College of Business Executive Advisory Board

The College of Business Advisory Board provides council to the school’s dean in continuously improving the quality of the School’s programs, activities, and long-term strategy. It is composed of business and community leaders, alumni, and friends of the College and University. The Board’s goal is to assist the College of Business as it prepares our graduates for life as competent, honorable, and globally-aware leaders.

Linda Blakemore ’84 President/CEO
The Gemini 3 Group
Stafford, VA
Andrew Blate ’04 President
Beautiful Home Services
Fairfax, VA
Bryan Campbell ’06 VP of Strategy and Operations
ABS Technology
Norfolk, VA
Dave Carey ’96 President/Founder
ROI Training
New York, NY
Dan Clendenin ’07 Managing Partner
Cary Street Partners
Fredericksburg, VA
Harry Dickinson Partner
Bowling Franklin and Co.
Fredericksburg, VA
John Dickinson Principal
Dickinson Williams
Richmond, VA
Doug Dolton ’78 Entrepreneur Mill Valley, CA
Kent Farmer ’87 President/CEO
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Fredericksburg, VA
Karrie Ferguson ’83 Consultant
B2H Consulting Group
Arlington, VA
Christopher Fines ’99 Co-owner
Community Financial Group
Fredericksburg, VA
Bill Gibbons Retired Tax Partner
Ernst & Young
 Midlothian, VA
Glenn Gray’07 Vice President
Buffalo.Agency
Reston, VA
Abbas Haider ’12 CEO and President
Aspetto
Fredericksburg, VA
B-J Huff ’06 VP EIT Strategy Governance
Wells Fargo
Richmond, VA
Kathy Innis ’84 Senior VP
Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co.
Arlington, VA
Elaine Marion CFO
ePlus
Herndon, VA
Lou Marmo ‘ 94 VP, Business Operations
Legacy Navigator
Richmond, VA
Melinda May ’91 Owner/Managing Partner
Featherstone, LLC
Fredericksburg, VA
Sue Meisinger ’74 Former CEO
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Fairfax, VA
Cara Parker ’05 Founder/President/CEO
C Parker Consulting
Fredericksburg, VA
Rene Rios ’91 Director of Marketing
AARP
Ashburn, VA
Brett Smith ’92 Chief of Staff of Debt Management Services
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC
Daniel K. Steen ’84 Vice President, Government Affairs
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Rob Strassheim ’96 VP, Business Operations
Dickinson + Associates
Keswick, VA
Sarah Strassheim ’01 Vice President for Finance and Operations, Americas region
Merkle
Keswick, VA
Roberta Tinch Chief Operating Officer
Johnston Willis Hospital
Fredericksburg, VA
Bob Turner ’88 Chief Operating Officer
XO Consultants
Northern Virginia
Mike Vanderpool Attorney
Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC
Fredericksburg, VA
Rob Whitt ’93 Corporate Controller
Markel Corporation
Richmond, VA
Sharon Williamson ’83 President and CEO
The Revolution Group VA
Richmond, VA
Dan Wolfe ’84 Media Executive Los Angeles, CA
Tom Zachry ’96 SVP, Commercial Banking
Park Sterling Bank
Richmond, VA