Board of Directors and Leadership

As the governing body of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors plays an important role in setting the policy agenda for the Chamber. Members of the board represent large and small businesses from across the Commonwealth of Virginia who believe that the business community must lead the way in improving Virginia’s long-term business climate. Board members participate in exclusive policy development meetings and receive exclusive political updates through the Virginia Chamber.

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Executive Committee

Chair
Alan S. Witt
CEO Emeritus
PBMares
Dean, Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business
Christopher Newport University
Newport News

First Vice Chair
Fred Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer
Thompson Hospitality
Reston

Immediate Past Chair
Paige Clay
Senior Partner
Mercer
Richmond

Treasurer
Linda Stanley
President Bank of America Charlottesville, Virginia SVP & Market Executive, Greater Virginia Commercial Banking Bank of America
Bank of America
Charlottesville

Gilbert T. Bland
CEO
The GilJoy Group
Virginia Beach

Ben J. Davenport, Jr.
Chairman
First Piedmont Corporation
Chatham

Robert Duvall
President
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.
Virginia Beach

Tammy Finley
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Roanoke

Chris Kyle
Vice President
Shenandoah Telecommunications
Edinburg

Stewart Leeth
Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods
Smithfield

Mike Melo
CEO
ITA International
Newport News

Jennifer Siciliano
Chief External Affairs Officer
UVA Health
Falls Church

Eric Sisco
Chairman
Virginia International Gateway
Portsmouth

Lakshmi Williams
General Counsel, North America
Transurban
Tysons

Board of Directors

James “J” Anderson, III
Partner
McGuireWoods LLP
Richmond

Brentley K. Archer
President & COO
Columbia Gas of Virginia
Chester

John Backus
Managing Partner
PROOF.VC
Reston

Rick Barker
Founder & President
Supply Resources
Danville

Nicole Barranco
Senior Director of Government Relations
Volkswagen Group of America
Washington, D.C.

Timothy Bentley
Regional Vice President
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Richmond

Katharine Bond
Vice President, Public Policy & State Affairs
Dominion Energy
Richmond

John Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Radford University Foundation
Radford

Janice S. Crawford
Director-Safety, Security & Loss Prevention
Framatome
Lynchburg

Nick D’Andrea
Vice President of Public Affairs
UPS
Louisville

Michael A. Daniels
Chairman of the Board
Two Six Labs
Tysons

Montgomery Deihl
Vice President of Operations
Ocean Fleet Services representing Omega Protein
Reedville

Benjamin Dessart
Director, External Affairs
Universal Leaf Tobacco Company
Richmond

Susan F. Dewey
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Housing
Richmond

Bill Downey
Chief Executive Officer
Riverside Health System
Newport News

Mark Dreyfus
President
ECPI University
Virginia Beach

Terry Ellis
VP of Government Affairs
Comcast
Richmond

William R. Ermatinger
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Newport News

Calvin “Woody” Fowler, Jr.
President & CEO
Williams Mullen
Richmond

Herbert D. Frerichs, Jr.
General Counsel & Government Relations
Perdue Farms, Inc.
Salisbury

Adam Fried
CEO
Atlantic Builders, Ltd.
Fredericksburg

Gregory W. Gartland
Chief Product Officer
S&P Global
Charlottesville

Robert S. Genter
President, Defense & Civilian Sector
SAIC
Reston

Quinn F. Graeff
General Counsel
Medical Facilities of America, Inc.
Roanoke

Ian T. Graham
Group General Counsel
Ferguson Enterprises
Newport News

Thomas A. “Tag” Greason
Chief Hyperscale Officer
QTS, Inc.
Sterling

Jeffrey V. Haley
President & CEO
American National Bank & Trust Co.
Danville

Brad N. Hall
Vice President External Affairs
Appalachian Power Company
Roanoke

VACCE Representative
Teresa Hammond
Executive Director
Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Covington

Todd P. Haymore
Managing Director, Global Economic Development Commerce & Government Relations Practice Group
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLC
Richmond

Mark Herzog
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
kalÈo
Richmond

John D. Hewa
President & CEO
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Fredericksburg

Mark Hourigan
Chief Executive Officer
Hourigan
Richmond

Donald “Blue” Jenkins
President & CEO
WGL Holdings, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Ryan Jensen, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Richmond

D. Jermaine Johnson
Regional President
PNC Financial Services Group
Washington, D.C.

Kirk Johnson
SVP, Member Engagement
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Glen Allen

