CIVIC Executive Program

Congratulations, CIVIC Class of 2023!

Join us as we celebrate our CIVIC Class of 2023 on graduating the program, and officially becoming CIVIC Alumni! These 50+ executives had an amazing year of programming and relationship building, and the best part is that this is only the beginning!


2023 Class Schedule

View events for the 2022-2023 program year



Class of 2023 Roster

View the members of the Class of 2023


CIVIC Class of 2023 Schedule

The CIVIC Executive Program of 2023 program takes place from September 2022 to May 2023. As a general guide, unless otherwise specified, please reserve 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for each program day. Please see the program schedule below. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


  • Welcome Event – Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
  • Opening Retreat – Thursday, October 6th – Friday, October 7th, 2022
    Overnight retreat, please reserve the evening of October 6th on your calendar. 
  • November Program Day – Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
  • Darden Awards – Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • December Program Day – Thursday, December 8th, 2022
  • January Program Day – Thursday, January 19th, 2023
  • February Program Day – Thursday, February 16th, 2023
  • March Program Day – Thursday, March 16th, 2023
  • April Program Day – Thursday, April 20th, 2023
  • Closing Program & Founders’ Luncheon – Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Each year, the CIVIC Leadership Institute program is composed of a diverse group of approximately 50 executive leaders from the Hampton Roads region who reflect the region’s diversity of race, geography, profession, and gender.

CIVIC has had the honor of collaborating with the most brilliant minds in the area, and our programming continues to educate on key timely topics. Each session allows the executives to deliberate on the issues and engage in a healthy dialogue with the best speakers in their respective fields, providing a balanced view and discussion.

CIVIC Class of 2023 Roster

CIVIC Leadership Institute is proud to present the CIVIC Class of 2023. This group of exceptional leaders from across the Hampton Roads Region will participate in the CIVIC Executive Program from September 2022-May 2023.

Serena A. Amerson, CFRE

Executive Director, Major Gifts & Annual Giving

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Kevin M. Andris, Esq.

Vice President, Legal

DroneUp, LLC

Stephen B. Ballard, Jr.

General Superintendent

S.B. Ballard Construction

Bruce R. Besley

Deputy Program Manager

Sentient Digital, Inc.

Christina D. Brooks

Senior Director, NextGen and Special Projects

Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Dr. Audra M. Bullock


Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

Tonya D. Byrd

Director, Community Engagement & Local Affairs

Dominion Energy

Dr. Karen Campbel

Vice President of Student Affairs

Tidewater Community College

Jared Chalk

Chief Business Development Officer

Hampton Roads Alliance

Ronda L. Coleman

Vice President of Property Accounting

The Franklin Johnston Group

Capt. Janet H. Days

Commanding Officer

United States Navy

Michael W. Dubose

Project Executive

W.M. Jordan Company

Patrick A. Duhaney

City Manager

City of Virginia Beach

Michelle Ellis Young


YWCA South Hampton Roads

Nathan M. Flora

Vice President & CFO

Sumitomo Drive Technologies

David Fopma


Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Capt. Matthew T. Frauenzimmer

Installation Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads

United States Navy

Theresa A. Garber

Chief Operations Officer

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC

Ryan T. Gibson

Of Counsel

Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Greg C. Grootendorst

Chief Economist


Chris Gullickson

Director, Development and Transportation Policy

The Port of Virginia

David M. Hare

President, TowneBank Chesapeake


Dr. Elsie L. Harold Lans

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Cape Henry Collegiate

Adam M. Kahrl

Chief Operating Officer

YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Dalip Kapoor

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer


A. Eric Kauders, Jr.

President & CEO

Old Point Wealth Management

Hollis B. Koons

Executive Director

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center

Dr. Kevin A. Leslie

Associate Vice President for Innovation and Commercialization

Old Dominion University

Naomi Limor Sedek

President & CEO

Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Heather F. Mazzoni

Chief Content Officer

WHRO Public Media

Mavis E. Mckenley

Vice President and Senior Trust Officer

AMG National Trust

Maerine Mitchell

Director of Community Engagement

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg

Kevin Morrozoff

Chief Financial Officer


Michael A. Nickerson

Vice President of Operations

Government Services

Connie C. O’Brien

SVP, Marketing & Digital Operations

PRA Group

Liisa Ortegon


Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Dorissa T. Pitts-Paige

Director of Talent Management


Kimberly A. Read

Legislative Affairs Officer

NASA Langley Research Center

Meredith Renegar Carlson


Willcox Savage

Season R. Roberts

Principal & Director of Client Communications

Charrette Agency

Robin M. Rogers

Glass Studio Program Director

Chrysler Museum of Art

Clinton A. Ross

Vice President, Strategy

ITA, International

Timothy Ryan

Executive Director


Marla Schuchman

Chief Innovation Officer & Research and Technology Partnerships, Office Manager Jefferson Lab

Jonathan M. Sherman

Engineering Director

HII - Newport News Shipbuilding

Jo Ann Short


The Planning Council

W. Ryan Snow


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC

Julie G. Summs

Chief Strategy Officer

Atlantic Asset Management Group

Matthew Hall Swartz

Executive Director/ Chief of Staff

United States Fleet Forces Command

Bryant J. Thomas

Director of Government Relations

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Thomas S. Towler

Senior Director - Sales Operations

Ferguson Enterprises

Paul Van

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

Croatan Investments

Annemijn Van Der Bijl

Managing Director


Kelli B. Webb


The KBD Group

Anne L. Wilber

Development Director

Communities In Schools of Hampton Roads