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.


2022 Members


Taylor Adams
Deputy City Manager, Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Economic Development

Bruce Alperin
Associate Vice President of Marketing
Aramark

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

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
Owner
J.S. Burton, P.L.C.

Ellen Carver
Executive Director
Girls on the Run Hampton Roads

Lindsey Clark
Key Account Manager
PepsiCo

Bart Dexter
Director, Hampton Roads
Hourigan

Christopher Garran
Head of School
Cape Henry Collegiate

Stephanie Gorham
Executive Director
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Pierre Granger
Agent
State Farm-Granger Insurance Agency

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

Lynette Harris '78
Senior Vice President
TowneBank

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

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

Sarah Kellam '92
Co-Owner
Kellam Mechanical

Angie Lombardi
Vice President of Marketing
The Franklin Johnston Group

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

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

Wendy Scott, Ph.D.
Director
Tidewater Collegiate Academy

Cynthia W. Spanoulis
President and CEO
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Scott Tominovich
Partner
Thorn Run Partners

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

Thomas Watkins
Vice President
Cox Business

Al Wiegert
Vice President
Cox Media

Michelle Ellis Young
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA of South Hampton Roads