana Bedden**
    Superintendent
    Richmond Public Schools
  • Jean Boone
    President/Publisher
    Richmond Free Press
  • Margaret Bowen
    Vice President, Human Resources,
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Rank Group North America, Inc. – M & A Team
  • Victor Branch*
    Richmond Market President
    Bank of America
  • Aisha Bullard
    Central Virginia Family Services
    Bullard Law
  • Gerald Burr, Jr.*
    CEO
    Canterbury Enterprises
  • Jonathan Coleman
    The New Y-Capp, Inc.
  • Matthew Cooper*
    EVP, Legal
    Capital One Financial
  • Ronald Crutcher
    President
    University of Richmond
  • Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge*
    President & CEO
    The Klean Kare Team
  • Susan Dewey
    Executive Director
    VHDA
  • Peter Durette*
    Senior Vice President
    WestRock
  • Candace Formacek*
    Vice President & Treasurer
    Universal Corporation
  • Moses Foster*
    President & CEO
    West Cary Group
  • Jerry Fox
    Partner
    Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Thomas Goode*
    Regional Private Banking Manager
    Senior Vice President
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Thomas E. Gottwald*
    President & CEO
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Richard Gregory
    Founder
    Fountainhead Properties
  • Robert J. Grey, Jr., Esq.
    Partner
    Hunton & Williams
  • Kym Grinnage*
    General Manager
    WWBT 12
  • Brenton S. Halsey
    Chairman Emeritus
    James River Corporation
  • Adam Harrell*
    Co-Managing Partner
    Harrell & Chambliss
  • Monroe E. Harris, Jr., DMD*
    Principal
    Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
  • Bruce R. Hazelgrove, III*
    Vice President – Corporate Resources
    NewMaket Corporation
  • Devon Henry*
    CEO & President
    Team Henry Enterprises
  • C.T. Hill(+)*
    Consultant
  • Connie Hom
    CEO
    Buckingham Greenery
  • Mark Hourigan*
    President
    Hourigan Construction
  • Darius Johnson*
    Asst. Tresurer & Director Cash Manager
    Dominion Energy
  • Joseph Johnson*
    Acting President
    Virginia Union University
  • Kenneth S. Johnson*
    President
    Johnson, Inc.
  • Kenneth Jones
    President & CEO
    Prestige Construction
  • Michael Jones*
    9th District Council Representative
    Richmond City Council
  • Bruce Kay*
    Vice President
    Markel Corporation
  • C. Burke King*
    President, VA Market
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jon King
    CEO - Retired
    Exclusive Staffing
  • Justin Knight
    President
    Apple REIT
  • Otto Konrad
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Michael Laming*
    EVP, Human Resources
    Genworth Financial
  • Nico de Leon*
    President
    NXL
  • Charles Macfarlane*
    Managing Member
    MacFarlane Partners
  • Sal Mancuso*
    Senior Vice President
    Strategy, Planning and Procurement
    Altria Group, Inc.
  • Blake Manners
    Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young
  • Geoff Marlatt*
    SVP Manufacturer Services
    Owens & Minor
  • David Mills*
    SVP & Corporate Secretary
    K-Line America, Inc.
  • Rumy Mohta
    CEO
    Atlas Branding & Communications
  • Jay Moore*
    Partner
    Hunton & Williams
  • Thomas Osgood
    EVP, CFO & CAO
    Xenith Bank
  • Harold Parker, Jr.*
    Owner
    Old Dominion Electrical Supply
  • Angela Patton
    Founder
    Camp Diva
  • Burt Pinnock
    Principal
    Baskervill
  • Michael Rao**
    President
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Gary L. Rhodes**
    President
    Reynolds Community College
  • Beth Rilee-Kelley*
    President
    The Martin Agency
  • John Rivers
    Manager, Regional Sales
    Cisco Systems
  • Doug Roth*
    Market President
    BB&T
  • Lisa Ruggles*
    SVP, Research
    CoStar Group
  • Kim Scheeler**
    President & CEO
    Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian M. Shepard*
    CEO
    United Network for Organ Sharing
  • Thomas Silvestri*
    President & Publisher
    Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Robert Sledd
    Principal
    Pinnacle Ventures
  • Dwight Snead
    President
    Dwight Snead Construction
  • John Stallings*
    President & CEO – Virginia Division
    SunTrust Bank
  • Ronald Stallings
    CEO
    Walker Row Partnership
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone
    McGuire Woods, LLP
    Partner
  • James Theobald*
    Chairman
    Hirschler Fleischer
  • Andrew Thornton*
    President
    LaDifference
  • Freda Thornton*
    CEO
    FWL & Sons, Inc.
  • Dr. Eugene P. Trani(+)*
    President Emeritus
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • James E. Ukrop(+)*
    Principal
    New Richmond Ventures
  • Edward Valentine*
    Managing Director
    Harris Williams
  • Massie Valentine
    SVP – Investments/Director
    Davenport & Co., LLC
  • Ned Valentine*
    Managing Director - Richmond
    Harris Williams & Co.
  • Jason Vickers-Smith
    Principal
    WVS Companies
  • Marilyn West*
    President & CEO
    M. H. West & Co.
  • Robert Westbrook*
    Partner
    KPMG
  • Thomas Winfree
    Vice Chairman Board of Directors
    Retired, President & CEO
    Village Bank
  • Brian White
    Principal
    SWA Construction
  • Robert Woltz(+)
    President - Retired
    Verizon, Mid-Atlantic
  • Samuel Young
    President
    Astyra
  • Michel Zajur*
    Founder/CEO
    Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

“*” denotes Executive Committee Member
“**” denotes Ex-Officio member
“***” denotes Non-Executive Committee Officers
“(+)” denotes Director Emeritus

Staff Contacts

  • Lisa Sims
    Executive Director
  • Lucy Meade
    Director of Marketing & Development
  • Renee Gaines
    Executive Assistant