Sara Redding Wilson (Board Chair)
Ms. Wilson is Director of the Department of Human Resources Management for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was formerly an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Signet Banking Corporation.
John P. Salop (Vice Chair)
Mr. Salop is a Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer with Access National Bank in Reston, VA. Previously, Mr. Salop served as Chief Credit Officer for First Virginia Banks and Senior Credit Officer with BB&T. Mr. Salop graduated from the College of William & Mary and received a post graduate degree from the Banking School of the South at Louisiana State University.
Mr. Amin is CEO of Shamin Hotels. He started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised technology companies on public and private merger and acquisition transactions as well as capital markets activities. Mr. Amin was recognized as one of the fifty most influential Virginians by Virginia Business in 2016. Mr. Amin graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, completing both his BS and MBA in Finance. He currently serves on the boards of Richmond Region Tourism, The Better Housing Coalition, the Foundation of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, and the Virginia Small Business Finance Authority. Additionally, Mr. Amin serves on the Treasury Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the pleasure of the Governor of Virginia.
K. David Boyer, Jr.
K. David Boyer, Jr. is the CEO of GlobalWatch Technologies, Inc., a leading cyber security, business intelligence consulting and software engineering firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Boyer has served on the Branch Banking Trust Company (BB&T) Board of Directors since 2009. Also, he served the Commonwealth of Virginia Treasury Board 2002 – 2014. George Mason University Foundation appointed Mr. Boyer as a Trustee Emeritus In June 2011. From 2008 to 2009, David served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a retired Air Force Captain.
Thomas F. Cherry
Mr. Cherry is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of C&F Financial Corp. (“C&F”), the holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank, based in West Point, VA. Mr. Cherry has been with C&F for 15 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and was previously with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Todd is Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and Friends of Southwest Virginia. The Foundation is tasked to facilitate the future development of a creative economy in Southwest Virginia. He was formerly the Deputy Director for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD); here, he oversaw all federal and state- funded community development programs. He has played a leading role in the transformation of downtowns such as the Towns of Galax, Marion, Rocky Mount, Damascus, Dungannon, Clintwood, St. Paul, Cleveland, and the City of Norton. He also played a founding role in the development of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, and was an integral part in the development of ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network and is currently involved in the organization of a similar initiative for outdoor recreation in Southwest Virginia, entitled Appalachia Spring.
Douglas W. Densmore
Mr. Densmore is an attorney at Cowan Perry in its Roanoke, Virginia office. His law practice focuses on corporate law, securities and corporate finance law (including board compliance matters), commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. He counsels a large variety of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, public companies and financial interests. He is a member of both Virginia and Ohio bars and was appointed in 2005 to the Treasury Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia by Governor Mark R. Warner and reappointed to that Board by Governor Tim Kaine. Mr. Densmore has been selected as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in Business Law and named to Virginia Super Lawyers in Securities and Corporate Finance Law. He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The Outstanding Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Barry M. Kornblau
Mr. Kornblau is the retired President of Summit Realty Group, Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President and board member of United Dominion Realty Trust. Mr. Kornblau graduated from Old Dominion University. Currently he serves on Old Dominion University’s Board of Visitors. Mr. Kornblau was a founder and director of Commerce Bank of Virginia and a former trustee of the Steward School.
T. K. Somanath is CEO of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), the largest housing authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia. RRHA serves more than 20,000 residents through affordable housing programs and directs neighborhood redevelopment initiatives in partnership with the City of Richmond. Prior to being appointed Interim CEO for RRHA, Mr. Somanath served for 23 years as the President/CEO of the Better Housing Coalition (BHC). He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission and serves on the Boards of VCU/MCV Foundation and Partnership for Non-Profit Excellence.
John C. Purnell, Jr.
Mr. Purnell is the retired Executive Director of Friends Association for Children in Richmond, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampton University and holds graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is President, Board of Directors, Voices for Virginia’s Children, past Chairman, Sheltering Arms Hospital Board of Directors and a former director, Cadmus Communications Corporation.
Karen R. Wilds
Ms. Wilds has been with the Newport News, VA Redevelopment and Housing Authority since 1985 and was appointed the Executive Director in 1999. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Healing Place of Hampton Roads, and is a past president of the VA Association of Housing and Community Development Officials and the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium.