Board Members

Virginia Foundation for Public Media Board of Directors 2020-2021

  • Mr. Luis Alvarez, Jr. - President and CEO University of Virginia Law School Foundation
  • Ms. Cynthia Bailey, Chair of the Board
  • Mr. Michael Bisceglia, President and Co-Founder, Stauer Watch and Jewelry Company, President and Co-Founder, Metrix Media
  • Ms. Elizabeth E. Appel Blue, Richmond, Virginia
  • Mr. Josh Dare - Hodges Partnership
  • Mr. Rich Diemer, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Mr. Phillip Goodpasture – Vice Chair of the Board, Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Mr. Stephen M. Loderick - Arsenal 401 K Advisors
  • Mrs. Louise Martin - Philanthropist, Community Volunteer
  • Ms. Tanya Ross - Vice President & General Auditor, Dominion Energy, Inc.
  • Mr. Todd M. Stansbury, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Mr. Michael Williams - Senior Vice President, South State Bank

VPM Media Corporation Corporate Board of Directors: 2020-2021

  • Irene Carney, Ph.D., Richmond, Virginia
  • Jim Cheng – Co-Founder, CAV-Angels, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Josh Dare – Co-Founder, The Hodges Partnership
  • Stephen Davis – Chair of the Board, Community Investment Collaborative
  • Mr. Rich Diemer, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Vann Graves – Executive Director of Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter
  • James Krauss – Adjunct Faculty, Health Services Administration, JMU
  • Louise Martin – Philanthropist, Community Volunteer
  • Dennis A. McGaugh – President, DIDEX, LLC
  • Tassie Pippert – Professor, Hart School, JMU
  • Derek Redmond – Vice Chair of the Board, Senior Counsel, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
  • Tanya Ross – Dominion Energy Services, Inc.
  • Todd M. Stansbury – Former FCC Attorney, Wiley Rein

Board and Corporate Officers: 2020-2021

  • Jayme Swain, CEO, Virginia Foundation for Public Media, and President, VPM
  • Meg Garner, Senior Director, Human Resources
  • Steve Humble, Chief Content Officer
  • Gary Ometer, Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Foundation for Public Media and VPM
  • Daniel Smythe, Chief Investment Officer, Virginia Foundation for Public Media and VPM

VPM is served by two community advisory boards; Richmond Community Advisory Board and Charlottesville/Shenandoah Valley Community Advisory Board. Both Boards are comprised of volunteers that represent the communities served by VPM’s media coverage.

Richmond Community Advisory Board: FY 2020-2021

  • Patricia Bradby, Richmond, Virginia
  • Paul Brockwell, Jr., Richmond, Virginia
  • Lisa Dearden, Goochland, Virginia
  • Wyatt Gordon, Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Doris Henderson Causey, Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Christine Jaeger, Richmond, Virginia
  • Clovia Lawrence, Richmond, Virginia
  • Megan King, Richmond, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Littlefield, Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Christina E. Newton, Richmond, Virginia
  • Ting-Yi Oei, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Palen, Richmond, Virginia
  • Patricia Parks, Richmond, Virginia
  • Matt Phillips, Henrico, Virginia
  • Janice Reynolds, Richmond, Virginia
  • Marvin V. Roane, Richmond, Virginia
  • Andrew Ryan, Henrico, Virginia
  • Daphne Schmidt, Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Michael H. Smith, Richmond, Virginia
  • Catherine Surowka, Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Micah White, Richmond, Virginia

Charlottesville/Shenandoah Valley Community Advisory Board: FY 2020-2021

  • Suzanne Grossman, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Rebecca Holloway, Grottoes, Virginia
  • Peter Jones, Chair, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Elayne Smith, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Price A. Thomas, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Courtney Thompson, Roseland, Virginia
  • Juandiego R. Wade, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Marie Westbrook, Crozet, Virginia