Board of directors

Officers

Chairman & CEO

Brian K. Jackson*
Partner
Hirschler Fleischer

Vice Chairman & Chairman of Exec. Committee

Mark R. Merhige*
Director of Commercial Brokerage & Strategy
Dodson Property Management

President

Levar Stoney*
Mayor
City of Richmond

Secretary

Dr. Pamela Royal*
CEO
Royal Dermatology

Treasurer

Thomas R. Brown***
Vice Chairman
Rutherfoord

General Counsel

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

Board of Directors

  • Makola Abdullah**
    President
    Virginia State University
  • Farhad Aghdami*
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Neil Amin*
    CEO
    Shamin Hotels, Inc,
  • Ken Ampy*
    CEO
    Astyra Corporation
  • Robert Angle
    Partner
    Troutman Sanders
  • Toni Ardabell*
    CEO
    Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • Phillip Avant*
    Central Virginia Market President
    SunTrust Bank
  • John Baker*
    Vice President, Human Resources
    WestRock
  • Edward H. Baine*
    Senior Vice President–Distribution
    Dominion Virginia Power
  • Stephen E. Baril
    Partner
    Kaplan Voekler
  • Jean Boone
    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
    Bullard Law
  • Gerald Burr, Jr.*
    CEO
    Canterbury Enterprises
  • Jonathan Coleman
    The New Y-Capp, Inc.
  • Matt 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
  • Mary Doswell(+)
    Consultant
  • Carmina Drummond*
    Chief Culture Officer
    The Martin Agency
  • Candace Formacek*
    Vice President & Treasurer
    Universal Corporation
  • Moses Foster*
    President & CEO
    West Cary Group
  • Jerry Fox
    Partner
    Cherry Bekaert
  • Thomas Goode*
    Regional Private Banking Manager
    Senior Vice President
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Thomas E. Gottwald(+)
    President & CEO
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Rick Gregory*
    Founder
    LYNX Ventures, LLC
  • 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
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Devon Henry*
    CEO & President
    Team Henry Enterprises
  • Chris Hilbert*
    President – 3rd District Representative
    Richmond City Council
  • C.T. Hill(+)
  • Connie Hom
    CEO
    Buckingham Greenery
  • Mark Hourigan*
    President
    Hourigan Construction
  • Chris Johnson
    Principal
    The Monument Companies, LLC
  • Darius Johnson*
    President
    Premier Bank, Consolidated Division
  • Johnny Johnson*
    Chairman & CEO
    Johnny on the Spot Services, LLC
  • Kenneth S. Johnson(+)
    President
    Johnson, Inc.
  • Kenneth Jones
    President & CEO
    Prestige Construction
  • Michael Jones*
    9th District Representative
    Richmond City Council
  • Rob Jones*
    CEO & President
    Alliance Group
  • Jason Kamras**
    Superintendent
    Richmond Public Schools
  • Bruce Kay*
    Vice President
    Markel Corporation
  • Jon King
    CEO
    Exclusive Staffing
  • Justin Knight
    President
    Apple REIT
  • Otto Konrad
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Hakim Lucas**
    President
    Virginia Union University
  • Charles Macfarlane*
    Managing Member
    MacFarlane Partners
  • Sal Mancuso*
    VP & Treasurer
    Altria Group, Inc.
  • Blake Manners
    Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young
  • Geoff Marlatt*
    SVP Manufacturer Services
    Owens & Minor
  • Rita McClenny*
    President & CEO
    Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Floyd Miller
    Executive Director
    The Metropolitan Business League
  • Rumy Mohta
    CEO
    Atlas Branding & Communications
  • Jay Moore*
    SVP, Strategy & Business Development
    Altria Client Services
  • Thomas Osgood
    EVP, CFO & CAO
    Xenith Bank
  • Harold Parker, Jr.*
    Owner
    Old Dominion Electrical Supply
  • Leslie Parpart*
    Manager, Community Relations & The CarMax Foundation
    CarMax Foundation
  • Angela Patton
    Founder
    Camp Diva
  • Burt Pinnock*
    Principal
    Baskervill
  • Michael Rao**
    President
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Gary L. Rhodes**
    President
    Reynolds Community College
  • Jeff Ricketts*
    President, VA Market
    Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Doug Roth*
    Market President
    BB&T
  • Lisa Ruggles*
    SVP, Research
    CoStar Group
  • Kim Scheeler**
    President & CEO
    Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Thomas Silvestri*
    President & Publisher
    Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Robert Sledd
    Principal
    Pinnacle Ventures
  • Dwight Snead
    President
    Dwight Snead Construction
  • John Stallings*
    President
    Union Bank & Trust
  • 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
  • Chris Tsui*
    Owner
    EAT Restaurant Partners
  • James E. Ukrop(+)*
    Principal
    New Richmond Ventures
  • Edward Valentine*
    Managing Director
    Harris Williams
  • Massie Valentine*
    SVP – Investments/Director
    Davenport & Co., LLC
  • 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(+)
  • 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