CIVIC Executive Program

Each year, the CIVIC Leadership Institute program is comprised 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.

Congratulations to the CIVIC Class of 2022 on their graduation. This group of exceptional leaders from across the Hampton Roads Region participated in the program from September 2021-May 2022. We look forward to welcoming the next CIVIC Class who will be announced in September 2022.

CIVIC Class of 2022 Roster

Natalie N. Allen

Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Michele L. Anderson

President & CEO

United Way of South Hampton Roads

CAPT Monty G. Ashliman, Jr.

Director, Operations and Public Safety (N3)

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Claudine E. Baggett

Director of Learning and Development and HR-VA

Brown Advisory

Justin C. Ballard

Director of Business Development

S.B. Ballard Construction Company

Terry H. Banez


Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance

Dr. Kanama M. Bivins

Chief Financial Officer

NASA Langley Research Center

Tiffany M. Boyle

Commissioner of the Revenue

City of Newport News

Karen C. Bradley

Director, Corporate Communications

Virginia Natural Gas

Dr. Towuanna Porter Brannon


Thomas Nelson Community College

Jeffrey D. Brooks

Project Executive

W. M. Jordan Company

Michael Chalkias

Finance Director


Daniel L. Chenoweth

Regional Market Partner

PBMares, LLP

Tony Cortinas

Vice President and Co-Founder

Marathon Consulting

M. Denise Counce

Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Thomas G. Cross

Director, State and Local Government Affairs

The Port of Virginia

Matthew J. Dangler

Vice President

Stratascorp Technologies

CAPT Steven V. Djunaedi

Executive Officer

Naval Air Station Oceana

Blair A. Durham



Peggy Kriha Dye

General Director & CEO

Virginia Opera

Bruce A. Easterson

Program Director, Submarine Fleet Support

Newport News Shipbuilding

Heather D. Foxwell

Vice President for Finance & Administration

ACCESS College Foundation

Bern A. Glasser

VP, Private Client Advisor

Bank of America Private Bank

Miriam S. Goganious

Regional Staff Vice President


Dana Weston Graves


Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Tamika J. Harris

Vice President

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Colleen C. Higginbotham

Deputy Director for Visitor Experience

Chrysler Museum of Art

CAPT Christopher T. Horgan

Commanding Officer

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Asa M. Jackson

President and Director

The Contemporary Arts Network

Latisha M. James

Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Operations

The Urban League of Hampton Roads

Jonathan L. Kelly

Vice President, Program Manager

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)

Elizabeth A. Kersey

SVP, Communications and Public Policy

PRA Group, Inc.

Thomas E. Kramer

Executive Director of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership

Christopher Newport University

Josh D. Lassiter


Cox, Kliewer & Company P.C.

Dr. Alvean Faye Lyons, LCPC


Alvean Lyons Inc.

Earnest R. McDonald

Community Planning Liaison Officer

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Paula J. Miller

Legislative Affairs & Sr. Communications Specialist

Dominion Energy

Michael E. Mize

Managing Director


Laura A. Nguyen


Pinnacle Real Estate Investment Group

Kevin D. Otey, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP)

Casey M. Roberts

Executive Director

New Horizons Regional Education Centers

Amanda L. Rose

Vice President of Finance and Administration

An Achievable Dream

Joashua F. Schulman

Attorney / Co-Founder, Town Center Office Suites

Joashua F Schulman, PC / Town Center Office Suites, LLC

Dr. Julie E. Stoner

Assistant Dean for Administration and Engagement

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Jonathan Z. Trogdon

Executive Director

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority

Barry J. White

VP of Finance

Zel Technologies, LLC

Dr. Jessica C. Whitehead

Joan P. Brock Endowed Executive Director, Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR)

Old Dominion University

Eva G. Wiggins

Director of Marketing

Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

James B. Wood


Willcox Savage, P.C.

Dr. Michelle W. Woodhouse

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

Tidewater Community College

Michael R. Yeager

Executive Vice President, Director of Treasury & Commercial Solutions

Old Point National Bank