Leadership

Board of Directors: The volunteer, unpaid board charts the organization's strategic course and ensures it is effectively carrying out its mission.

Jeff Britt - Chairman
Richmond
Current Term: 2021-2023
Member Since: 2014
Britt is a senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting. His political background includes work on two GOP statewide campaigns.
Marvin Figueroa - Vice Chair/Secretary
Richmond
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2019
Figueroa serves as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Gov. Ralph Northam. He is a former senior advisor to Sen. Mark Warner.
Ross Grogg - Treasurer
Richmond
Current Term: 2020-22
Member Since: 2017
Grogg is a lobbyist with Kemper Consulting. He is a former legislative aide to Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach).
Nneka Chiazor
Virginia Beach
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2019
Chiazor is Vice President for Public and Government Affairs at Cox Communications.
Tom Cosgrove
Williamsburg
Current Term: 2020-22
Member Since: 2015
Cosgrove is manager of Corporate, Citizenship & Government Relations at Newport News Shipbuilding. He is a former executive director of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus.
Carol Ford
Fairfax Station
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2019
Ford is assistant to the CEO at SERCO Inc. She is a former constituent services representative for Republican Rep. Tom Davis and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.
Elizabeth Hooper
Richmond
Current Term: 2021-2023
Member Since: 2020
Hooper is the Director of State Relations for Virginia Tech. She worked as an aide to Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville.)
Bill Leighty
Bon Air
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2019
Leighty, a partner in DesignSmart LLC, served as chief of staff to Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
John O'Bannon
Henrico County
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2019
O'Bannon, a physician, is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Deborah Oswalt
Richmond
Current Term: 2021-2023
Member Since: 2021
Oswalt is Executive Director of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, which helps bring care to underserved communities.
Nicole Riley
Richmond
Current Term: 2019-21
Member Since: 2012
Riley is the State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business in Richmond.
Abigail Farris Rogers
Richmond
Current Term: 2020-2022
Member Since: 2020
Rogers is CEO of the YMCA of Greater Richmond. She is a former GOP fundraiser.
Steven Shapiro
Alexandria
Current Term: 2020-2022
Member Since: 2020
Shapiro is a former technology executive and high school math teacher. A Democrat, Shapiro teaches courses in data visualizations.
Nancy Smith
Henrico
Current Term: 2021-2023
Member Since: 2017
Smith is Political Director for Middle Resolution PAC and former campaign manager for Congressman Dave Brat (R-Henrico).
Harrison Wallace
Richmond
Current Term: 2021-2023
Member Since: 2021
Wallace is Program Officer with the Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund.
Andrew Clark
Richmond
Current Term: 2021
Ex-Officio Member Since: 2021
Clark is Vice President for government affairs for the Home Builders Association of Virginia.