The VirginiaFIRST Board of Directors provides governance and leadership for FIRST Chesapeake, the official FIRST Partner Organization (FPO) for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. VirginiaFIRST provides operational, fiduciary and strategic management of FIRST Chesapeake.
Dean Roberts (Chair) – Market Analysis Executive, Rolls-Royce, North America
Cristie Neller – (Vice Chair) VP Administrative Services, BHE GT&S
Cedric Sims – (Vice Chair) Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Michael Duncan (Treasurer) – Managing Partner, Donnachaidh Associates, LLC
Lakshmi Meyyappan (Secretary) – Senior Director, Appian Practice Lead, CollabraLink Technologies, Inc.
Chris Bjornson - CIO, Accenture Federal Services
Robert W. Franceschini – SVP, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Leidos
James Kresge (Past Chair) – CTO, Koalafi
Doug Lawrence – Vice President – Nuclear Engineering and Plant Support, Dominion Energy
Latitia D. McCane – Director, The Apprentice School, Newport News Shipbuilding a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Scott McKay – Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Operations and Quality (retired), Genworth Financial
Tom Poole – SVP Digital Payments and Identity, Capital One
Brian Snodgrass – Vice President, IT Service Delivery, Serco NA
Bettina Garcia Welsh (Past Vice Chair) – CFO, ICF International (retired)