(revised- August 2, 2010) RICHMOND, Va. – Robert Setliff, member of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, assumes the Chair of the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. effective July 1, 2010 for fiscal year 2010. He succeeds Gail Letts, Suntrust’s Central Virginia Regional President and CEO, who has served as Chair for the past year and will serve as Immediate Past-Chair.
Katherine Busser, Executive Vice President at Capital One, has been elected Vice Chair, the post previously held by Setliff.
Robert P. DeLille, CEO at Creative, and Stephen E. Baril, Esq., Partner at Williams Mullen, were appointed to Board positions.
Thomas A. Silvestri, Richmond Times-Dispatch’s President and Publisher, who also serves as chair of the Greater Richmond Chamber, serves as a Board Alternate, succeeding Gary Rhodes, president of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and immediate past chair of the Chamber.
After an amendment in the spring to the Partnership’s bylaws, two additional private sector members have been added to the Board as Alternates to match the four positions held by the public sector:
- Dr. Gary Rhodes, President of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
- G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, III, president of CapTech Ventures, Inc. was appointed by the Chamber to a GRP Board Alternate position.
Kim Scheeler, President of Greater Richmond Chamber, will continue his service as an Alternate private sector Board member.
The following elected public sector members will continue their service on the Board:
- Daniel A. Gecker, member of Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors
- James B. Donati, Member of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors
- Kathy Graziano, President of the City of Richmond’s City Council
The following members will continue their services as public sector Board Alternates:
- Rhu Harris, Administrator of Hanover County
- James L. Stegmaier, Administrator of Chesterfield County
- Virgil Hazelett, Manager of Henrico County
- Byron C. Marshall, City of Richmond Chief Administrative Officer
William C. Broaddus, Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, will continue his services as General Counsel for the Partnership.
Two Partnership officers, Gregory H. Wingfield, President and CEO, Valerie Derricott, Corporate Secretary were re-elected to their positions.
The Greater Richmond Partnership was launched in 1994 as a pioneering regional public-private initiative to serve as the regional economic development group for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. The mission is to help grow the Greater Richmond economy through the attraction of high quality jobs and new capital investment, the retention of existing businesses, and the continued improvement of the region’s business climate. Since inception, the Partnership has played a key role in the attraction of more than $6.8 billion in investment by 382 new and expanding companies. This is a return on investment of $164 for every $1 in funding provided by public and private partners since 1994. For more information, please visit www.grpva.com.