Speaker Date Topic
Jennifer Goff, Phd Aug 16, 2022
Literacy is F(read)Dom: Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Literacy is F(read)Dom: Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

 Dr. Goff currently leads a cause-driven organization that strategically addresses barriers to literacy our children and families face throughout Coastal Virginia. Under her leadership, REACH launched The Big Free Bookstore that provides new, high- quality books at no cost to families. During her short leadership at REACH, they have tripled its distribution of resources, more than doubled its operating budget, grown from 2 FT employees to a staff of 5 FT and 10 PT employees, and has moved from 500sq ft to more than 10,000 inside one of Norfolk’s most iconic malls. REACH was also recently presented the Giving Back Award from Coastal Virginia magazine in 2020; The UPLIFT award from the City of Norfolk, and most recently Dr. Jennifer Goff was named Top 40 Under 40 for her leadership in 2021 by Inside Business and is the 2022 Darden College of Education and Professional Studies Fellow for her exemplary service and impact within her field.

Dan Lear, Director of Development & Communications Sep 06, 2022
Habitat For Humanity - Director of Development & Communications

Heros Build Week

Tom Walker , CEO Sep 13, 2022

Tom is the founder and CEO of DroneUp. DroneUp provides drone delivery and flight services to organizations and communities. Tom has also brought a singular purpose to the Unmanned Transportation (UTM) market - to bring the economic benefits of drones that are essential for communities and our competitive standing in the world to market safely.

Tom is a recognized pioneer in military and government digital reform, having managed the extensive programming and web enablement of computer systems to support both the U.S. and International Special Forces.

As a result of his thesis, The Point of Mobile Confluence, Tom was tapped as an advisor to the White House on innovative technologies and their impact on the emerging workforce. The data from the research, combined with his military search and rescue experience, led to the creation of DroneUp.

Tom is a UAS industry pioneer with patents on mobile app

technology. He has led pandemic drone delivery testing under FAA Part 107 Regulations with the State of Virginia, which established the partnership team focused on free

COVID-19 test kit delivery with Walmart. Soon after that, under Tom’s leadership, the first drone airport, the DroneUp Hub, was founded. And in addition to developing a robust pilot network, Tom and his team are informing a rapidly growing ground infrastructure with the industry’s leading UTM, which provides services for as many as 100,000 international daily flights.

Dr. Diane Wallach Sep 20, 2022
Introduction of 2022 Tiel Exchange Students
Dr. Adale Martin, NPS Board Chair Oct 04, 2022
Norfolk Public Schools post Covid?
Colleen Bondadonna- 7600 District Polio Plus Chair Oct 18, 2022
Rotary faces down Polio
Jeff Wells Pres. Elec. Nov 01, 2022
123 Easy Giving Member Resolutions
Shep Miller, Sec. of Transportation Nov 08, 2022
State of Va transportation Strategy

Sheppard “Shep” Miller III is a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. He received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.

In 2017, he retired as Chairman upon his sale of KITCO Fiber Optics, a defense-contracting firm, twice named as one of Virginia’s “Fantastic 50” fastest growing companies.

He is a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board and the Board of Virginia Free. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College, Washington College, and the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Board of TowneBank and is an Executive Board member of both the Greater Norfolk Corporation and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

His past community activities include service as Chairman or President of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority, the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Hampton Roads, the Peninsula United Way Campaign, Hampton Roads Ventures, and the Norfolk Rotary Club.