The VirginiaFIRST Board of Directors provides governance and leadership for FIRST Chesapeake. As the FIRST FRC partner for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, VirginiaFIRST provides operational, fiduciary and strategic management of FIRST Chesapeake.


James Kresge  (President) – Senior Director, Capital One

Robert Stolle (Vice President) – Vice President for Regional Growth Programs, Center for Innovative Technology

Allen Bancroft – Principal Project Engineer- RE2 Robotics, Inc.

Paul Chi – Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Michael Duncan – Managing Partner, Donnachaidh Associates

Gulu Gambhir – Vice President & CTO, Technology Services Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Rob Hogan – Vice President, Manufacturing and Material Distribution, Newport News Shipbuilding

Lyn McDermid – System CIO, Federal Reserve

Scott McKay (Past President) – Former CIO and Sr. Vice President, Operations and Quality, Genworth Financial

Lakshmi Meyyappan Project Leader, Macedon Technologies

Cristie Neller – Vice President, Eastern Pipeline Engineering & Construction - Gas Infrastructure Group, Dominion Energy

Dean Roberts Director of Market Analysis, Rolls-Royce

James Schubert  CEO and President, Showbest Fixtures

Brian Snodgrass – Director Programs, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Bettina Garcia Welsh, SVP, Chief Financial Officer, LMI