2019 Virginia Education and Workforce Conference
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Greater Richmond Convention Center | 403 North Third Street | Richmond, VA 23219
Speakers include: 
The Honorable Ralph Northam
Governor of Virginia
The Honorable Kirk Cox
Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
Nazzic Keene
President & CEO
SAIC

AGENDA

 
8:00 AM – 
9:00 AM
NETWORKING / REGISTRATION
9:00 AM –
9:30 AM
WELCOME
Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Charlie Meyer, Partner, O’Hagan Meyer PLLC and
Chair, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
OPENING REMARKS
Gil Minor, Chairman, Virginia Business Higher Education Council
9:30 AM –
9:45 AM
MORNING KEYNOTE REMARKS
The Honorable Kirk Cox, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
9:45 AM –
10:45 AM
TALENT PATHWAYS AND WORK-BASED LEARNING
Moderator:
Andrea Archer, Senior Director, Human Resources, Altria
Panelists:
Shavonne Mosley, HR Business Partner, Harbor Group
Glenn Carrington, Dean, School of Business, Norfolk State University
Latitia McCane, Director of Education Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School
The Honorable Siobhan Dunnavant, Virginia State Senate
Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Tim Sands, President, Virginia Tech
10:45 AM –
10:55 AM
NETWORKING BREAK IN PRE-FUNCTION AREA
10:55 AM –
11:40 AM
IMPROVED AFFORDABILITY FOR STUDENT ACCESS AND CAREER SUCCESS  
 
Moderator:
Donna Price Henry, Chancellor, UVA-Wise
Panelists:
The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Virginia House of Delegates
Paul Junod,
Vice President & Strategic HR Partner, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Matt Stevenson,
Partner, Mercer
Dr. Paula Pando,
President, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Dr. Makola Abdullah,
President, Virginia State University
11:40 AM –
11:45 AM
PRESENTATION OF GET INTO ENERGY CHALLENGE VIDEO
11:45 PM –
12:30 PM
PRODUCING INNOVATIVE, ENTREPRENEURIAL, AND WELL-ROUNDED STUDENTS 
 
Moderator:
Maria Tedesco, President, Atlantic Union Bank
Panelists:
Ardine Williams, VP of Workforce Development, Amazon
Dr. Troy Paino, President, University of Mary Washington
Dr. David Sovine, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
The Honorable Mark Sickles, Virginia House of Delegates
Mark Dreyfus, President, ECPI University
Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, President, Shenandoah University and Chair, Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
12:30 PM –
12:35 PM
NETWORKING BREAK IN PRE-FUNCTION AREA
12:35 PM –
2:00 PM
LUNCHEON 
 
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Barry DuVal, President and CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
 
INTRODUCTION OF THE GOVERNOR
The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn, Virginia House of Delegates
 
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE REMARKS
The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
 
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE REMARKS
Nazzic Keene, President & CEO, SAIC
 
CLOSING REMARKS/ADJOURNMENT

Gil Minor, Chairman, Virginia Business Higher Education Council

 


Sponsor(s)

Co-Hosts:

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Presenting Sponsor:

Altria

Presenting Bank Sponsor:

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Signature Sponsor:

 

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Gold Sponsors:

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Mercer

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ODEC

VA Business

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Silver Sponsors:

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Contributing Sponsors:

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Participating Hosts:

State Council of Higher Education in Virginia

Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education

VA Capital Connections

Virginia School Boards Association

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies

Virginia Community College System

Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Virginia SHRM State Council

Richmond SHRM