Each year, the Greater Richmond Chamber sponsors an exciting trip to a comparable region in the nation to exchange ideas and best practices. The InterCity visit (ICV) has become one of our most sought after programs because it helps participants look at the Richmond region through new eyes. The Chamber’s ICV seeks to accomplish three things:
1. Provides an exclusive experience to deepen bonds between the dynamic regional leaders who play a significant role in shaping our Capital Area Region.
2. Enhances our region’s future performance by benchmarking best practices of a peer region and measuring, contrasting and comparing our key projects and initiatives against those in the site community.
3. Embrace actions we can import. We’ll use these lessons to advance the Chamber’s key priorities.
This year the Greater Richmond Chamber will be visiting Boston. M. H. West & Co., Inc. is sponsoring “The State of Boston Public Schools” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chair and CEO, Marilyn H. West will be introducing the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Carol R. Johnson at the event.
Below is a complete list of Richmond-area civic leaders participating in the Greater Richmond Chamber’s 2012 InterCity Visit to Boston:
Heidi Abbott: counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP
Charlie Agee: director, corporate contributions and community relations, Altria Client Services Inc.
Ken Ampy: CEO, Astyra Corp.
Gary Armstrong: senior vice president, First Capital Bank
Bill Axselle: shareholder, Williams Mullen
Nancy Bagranoff: dean, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Steve Baril: counsel, Sands Anderson PC
Kathleen Barrett: CEO, St. Joseph’s Villa
Billy Beale, CEO, Union First Market Bankshares Corp.
Maggi Beckstoffer: president, MBM Marketing
Troy Bell: director of marketing and air service development, Capital Region Airport Commission
Leigh Bernard: chief of staff, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Jack Berry: executive director, Venture Richmond
Mike Berry: general manager, Richmond Metropolitan Authority
Jack Berry: president and CEO, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ed Blair: owner, Blair & Associates CPA’s PLC
Karen Booth Adams: investor
Yvonne Brandon: superintendent, Richmond Public Schools
Lesley Bruno: director marketing, Greater Richmond Chamber
John Bryan: president, CultureWorks
Wendy Burtner-Owens: project manager, Capital Region Collaborative
Carrie Cantrell: Virginia deputy secretary of Commerce and Trade
Shekar Challa: chief operating officer, Challa Law Offices
Ted Chandler: principal, New Richmond Ventures LLC
Renee Chapline: executive director, Virginia’s Gateway Region
Peter Chapman: deputy chief administrative officer for economic and community development, city of Richmond
Mark Cipolletti: vice president of communications, Allianz Global Assistance
Matt Clarke: senior vice president, Wells Fargo
Bev Cocke: school board member, Henrico County Public Schools
Nicky Colomb: enterprise and economic development director, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rob Comet: president, BCWH Architects
Rich Conti: executive director, Science Museum of Virginia
Barbara Couto Sipe: vice president community impact, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Mark Creery: president, Data Directions
Greg Creswell: senior associate, Grubb & Ellis|Harrison & Bates
Bob Crum: executive director, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Kevin Currie: realtor, Hometown Realty
Donna Dalton: chief academic officer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Jason Dandridge, vice president risk operations, Capital One
Tim Davey: principal, Timmons Group
Susan Davis: vice president, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Bob DeLille: CEO, Creative
Steve DeLuca: director government relations, Capital One
John Easter: senior vice president government and community affairs, Greater Richmond Chamber
Katie Fessler, senior manager corporate contributions, Altria
David Fisk: executive director, Richmond Symphony
Craig Forbes: president, The Venture Forum
Moses Foster: president /CEO, West Cary Group
Jerry Fox: Richmond managing partner, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP
Tom Gallagher: president, Better Business Bureau
David Gallagher: president, DPS Dominion Payroll Services
Debi Girvin: president, Lochlyn Co.
Gary Gore: market president Richmond market, Bank of America
Pat Gottschalk: partner, Williams Mullen
Sally Green: first vice president and chief operating officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Marjorie Grier: director corporate philanthropy, Dominion Resources
Lew Hall: managing partner, Keiter
Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris: county administrator, Hanover County
Virgil Hazelett county manager, Henrico County
Adam Hofheimer: director, CapTech Ventures Inc.
Mary Jane Hogue_, executive director, Historic Richmond Foundation
Jim Holland: chairman, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ken Johnson: president/CEO, Johnson Inc.
Jershon Jones: vice president, Harris Williams & Co.
