Saturday, January 19th, 2019

G Gathering
        Lead Hampton Roads

Lead Hampton Roads



Lead Hampton Roads is a program of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the region's oldest and largest leadership organization, serving Hampton Roads since 1988. Five Hampton Roads leaders were honored at an event held at Norfolk Waterside Marriott Bravo! The honorees included First Citizen of Hampton Roads Harry T. Lester, President Eastern Virginia Medical School; Regional Statesman 2012 Thelma Drake, Director of Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; President and CEO of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Wynn Dixon, who received The Julian Hirst Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award; Visionary Leader William Hennessey, Director of The Chrysler Museum; Chief of Virginia Beach Fire Department, Steven Cover received the Courage In Leadership Award. Also honored was the Lead Hampton Roads Signature Class of 2012.


Director of Chrysler Museum Bill Hennessey giving his acceptance speech for the Visionary Leader Award

From left: Virginia Beach Fire Chief Steven Cover, President of EVMS Harry Lester, Director of Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation Thelma Drake, Director of Chrysler Museum Bill Hennessey, and President and CEO of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Wynn Dixon

Retired Deputy Chief from Virginia Beach Fire Department James W. Carter, left, and Virginia Beach Fire Chief Steven Cover was honored for his courage and leadership

Chris Jones, left, and Thelma Drake accepting her Regional Statesman Award

Virginia Beach firefighters had a contingent present to honor their chief, Steven Cover, left, who received the Regional Courage in Leadership award

Nicole Ruby, left, and her mom, First Vice President Management Services for Monarch Bank Teri Ruby was one the 2012 Lead Hampton Road graduates.

Etta Vinik and Dr. Aaron Vinik chatted with Don Buckley

Dr. Scott Pennington and Dr. Aaron Vinik

John May and Kelly Pennington

Baxter and Glenda Ennis