VBIA

Board of Directors

VBIA Board Members

President 
Lisa Hull
Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator
Northern Neck Planning District Commission
804-333-1919

Vice President
James Martin
Executive Director
Downtown Front Royal, Inc
540-631-6006
sansfacon@comcast.net 

Secretary 
Donald Meincke
Assistant Vice President
Southern Insurance Company of Virginia
(800) 468-1127 ext: 2158

Treasurer
Daniel Girouard
Asset Manager
City of Hampton
(757) 728-5169

VBIA Board of Directors

Shannon Blevins
Associate Vice Chancellor of Economic Development and Engagement
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
srb8q@uvawise.edu


Dale Fickett
Executive Director – RVA Works
804-521-4002
dale.fickett@richmondeda.org 


Marjette Upshur
Director
City of Lynchburg, Office of Economic Development
434-455-4492
Marjette.Upshur@lynchburgva.gov 


 Past President

Brian Baker
Executive Director
University of Mary Washington
Center for Economic Development
540-654-1096
bbaker@umw.edu 


Ex-Officio

Sandy Ratliff
Southwest Virginia Business Services Manager
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
sandy.ratliff@vdba.virginia.gov 

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