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DARDEN AWARDS From the Executive Director

CIVIC inspires community action


ot a week goes by that I do not hear from a CIVIC alum about an effort that has inspired them to action. From board service to elective office, from ad hoc assistance to developing regional initiatives, our alumni are working to help Hampton Roads reach full potential. Even alumni who have moved away continue to leave their mark. Nancy Bagranoff (’04), now dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, says it was her CIVIC experience that led her to initiate an undergraduate major in maritime and supply chain management during her time as dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University. Today, ODU ranks 8th in the world for port research. Among the students in that undergraduate maritime program is Matt Szycher who is a member of our inaugural class of CIVIC Scholars. Matt has been matched with two mentors from the Virginia Port Authority, Russ Held (’10) and Russ Young (’04). They have connected meaningfully around their shared interest in shipping (Matt calls it “geeking out over ships”) and it’s clear this relationship will be meaningful for years to come. The goal of CIVIC Scholars is to equip

bright, capable university students with experiences, knowledge and relationships that will let them know that great professional and volunteer opportunities exist here in Hampton Roads. Our inaugural scholars were so inspired that they have eagerly signed on for another semester and want to put their mark on the program for future classes. CIVIC Scholars is just one initiative we are facilitating as we help our Fellows leverage their executive expertise. We will focus in the coming year on connecting our members with opportunities that speak to their passion for service and make the most of their professional skills. Our new director of alumni engagement, Sarah Jane Kirkland, is assisted by our program assistant, Katherine Powers. And soon, we’ll begin selecting the executives for the Class of 2015! You can learn more about our criteria for membership at Cathy Lewis Executive Director CIVIC Leadership Institute

The event The Darden Awards Date Dec. 10 Time 5:30 to 8 p.m. Place Norfolk Waterside Marriott

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John “Dubby” Wynne, chair of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, will receive this year’s Darden Award on Dec. 10.

An advocate for the region Former Landmark executive now works on behalf of the community



OHN “DUBBY” WYNNE sits uncomfortably posed on the corner of his desk, at the direction of the photographer who is now digging into his satchel in search of another lens.

“We’ll do a few in here,” the photograher says. “And then I’ll move you to the conference room.” “Whatever you want me to do,” Wynne says, far from enthused. The former president and CEO of Landmark Communications admitted upfront that he’s not one for recognition or awards. “Nobody gets recognition for something that lots of other people didn’t contribute to,” he said. The chair of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is the recipient of this year’s Darden Award, which he’ll receive Dec. 10. The regional leadership award named in honor of Joshua P. Darden, a founder of CIVIC, is given annually to an individual who improves life in Hampton Roads, bridges di» CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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visions or delivers extraordinary service as a volunteer within a regional organization. Wynne retired from Landmark at the end of 2001. It was Landmark, he says, and more specifically, the former chair and controlling stockholder, the late Frank Batten Sr., who encouraged all company employees to give back to the community. “The theory being if you make a living in a community and you’re profitable and you’re supporting all these jobs, you really almost have an obligation to help the community be a better place,” Wynne said. He can’t remember what civic organization he got involved with first, but Wynne said he knows he had only been with the company six months when he came back from his first meeting. “How’d your meeting go?” Batten asked. “Awful,” Wynne replied. “No one was prepared, no one asked tough questions. It was just a civic activity. If that’s the way civic stuff is, it really doesn’t interest me.” “Well, that’s not the way it is,” Batten told him, “and don’t let it be the way you do it. I’ve always believed you should use the same standard in your civic life as you do your business life. Don’t compromise it.” Wynne never did. “He is still just as innovative and aggressive as he was in the private sector,” said R. Bruce Bradley, retired publisher of The Virginian-Pilot and president of Landmark Publishing. “He still expects a high level of results, that hasn’t changed.” Though impatient and intimidating, Wynne – who Bradley reported to in the late ’90s – was a good boss. “The expectation was that you worked hard and were aggressive and got results, but did so in a manner that put honesty and integrity first,” Bradley said. “You had to do it the right way.” The man who carries a reputation in the city as a forceful business leader never dreamed he would be head of the national media company. “I never had any ambitions to do anything,” Wynne said. “I just wanted to be challenged. It never occurred to me to want to be the CEO when I went to work for Landmark.” He started out as lawyer. It was his 4 | DARDEN AWARDS 2013 | Inside Business


Wynne has spent much of his retirement working on ideas to help the region.

