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
Lakshmi Williams
General Counsel, North America
Transurban
Tysons

First Vice Chair
Robert Duvall
President
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.
Virginia Beach

Immediate Past Chair
Fred Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer
Thompson Hospitality
Reston

Treasurer
Linda Stanley
Managing Director
First Citizens Bank
Charlottesville

Gilbert T. Bland
President & CEO
Urban League of Hampton Roads
Norfolk

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

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

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

Mark Hourigan
Chief Executive Officer
Hourigan
Richmond

Chris Kyle
Vice President
Shenandoah Telecommunications
Edinburg

Stewart Leeth
Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods
Smithfield

Mike Melo
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
ITA International
Newport News

Jennifer Siciliano
Chief External Affairs Officer
UVA Health
Charlottesville

Eric Sisco
Chairman
Virginia International Gateway
Portsmouth

Board of Directors

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
Vice President, Government Relations
Volkswagen Group of America
Washington, D.C.

VACCE Representative
Kate Bates
President & CEO
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington

Timothy Bentley
Regional Vice President
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Richmond

Manmeet S. Bhatia
President & CEO
TMEIC Corporation Americas
Salem

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

Bryan Caccavale
Vice President, Navy Programs
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News

Francisco Castellanos
President
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Norfolk

Paige Clay
Senior Partner
Mercer
Richmond

James E. Cook
Vice President, Strategic Engagement & Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation
McLean

John F. Cox, Jr., CPA (NY)
Chief Executive Officer
Radford University Foundation
Radford

Tom Curtin
SVP
Kaiser Permanente
McLean

Edward C. Dalrymple, Jr.
President
Dalrymple Holding Corporation
Mitchells

Michael A. Daniels
Chairman of the Board
CACI International, Inc.
Tysons

Montgomery Deihl
Vice President
Ocean Fleet Services Representing Omega Protein
Reedville

Benjamin Dessart
Vice President, External Affairs
Universal Leaf Tobacco Company
Richmond

Susan F. Dewey
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Housing
Richmond

Bill Downey
Executive Vice Chairman & Special Advisor
Riverside Health System
Newport News

Mark Dreyfus
President
ECPI University
Virginia Beach

Thompson Eberline
Managing Director, Data Management
S&P Global
Charlottesville

Terry Ellis
VP of Government Affairs
Comcast
Richmond

William R. Ermatinger
Past Chair Advisory Board
HII (Retired)
Toano

Michael Forehand
Vice President, Government & Community Affairs
Inova Health System
Fairfax

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

John Fox
Owner
Fox Urban Farms, LLC
Winchester

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

Adam Fried
CEO
Atlantic Builders, Ltd.
Fredericksburg

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

Ian T. Graham
Chief Legal Officer
Ferguson Enterprises
Newport News

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

Kasia Grzelkowski
President & CEO
VersAbility Resources
Hampton

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

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

Scott M. Hamberger
CEO & President
Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC
Ashburn

Lee Hannah
Vice President of Sales
CIGNA
Richmond

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

Edmond E. Hughes
EVP & CHRO
HII
Newport News

Donald “Blue” Jenkins
Executive Vice President
President, Utilities
AltaGas
President
WGL
Washington, D.C.

Ryan Jensen
Chief Executive Officer
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Richmond

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

Martin Johnson
Chief External Affairs Officer
Virginia REALTORS®
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, Public Policy & Communications
PRA Group
Norfolk

Nicholas C. Klym
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase
Richmond

Ronald J. Lauster, Jr.
President
W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.
Newport News

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

Aubrey Layne
Executive Vice President, Governance & External Affairs
Sentara Healthcare
Norfolk

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

Clark H. Lewis
Partner
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Richmond

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

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

Michael W. Matthews
President
Froehling & Robertson
Richmond

Tavis Maxwell
Managing Director
Capital One
Henrico

Madelka McCalla
Vice President, Global Stakeholder Relations & Social Impact
AES Corporation
Arlington

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
Reston

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

Charlene Mowery
General Manager, Federal Growth
Microsoft Federal
Reston

Edward A. Mullen
Managing Partner, Richmond
Reed Smith LLP
Richmond

J.D. Myers, II
Senior Vice President, Region Manager – EAST
Cox Communications, Inc.
Chesapeake

Paul W. Nester
President & CEO
RGC Resources, Inc.
Roanoke

Joe Nolan
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Arlington

Connie Nyholm
Owner & CEO
Virginia International Raceway
Alton

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

Thomas C. Palmer
Market Executive – Virginia/West Virginia Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Richmond

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

Thomas L. Ransom
Executive Vice President, President, Virginia Region
Truist
Richmond

Matthew Rash
Chief Legal Officer
Apple Hospitality REIT
Richmond

Erik Rison
Senior Regional Manager, Government Relations
WestRock Corporation
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

Elizabeth Scarce
Chief Marketing Officer
Dewberry
Danville

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

Robert F. Shuford, Jr.
Chairman, President & CEO
Old Point Financial Corporation
Hampton

Barry L. Suits
President
Virginia American Water
Alexandria

Lauren Sweeney
Founder & CEO
Dotted Line Agency
Richmond

Maria Tedesco
President
Atlantic Union Bank
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

Cathie J. Vick
Chief Development & Public Affairs Officer
The Port of Virginia
Norfolk

Richmond Vincent Jr.
President & CEO
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Roanoke

Jeff Wafford
Director of Public Affairs
UPS
Louisville, KY

Doug Wagoner
President & CEO
LMI
Tysons

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

Jack L. White
Partner
McGuireWoods LLP
Tysons

Reggie White
Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets & CareFirst Administrators
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Washington, D.C.

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

Lindsay Berry Winter
Head of Virginia Public Policy
Amazon
Arlington

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

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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