UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Board of Directors

Board Officers

Lee Wilhelm Small Headshot
W. Lee Wilhelm, III
McNeil Roofing, Inc.

Shirley Holland Small Headshot
Shirley B. Holland
Carilion Clinic

Doug Blount Roanoke County
Douglas Blount
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Past Chair
Bart Wilner Small Headshot
Barton J. Wilner
Entre Computer Center

Dave Andersen
Dominion Lodging

Gretchen Beedle
The Conner Group

Lynne Pearo Boone
ABoone Homes

John Carlin

Meg Carter
Freelance Writer

Robert Cowell
City of Roanoke

Lisa D. Garst

Michael Hamlar
Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home

Gary Larrowe
County of Botetourt

Annette Lewis
TAP - Total Action for Progress

Mark S. Lucas
Lucas Therapies, PC

Ann Blair Miller

Daniel R. O'Donnell
County of Roanoke

Kirtesh Patel
TRU by Hilton

Shaleen Powell
Roanoke Cultural Endowment

Ken Randolph
Rockydale Quarries Corporation

James Revercomb, Jr.
Roanoke Mountain Adventures

John Shaner
City of Salem Parks & Recreation

Dr. Susan E. Short, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech

James E. Taliaferro, II
City of Salem

Lucas Thornton
Hist:Re Partners LLC

Dr. David B. Trinkle, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Joyce Waugh
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Leonard Wheeler
Wheeler Broadcasting

Christopher L. Whitlow
County of Franklin

John B. Williamson, III
RGC Resources, Inc.

Roanoke Valley Spotlight