family connections that landed him at Landmark. The oldest of four boys, Wynne grew up in Norfolk’s Meadowbrook neighborhood. His father, an auto dealer, his mother a homemaker, knew Batten, who also lived in the neighborhood. After graduating from Norfolk Academy in 1963, Wynne who was a competitive tennis player, went on to study U.S. and modern European history at Princeton. Law school at the University of Virginia followed and after graduating in January 1971, he came home and took a job as a corporate lawyer at the firm of Willcox and Savage. Wynne stayed just two years with the firm before Landmark, in the midst of litigation, offered him a job as the company lawyer. He was soon moved into a corporate broadcast development role, which sent him to San Jose, Calif. to run the then ABC affiliate station KNTV. Wynne and his wife had two sons at the time – John and Lee. But in the two years they were there, Lee was diagnosed with leukemia and the family moved back to Hampton Roads to be closer to relatives. Back home at Landmark, Wynne was head of broadcasting and new ventures, which at that time was The

Weather Channel – Batten’s baby. While Susan sat through treatments with Lee, Wynne was traveling across the country to meet with cable operators. The channel did not do well in its first year. Advertising revenue that was supposed to sustain the channel proved insufficient. “People thought it was an absolute joke that someone would devote 24 hours to weather,” Wynne said. “We were going to either have to have a new business model or close it.” Cable operators were willing to pay a subscriber’s fee, enough to keep the channel going. Though he was able to save The Weather Channel, Wynne suffered a great loss that year. Lee died in 1984 at just six years old. “He’s an amazing guy, I’ll tell you,” said Joshua Darden. “There are very few people I know who could have handled that, if any.” It was Susan, Wynne said, who got him through. “I admire my wife,” he said. “She was the rock. It would have been easy for her to dissolve, but she never did that.” Susan, he said, is his biggest hero. A former teacher, Wynne said she passed up her professional career to raise a family and support him. “You have to have a special spouse

to do that stuff,� he said. “Her father was in the Navy, so she was accustomed to moving around, but she was just incredibly strong.� Wynne and Susan had a third son in 1981 before Lee died. Brad now lives in Charlotte with his wife and Wynne’s three granddaughters. John has two children of his own. They are in the family pictures that cover the desk of Wynne’s office overlooking Town Point Park in Norfolk’s World Trade Center building. Not one to sit around or spend his days playing golf, Wynne has spent much of his retirement working on ideas to help the region. He’s focused on pushing the local economy forward – driving key initiatives of the recently formed Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, a narrowly focused group of the area’s top executives, which pushed against privatization of the port and served as strong advocates of the governor’s

transportation spending bill. Most recently, his efforts have been focused on turning the community foundation into an economic development tool. After looking at other community foundations in neighboring cities, the Hampton Roads organization, in addition to giving grants, decided it needed to take more of a leadership role in the community. “We went out and looked at best practices,� Wynne said. “There were a lot of cities where the foundation said, ‘OK, we’re not going to dominate the community, but we’re going to be a facilitator, an energizer and a researcher that will bring together groups, break down barriers and try to focus with some resources on critical issues in the community.’� The Hampton Roads Foundation is following suit by forming study groups focused on what the foundation believes to be the community’s highest economic priorities. The areas of focus are entrepreneurship,

new business clusters, workforce development and leadership. “I want to see more growth in the community and more op- He is still portunity in the community for just as all levels,� Wynne said. “I’d like to see more jobs created. This innovative community is headed for some and troubled waters because of the aggressive military and we have not preas he was in pared ourselves for it.� In addition to the communi- the private ty foundation and the Hampton sector.� Roads Business Roundtable, Wynne is the vice chair on the R. BRUCE BRADLEY, state-appointed Council on Vir- RETIRED ginia’s Future and is the former PUBLISHER OF rector of the University of Vir- THE VIRGINIANginia Board of Visitors. During PILOT AND PRESIDENT OF his time with U.Va. he worked LANDMARK to bring in university president PUBLISHING Teresa Sullivan. “He actually served as a oneman search committee to bring the new president in,� said Darden, who served as rector of the board before Wynne. “He had the capacity to take a project forward like that and focus IB on that totally for weeks.�„

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TowneBank wins first corporate Darden award for leadership BY BILL CRESENZO

