Executive Nominations

Developing leaders for the future of Hampton Roads.

Nomination Process

Please note all nominations are to be submitted by a CIVIC Leadership alumni. For your nominee to be considered for the upcoming Class of 2023, your nomination must be submitted by March 11, 2022.

CIVIC alumni, your participation in this process is critical.  We continue to seek out dedicated and diverse leadership from across the region.

All nominations will be shared with the nominating committee for consideration. Nominees who are not selected for the upcoming program year will remain on the nomination list for consideration for future years.



  • Year round nominations accepted from alumni
  • Late February: Nomination deadline for nominees to be considered for the upcoming CIVIC class year
  • March: Nomination Committee first meeting
  • April: Initial invitations extended for the upcoming class year
  • Late April: Nomination Committee second meeting

  • May: Class composition evaluated based on acceptance and additional invitations extended
  • June: Class finalized
  • September: Incoming Class welcome event (Alumni invited to attend)


Candidates must have at least 15 years of professional or volunteer work experience to be eligible for review by the nominating committee. Professional or volunteer work experience can include:

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit
  • Public Sector
  • Post Graduate
  • Military O-6 or above

CIVIC accepts nominations from executive program alumni year round. Please email amasa.smith@civichr.org for additional information about the CIVIC nomination process or information about the upcoming Class. For your nominee to be considered for the upcoming Class of 2023, your nomination must be submitted by March 11, 2022.

Ideal Candidates

Recruiting for upcoming classes is a year round process. The nominating committee, which is composed of members of previous CIVIC classes, meets periodically to assess the recommendations. Each class is comprised of a cross-section of leaders from the business, education, military, cultural and non-profit communities. CIVIC also has a strong commitment to geographic, ethnic, and gender diversity.

New classes are announced in September. The deliberations of the nominating committee are confidential, and its decisions are final. Candidates who are recommended, but not selected for a given class year, may be reconsidered for nomination in future years.

CIVIC Class of 2023 Schedule

The upcoming CIVIC Leadership Institute Class of 2023 will commence in September 2022 and conclude in May 2023. The full schedule will be available soon. Please contact amasa.smith@civichr.org with any questions.