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Michael Latsko Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on June 22, 2017

Michael was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia where he studied English and attended law school. Michael then went on to practice corporate law in New York City before moving back to Charlottesville. Since then, he has spent 20 years in...

Terrance Perry Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on May 30, 2017

​ Terrance was born in Bessemer, Alabama, and grew up dedicated Alabama football fan, Roll Tide Roll. Upon graduation from high school, he served in the US Army for 3 years. After leaving the military, he attended and graduated from Alcorn State University. Terrance claims that he loves and supports the...

Catarina Krizancic Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on April 3, 2017

Catarina Krizancic is a cultural anthropologist and works at the University of Virginia as the Director of the CORE program which is aimed to “deepen cross-cultural learning experienced in study, internships, or research abroad.” After living outside the United States doing research for ten years, Catarina now calls...

Hope Rana Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on March 1, 2017

Hope Rana is the Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for Bank of The James. Her work is centered on building relationships with businesses in Charlottesville and its surrounding areas. She has been in banking for 12 years and has been working specifically in commercial banking for the past 6 years. Hope...

Andrea Copeland-Whitsett Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on January 24, 2017

​ Andrea Copeland-Whitsett is a native of Charlottesville with a background in education. She loves teaching people and watching them learn. She has worked in all school settings, from preschool to college and all grades in between. She is currently the Director of Member Education Services, overseeing the Chamber’s...

Jessica Tiller Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on December 28, 2016

Jessica Tiller, owner of Estate Planning of Charlottesville, is a local attorney serving the people of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the surrounding areas. She cares deeply about estate planning and has seen first-hand the impact of a person dying without a will and the conflict that can arise between family...

Fax Ayres Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on December 2, 2016

Fax Ayres is the president and owner of Angerole Mounts, a web-based company that serves pilots around the world by making mounting solutions for portable devices in planes. Growing up, Fax wanted to be a money manager and a pilot. He considers himself lucky that he realized both of these...

Philippe Sommer Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on August 30, 2016

Philippe Sommer grew up in New York City before getting his BA and MBA.  Philippe first started his business career in the corporate world at Pfizer. Later as an investor running a Venture Capital Fund, Philippe started at Oppenheimer where he was involved in the funding and management in...

Lee Elberson Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on July 14, 2016

Lee Elberson is an owner of Clayborne Education and Champion Tutoring. He also founded Prepopatumus, an education technology company that provides college preparation for under-resourced high school students. Lee began as a participant of CIC’s Spring 2014 workshop and his passion for helping others led him to get...

Quinton Harrell Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on June 27, 2016

Quinton is the current CFO of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine, a food truck and local catering service that provides delicious homemade food. He co-owns the business with his wife Yolunda, who is a graduate of the first CIC class. In addition to running a business, Quinton is a...

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