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Greater Richmond Partnership welcomes new Board members

January 18, 2024

Charlene Whitfield

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 18, 2024) – The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) announces new members to its Board of Directors.

From the private sector, Matt Conrad, Vice President for Government and External Relations at Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health, Christina McClung, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Capital One and Jeff Wright, CEO of Allianz Partners, joined existing leadership in guiding our region toward continued success and growth.

From the public sector, Jody Rogish, Henrico County Board of Supervisor, Jim Holland, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisor and Sean Davis, Hanover County Board of Supervisor, have also joined GRP’s Board.

GRP extends its deepest thanks to outgoing Board members Pat O’Bannon of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, Angela Kelly-Wiecek of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, Karol Kain Gray of Virginia Commonwealth University and Chris Winslow of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors for their dedicated service and invaluable contributions to the organization.

GRP is a public-private nonprofit organization governed by a sixteen-member board made up of officials from each of Greater Richmond’s four localities plus executives from the organization’s 100+ corporate investors. GRP’s current Board of Directors are as follows: 

Charlene Whitfield, Chair 
Bobby Ukrop, Chair-Elect 
Jody Rogish, Vice Chair
Dr. Cynthia I. Newbille, Immediate Past Chair

Public sector representatives: 

  • John A. Budesky, County Administrator, Hanover County 
  • Dr. Joseph P. Casey, County Administrator, Chesterfield County 
  • Sean Davis, Board of Supervisors, Hanover County
  • Jim Holland, Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County
  • Dr. Cynthia I. Newbille, Richmond City Council, City of Richmond 
  • Jody Rogish, Board of Supervisors, Henrico County
  • Lincoln Saunders, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Richmond 
  • John Vithoulkas, County Manager, Henrico County 

Private sector representatives: 

  • John Asbury, CEO, Atlantic Union Bank 
  • Dr. Chris Chmura, Founder and CEO, Chmura Economics & Analytics 
  • Matt Conrad, Vice President of External and Government Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sal Mancuso, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Altria Group, Inc. 
  • Christina McClung, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Capital One 
  • Bobby Ukrop, Chairman & CEO, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods 
  • Charlene Whitfield, Retired Executive, Dominion Energy 
  • Jeff Wright, CEO, Allianz Partners 

General Counsel: 

John D. O’Neill, Jr., Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 

GRP staff serving on the Board: 

Jennifer Wakefield, President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership 

Anita Saunders, Corporate Secretary of the Greater Richmond Partnership 


About GRP 

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP attracts new companies to the region by providing in-depth market data, marketing the region globally and generating quality economic opportunities. For more information, visit