A robust design community led by a volunteer group of directors, chairs, committees, advisors, & volunteers.

 

The Executive Board

 

Our Board of Directors is an all volunteer team voted in by the chapter membership. These hard-working leaders manage the chapter’s business affairs, set the goals and vision for the upcoming year, and lead an even larger team of Chairs and Committees who all work together to build a better design community.

 

John Drake - President

 

John Drake

President

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John opened his agency J Drake Graphic Design in 2012 as a way to provide custom graphic and web design solutions for Richmond companies looking to set themselves apart from their competition. “We know that each business is unique and we try to convey that sense of individuality in our work. We strive to create a solution that will work to solve whatever problem our client is facing.” As the Creative Director John is responsible for integrating the visual components of a client’s brand and managing their corporate identities. He enjoys creating logos and designing visual solutions to graphic and website problems that clients’ can’t even see or didn’t know existed. He has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Old Dominion University. Most recently, Graphic Design USA awarded John with a 2017 American Graphic Design Award. 

 

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Traci Naff

Vice-President of Operations

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John Drake

Vice-President of Finance

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Vice-President of Connecting Design

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Vice-President of Impacting Design

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Adele Ball

Vice-President of Advancing Design

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The Board of Directors

 

 

Janelle Churchwell - Director of Communications

Janelle Churchwell

Director of Communications

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Riley Hill - Director of Outreach

 

Riley Hill

Director of Outreach

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Rebekah Simmonds

Director of Programming

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Director of Partnership

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Director of Education

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Advisory Board

 

Garreth Blackwell - President Emeritus

 

Garreth Blackwell

President Emeritus

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Past Presidents

 

John Drake: 2017-Present

Garreth C. Blackwell: 2015-2017

John Hoar: 2013-2015

David McIntosh: 2011-2013

Tyler Darden: 2009–2011

Kim Spencer: 2007–2009

Edith Ridderhof: 2005–2007

Kristen Farmer, Caryn Persinger: 2004–2005

Melissa Rosen: 2003–2004

Jason Burton: 2000–2003

Donald McCants, Jr.: 1998–2000

Frank Gilliam: 1996–1998

Craig Caldwell: 1993–1996

William Flynn: 1990–1993