LEAD Hampton Roads, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber, recently hosted “BRAVO!”, its annual gala celebration of the region and its leadership. Close to 400 business and community leaders gathered at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for a reception and dinner honoring visionary leaders and celebrating LEAD’s 30th year of serving the region.
The evening culminated with the graduation of 48 business leaders who successfully completed the nine-month Signature leadership program. Court Appointed Special Advocate Administrator Season Roberts, Virginia Beach Police Captain Rio Hatfield and Convention & Visitors Bureau Public Relations Specialist Teresa Diaz were among this year’s graduates.
During the program, the First Citizen of Hampton Roads Award was presented to the Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for his exemplary leadership. The Julian Hirst Alumni Leadership Award was presented to Jennifer Boykin, Executive Vice President of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and President of Newport News Shipbuilding. The ICON Young Professional Leadership Award was presented to Jay Jones, Delegate 89th District Virginia House of Delegates.
Congratulations are extended to all.