Board of Directors

2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

The Richmond Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization. Our Board of Directors works to achieve our mission: To present powerful voices so Richmond can learn, and empower local voices so Richmond can lead.

Executive Committee

Ellen E. Spong*
Atlantic Union Bank*

Teresa Downs
Vice Chair

Jonathan Brabrand
Transact Capital Partners*

Regina J. Elbert
Dominion Energy*

Celia Rafalko
Investment Committee Chair
Cary Street Partners

Todd Waldo
Program Committee Chair
Hugh Helen, LLC

Andrea Lynn White
Nominating & Governance Committee Chair
Genworth Financial*

P. Anand Rao, Ph.D.
Education Committee Chair
University of Mary Washington

Heather Mullins Crislip
Executive Director, ex officio
The Richmond Forum


Kevin Best
Virginia Commonwealth University*

Kristen Cavallo
The Martin Agency*

Jimmy Chou

Betty N. Crutcher, Ph.D.

Eva Hartmann
Luna Innovations

William R.B. Hershey
Davenport & Company LLC*

Steve Humble

Michael Joyce
Agili–Your Personal CFO*

A. Brent King
Performance Food Group*

Kelly O’Keefe
Brand Federation*

Stephen D. Otero
Capital One*

Rick Palmieri
Williams Mullen*

Rhodes B. Ritenour
Bon Secours Health System*

Alison Rogish

Linda V. Schreiner

Lisa Sims
Venture Richmond

Zack Smith

Greg Stivers
ProfitOptics Inc.*

Sally Tate

Ashley L. Taylor Jr.
Troutman Pepper*

Janet Tope
Wells Fargo*

*Sponsor of The Richmond Forum

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110 South 15th Street
Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219

Office: (804) 330-3993
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm
Program Day: 10am – noon

Presenting powerful voices so Richmond can learn. Empowering local voices so Richmond can lead.

The Richmond Forum and its partners are proud to support the Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative, a community initiative to bring speech & debate programs to all of our region’s public schools.

The Richmond Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

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