CLASS OF 2020

Congratulations to this year's Executive Class
We’re delighted to welcome the CIVIC Class of 2020. These fifty experience executive leaders enter the program with a record of professional success and achievement. Over the coming year, they’ll learn about challenges and opportunities that we hope will inspire them to leverage that expertise in support of our Hampton Roads region. Our class members and alumni are seasoned professionals who bring extraordinary capacity to the issues that challenge Hampton Roads. They are actively engaged in public life as elected officials, members of boards and commissions, and as skilled volunteer experts working on pivotal issues important to the region like sea level rise, workforce development, transportation and veteran transition, among others.

The CIVIC Leadership Institute is Proud to Present the Class of 2020

Julie C. Angilly

Julie C. Angilly

Vice President, Development and Communications

An Achievable Dream

CAPT Vince W. Baker

CAPT Vince W. Baker

Executive Officer

Naval Station Norfolk

Wynter C. Benda

Wynter C. Benda

Chief Deputy City Manager

City of Norfolk

Chief Larry D. Boone

Chief Larry D. Boone

Police Chief

Norfolk Police Department

Andrea L. Butler

Andrea L. Butler

Vice President, Mission Advancement

Goodwill of Central and Coastal VA

Dr. Kathleen N. Cabler, ODCP

Dr. Kathleen N. Cabler, ODCP

Organizational Development Specialist

NASA Langley Research Center

Bryan D. Cuffee

Bryan D. Cuffee

Vice President of Development

Gold Key PHR

Michael L. Daniels

Michael L. Daniels

Vice President of Preconstruction Services

W. M. Jordan Company, Inc.

Christine K. Dwyer

Christine K. Dwyer

Director of Communication and Public Relations

Ferguson

Heather W. Engel

Heather W. Engel

Managing Partner

Strategic Cyber Partners, LLC

Dana M. Fuqua

Dana M. Fuqua

Deputy Director for Operations

Chrysler Museum of Art

Jean M. Galliano

Jean M. Galliano

SVP/Commercial Market Executive

Fulton Bank

Brian M. Garrison

Brian M. Garrison

Chief Operating Officer

Buzz Franchise Brands

Giovanna M. Genard

Giovanna M. Genard

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communication and Marketing

Old Dominion University

Jose A. Gutierrez

Jose A. Gutierrez

President

MIG GOV

John P. Harding, FACHE

John P. Harding, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

CHKD Health System

Bonita Billingsley Harris

Bonita Billingsley Harris

Media and Community Relations Manager

Dominion Energy

Julie A. Heller

Julie A. Heller

Comptroller

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Kurt T. Hofelich

Kurt T. Hofelich

Divisional Vice President, Sentara Ambulatory Services

Sentara Healthcare

CAPT Robert L. Holmes

CAPT Robert L. Holmes

Executive Officer

NAS Oceana

Akhil Jain

Akhil Jain

President

Landmark Hotel Group

Cheryl L. Jones

Cheryl L. Jones

Vice President for Programs

ACCESS College Foundation

Kathleen S. Kaurup

Kathleen S. Kaurup

Director of Philanthropy

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

CAPT Jonathan P. Kline

CAPT Jonathan P. Kline

Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads

US Navy

Kurt J. Krause

Kurt J. Krause

President & CEO

VisitNorfolk

Ann B. Lester

Ann B. Lester

Communications Director

Cox Communications

CAPT John P. Malfitano, USN Ret.

CAPT John P. Malfitano, USN Ret.

Program Manager

Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University

Dr. Brian C. Martin

Dr. Brian C. Martin

Associate Dean for Administration

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Thomas Christopher McKee

Thomas Christopher McKee

President of Operations

The Franklin Johnston Group

Robert S. McKenna

Robert S. McKenna

President & CEO

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Connie M. McKenzie

Connie M. McKenzie

Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Margaret Delk Moore

Margaret Delk Moore

Head of School

The Williams School

Barbara S. Nelson

Barbara S. Nelson

Vice President of Government Affairs and Transportation Policy

Port of Virginia

Kieran S. Poulos, Esq.

Kieran S. Poulos, Esq.

Attorney

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Karen P. Priest

Karen P. Priest

Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking

TowneBank

RDML Charles W. Rock

RDML Charles W. Rock

Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

US Navy

Tricia L. Russell

Tricia L. Russell

Executive Director

Fear 2 Freedom

CAPT Jason J. Schneider

CAPT Jason J. Schneider

Commanding Officer

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Dr. Lee W. Slater

Dr. Lee W. Slater

Community Volunteer & Director of World Cultural Studies

Old Dominion University

Brandi L. Smith

Brandi L. Smith

Director, Quality Control

Newport News Shipbuilding

Jonathan L. Taylor

Jonathan L. Taylor

Principle

Palladium Registered Investment Advisors

Kelly L. Till

Kelly L. Till

Vice President of Advertising

Virginia Media

Molly E. Trant

Molly E. Trant

Senior Corporate Counsel

Riverside Health System

Dr. Bonnie L. Van Lunen

Dr. Bonnie L. Van Lunen

Dean, College of Health Sciences

Old Dominion University

Anthony O. Walters

Anthony O. Walters

President & CEO

YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Julie A. Williams-Byrd

Julie A. Williams-Byrd

Acting Chief Technologist

NASA Langley Research Center

John Britton Williston

John Britton Williston

Partner

Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Jeffrey W. Wilson

Jeffrey W. Wilson

Principle

KPMG

Charles M. Wright

Charles M. Wright

Executive Vice President, Commercial Lender

TowneBank

Vanessa T. Yearick

Vanessa T. Yearick

Partner

Williams Mullen

CLASS OF 2020 PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Class of 2020 Welcome Event
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 5:00-7:30 pm
Robin Hixon Theater, Downtown Norfolk
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Opening Retreat
Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11, 2019
Williamsburg 

Program Day: Norfolk
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Norfolk 

Darden Awards
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm
Decker Half Moone Center, Downtown Norfolk
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Program Day: Portsmouth
Thursday, December 5, 2019 

Program Day: Hampton
Thursday, January 16, 2020 

Program Day: Suffolk & Chesapeake
Thursday, February 13, 2020 

Program Day: Virginia Beach
Thursday, March 19, 2020 

Program Day: Newport News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 

Closing Program & Founders’ Luncheon
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Venue TBD
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