Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Staff

Our Staff

Megan A. Lucas

CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer

Jamie Glass

Director of Economic Development

Heath Barret

Vice President of Membership Development

Laverne Brown

Member Specialist

Denise Jackson

Director of Events

Christine Kennedy

COO & Executive Vice President

Stephanie Keener

Executive Director

Small Business Development Center

John Putney

Director of Government Relations

Denise Rowland

Vice President of Finance

Ryan Weaks

Director of Marketing and Communications

Our Board of Directors

Denise Woernle

Board Chair


Luke Towles

Chair Elect

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Michael Elliott

Vice Chair


Ryan McEntire

Immediate Past Chair

Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P.

Fred Armstrong


Wiley | Wilson

Dr. John S. Capps, Central Virginia Community College

Sara Carter, Town of Amherst

Rosana Chaidez, N. B. Handy

Gary Christie, Central Virginia Planning District Commission

Waverly Coggsdale III, Town of Altavista

David Corry, Liberty University

Paul R. Denham, Southern Air, Inc.

Lauren B. Dianich, Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD

Brandon Farmer, Bank of the James

Jennifer B. Foster, Foster Fuels Inc.

Tracie A. Gallahan, First National Bank

Rex Geveden, BWX Technologies, Inc.

Bill Guzek, Center for Advanced Engineering & Research

Victoria Hanson, Amherst County Economic Development

Robert Hiss, Bedford County

Chris Hughes, Georgia-Pacific

Larry E. Jackson, Appalachian Power

Chris Jones, Lynchburg Hillcats

George Kayes, ABC 13

Stephen Lamanna, BB&T, now Truist

Charles Laverty, Boxley

Nathaniel Marshall, BWX Technologies, Inc

Patrick S. McNamara, MaxPlayFit, LLC

Chet McPhatter, Banker Steel Company, LLC

Anne McVeigh, Davenport & Company, LLC

Kelly Mirt, The News & Advance

Robert O’Brian, Jr., Lynchburg Ready Mix, Inc.

Tray Petty, Moore & Giles, Inc.

Nina Porter, Media Partners, Inc.

James R. Richards, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC

Dean Rodgers, Amherst County

Frank Rogers, Campbell County

Gary Shanaberger, Town of Appomattox

Dr. Aaron D. Smith, University of Lynchburg

Eric (Rick) J. Sorenson, Jr., Woods Rogers PLC

John M. Stone, CFA, Stifel

Aaron Tice, Wiley|Wilson

George Vaughan, First National Bank

Victoria Hall-Watts, Chair at Young Professionals of Central Virginia

Ryan WhiteAmerican National Bank and Trust Company

Gloria T. Witt, Define Success Coaching & Facilitation