Greater Richmond Chamber’s Intercity Visit to Boston

Greater Richmond Chamber's Intercity Visit to Boston

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.

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