Board of Directors

Founders

Frank Batten, Sr.
Joshua P. Darden, Jr.


Officers

Amanda Gift
Chair

Bonnie B. Sutton
President and CEO

Owen Griffin
Treasurer

John Stein
Secretary

David R. Mele
Chair Emeritus


Permanent
Directors

Frank Batten, Jr.
Landmark Media Enterprises

Joan P. Brock
Community Volunteer

Conrad M. Hall
Dominion Enterprises (Ret.)

Thomas G. Johnson, Jr.
Willcox & Savage, P.C


Directors

Reed Atkins
CI Azumano Travel

Kristal Audain
Groundworks

Bobby Beasley, III
Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

Charles Birdsong
Birdsong Peanuts

R. Bruce Bradley
Community Volunteer

Wendi Butler
Wells Fargo

Stephanie Adler Calliott
Community Volunteer

Mark Compton
Compton Wealth Advisory Group, LLC

Robin S. Cooke
TowneBank

Todd Copeland
RST Development, LLC

Amanda Gift
Brown Advisory

Sharon Goodwyn
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Chris Graves
PRA Group, Inc.

Gwen S. Green
Holland & Hart LLP

Owen Griffin
OSHAKits.com

Christopher S. Johnson
Truist Bank

Evan Kalfus
KPMG LLP

Fred Kirschbaum
Checkered Flag

T. Richard Litton, Jr,
Harbor Group International LLC

Allison McDuffie
Community Volunteer

Vicky B. McPherson
Ligado Networks LLC

David R. Mele
Homes.com, A CoStar Group Company

James Noel
The Franklin Johnston Group

Ellis H. Pretlow
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Ronald C. Ripley
Ripley Heatwole Company

Louis Ryan
Community Volunteer

Don Scott
Law Office of Don Scott, PLLC

Audrey Settle
Community Volunteer

Jane R. Short
Community Volunteer

Jim Shumadine
Community Volunteer

John Stein
Baker’s Crust, Inc.

Lewis W. Webb III
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Wayne Wilbanks
Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC


Superintendent Director

Dr. Aaron C. Spence
Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Honorary Directors

LaKeesha S. "Klu" Atkinson
Portsmouth School Board

Dr. Elie Bracy III
Portsmouth Public Schools

Dr. Sharon I. Byrdsong
Norfolk Public Schools

Lauren Campsen
Norfolk School Board

Dr. Jared A. Cotton
Chesapeake Public Schools

Dr. John B. Gordon III
Suffolk Public Schools

Patricia Y. King, MD
Chesapeake School Board

Eddie Lawrence
Northampton County Public Schools

William Oakley
Northampton County School Board

Tyron D. Riddick
Suffolk School Board

Dr. Tamara Sterling
Franklin City Public Schools