Rob Jones: president/CEO, Alliance Group
Dwight C. Jones: mayor, city of Richmond
Barbara Joynes: partner, The Martin Agency
J.B. Jung: senior managing director, BB&T Capital Markets
David A. Kaechele: vice chairman, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
Bruce Kay: vice president, Markel Corp.
Tracy Kemp Stallings: chief operating officer, HCA Johnston-Willis Hospital
Neil Kessler: partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Van Knick: senior vice president, Capital One
Bryan Krause: president and CEO, Nursefinders
Paul Kreckman: vice president, Highwoods Properties Inc.
Laura Lafayette: CEO, Richmond Association of Realtors
Gail Letts: central Virginia regional president and CEO, SunTrust Banks
Mike Ligon: vice president, Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. Inc.
Robert Lindgren: president, Randolph-Macon College
Andrew Lohmann: partner, Hirschler Fleischer
Jon Lugbill: executive director, Sports Backers
Charles Macfarlane: managing member, Macfarlane Partners LLC
Frank Macrina: vice president for research, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jamison Manion: workforce development programs administrator, city of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development
Byron C. Marshall: chief operating officer, city of Richmond
George Martin: Richmond office managing partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Bill Martin: director, Valentine Richmond History Center
John Martin: president and CEO, Southeastern Institute of Research Inc.
Ned Massee: vice president corporate affairs, MeadWestvaco
Jon Mathiasen: president and CEO, Capital Region Airport Commission
Owen Matthews: director of finance, Kings Dominion
Mac McElroy: managing director, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes Inc.
Tucker McNeil: director leadership communications, MeadWestvaco
Laura Meloy: chief operating officer, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Michael Meyers: general manager, Greater Richmond Convention Center
Norma Murdock-Kitt: Richmond City School Board
Chrystal Neal: director creativity and innovation, Greater Richmond Chamber
Tayloe Negus: principal and Virginia office leader, Mercer
Pat O’Bannon: Henrico County Board of Supervisors
Parney Parnell: vice president, Richmond Flying Squirrels
Monica Rao: director of business development, Stefanini
Michael Rao: president, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gary Rhodes: president, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Doug Roth Sr.: vice president and area executive, BB&T
Patrick Russo: superintendent, Henrico County Public Schools
Dave Ruth: superintendent, Richmond National Battlefield Park Service
Scott Ruth, president, Richmond Association of Realtors
Kim Scheeler: president and CEO, Greater Richmond Chamber
Leon Shadowen: vice president, Brandywine Realty Trust
Haider Sharifi: financial adviser, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Thomas A. Silvestri: president and publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lisa Sims: events director, Venture Richmond
Oliver Singleton: president, The Metropolitan Business League
Bob Skunda: president and CEO, Virginia BioTechnology Research Park
Myra Smith: president and CEO, Leadership Metro Richmond
Brooks Smith: partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
Jim Snyder: president, Odell
T.K. Somanath: president and CEO, Better Housing Coalition
Andy Stefanovich: partner, New Richmond Ventures LLC
James J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier: county administrator, Chesterfield County
Candice Streett: executive director, Virginia LISC
Scott Sutton: business development director, Froehling & Robertson Inc.
Daphne Swanson: president, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
Jim Theobald: chairman, Hirschler Fleischer
Nancy Thomas: president and CEO, Retail Merchants Association
Harry Turton: vice president commercial banking, Union First Market Bank
James Ukrop: board member, Union First Market Bankshares
Ed Via: chairman, Hanover County Board of Supervisors
Beverly Warren: provost and vice president for academic affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Scott Warren: director, Warren Whitney
Jim Watkins: deputy director, Venture Richmond
Oliver Way: central Virginia president, Fulton Bank
Ken Wayland: chairman of the board, Retail Merchants Association
Marilyn West, chairwoman and CEO, M. H. West & Co. Inc.
Brian White: president, Main Street Realty Inc.
Andrew White: shareholder, LeClair Ryan
Doug White: principal, Whitestone Partners Inc.
Polly White: principal, Whitestone Partners Inc.
Phil Whiteway: managing director, Barksdale / Theatre IV
John Whitlock: board chairman, Whitlock
Sandy Williamson: CEO, CapTech Ventures Inc.
Jim Wilson: president, Wilson Law Group PLC
Greg Wingfield: president and CEO, Greater Richmond Partnership
Diana Winston: Henrico County School Board
Richard Wintsch: director leadership and community engagement, Greater Richmond Chamber
Sam Young: president, Astyra Corp.