TowneBank has been named the inaugural winner of the 2013 Corporate Darden Award for Regional Leadership. The bank will receive the award on Dec. 10 at the Norfolk Waterside Mariott from the CIVIC Leadership Institute. Cathy Lewis, executive director of CIVIC, said TowneBank was chosen for its efforts to improve the quality of life for people in Hampton Roads. Since 1999, the bank and its foundation have given more than $22 million in donations, scholarships and grants to more than 200 organizations throughout the region, Lewis said. “At the end of the day, no one will remember the exact dollar amount of our deposits, loans or net income for any given year,� said Bob Aston, chairman and CEO of TowneBank. “Instead, they’ll remember the friendships they’ve formed along the way. It’s important to remember that the quality of life is not about how much money is made. It’s

about how we choose to use it.� Recent gifts from the bank’s foundation include $250,000 to the Williams School in Norfolk, $1 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School and $250,000 to WHRO. “It’s such a wide array of things that we give money to,� Aston said. “I don’t know that we always choose them as much as they choose us. We try to support really everything that is community-oriented. “I would divide our giving into two different categories,� Aston said. “One would be what I would call purely philanthropic giving, which consists of larger, multi-year pledges such as the Chrysler Museum or a school. Then there is the community piece, which would entail a wide range of community sponsorships, like the Stockley Gardens Festival or Harborfest.� The bank also supports sports teams in the region. Bank employees also spend lots of time volunteering, Aston said. “We have an enormous amount of volunteeerism from people who work here, out doing the grassroots stuff that doesn’t show up as dollars,� Aston said.

Bob Aston, chairman and CEO of TowneBank, noted that in addition to the money the bank and its foundation have given to local groups, the company’s employees contribute an enormous amount of volunteer work.



Norfolk Academy thanks John O. “Dubby” Wynne ’63 for his exceptional leadership and dedicated service to Hampton Roads.

good help… is all around you

Congratulations John O. “Dubby” Wynne and TowneBank for sharing your “Good Help” with the Hampton Roads community.

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STEVE CHILDS President and CEO, RRMM Design Build

Steve Childs is the president and CEO of a commercial design build firm in Virginia and North Carolina. RRMM Design Build is now in its 11th year. Childs is a graduate of Frostburg State University and has more than 30 years’ experience with a wide variety of building types including office, retail, industrial, municipal, religious and health care. Childs has experience in design build projects. He has extensive knowledge of the local construction industry and experience working with the areas’ most qualified subcontractors.

MICHAEL “ARCH” ARCHULETA Chief Operations Officer, BOSH Global Services

Michael “Arch” Archuleta has 30-plus years of experience in the defense industry. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel after 25 years. He commanded three times at the group and squadron levels. He also was a director in two large defense corporations before joining BOSH. Archuleta has a bachelor’s and master’s in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico and Air Force Institute of Technology respectively, and a master’s in resourcing national strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.




Commanding Officer, NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex and NALF Fentress

Executive Officer, Naval Station Norfolk

Jail Annex Administrator, Newport News Sheriff’s Office

Capt. Robert Clark graduated from Old Dominion University, and was commissioned through the Naval ROTC Unit Hampton Roads Battalion. As a surface warfare officer, he served on USS Wisconsin, USS Chancellorsville, USS San Jacinto, USS Philippine Sea and commanded USS Mason. He served as operations officer for the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. Shore duty included tours at the Naval Post Graduate School, Tactical Training Group Atlantic, Destroyer Squadron Twenty Six and Joint Forces Command, J7.

Robert S. Coleman was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Newport News shortly after. He attended Thomas Nelson Community College. He made his way through the ranks of the sheriff’s office to his current position. He is a graduate of the Hampton Roads Regional Criminal Justice Academy and The Leadership Institute of the College of William and Mary. He participates in numerous community volunteer efforts and is married with one son. On May 1, he was elected to the Newport News City Council.

Capt. Christopher W. Chope graduated from The Citadel in 1989 and earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in 1990. He amassed more than 3,800 flight hours and 1,050 carrier landings in the A-6 Intruder, F-14 Tomcat and FA-18 Super Hornet. He earned a master’s from the Naval War College. Shore tours include the Special Operations Command and the Navy Personnel Command. He commanded Strike Fighter Squadron 22 and now commands NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex and NALF Fentress.

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LARRY BERNERT Principal and Portfolio Manager, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas LLC

JAMES C. BURNETT, CPA Corporate Controller and Secretary, W.M. Jordan Co.

