OUR PEOPLE

Our Faculty and Staff are leaders committed to lifelong professional growth and community engagement.  They are engaging presenters who appreciate the unique role civic-based leadership programs play in building individual leadership capacity and community-wide leadership capacity. Interacting with leaders at the local, state, and national levels across business, government, and nonprofit sectors, our team shares insights and experiences with program participants that help them become change agents in their spheres of influence.

BOARD OF REGENTS

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Leadership

Mr. George Bailey ('14), CHAIRMAN
Senior Vice President, Lockton
Mr. Scott Reamy (LA '19 & YPP Fall '16), CHAIR-ELECT
Manager Electric Distribution Design - Northwest, Dominion Energy
Ms. Elaine Turville ('14), PAST-CHAIR
Managing Director, Human Services & Nonprofit Programs, Accenture Federal Services

Board Members

Ms. Kate Bates (LA ’15 & YPP ‘11)
President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Genevieve Concannon
Ms. Genevieve Concannon ('16)
Owner, Advon Group
Ms. Michele Fantt-Harris ('08)
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, National Cooperative Bank, N.A.
Tim Hawkins
Mr. Tim Hawkins ('15)
President and CEO, LTBD, PC
Mr. Tim Hughes ('06)
Managing Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC
Mr. Stephen A. Leach (D&I '19)
Director, D&I People and Culture, The Walt Disney Studios
Brian Moore
Mr. Brian Moore ('20)
Head of Virginia Public Policy, Amazon
Mr. Scott Nycum ('14)
Inclusion, Diversity & Giving Executive, General Dynamics Information Technology
Betsy Sharon
Ms. Betsy Sharon (D&I)
Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer and Counsel, Chain Bridge Bank
Telly Tucker
Mr. Telly Tucker ('21)
Director or Arlington Economic Development, Arlington County
Ms. Diana Waller ('17)
Founder and CEO, Chasing Dragons
Nancy White
Ms. Nancy White ('17)
Executive Director, Arlington Free Clinic

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

STAFF

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Lisa Fikes
President & CEO
Brenda Nardone
Brenda Nardone
Program & Event Manager
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Cynthia Quinn
Accountant
Hannah Dannenfelser
Hannah Dannenfelser
Community Engagement Director

FACULTY

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Catherine Anchin
Catherine Anchin
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Beth Arthur
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Kate Bates
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Mary-Claire Burick
Ignite Young Professionals Faculty
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Dulce M. Carrillo
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Jay Fisette
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Anita Friedman
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Tracy Sayegh Gabriel
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Dr. Bryna Helfer
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Elenor Hodges
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Krysta Jones
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Chitra Kumar
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Aaron Miller
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Jason Najjoum
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Scott Nycum
Ignite Young Professionals Faculty
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Rosaelena O'Neil
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Cynthia Richmond
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Marsha Semmel
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Elizabeth Jones Valderrama
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Nancy White
Leadership Arlington Faculty