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Leadership Charlottesville

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Charlottesville. The Chamber is deepening our relationship with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, with the intention to transform Leadership Charlottesville into a collaboratively led, hybrid program combining leadership training from all three entities. As this program takes shape in its new format as a strategic alliance, Leadership Charlottesville alumni and community input will be included to help inform the planning decisions.

At this time, due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic, a decision to relaunch in Fall 2021 has not been made. Please check back periodically for updates on this exciting new partnership and the program relaunch date.

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established Leadership Charlottesville in 1982 as an economic development initiative in order to advance a key Chamber program to serve our member enterprises’ efforts to help build an active corps of engaged, dedicated civic leaders.

Leadership Charlottesville has become a signature Chamber member-service, community-building program. More than 1080 individuals have graduated from the program, and these graduates are now challenging themselves by serving their employers and our community in active community-building efforts.

Leadership Charlottesville participants have included senior level executives, nonprofit executives and staff, entrepreneurs, local government employees, community leaders, retirees, trailing spouses, activists, young professionals and more.

For questions or more information, contact Elizabeth Cromwell, elizabeth.cromwell@cvillechamber.com.

Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2020

Taylor Averitte | Jamie White Real Estate
Cal Beasley | CFA Institute
Darrell Byers | Albemarle County Police Department
Gwendolyn Cassady | ManagingLove
Kara Chandeysson | Ting
Ty Cooper | Lifeview Marketing & Visuals
Daniel Fairley II |  City of Charlottesville / Alliance for Black Male Achievement
Marcia Fisher | University of Virginia Community Credit Union
Donald Giannangeli | Edward Jones
Corrinne Giller | MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law
Shelomith Gonzalez | R. E. Lee Companies, Inc.
Robert Gray | Dreamin’ Diamonds, LLC
Gregory Harper | County of Albemarle
S. Lisa Herndon | Keller Williams Alliance
Treat Jackson | Tax Ladies, Inc.
Russell Kruse | Royer Caramanis, PLC
Caitlin Marcotte | City of Charlottesville / Parks & Recreation
Aiyana Marcus | Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Richard Needham | Clayborne Education, LLC
Shaista Nizaam | Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Lachen Parks | City of Charlottesville / Communications
Misty Parsons, University of Virginia Foundation
Christian Patrizia | Skeen Law Offices
Judy Pointer | UVA School of Medicine
David Puckett | Albemarle County Fire Rescue
Arthur Rogers | Martin Horn, Inc.

Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2020

James Rowland | Great Eastern Management Company
Derek Rush | Steele Property Group, LLC
Zoie Smith | City of Charlottesville / Office of Economic Development
Susan Thomas | Retired, IBM Global Consulting
Jesse Torrey | Whole Woman’s Health Alliance
Patton Usry | Miller School of Albemarle
Teresa Willis | Piedmont Virginia Community College
Henry Young | Scott, Kroner, PLC

Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2018
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2018
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2017
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2015
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2015
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2014
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2014
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2013
Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2013