Congratulations to the Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016! On May 11, the class gave formal presentations on their team projects to Chamber, board and community members. Following the presentations, the Chamber of Commerce awarded each participant with a certificate of completion. We are proud of this class and all that they accomplished over these past nine months.
LC ’16 partnered with four local nonprofits to complete their team-based community projects: Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, City of Promise, Foothills Child Advocacy Center and Jefferson School City Center. Team Foothills was selected by their classmates to represent the Class of 2016 at the Chamber Board of Directors meeting in June.
To view graduation photos, visit Melody Robbins Photography. Access Code: leadership2016
The Chamber is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017 through June 24. Download an application and the 2016-17 class schedule here.
The Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2016:
James “Jamie” Beadle, State Farm Insurance
Bush Bell, University of Virginia Medical Center
Bevin Boisvert, Montague Miller & Co.
William “Bill” Brent, Jr., American Red Cross, Shenandoah, VA
Lisa Brook, MichieHamlett
Melvin “Mel” Burruss, Miller Law Group, P.C.
Marlon Cerritos, Crutchfield Corporation
Jonathan “Jon” Chasen, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Lindell Chavis, Monticello Area Community Action Agency
Katherine Davis, The Paramount Theater
Gail Esterman, ReadyKids
Allison Farole, Office of Emergency Management (Cville-UVA-Albemarle)
David Foky, NBC29 News
Quinton Harrell, Region Ten CSB
William “Bill” Kerr, Camryn Limousine
Ashby Kindler, Albemarle County Public Schools
Leigh-Anne Lawrence, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Craig Marshall, Zobrist Law Group, PLLC
Andrew Mills, Hampton & Everett, P.C.
Stefanie Ollison, University of Virginia Health System
Jessica Pointer, Residence Inn by Marriott
Andrew Renshaw, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Carolyn Saint, University of Virginia
Christoph Scharnbeck, Union Bank & Trust
Darrin Short, Charlottesville Fire Department
Brandi Smith, Commonwealth Assisted Living
Andrew Sullivan, Commonwealth Assisted Living
Shellie Taylor, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC
Thomas Taylor, Van Yahres Tree Company
Val Thompson, Charlottesville Newsplex/WCAV-TV
Tara Wisnewski, Crutchfield Corporation
Keir Zander, Community Investment Collaborative
Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association
The Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association offers partial scholarships* to Leadership Charlottesville applicants representing women- and minority-owned businesses, small business (5 or less) and nonprofits. This helps to ensure our classes are made up of a diversity of business and organizations, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and more.
The Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association has more than 950 members, all graduates of the Leadership Charlottesville program. Each year LCAA awards 3-5 scholarships to LC applicants. The scholarships are made possible from alumni annual dues and contributions.
*Due to limited funds, not all applicants who apply for an LCAA scholarship will receive one.