President's Council

The Virginia Wesleyan University President's Council comprises business leaders who embrace, embody, and similarly align with the University's vision and values in their management practices. Their personal and professional influence and support ensures students are strategically positioned to participate in opportunities such as internships and externships that will prepare them for a meaningful life and career.

2020-2021 Members

Taylor Adams
Virginia Beach Economic Development

Bruce Alperin
Associate Vice President of Marketing

Julie R. Anderson '96
Executive Vice President – Business Banking

Paula Bazemore
Hampton Roads Program Manager
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Tiffany Boyle '14
Commissioner of the Revenue
City of Newport News

John S. Burton, Esq. '95
J.S. Burton, P.L.C.

Lindsey Clark
Key Account Manager

David Collier
First Atlantic Resotration

Christopher Garran
Head of School
Cape Henry Collegiate

Pierre Granger
State Farm-Granger Insurance Agency

Stephanie Gorham
Executive Director
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Katherine (Kaddy) Hamilton '85
WC Carpenter, Commercial & Residential Floor Coverings

Lynette Harris '78
Senior Vice President

Judy Jankowski, Ed.D.
Head of School
Chesapeake Bay Academy

Mark E. Jones
VP Internet Sales & Marketing
Jones Printing Service, Inc.

Sarah Kellam '92
Kellam Mechanical

Dean Mattix
Chief Strategy Officer
YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Eli Miller '00
Principal Broker/Owner
Encompass Real Estate Solutions

Priscilla Monti
Senior Vice President of Programs and Communications
Hampton Roads Chamber

Mark Roy
Executive Vice President

Joseph (Joe) Ruddy '83
Chief Innovation Officer
The Port of Virginia

Wendy Scott, Ph.D.
Tidewater Collegiate Academy

Cynthia W. Spanoulis
Executive Director
Virginia Aquarium

Karen Thomas '88
Vice President
Southern States Cooperative

J. Benjamin Unkle, Jr.
President and CEO
Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

Thom Watkins
Vice President
Cox Business

Al Wiegert
Vice President
Cox Media

Michelle Ellis Young
Executive Director
Red Cross, Coastal Virginia