Larry Bernert joined Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC in Norfolk in 1995. He sits on WST’s Investment Committee and previously served as the director of research. Bernert graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English literature and additional study at Cambridge University in England. He received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at U.Va. and has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He serves as a trustee of the city of Norfolk’s Pension Fund and a trustee of Norfolk Academy.

James C. Burnett, CPA, is the controller for W.M. Jordan Co., a Newport News-based general contractor and construction management firm. He is a former U.S. Marine, graduate of Christopher Newport University and was previously employed by KPMG and its predecessor “Big 4” accounting firms in Hampton Roads. He serves as a member of the CNU School of Business Board of Advisers, treasurer of the Hampton Roads Country Day School and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hampton Roads Academy.



Founder and President of Noah Enterprises Inc.

Vice President of Damuth Trane

Carol Curtis is the founder and president of Noah Enterprises Inc., a general contractor located in Virginia Beach. In 2004, Curtis opened Noah Enterprises to handle government and commercial projects throughout Virginia. She has been honored as the Associated Builders & Contractors Member of the Year and as Lawyer’s Weekly Class of 2012’s Most Influential Women of Virginia. She has served on several state and local boards and is involved with various charitable and civic organizations and events.

Phil Damuth is the vice president of Damuth Trane, a Chesapeake-based professional energy services company that specializes in providing building solutions to clients. Damuth has been an area business developer, acquisition team leader and is now vice president for client and community relations. He is engaged with the Hampton Roads region to develop partnerships, internships and expand the company’s community involvement. Prior to Damuth Trane, he spent five years in Portland, Ore., as a sales engineer for the Trane company.

LAURA CALVERT Senior Vice President, Old Point National Bank

Laura Calvert has worked in retail, operations and business aspects of banking for 28 years. Calvert manages the Retail Bank for Old Point National Bank. She serves on the board of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Outstanding Women’s Exchange. Calvert sits on the Virginia Bankers Association’s Retail Executive Committee and the board of the Norfolk Education Foundation. She is a graduate of Randolph Macon College, the Consumer Banking Association Graduate School of Retail Banking and the Executive Leadership Institute.


FRAN CASTELLOW, MSED. President of Operations, Patient Advocate Foundation

Fran Castellow’s role at the Patient Advocate Foundation is to direct the development, financial, technology and human resource functions of the organization. The foundation serves more than 100,000 patients annually and employees 200 people. Building strong strategic alliances with health care stakeholders, she has leveraged these relationships to secure millions in grant support for the foundation since joining in 2000. She holds degrees from both James Madison and Old Dominion universities.


In-house Counsel, Harbor Group International LLC

Vanguard Landing, Hampton Roads World Affairs Council, Norfolk NATO Festival, Virginia Beach Vision, ArtsEnter Cape Charles – these are a few of the community organizations with which Elizabeth M. Dietzmann has become involved since she relocated to the area from Missouri in 2009. A graduate of Washington University School of Law, Dietzmann lives in Virginia Beach and works in Norfolk as in-house counsel at Harbor Group International LLC. She is completing the Sorensen Political Leadership Program, University of Virginia.

President of Lions Bridge Financial Advisors Inc.

At Lions Bridge Financial, Jayne Di Vincenzo serves clients throughout Hampton Roads and 23 states. Previously Di Vincenzo was at UBS and a regional firm before starting her own company. She earned a bachelor’s in business from North Carolina State University. She holds the CEP and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations, is a Securities Principal Series 24, Series 53 Municipal Principal, Series 7 general securities, Series 31 managed futures, Series 65/63 combined state law license, all with LPL Financial.

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Director of Real Estate, Fort Monroe Authority

Chief Operating Officer of An Achievable Dream

Director of International Intermodal at Norfolk Southern

Chief Financial Officer of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

Prior to joining the Fort Monroe Authority as the director of real estate, Joseph R. DosReis served 12 years as a commercial broker and director of global corporate services with the international commercial real estate firm, CB Richard Ellis. In addition to his real estate experience, he was appointed as a planning commissioner for the city of Elk Grove, Calif., and served for eight years in the California Army National Guard. He received his bachelor’s in social science from California State University, Fresno and his juris doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Kathy Edwards began her career in public relations. From the mid 1980s to the late 1990s, she managed all public relations functions, first for Hampton University and then Christopher Newport University. In 2000, she signed on to direct development and communications for An Achievable Dream, a nonprofit in Newport News that has won plaudits for its rigorous attention to academic, social and moral training at two schools for students in grades K-12. She is now its COO, and works closely with CEO Aubrey Layne to raise more than $2.5 million annually. Edwards is coordinating the expansion of AAD to Virginia Beach.

