We regret that all District Events have been cancelled. The District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding has been postponed to June 17th -20th, 2020. More details here - Covid-19 Update

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) – Program Manager, Macedon Technologies

Chris Bjornson - CIO, Accenture Federal Services

Paul Chi – Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Robert W. Franceschini – SVP, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Leidos

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, Information Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Nick Serfass – Executive Director, Richmond Technology Council

Cedric Sims – Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Bettina Garcia Welsh – SVP, Senior Finance Officer, ICF International

Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call 804.464.8945
after 5am for updates