GRP announces new board leadership

RICHMOND, Va. – Katherine Busser, Senior Vice President, Capitol One, assumes the Chair of the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. effective July 1, 2011 for fiscal year 2011-2012. She succeeds Robert Setliff, member of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, who has served as Chair for the past year and will serve as Immediate Past-Chair.

Daniel Gecker, member of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, has been elected Vice Chair, the post previously held by Busser. 

Tracy Kemp Stallings, COO at HCA CJW Medical Center, who also serves as chair of the Greater Richmond Chamber, will serve as a Board Alternate, succeeding Thomas A. Silvestri, Richmond Times-Dispatch’s President and Publisher and immediate past chair of the Chamber. 

T. Justin (Jay) Moore, Partner at Hunton & Williams, L.L.P was also elected to serve as a Board Alternate.

Five private sector members will continue their service on the Partnership board:

Board Members: 

  • Robert P. DeLille, CEO at Creative
  • Stephen E. Baril, Esq., Partner at Sands Anderson

Board Alternates:

  • Thomas A. Silvestri, Richmond Times-Dispatch’s President and Publisher
  • G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, III, President of CapTech Ventures, Inc.
  • Kim Scheeler, President of Greater Richmond Chamber

The following elected public sector members will continue their service on the Board:

  • Kathy Graziano, President of the City of Richmond’s City Council
  • James B. Donati, Member of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors

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 $7.3 billion in investment by 403 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.

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