Ed Elkins is a native of southwestern Virginia, and holds an MBA from Old Dominion University with a concentration in port and maritime economics and a bachelor’s in English literature from the University of Virginia at Wise. He started his railroad career with Norfolk Southern in 1988 and has served in various roles through the years including operations, market and product development, pricing, sales management, and most recently as director of international intermodal. Elkins is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and is an active member of the American Legion. He and his family live in Norfolk.

Dawna L. Ellis, chief financial officer of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate, has been with the firm since 1984. She graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University, holds CPA and CCIM certifications, and is a graduate of Lead Hampton Roads. Ellis served on the Boards of VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, ForKids and Lead Hampton Roads. She is a fourth-degree black belt with Virginia Martial Arts Center where she volunteers her time to teach young children. She has received the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award and the Groundbreaking Women Award from CREW.






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ELLIOT GRUBER President and CEO of the Mariner’s Museum

Elliot Gruber has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years. Most recently he worked for the United Way of the National Capital Area where he helped significantly increase revenue and was a driving force behind returning the United Way back to a position of relevance in the community. Prior to joining United Way, Gruber was the vice president and chief operating officer for the Gettysburg Foundation for eight years. He was instrumental in raising more than $100 million for the new museum and visitor center in Gettysburg and oversaw all construction and operations.




Director of Marketing and Business Development, Cox, Kliewer & Co. PC

Corporate Social Responsibility Public Relations Coordinator, Ferguson

Cami Hahn is director of marketing and business development at Cox, Kliewer & Co. PC, a Virginia Beachbased architectural and interior design firm. For the past 11 years, Hahn has directed the firm’s business development and marketing activities. Previously, she spent four years as a global project manager with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. After graduating with a bachelor’s in finance from Virginia Tech, Hahn also spent four years in the packaging industry in the Northeast before moving back to Virginia.

Melissa Hazelwood serves as the corporate social responsibility public relations coordinator at Ferguson, a wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies based in Newport News. She manages the company’s community engagement programs and philanthropic initiatives. A graduate of RandolphMacon College with a degree in English and journalism, Hazelwood earned a master’s of exercise and sport science from the University of Florida. She is a member of the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Andrew Hodge, senior vice president at PNC Bank in the Hampton Roads region, is the commercial group manager for the bank. Hodge is responsible for leading the corporate and institutional team that provides full-service banking relationships to commercial clients with revenue between $10 million and $50 million in the area. He is a graduate of High Point University and received a bachelor’s in business administration. He also holds an MBA from George Washington University, where he was a Global Leaders Fellowship Recipient and the MBA Association president. Hodge grew up in Annapolis, Md.

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Vice President of Operations, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Cameron Ingram is a Carolina native. He is a husband, father and grandfather with a wonderful wife, two talented children, two sweet granddaughters, two Scotties. He is a career naval officer having served on seven ships and commanded two. He served in California, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Virginia and Florida. He believes hard work is a virtue, service to community a prerequisite, opportunities are made and leadership is a gift. He loves time with family and friends, his job, Carolina basketball, a chance to serve, Tidewater, great wine, travel and grilling seafood.

Joanne Inman is the administrative lead for the Sentara Breast Service Line. Over the past 10 years, she has served in different leadership capacities for Sentara, including roles at Sentara Leigh Hospital and the corporate office. Inman has a bachelor’s from the University of Virginia and an MHA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a board member at-large on the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, HCAT and is a board member of the South Hampton Roads United Way. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and daughter.



Partner, KPMG

Dave Lauderbaugh has been with Booz Allen Hamilton for two years and specializes in project management and process improvement. He graduated with honors from William and Mary’s MBA program and holds project management professional, ITILv3 Foundation and Lean Six Sigma certifications. He is a 1991 University of Virginia graduate. A retired naval flight officer, Lauderbaugh is involved with Virginia Beach Vision as its Military Task Force Chair, multiple committees at Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club and as a volunteer coach with Rush Soccer, the YMCA and the Great Neck Athletic Association.

Morton T. “Nemo� Larmore is a partner in KPMG’s audit practice in Norfolk with more than 20 years of public accounting experience and more than 10 years as an audit professional with KPMG. Prior to joining the firm, he was with another Big Four firm for 10 years. He has experience serving SEC registrants and non-public foreign-owned businesses, consumer and industrial product clients and has assisted clients in initial public offerings. He has a bachelor’s from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.

