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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...

Kate Bennis Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on May 26, 2016

Kate Bennis is a public speaking coach, focusing on communication and presentation. She is also an actress and a clinical social worker.  Using her background in theater, Kate helps her clients to craft and deliver excellent presentations and speeches, to feel comfortable meeting with the press and being in...

Jon Copper Volunteer Profile

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

Jon and his wife Megan started their business, Flourish Digital, over two years ago.  They have since brought on more partners to join their mission.  Flourish Digital is an advertising agency.  They focus on marketing and digital services for small businesses and nonprofits.  Their mission is...

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