Gaye Montgomery, Treasurer

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Montgomery recently retired as vice president at Altria Client Services. During her 20-year career at Altria, she spent more than ten years on the law department’s leadership team and led a number of law department practice groups. Prior to joining Altria, Montgomery was an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New […]

Stewart D. Roberson

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Stewart D. Roberson, of Richmond, is chairman, president, and CEO of Moseley Architects. He served as superintendent of schools for Falls Church City Public Schools and Hanover County Public Schools and is a professor at the University of Virginia. Roberson was formerly on the board of trustees for AdvancED, the world’s largest educational accrediting agency, […]

Michael Wilkerson

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Michael Wilkerson, of Winchester, is manager of the Mid-Atlantic Business Banking Division for Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. for Wells Fargo. He joined Wachovia Bank in 1982 and has held various positions in the retail and business banking areas. He is a graduate of Elon University and the North Carolina School of Banking at the […]

Dan Dixon

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Dan Dixon, of Arlington, retired from World Savings Bank and is a supporter of Great Expectations program. He worked as the group senior vice president and director for government relations for World Savings Bank, where he represented the company on public policy issues related to the financial services industry, including consumer protection, housing, federal deposit […]

C. Michael Petters

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C. Michael Petters, of Newport News, is president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and former member of the State Board for Community Colleges. He previously served as president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and as president of Northrop Grumman’s Newport News sector. In 2014, Petters was elected to the executive committee of the Aerospace Industries […]

Dorcas Helfant-Browning, Vice Chair

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Dorcas Helfant-Browning, of Virginia Beach, is a managing partner and principal broker with Coldwell Banker Professional Realtors and former chair of the State Board for Community Colleges, as well as former president of the National Association of Realtors. She has been an active volunteer in her community and was named Hampton Roads Woman of the […]

F. Blair Wimbush

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F. Blair Wimbush, of Chesapeake, is retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as vice president real estate and chief sustainability officer. He began his railroad career with NS as an attorney and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the NS Law Department, including senior general counsel, before moving into business management. Wimbush has held […]

Eleanor Saslaw

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Eleanor Saslaw was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin a four-year term July 1, 2014. A licensed professional counselor, she began her career as a teacher in the Fairfax County school system.  She would later serve as president of the Virginia Counselors Association where she trained counselor lobbyists to work for educational […]

Gerald F. (J.J.) Smith, Jr.

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A certified public accountant, Gerald F. Smith, Jr. currently serves as President of Valley Proteins – a family-owned business headquartered in Winchester, VA that employs 1,600 people. In 2014, the company invested $2 million in the Virginia Rural Horseshoe Initiative, a public-private partnership designed to elevate the state’s rural education pipeline. A graduate of Wake […]