TRANSFORMATION

​         RICHMHOND!

​                 NOW IS THE TIME FOR COMPLETE CHANGE

 

What and who is VENTURE RICHMOND that it takes precedence over the citizens, the taxpayers, the children of the city of Richmond?

 

​Venture Richmond is a name change from the Richmond Renaissance which was established in 1982, for years after a 7th grade educated black man changed the history of Richmond by taking the City of Richmond to court over fair representation of the city's populous.  This man's name was Curtis Holt who lived in Creighton Court.  He thought it not fair that white men who did not live in black neighborhoods should speak for black people.  As a result of his fight and the white lawyers who stood with Holt, the council elections were suspended for seven years and when they begin again five black persons (a majority) held seats on council to represent the citizens of their districts.  

 

The Richmond Renaissance supposedly was set up to marry the voice of the citizens to provide leadership.  However, the choices for membership of this group has always been the black elite boule and the rich white boys--choices that do not make up the larger community of caucasians and Negroes who live in Richmond.  Therefore, both groups are being deprived of leadership that truly represents the will of the people.  

 

EVERYBODY IN VENTURE RICHMOND GETS PAID SOME OF OUR

 

      $700,000,000

 

AND THE TAX COLLECTOR IS ALLOWED TO STEAL THE CITIZENS  AND  CITY'S MONEY.  OUR CITY IS PROBABLY BANKRUPT!!!!!!  Venture Richmond is comprised of the newspapers, the television stations, the elected leaders, the business people who do not live in the city, the colleges and universities and they control the people who control our $700 million.  We must make a drastic change and remove this sore from our land.  STAND TOGETHER AND DON'T GIVE UP.  WE MUST SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN AND OUR SCHOOLS.president of the Democratic Party pretends to  work for the city by calling himself an outreach worker. Jeffrey Bourne, chairman of the school board has a wife who works for the city in economic development.  IT'S ALL ABOUT OUR MONEY FOLKS!  

 

Don't be fooled about people sying they are democrats.  The head of the Richmond democrats is JJ Minor who "work" on economic development as a community  organizer.  Jeffrey Bourne's wife also work there..how rich they must be.  He works with the attorney general.  The  206,000 "gift" to former prisoners was allowed to help the democratic party win the election for Virginia.  Why wasn't in done in Tim Kaine's  administration?  Let's stop them from dividing us by race and party affiliation.  We all want the same things--a good job, a safe place to live and great education opportunities for our children. 

 

