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About the Alumni Network

The LEAD Peninsula Alumni Network (LPAN) is a membership organization comprised of graduates from the LEAD Peninsula program, to include graduates of the Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula.

Mission Statement: The LEAD Peninsula Alumni Network supports the Virginia Peninsula Chamber in its mission to connect business with opportunity and seeks to strengthen the tie between alumni, community, and the Chamber.

Vision Statement: To foster development and retention of talent through engagement and connection across the peninsula.

Theme Words: Connect, Support, and Serve

Joining the Alumni Network

All LEAD Peninsula and Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula graduated interested in joining the LEAD Peninsula Alumni Network (as a general member, serving on a committee, or holding a leadership role) must register and pay HERE.

Annual Dues: Annual LPAN dues are currently set at $50.  These can be paid online at the time of registration, over the phone, or check by mail.  LPAN Membership runs from July to June.

Benefits of Joining LPAN: Like the program itself, the biggest benefit of joining the LEAD Peninsula Alumni Network is the networking opportunities.  Other benefits include: quarterly LPAN networking events, an annual newsletter with updates about the past and upcoming LEAD classes, discounts to select Chamber events, access to the LPAN directory, private LinkedIn group, and continued learning events (example - behind the scenes tours, leadership talks, etc.).

Alumni Leadership

Sarah McCrea
NASA Langley Research Center

Bronach Branan
PBMares, LLP

Secretary / Chamber Advisor
Jaime Parrish
Virginia Peninsula Chamber

Treasurer / Chamber Advisor
Suzy Johnson
Virginia Peninsula Chamber

Recruitment Lead
Donna Norman
DLN Leadership Group

Recruitment Deputy Lead

Projects Lead
Earl W. Anderson
County of York, Virginia

Projects Deputy Lead

Community Engagement Lead
Erin Wood
United States Air Force

Community Engagement Deputy Lead
Tyler Yates
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Organization Structure / Committee Guidance

LPAN Organizational Structure (2023-0802)

The previous leadership team has established a Servicing Guidance document to help all those within the network understand the goals, responsibilities, and organizational structure for the LEAD Peninsula Alumni Network.  The LPAN Servicing Guidance document can be viewed in its entirety HERE.

Recruitment Committee: responsible for recruiting program graduates to join the organization, encouraging members to join committees and be an active, value-providing member of the organization.

Projects Committee: responsible for recruiting volunteers for the annual Poverty Simulation, organizing various volunteer opportunities, and related events

  • The Student Professional Development Program is the newest project of the Alumni Network; which developed from a series of roundtables involving both community leaders and alumni.  Our decision to focus on talent attraction, development and retention led to Student Professional Development being our primary initiative. Therefore, we’re excited to share that we’ve successfully connected with Newport News Public Schools for the purpose of developing a Student Professional Development Summit that will be spearheaded by the Lead Alumni Network.  This exciting initiative falls in line with regional goals to help prepare and train the emerging workforce for successful occupations within Hampton Roads. The Summit will kick off during the 2024/2025 school year.

Community Engagement Committee: responsible for planning and organizing the Alumni Network social events (2-3 annually), and champions organization's events to serve/give back to the Peninsula community.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - Pi Day Social

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - Leadership Seminar (Paid Members Only)


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