Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Nupur Panjabi

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Nupur Panjabi, Founder of Anna Sudha Kitchen Community Kitchens, for being a spotlight for AAPI Heritage Month! Where were you born and raised, and if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born and raised in the vibrant state of Rajasthan, India, and moved to Loudoun […]

Jewish American Heritage Month: Valerie Pisierra

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Valerie Pisierra, Executive Director of Loudoun Cares, for being our spotlight for Jewish American Heritage Month this week! Where were you born and raised, and if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and mostly raised in Tucson AZ. I […]

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Spotlight: Hugh Tran

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Hugh Tran of First Citizens Bank for being a spotlight this week! Learn more about the DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised, and if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Saigon, Vietnam.  My family and I came to the US […]

Ambassador Council Spotlight: Colleen Lovelace, Lighthouse Mental Health Network

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Colleen Lovelace, Director of Development at Lighthouse Mental Health Network, and Vice Chair of the Ambassadors Council, for all that you do for Chamber members. What is your favorite part of being an Ambassador? My favorite part is bringing on new ambassadors to the Council. Their enthusiasm is infectious! What makes your […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Pam Jones, Extraordinary Transitions – Long & Foster

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Pam Jones for all of your work on the Ambassadors Council! Learn more about the Council here. What is your favorite part of being an Ambassador? Helping new and experienced members take advantage of Chamber resources and events to grow business, learn from successful leaders, and have fun and friendship in the process. […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dr. Tonya Adkins, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Tonya Adkins, Chief Executive Officer at HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, for being a Women’s History Month Spotlight. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Trenton, NJ, where I was raised by my parents along with my […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Chief Cynthia McAlister, Purcellville PD

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Chief Cynthia McAlister of the Purcellville Police Department for being a spotlight, and congratulations on retiring after over 42 years of law enforcement service to the Northern Virginia Community. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Nene Spivy, Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation

by Andrea Winey

Thank you, Nene for being one of the Chamber’s 2024 Women’s History Month spotlights. Learn more about the Northern Virginia Science Center here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Vienna, Austria, and German was my first language. […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Monica Tressler, Sandy Spring Bank

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Monica Tressler of Sandy Spring Bank for being a spotlight for Women’s History Month! Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I am a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, born and raised in Great Falls, VA, and have been a […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Rod Williams, The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Rod Williams for being a Black History Month spotlight! Check out The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery and the great work they do on their website. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? […]