Dr. Andrea Douglas is the Executive Director of the African American Heritage Center.  Dr. Douglas, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in arts management and finance from Binghamton University, NY.

Annie serves as the Assistant Dean for Public Service and Director of the Program in Law and Public Service and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annie was a former local government attorney in Henrico and Albemarle Counties.

Antoinette is the Chief Storyteller and founder of Two Cups of TLC, LLC which is an educational consulting company specializing in helping leaders discover authentic paths and pursue experiential, lifelong learning opportunities. She is unafraid to pioneer healing techniques to include forgiveness and traumatic transitions in the workplace.

Ashley Weldon, SHRM-CP, is a Learning and Development Consultant for the University of Virginia (UVA). In this role, she develops and facilities courses and cohort programs that deliver essential communication and leadership skills to all UVA employees.

Carmen has almost forty years of professional experience working in local, state, and federal sectors and in universities, providing her with deep insights into organizational leadership, team development, and facilitation as a guide and coach for senior executives, mid-level managers, and next-generation leaders.

Dr. Donna Klepper joined the Federal Executive Institute as a faculty member in March 2016 after working as an adjunct faculty member at FEI since the mid 1990s. Donna currently serves as faculty for the Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program, facilitating teams, teaching in the program, coaching, and serving as the FEI faculty liaison to the FEI Alumni Association.

Donna Krauss has made her career serving Stafford County Government for the past tweny years. She began her career as a social worker within the Department of Social Services in January of 2000. In the years that followed she has had various roles. She became the Assistant to the County Administrator for Human Services in 2005- 2008.

Doug Walker has been the Deputy County Executive for Albemarle County since April 2013. In his role, Doug provides leadership and management support for a variety of functional areas within the community services portfolio including police, fire/rescue, social services, economic development, housing, land use planning, zoning, engineering, GIS, and building code compliance.

Fabrice serves as the Deputy City Manager at the City of Lancaster, TX.  He joined the City of Lancaster as a graduate intern in December, 2013. Fabrice obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Felicia Logan is the former Director of Leadership Development for the International City/County Management Association.  Her primary role was to develop leadership activities specifically for ICMA members from the most senior credentialed managers to the emerging leaders and others.

Joe Mazzola is the Director of Organizational Development and Performance Management for the City of McKinney, TX, a suburb of Dallas.  It is one of fastest growing communities in the nation and was rated by Money Magazine in 2014 as the number #1 small city in America to live in.

John currently serves as President of JHW Consulting Services and provides executive education, coaching and consulting services for organizations throughout the country.  He is a frequent lecturer at the Federal Executive Institute and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia’s Center for Executive Development.

Karen has designed and delivered executive, leadership, and management development programs and facilitated organizational development interventions for both public, private, and non-profit organizations.

Kristy Shifflett is the Director of Performance and Strategic Planning within the County Executive office of Albemarle County.  Kristy joined Albemarle in 2012 and has served multiple roles in Finance & Budget, strategic planning and project management.

Kyle Stannert joined the City of Fort Collins in January 2021, serving as one of two Deputy City Managers.  In this role, he serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and supports service areas in delivering exceptional service.

Marc Carraway. M.Ed, was a full time musician for 8 years after graduation from the University of Virginia.  In between road trips, he managed Ramblin” Conrad’s Music and Folklore Center in Norfolk, Virginia, from 1987 to 1990.  In 1991, he decided to get off the road to begin a second career as a high school history teacher.

Mark Nozaki is President and co-founder of Odyssey Leadership Consulting which is an organization and leadership development firm that serves government, private, and non-profit organizations. He has been a faculty member for OPM’s Center for Leadership Development and the Federal Executive Institute during the past 18 years.

Mike Murphy is the Director of Inclusion & Community Programs at the CFA Institute and Principal at IDEA Minds. He has dedicated 25 years as a local government leader in the City of Charlottesville.  He exhibited leadership that consistently identified and addressed issues impacting marginalized communities.

Ms. Harlow is the interim Director of Leadership Development at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and is also the VLGMA (Virginia Local Government Association) Conferences Coordinator.  Her passion is building leadership capacity for local governments.

Nancy Olivo has served local government throughout her career, providing leadership in achieving their vision, mission and strategic goals through innovative human resources, organizational development, change management and leadership development initiatives.

Dr. Hartwig has served as a leader in the business and faith communities of Charlottesville for over twenty years. Prior to this, he served for ten years as a chaplain at Princeton University.  He has extensive experience serving both nonprofit and for-profit entities in the areas of conflict management, work-place culture, mediation, facilitation, and reconciliation in the US and Europe.

Randy is currently the City Manager for Poquoson, Virginia where he has served in this capacity since June 1, 2009.  Prior to this, he was the County Administrator for Spotsylvania County and Deputy County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator and Director of the Office of Management and Budget  for the County of Fauquier.

Siri Russell is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a position created to be an integral part of the School’s leadership team and an important advocate for equitable and responsible use of data to serve the common good. She is interested in how data science can empower communities, individuals, and policy-makers to improve outcomes and maximize societal benefits.