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
Executive in Residence, Luter School of Business
Christopher Newport University
Newport NewsFirst 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
Richmond

Gilbert T. Bland
CEO
The GilJoy Group
Virginia Beach

Ben J. Davenport, Jr.
Chairman
First Piedmont Corporation
ChathamRobert 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
Shentel
Edinburg

Stewart Leeth
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods
Smithfield

Mike Melo
CEO
ITA International
Newport NewsJennifer Siciliano
Chief External Affairs Officer
Inova Health System
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
Resident Vice President
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Richmond

Katharine Bond
Senior Director, Public Policy & Strategy
Dominion Energy
Richmond

John Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Radford University Foundation
Radford

Janice S. Crawford
Director, Corporate Environmental Health & Safety
Framatome
Lynchburg

Nick DíAndrea
Director, Public Affairs
UPS
Louisville

Michael A. Daniels
Chairman of the Board
Logistics Management Institute (LMI)
Tysons

Montgomery Deihl
VP Operations
Omega Protein, Inc.
Reedville

Toby Dobbs
Sr. Vice President, CareFirst Administrators
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Fairfax

Bill Downey
President & CEO
Riverside Health System
Newport News

Mark Dreyfus
President
ECPI University
Virginia Beach

Richard O. Duvall
Founder & Principal
Westchester Advisory Services
Tysons

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

Lisa Garavanta
Vice President, Government Relations
FLIR Systems, Inc.
Arlington

Gregory W. Gartland
Managing Director
S&P Global
Charlottesville

Krissy Gathright
Chief Operations Officer
Apple Hospitality REIT
Richmond

Robert S. Genter
Senior Vice President & General Manager
SAIC
McLean

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.
Sandston

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

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

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
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Corporate Services
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Fredericksburg

Mark Hourigan
Chief Executive Officer
Hourigan
Richmond

C. David Hudgins
Director, Member & External Relations
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Glen Allen

J. William Karbach
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Branch Group
Roanoke

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

Sean Klein
General Counsel and Secretary
Rosetta Stone, Inc.
Arlington

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
R.E. Lee Companies, Inc.
Charlottesville

Stewart T. Leeth
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Smithfield

Clark H. Lewis
Partner
Troutman Sanders LLC
Richmond

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

Henry Michael Ligon
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Universal Corporation
Richmond

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

Ned W. Massee
President
Croatan Advisors
Midlothian

Dennis Matheis
President, Optima/SVP, 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

Mike Melo
President & CEO
ITA International, LLC
Yorktown

Brandon Mencini
Senior Vice President
HCA
Richmond

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

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

Edward A. Mullen
Partner
ReedSmith LLP
Richmond

Connie Nyholm
Owner & CEO
Virginia International Raceway
Alton

Daniel J. OíNeill, Jr.
Chairman, President & CEO
SunTrust Bank ñ Greater Washington & Maryland Division
Washington, D.C.

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

Thomas C. Palmer
Regional Vice President/SVP Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Richmond

Kerry L. Paulson
Regional Director, State Govt. Affairs
Altria Client Services, LLC
Richmond

Dan Pleasant
Chief Operating Officer
Dewberry
Fairfax

Rebecca Polan
President
Allied Logistics
Waynesboro

Jeff Ricketts
Regional Vice President ñ Sales
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Richmond

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

Maurice Royster
Manager, Government Affairs
EQT Corporation
Johnson City, TN

John H. Rust, Jr.
President
Rust & Rust, P.C.
Fairfax

Jack W. Sanford, Jr.
President/Owner
Faulconer Construction Co., Inc.
Charlottesville

Virginia Scattergood
Director, Legislative Affairs and State & Local Government Relations
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church

Jennifer Siciliano
Vice President, Government Affairs
Inova Health System
Falls Church

VACCE Representative
Susan Spears
President & CEO
Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
Fredericksburg

Terrie Suit
CEO
Virginia REALTORS
Glen Allen

Maria Tedesco
President
Atlantic Union Bank
Richmond

Gary R. Thomson, CPA
Partner
Thomson Consulting LLC
Richmond

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

Dennis H. Treacy
Senior Counsel
ReedSmith LLP
Richmond

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

Thomas Walls
Virginia State & Local Government
Verizon
Richmond

Thomas Watkins
Vice President Cox Business, VA
Cox Communications
Chesapeake

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

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

Raymond G. Wittersheim
President & CEO
TÈcnico Corporation
Chesapeake

Nicole Palya Wood
Senior Director
PhRMA
Washington, D.C.

Robyn Deyo Zacharias
President & CEO
Yebo
Richmond

David Zolet
President & CEO
LMI
Tysons

Industry Council Leadership

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