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Richmond City Council’s Dr. Newbille named Chair of the Greater Richmond Partnership

September 6, 2022

Dr. Newbille

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Greater Richmond Partnership (“GRP”), the lead regional economic development organization serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia, announces Dr. Cynthia I. Newbille, President of the Richmond City Council, as Chair of the Board of Directors. Charlene Whitfield, Senior Vice President – Power Delivery for Dominion Energy, was named Chair-elect. Patricia S. O’Bannon, Chair of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, was named Vice Chair. Sal Mancuso, EVP and CFO of Altria Group, moves into the Immediate Past Chair role. All positions were effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

A public-private nonprofit organization, GRP is 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 Board of Directors for fiscal year 2022-2023 are as follows:

Officers:
Dr. Cynthia I. Newbille, Chair
Charlene Whitfield, Chair-Elect
Patricia S. O’Bannon, Vice Chair
Sal Mancuso, Immediate Past Chair

Public sector representatives:
John A. Budesky, County Administrator of Hanover County
Dr. Joseph P. Casey, County Administrator of Chesterfield County
Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chair, Board of Supervisors of Hanover County
Dr. Cynthia I. Newbille, President of Richmond City Council
Patricia S. O’Bannon, Chair, Board of Supervisors of Henrico County
Lincoln Saunders, Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Richmond
John Vithoulkas, County Manager of Henrico County
Chris Winslow, Chair, Board of Supervisors of Chesterfield County

Private sector representatives:
John Asbury, CEO of Atlantic Union Bank
Dr. Chris Chmura, Founder and CEO of Chmura Economics & Analytics
Elena Edwards, Chief Markets Officer of Allianz Partners
Karol Kain Gray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VCU
Sal Mancuso, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group
Buck Stinson, Senior Vice President, U.S. Card Partnerships at Capital One
Bobby Ukrop, Chairman & CEO of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods
Charlene Whitfield, Senior Vice President – Power Delivery at Dominion Energy

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

Staff:
Jennifer Wakefield, President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership
Anita Saunders, Corporate Secretary of the Greater Richmond Partnership

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About the 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 www.grpva.com.