Lee Ann Pond, Engaging Leadership
Founder and CEO
Lee Ann Pond is the founder and CEO of Engaging Leadership, a firm dedicated to helping organizations engage their leaders, teams, and employees for peak performance. She is the creator of the Engagement Ring™ framework for helping leaders understand the core tenants of engagement and is the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Engagement Ring: Practical Leadership Skills for Engaging Your Employees. With an MBA, executive coaching certification, and fifteen years of C-suite experience, Lee Ann is an expert at merging leadership development with employee engagement. Lee Ann lives in the Richmond, Virginia, area and enjoys her family, travels, and rescue pup, Mr. Pickles.
Immediate Past President
Deanna Hathaway, Hathaway Adair, PLC
Deanna H. Hathaway is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. She is a founding partner of Hathaway Adair, P.C., a boutique law firm that focuses on consumer and small business bankruptcy with particular emphasis on improving the client’s financial health going forward. Deanna is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Secretary / Treasurer
Silky Bagga, Coaching with Dr. Silky
Dr Silky Bagga is an Obesity Medicine Doctor and a Life-Weight-Obesity Coach, She combines her expertise in both these fields to help you lose weight permanently and reclaim your health, both in mind and body. She offers a boutique personalized experience to lose weight for good and forever.
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Christine combined her Master of Human Resources Education from Fordham University with more than 20 years of experience in Learning and Development, Change Management and Leadership Development to work as an effective Consultant, Leader, Mentor and Coach. After scaling the corporate ladder, she started her consulting firm, R. Alliance, LLC, in 2007 most recently focusing on rehabilitating struggling projects. Reflecting on what she encountered throughout her career she wanted to shift her work to something that made a bigger impact, and to do it by empowering growth and success one person at a time. She and her business partner created Maple, a personal growth app and website designed to support the coaching process and help people identify and internalize their own insights and build deeper Self-connections. A native of New York, she now calls Powhatan, Virginia home.
Community Outreach Co-Chair
Tammy Minor, Global Production Associates
Founder and CEO
Tammy Minor is the founder and principal of Global Production Associates, an ancillary health and life benefits firm located in Ruther Glen, Virginia. She has a passion for helping people protect what they work hard for and women's empowerment through her leadership. Having been through a life altering accident, it changed her perspective on making sure people have the right coverages to not only sustain but protect their future. Her company Global Production Associates is a reflection of that belief. She truly believes that everyone should live the life of their dreams.
Dawn Young, Thrive Marketing
Founder and CEO
Dawn has been connecting people and brands for over 20 years. Her ability to understand your needs and the needs of your customers is unmatched. Her commitment to your success is evident in her incredible attention to detail, and the remarkable accessibility she provides to her clients.
Dawn served as the Director of Account Services and Business Development for a $12 million regional agency specializing in retail, ﬁnance, and healthcare. Some of her clients included Sonabank (EVB), Mercedes-Benz, Sheltering Arms, Commonwealth Commercial and Bon Secours Health System.
Sallie Pruitt, Pruitt Resources
Founder and CEO
Sallie Pruitt is the founder of Pruitt Resources, which is a marketing consulting firm located in Richmond, Virginia. Sallie has more than 10 years of experience in Corporate Marketing. She has provided marketing expertise to National, Regional and local clients throughout the Southeast. Pruitt Resources provides companies the resources they need to exceed their business expectations.
Nancy M. Jansen, Virginia Asset Management
Nancy M. Jansen has been a lifetime resident of Richmond Virginia and has 3 children. She is a graduate of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, where she received a finance/marketing degree. Since graduating, she has been involved in many women’s groups and philanthropic activities. She was an active participant in creating Noah’s Children, the first pediatric hospice in central Virginia. She was an 18 year member of the Bon Air Junior Woman’s Club; serving as a past President, and held several committee chairs, and officer positions. She has also been a Sunday school, Pre-School, and Kindergarten teacher. Through these roles, she became keenly aware of women’s challenges, concerns, and goals. This along with her desire to educate and the need to provide for her family, led her into the professional marketplace. Her educational style and awareness of the unique concerns of women and women business owners has led her to focus her practice where her passion is, women and women business owners.
Tonya Futrell, Wells Coleman
Founder and CEO
Tonya Futrell is a Partner and oversees Client Accounting Services. In her role, she helps business owners make strategic financial decisions by assisting with and managing their accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll needs. Tonya enjoys watching business owners do more of what they love once they no longer have to worry about the day-to-day accounting. She is passionate about helping clients put accounting and bookkeeping processes in place, leveraging technology to increase efficiency and provide timely information, and consulting with businesses on cash management and tax planning. Tonya can assist with QuickBooks training, bookkeeping, bill pay, payroll, tax planning, business consulting, and more. She has experience with multiple industries, including but not limited to, medical practices, professional services, veterinary practices, real estate, and not-for-profits. When not in the office, Tonya can be found outdoors running or hiking, reading, or spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Debbie Fisher, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Associate Director, MBA Program
Debbie is the Associate Director of the MBA Program for the Robins School of Business and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education operations. Debbie has responsibility for strategic corporate and employer engagement and relationship development, MBA student and alumni co-curricular program development and administration, MBA alumni and student career advising and coaching, the MBA Capstone Course, and MBA student and alumni services. She provides full-time MBA program amenities and excellence for the Richmond MBA’s part-time program. Prior to coming to Richmond in June 2008, Debbie worked for the UVA Darden Graduate Business School where she was associate director of The Batten Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Batten Fellows Program where she was responsible for bringing in thought leaders from around the world to work on intellectual projects with the school. Debbie is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She and her husband live in Powhatan, Virginia.