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Stephen A. Leach (D&I '19), CHAIR
Director, Content, and Cultural Diversity, Disney Entertainment/National Geographic
Tim Hawkins
Tim Hawkins (LA '15), TREASURER
President and CEO, LTBD, PC
Kristen Vaughan (LA '16), CHAIR-ELECT
Managing Director, Accenture

Board Members

Kate Bates (LA ’15 & Ignite ‘11)
President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
George Bailey (LA '14)
Senior Vice President, Lockton
Tim Hughes (LA '06)
Managing Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC
Chad Larson (LA '20)
Partner and Strategic Advisor, Brown Advisory
Tara Palacios (LA '03)
Director, BizLaunch, Arlington Economic Development
Scott Nycum (LA '14)
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Giving, General Dynamics Information Technology
Scott Reamy (LA '19 & Ignite Fall '16)
Manager Electric Distribution Design - Northwest, Dominion Energy
Betsy Sharon (LA '23 & D&I '19)
Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer and Counsel, Chain Bridge Bank
Jerusalem (Jerry) Solomon (Ignite '20)
Director of Communication and Public Engagement, Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
Diana Waller (LA '17)
Founder and CEO, Chasing Dragons
Nancy White (LA '17)
Executive Director, Arlington Free Clinic

Note: Years listed after individuals’ names indicate the year in which they graduated from a Leadership Center for Excellence program. "LA" before a year indicates Leadership Arlington. “Ignite” before a year indicates the Ignite Young Professionals Program. "D&I" before a year indicates the DMV Diversity & Inclusion Institute.


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Lisa Fikes
President & CEO
Krysta Jones
Krysta Jones
DEIB Advisor
Brenda Nardone
Brenda Nardone
Operations Director
Cynthia Quinn
Jennifer Roeder
Jennifer Roeder
Communications Consultant