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Adam Sledd


Adam is a business and non-profit leader with almost two decades in commercial real estate, investment management, and energy program experience. He has served on the board of the USGBC National Capital Region and as an advisor to multiple technology startups. A Richmond native, Adam earned his Bachelors degree at Pitzer College in Claremont, California and his MBA at American University in Washington, D.C..


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Ian Ragland

Program Manager

Ian is a sustainably minded design-thinking consultant who specializes in the creative and strategic space of early business development. He is co-founder of entrepreneurship clubs in both Ashland and Richmond, and a trusted advisor to many startups in our ecosystem. He earned his Bachelors degree at Randolph-Macon College, and obtained his Masters in Product Innovation at the VCU da Vinci Center.


Board of Directors

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Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Carrie Roth (President)

President and CEO

VA Bio+Tech Park and Activation Capital


Bryan Bostic


Visual Workforce


J. Dontrese Brown

Executive Director 

EDGE Center for Career Development, Randolph-Macon College

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Joshua Farrar 

Town Manager

Town of Ashland 


Mike Gladstone, Attorney


McCandlish Holton, P.C.

Joseph Tannery

Energy Technology Advisor

Dominion Energy, Inc. 


E. Linwood Thomas IV

Director of Economic Development

Hanover County, VA