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Previous Discussion Leaders

CIC would like to thank our volunteers who lead the discussions each week during our workshop. Whether it is marketing, sales, break-even anaylsis, cash flow, human resources or others, they do incredible work. Thank you!

  • Yolunda Armstrong – Owner, A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine and CIC Graduate
  • Joann Auger – Retired, State Farm Insurance
  • Michelle Braden – CEO and MSB Coach, LLC
  • Wendy Brown – Co-Founder and Board Chair, CIC
  • Cass Cannon – Owner, Peg's Salt and CIC Graduate
  • Andrea Copeland – Founder, Positive Channels
  • Ty Cooper – Owner, LifeView Marketing
  • Tobias Dengel – CEO, Willow Tree Apps
  • David Chen – Director, Biomedical Translational Research Department at the University of Virginia
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh – The Tax Ladies
  • Kristy Hall – Co-Founder, VIDA Factor
  • John Gobble – President, United Bank
  • Gerardo Jimenez – Co-Founder, VIDA Factor
  • Vicki Karabinus – Board of Directors, Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooke Jenkins – Virginia National Bank
  • Barbara Kessler – Director of Human Services, University of Virginia
  • Jay Kessler – Formerly of Piedmont Virginia Companies
  • Hollie Lee – Economic Development Specialist, City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
  • Michael Lyster – Vice President of Lending, University of Virginia Community Credit Union
  • Tom McQueeney – SCORE counselor, founded financial publishing house purchased by McGraw Hill
  • Olga Morse – Founder, Forward/Adelante
  • Douglas Muir – Owner, Bella’s Italian Restaurant
  • Shelley Murphy – Director of Program Services, Piedmont Housing Alliance
  • Cristine Nardi – Executive Director, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Toan Nguyen – CIC Co-Founder and Co-owner, C’ville Coffee
  • Dave Paulson – Chief Financial Officer, Eagle Corp
  • Marcia Pentz – Communications Professor, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia
  • Kristin Rabourdin – Marketing Team Leader, Whole Foods Market
  • Rebecca Ragsdale – Zoning Coordinator, Albemarle County
  • Raymond Lee Richards – Commission of Revenue, City of Charlottesville
  • Stephanie Snell – Owner, Charlottesville Skin & Laser Center
  • Stacie Reid – Certified Public Accountant, McCallum & Kudravetz, PC
  • Eric Stutz – Environmental Health Specialist at Virginia Department of Health
  • Susan Stimart – Economic Development Coordinator, Albemarle County Office of Economic Development
  • Charlie Thacher – Board of Directors, CIC
  • Bryan Thomas – Executive President, BB&T