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InterChange Group

InterChange Group

InterChange Group

Virginia Poultry Growers

Virginia Poultry Growers

 

Region 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren.

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission serves as Region 8’s leading support organization, with additional support from the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.  These support organizations collectively provide administrative services and fiduciary oversight for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 8.

Regional Council Members
Council MemberAffiliationSector RepresentedCommittee(s)
Jon AlgerJames Madison UniversityHigher EducationNominating
Devon AndersInterChange GroupLarge BusinessGrant Review
Kim BlosserLord Fairfax Community CollegeHigher EducationGrant Review (Vice Chair)
Kathlynn BrownSRI InternationalNon-ProfitGrant Review
Robin CrowderRetired K-12 SuperindendentK-12 EducationGrowth & Diversification
John DowneyBlue Ridge Community CollegeHigher EducationNominating
Ashley DriverHowell Metal CompanyLarge BusinessGrant Review
Joanie EilandElk Trucking, Inc.Small BusinessExecutive (Vice Chair)
Tracy FitzsimmonsShenandoah UniversityHigher EducationGrant Review (Chair)
Mike GoertzenSerco, Inc. Large BusinessGrant Review, Growth & Diversification
Conrad HelsleyNSVRC BoardRegional Planning EntityNominating
Chiedo JohnGitHubEntrepreneurshipGrowth & Diversification
Diar KausslerAbrahamic HouseNon-ProfitGrant Review
Mike KeyserBARC Electric CooperativeLarge BusinessGrowth & Diversification
John KingVirginia Poultry Growers CooperativeLarge BusinessGrant Review
Chris KyleShentelLarge BusinessExecutive (Chair)
Lai LeeHigh Meadow Strategies, LLCSmall BusinessGrant Review, Growth & Diversification
Connie LoughheadDes Champ TechnologiesSmall BusinessExecutive, Growth & Diversification, Nominating, Region 8 Representative for GenEdge Advisory Board
Emily Marlow BeckMarlow Auto GroupLarge BusinessNominating (Vice Chair)
Keith MayCottonwood CommercialLarge BusinessExecutive
Mark MerrillRetired Valley Health SystemLarge BusinessGrant Review, Nominating
Kathy MooreMoore Public RelationsSmall BusinessGrowth & Diversification
Yolanda ShieldsYesbuildsWorkforce DevelopmentGrowth & Diversification (Vice Chair)
Terry ShortWaynesboro City Council, CSPDC BoardLocal Government RepresentativeGrowth & Diversification (Chair)
Jeff StapelShickel CorporationWorkforce DevelopmentNominating (Chair)
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