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) – CTO, West Creek Financial

Michael Duncan (Treasurer) – Managing Partner, Donnachaidh Associates

Lakshmi Meyyappan (Secretary) – Project Leader, Macedon Technologies

Allen Bancroft – Director, Hardware Engineering- RE2 Robotics, Inc.

Chris Bjornson - CIO, Accenture Federal Services

Paul Chi – Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

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

Latitia D. McCane – Director of Education, The Apprentice School

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

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

Tom Poole – SVP Digital Payments and Identity, Capital One

Dean Roberts – Director of Market Analysis, Rolls-Royce

Brian Snodgrass – Director Programs, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Bettina Garcia Welsh – VP, Chief Financial Officer, LMI