Board of Directors


Officers 2016-2017

Chair, Member-at-Large, Wayne G. Strickland, Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission 
leeSecretary, Lee Clark, CEO, Rescue Mission

Treasurer, Christopher E. Thomas, CFP, CRPC Wells Fargo Advisors, Senior Financial Advisor, First Vice President – Investments    

Past Chair, Paul F. Phillips, President/CEO, Freedom First Federal Credit Union
Member at Large, Daniel C. Summerlin, III, President, Woods, Rogers, & Hazlegrove
Member at Large, Rob Ledger, Economic Development Manager, City of Roanoke 
Member at Large, BruceBruce Phipps, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

Directors 2016-2017

ChrisChittum115Chris Chittum, Planning Director, City of Roanoke 

admin-ajaxDr. Diana Christopulos, Director/president/Board Chair, Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

Kit Hale, General Manager, MKB Realtors
Dr. Lorraine Lange, Strategic Academic Advisor, PowerSchool Group LLC


Karen Mason, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley

PeteRichard “Pete” Peters, Assistant Town Manager / Economic Development DirectorTown of Vinton – Virginia