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LISA B. RHINE Provost of Chesapeake Campus, Tidewater Community College

Lisa B. Rhine joined Tidewater Community College as provost of the Chesapeake campus in August 2013, bringing more than 24 years of experience in student services and academic affairs. Prior to TCC, Rhine served at Sinclair Community College in Ohio, University of Dayton in Ohio, Wittenberg University in Ohio and Northern Kentucky University. She holds a doctorate in educational administration from Capella University, a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in special education from the University of Dayton, a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University and a certificate in deaf studies from Sinclair Community College.




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Attorney, Williams Mullen

Vice President of Henderson Inc.

Mark A. Short is a partner at Kaufman & Canoles PC in the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newport News office. He focuses his practice in the area of property rights and business litigation, and real estate transaction and finance. Short earned his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and J.D. from the College of William and Mary. He resides in Newport News with his wife Heather and their two daughters. Active in the community, Short served as president of the Newport News Bar Association, and on the board of trustees of the Virginia Living Museum and board of advisers of the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula.

Rajan Singh is an attorney in the corporate section of the law firm of Williams Mullen. Singhâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice ranges from assisting startups in the formation of new business entities to the representation of public and private companies in strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and business restructurings. Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Singh was an associate with laws firms in New York City and Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and George Mason University. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Leslie Henderson Schultz is vice president of the commercial general contracting firm Henderson Inc. The company is based in Williamsburg. Schultz is the third generation of her family to work in the business, which was founded in 1957. As vice president, she is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm including the development and implementation of strategies that ensure its clients the best value-based service. Schultz is also a strong believer in the value of giving back to her community and has served on the local YMCA board of directors for the last six years, including this year as chairman.

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KIRSTEN TALKENSPAULDING Superintendent, Fort Monroe National Monument

TOM STOKES Business Manager of Stokes Environmental Associates Ltd.

Kirsten Talken-Spaulding is the first superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument, declared by President Obama in his first use of the Antiquities Act on Nov. 1, 2011. She has more than 20 years of experience in the National Park Service including leadership positions in parks across the country and the national office. Talken-Spaulding began her career in public service with the Virginia State Park system. After graduating with a bachelor’s from the College of William and Mary, she completed her master’s of divinity degree and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

Tom Stokes is a business manager and environmental professional, with 34 years of experience focussed on environmental assessment, management and regulatory compliance. His education includes a bachelor’s in biology from Hampden-Sydney College, a master’s in biology from Old Dominion University and an MBA from New York University. Stokes is interested in art and serves as a trustee of the Chrysler Museum of Art. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, nature-watching, hiking, outdoor sports and travel. He is married to Selina Basnight Stokes, and has two children.



Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University

At SunTrust, Millie Wilkerson is team leader for business banking in Hampton Roads. Joining SunTrust in 2011, Wilkerson has more than 20 years of experience in business banking. Her team specializes in helping small businesses with accelerating cash flow, preventing fraud and financing growth. Wilkerson is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation supply officer. She lives in Chesapeake with her husband, Bobby, and their son. Wilkerson is involved with a number of community organizations including being active with St. John’s Church in Portsmouth.

Charles Wilson serves as dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. He holds degrees from the University of West Georgia, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia. A recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Wilson has been recognized for his teaching, scholarship, and service. In 2005, he was named a fellow with the American Council on Education. Most recently, he was appointed to the board of the Granby YMCA.



President and CEO, WestministerCanterbury on Chesapeake

J. Benjamin “Ben” Unkle Jr. is the president and chief executive officer for Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, a $100 millionplus company that provides senior living and health care services. The company serves seniors in the Hampton Roads region and in Harrisonburg. Unkle was previously senior vice president of western operations for Erickson Living, where he led eight large retirement communities in several states. He earned a law degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland, and practiced law with DLA Piper, a national law firm.

Senior Private Banker, Wells Fargo Virginia Market

Mac Weaver is a senior private banker for the greater Virginia market of Wells Fargo Private Bank. He works with clients to understand their needs and then coordinates a team of specialists to provide clients with access to wealth management and banking services. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Private Bank, Weaver led the Wells Fargo Real Estate Banking Group, where he specialized in commercial real estate lending to large developers. He has been in the banking industry for over 25 years. He earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the College of William and Mary.

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