Brian E. Kearney
Chief Operating Officer
Kearney & Company
Alexandria

Suzy Kelly
CEO
Jo-Kell Inc.
Chesapeake

Martin L. Kent
President & Chief Operating Officer
The United Company
Bristol

Elizabeth A. Kersey
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Policy
PRA Group
Norfolk

Nicholas C. Klym
Executive Director, Virginia Market Executive
JPMorgan Chase
Richmond

Van Buren Knick, II
Sr. Vice President / Market Executive
Capital One
Richmond

Mark S. Lawrence
Vice President of Governmental & External Affairs
Carilion Clinic
Roanoke

Arlene E. Lee
Chief Executive Officer & Principal
LEE Construction Group, Inc.
Charlottesville

Clark H. Lewis
Partner
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Richmond

John B. Lewis
Senior Managing Director, Financial Advisor
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Richmond

Christopher D. Lloyd
Senior Vice President & Director
McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC
Richmond

Ned W. Massee
President
Croatan Advisors
Midlothian

Dennis Matheis
President, Optima/EVP, Sentara Healthcare
Optima Health / Sentara Healthcare
Virginia Beach

Chairman, PAC Committee
Aaron Mathes
Vice President, Consulting Services
CGI
Richmond

Michael W. Matthews
President
Froehling & Robertson
Richmond

Brian J. McHugh
Chief of Staff to the CEO, SVP-External Affairs
ManTech International Corporation
Herndon

Matthew McQueen
Vice President and Chief Engagement & Communications Officer
Peraton
Herndon

Charles G. Meyer
Managing Partner
O’Hagan Meyer PLLC
Richmond

John G. Milliken
Chairman, Board of Commissioners
Virginia Port Authority
Arlington

Brian S. Moore
Head of Virginia Public Policy
Amazon
Washington D.C.

Charlene Mowery
Senior Director – Strategic Programs
Microsoft National Security | DIB
Reston

Edward A. Mullen
Partner
Reed Smith LLP
Richmond

J.D. Myers, II
Senior Vice President and Virginia Region Manager
Cox Communications
Chesapeake

Connie Nyholm
Owner & CEO
Virginia International Raceway
Alton

Daniel J. O’Neill, Jr.
Regional President, Virginia East
SunTrust now Truist
Richmond

Nicholas J. Pace
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Owens & Minor
Mechanicsville

Thomas C. Palmer
Senior Vice President, Market Executive-Virginia/West Virginia
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Richmond

Kerry L. Paulson
Managing Director
Altria Client Services, LLC
Richmond

Dan Pleasant
Chief Operating Officer
Dewberry
Fairfax

Rebecca Polan
CEO
REO Processing
Waynesboro

Matthew Rash
Chief Legal Officer
Apple Hospitality REIT
Richmond

Jeff Ricketts
President, Virginia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Richmond

Rhodes B. Ritenour
Vice President, External & Regulatory Affairs
Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Richmond

Maurice Royster
Manager, Government Affairs
Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Johnson City, TN

 

Virginia Scattergood
Corporate Director, State & Local Government Affairs
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church

Terrie Suit
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia REALTORS
Glen Allen

Maria Tedesco
President
Atlantic Union Bank
Richmond

Paul Thompson
Managing Partner, Virginia’s Market
Dixon Hughes Goodman
Richmond

Gary R. Thomson, CPA
Managing Partner
Thomson Consulting LLC
Richmond

Dennis H. Treacy
Senior Counsel
Reed Smith LLP
Richmond

Vernon T. Turner
Vice President, Corporate Tax
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Smithfield

Doug Wagoner
President & CEO
LMI
Tysons

Thomas F. Walls
Director, Virginia State & Local Government Affairs
Verizon
Richmond

Matthew Wells
Sr. Regional Manager, State Government Relations
WestRock Company
Richmond

Jack L. White
Partner/Shareholder
FH+H
Tysons

W. Lee Wilhelm, III
Chief Executive Officer
McNeil Roofing, Inc.
Roanoke

Robert “Bob” Wills
Chief Financial Officer
Branch Group, Inc.
Roanoke

Raymond G. Wittersheim
President & CEO
TÈcnico Corporation
Chesapeake

Nicole Palya Wood
Senior Director
PhRMA
Richmond

Robyn Deyo Zacharias
President & CEO
Yebo
Richmond

Industry Council Leadership

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