(Charlottesville, Virginia � January 22, 2013) As of January 1st, Valerie Long, Esq., Attorney and Partner at Williams Mullen, has assumed the office of 2013 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Long succeeds Patricia L. Cluff, Associate Vice President at the University of Virginia Health System, who served as 2012 Chair of the Chamber Board. The Chamber Board of Directors held its 2013 organizational meeting on Tuesday morning, January 22nd.
�What an honor to be selected by to serve as Chair the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2013 � our Chamber�s 100th year of building enterprise and our Greater Charlottesville community,� said Ms. Long. �I thank my Chamber colleagues for entrusting me with our Chamber�s stewardship in this our 100th year. Our Chamber is committed to advancing a vibrant business community and our overall civic community. This commitment is stronger when we work together; our Chamber has a history of making meaningful impacts on our community; with our members� engagement, we will continue that legacy of service.�
Also serving with Ms. Long on the Chamber Executive Committee are: Patricia L Cluff, UVA Health System, Past Chair of the Board (2012); Dr. Frank Friedman, Piedmont Virginia Community College, First Vice Chairman of the Board; Eddie Giles, Professional Movers, Vice Chairman � Member Service; Joseph Raichel, Wells Fargo, Vice Chairman � Economic Vitality; Gregory MacDonald, The Michie Tavern, Vice Chairman � Finance; and Timothy Hulbert, President & chief executive.
Other members of the Chamber Board of Directors include: Stuart Armstrong, Piedmont Housing Alliance; Dr. Rosa Atkins, Charlottesville City Schools; Liza Borches, Volvo of Charlottesville / CMA Automotive; Jon Bright, Spectacle Shop; Alison DeTuncq, UVA Community Credit Union; Peggy Echols, State Farm Insurance Companies; Adrian Felts, Battelle Institute; Tony Fernandez, Walmart; Rondi Furgason, Century Link; Jeff Gaffney, Better Homes Real Estate III; , Gloria Johnson, Gloria Johnson HR Consulting;
Chuck Lebo, Lebo Commercial Properties; Lawrence McConnell, The Daily Progress;
Dr. Pamela Moran, Albemarle County Schools; Glenn Rust, Virginia National Bank; Michael Shareck, MPS; Dr. Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia; Michael Tubridy, Klockner Pentaplast, and Chad Zakaib, Legacy Hospice.
The Chamber Board of Directors is the governing body of the Chamber, a private non-profit corporation incorporated on April 18 1913. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville communities. The Chamber�s 1,300 member and affiliate member enterprises employ more than 45,000 men and women in the Greater Charlottesville region, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.75 billion a year.