Board of directors OF  VENTURE RICHMOND

Officers

Chairman and CEO

Mary Doswell*
Senior Vice President-Alternative Energy Solutions
Dominion

Vice Chairman & Chairman of Exec. Committee

Brian K. Jackson  Boule
Partner
Hirschler Fleischer

President

Dwight C. Jones**Boule
Mayor
City of Richmond

Immediate Past Chairman & CEO

Jacqueline McClenney(+) President BouleMcClenney Wallace, LLC

Secretary

Mark R. Merhige*
President
The Shockoe Company

Treasurer

Thomas Brown***
Vice Chairman
Rutherfoord

General Counsel

John W. Bates, III, Esq.***
Partner
McGuireWoods, LLP

Board of Directors

  • Farhad Aghdami*
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Ken Ampy*
    CEO
    Astyra Corporation
  • Robert Angle
    Partner
    Troutman Sanders
  • Ed Ayers**
    President
    University of Richmond
  • Stephen E. Baril
    Partner
    Kaplan Voekler
  • William Beale*
    CEO
    Union Bank
  • Dana Bedden**  What!!!???
    Superintendent
    Richmond Public Schools
  • Peter Bernard*
    CEO
    Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • Jean Boone Managing Editor of Free Press in the Boule
    Advertising Director
    Richmond Free Press
  • Margaret Bowen
    Vice President, Human Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Rank Group North America, Inc. – M & A Team
  • Victor Branch* Boule
    Richmond Market President
    Bank of America
  • Aisha Bullard boule
    Bullard Law
  • Gerald Burr, Jr.*
    CEO
    Canterbury Enterprises
  • Jonathan Coleman
    The New Y-Capp, Inc.
  • Matt Cooper*
    EVP, Legal
    Capital One Financial
  • Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge*boule
    President & CEO
    The Klean Kare Team
  • Tim Davey*
    Corporate Business Development
    VP – Economic Development
  • Susan Dewey
    Executive Director
    VHDA
  • Peter Durette*
    Senior Vice President
    MWV
  • Candace Formacek*
    Vice President & Treasurer
    Universal Corporation
  • Moses Foster*
    President & CEO
    West Cary Group
  • Jerry Fox
    Partner
    Cherry Bekaert
  • B. Keith Fulton*
    VP, Mid-Atlantic Region & State Government Affairs
    Verizon
  • Thomas Goode*
    Regional Private Banking Manager
    Senior Vice President
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Thomas E. Gottwald*
    President & CEO
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Kathy Graziano**  City Council
    Richmond City Council
  • Robert J. Grey, Jr., Esq Boule.
    Partner
    Hunton & Williams
  • Kym Grinnage* boule
    General Manager
    WWBT 12
  • Brenton S. Halsey
    Chairman Emeritus
    James River Corporation
  • Adam Harrell* boule who is collector for the city and money from citizens is stolen
    Co-Managing Partner
    tHr arrell & Chambliss formerly Wilder and Gregory
  • Monroe E. Harris, Jr., DMD*
    Principal
    Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
  • Bruce R. Hazelgrove, III*
    Vice President – Corporate Resources
    NewMaket Corporation
  • Devon Henry*
    CEO & President
    Team Henry Enterprises
  • C.T. Hill(+)
  • Connie Hom
    CEO
    Buckingham Greenery
  • Darius Johnson*
    President
    Premier Bank, Consolidated Division
  • Kenneth S. Johnson* boule
    President
    Johnson, Inc.
  • Kenneth Jones
    President & CEO
    Prestige Construction
  • Bruce Kay*
    Vice President
    Markel Corporation
  • C. Burke King*
    President, VA Market
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jon King
    CEO
    Exclusive Staffing
  • Justin Knight
    President
    Apple REIT
  • Otto Konrad
    Partner
    Williams Mullen
  • Jeffrey M. Lacker*
    President
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Michael Laming*
    Director, Human Resources
    Genworth Financial
  • Nico de Leon*
    President
    NXL
  • Charles Macfarlane*
    Managing Member
    MacFarlane Partners
  • Sal Mancuso*
    VP & Treasurer
    Altria Group, Inc.
  • Blake Manners
    Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young
  • Geoff Marlott*
    SVP Manufacturer Services
    Owens & Minor
  • Zach McCluskey*
    CEO
    Parham Doctors’ Hospital (HCA)
  • David Mills*
    SVP & Corporate Secretary
    K-Line America, Inc.
  • Rumy Mohta
    CEO
    Atlas Branding & Communications
  • Jay Moore*
    Partner
    Hunton & Williams
  • Michelle Mosby** Richmond city council
    Richmond City Council
  • Grant Neely**Boule
    City of Richmond – Office of the Mayor
  • Thomas Osgood
    EVP, CFO & CAO
    Xenith Bank
  • Harold Parker, Jr.*Boule
    Owner
    Old Dominion Electrical Supply
  • Angela Patton
    Founder
    Camp Diva
  • Claude Perkins**Boule
    President
    Virginia Union University
  • Burt Pinnock
    Principal
    Baskervill
  • Michael Rao**
    President
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Gary L. Rhodes**
    President
    Reynolds Community College
  • John Rivers
    Manager, Regional Sales
    Cisco Systems
  • Doug Roth*
    Market President
    BB&T
  • Dr. Pamela Royal*Boule
    CEO
    Royal Dermatology
  • Kim Scheeler**
    President & CEO
    Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Shepard*
    CEO
    UNOS
  • Thomas Silvestri*Media
    President & Publisher
    Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Oliver Singleton*
    President/CEO
    The Metropolitan Business League
  • Dwight Snead
    President
    Dwight Snead Construction
  • John Stallings*
    President & CEO – Virginia Division
    SunTrust Bank
  • Ronald Stallings
    CEO
    Walker Row Partnership
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone
    McGuire Woods, LLP
    Partner
  • James Theobald*
    Chairman
    Hirschler Fleischer
  • Andrew Thornton*
    President
    LaDifference
  • Freda Thornton*
    CEO
    FWL & Sons, Inc.
  • Dr. Eugene P. Trani(+)
    President Emeritus
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • James E. Ukrop(+)
    Principal
    New Richmond Ventures
  • Edward Valentine*
    Managing Director
    Harris Williams
  • Massie Valentine
    SVP – Investments/Director
    Davenport & Co., LLC
  • Jason Vickers-Smith
    Principal
    WVS Companies
  • Marilyn West*
    President & CEO
    M. H. West & Co.
  • Robert Westbrook
    Partner
    KPMG
  • Thomas Winfree
    Vice Chairman Board of Directors
    Retired, President & CEO
    Village Bank
  • Brian White
    Principal
    SWA Construction
  • Matt Williams*
    CEO
    The Martin Agency
  • Robert Woltz(+)
  • Michel Zajur*
    Founder/CEO
    Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

PARTNERS OF VENTURE RICHMOND 

                                                                                                                                                                          

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