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Cathy Lewis as CIVIC’s Interim President and CEO

Cathy Lewis as CIVIC’s Interim President and CEO

On behalf of the CIVIC Leadership Institute Board of Director's we are excited to share that Cathy Lewis will be stepping into the role of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer until such time as a permanent CEO is identified.  Cathy will join the CIVIC team...

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MESSAGE FROM CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PRESIDENT & CEO

MESSAGE FROM CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PRESIDENT & CEO

Most of you know how much CIVIC Leadership Institute means to me. In fact, it’s the first organization I worked for when I moved to the United States. I’ve served in many different capacities at CIVIC and I’m incredibly proud to have played a role in the growth and development of this wonderful organization. Thus, it’s with mixed emotions that I’m writing today to share that this week I let our board know I will be leaving CIVIC in February to take on a new role, as Associate Vice President for Corporate Partnerships with Old Dominion University.

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Dave Hare is a James Madison University graduate with a 40-year career in Banking. He started his career off as an assistant branch manager at F&M Bank then soon moved on to the Bank of Virginia and has obtained 63 securities license and Life & Health insurance license. He is a Virginia native and has been promoted to Regional President for TowneBank in Chesapeake, Virginia. He resides in Smithfield, VA, has two adult children, and has been happily married for 36 years.
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Connie O’Brien is Senior Vice President of Marketing & Digital Operations at PRA Group, where she leads efforts to modernize digital debt servicing while promoting collaboration and compliance. Digital marketing has long been a passion, especially when it improves consumer experiences. Previously, Connie spent most of her career in New York City after graduating from the University of Michigan. Since moving to Hampton Roads, she joined Virginia MOCA’s board of directors.
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Michael Nickerson is Vice President of Operations for Spectrum Comm Inc Inc, a Newport News-based defense consulting firm where he is responsible for service delivery, client relations, and growth. Mike has performed several roles over nearly 15 years at Spectrum including leading internal research and development efforts, delivering technology solutions to clients, and business development. Prior to Spectrum, he served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Officer and in technology and management roles for a large defense company. Mike is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Outside of work he enjoys travel, boating, and backpacking with his wife Cathy. They live in Poquoson and have two grown children.