Archive for 'Leader of the Month'
Issue: May 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
AGE: 67 OCCUPATION: Periodontist HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas Dr. Smock, you have been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. How did you become interested in being a periodontist? I became interested in being a periodontist when I was in dental school at the University of Tennessee. In dental school, one is exposed to various disciplines [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Chris Mabry Occupation: President & Owner, Mabry Automotive Age: 50 Hometown: Reidsville, NC Your name is now synonymous with selling Nissan and Mazda products locally. How long have you owned Mabry Automotive Group and how did you get into this industry? We started Lynchburg Nissan in August of 1997 and acquired Lynchburg Mazda in [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
NAME: Deborah Fears Keeling OCCUPATION: Owner, Accents Flags and Gifts, Downtown Lynchburg AGE: 56 HOMETOWN: Lynchburg Deborah, your business, Accents Flags & Gifts, has been in business since 1989. That’s an incredible success for any business, but especially as one of the first to move downtown. What made you decide to open Accents? My entire [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Cecelia Schieve Age: 61 Occupation: General Director, Opera on the James Hometown: Grand Island, NY How did you come into your role as the General Director for Opera on the James in Lynchburg? I’ve been an opera professional for more than 30 years, as a professional singer, educator, director of conservatory opera and young [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Beckie Nix Occupation: Director, discoverLynchburg Hometown: Orlando, Florida As the Director of discoverLynchburg (the Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau), you are responsible with marketing our area as a visitor destination. What does your day in and day out look like? I have often said, “If it weren’t for meetings, I could get something [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Nadine Blakely Occupation: Realtor, ASP, SRS, RE/MAX Hometown: Appomattox, VA Nadine, you have been in real estate for years now. How long has this been your career and how did you discover this career path? I’ve been in real estate since the Spring of 2006 (just when a decline in the real estate market [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Christine Kennedy Age: 37 Occupation: Non-profit management & Certified Leadership, Life Purpose Coach Hometown: Bedford, VA Christine, you are a very well-known figure around town, thanks to your outgoing personality and your role as a life and leadership coach and the Executive Vice President of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. What does your [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Suzanne Shalet, VMD Age: 59 Occupation: Owner and Veterinary Medical Doctor, Allaround Equine Veterinary Care Hometown: Bedford, VA; Born in Philadelphia, PA Dr. Shalet, as the owner of Allaround Equine Veterinary Care, you must have a love of horses. Did you grow up with them? Ever since I was very little I wanted to [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: John E. Klein Age: 67 Occupation: President, Randolph College Hometown: Short Hills, NJ After several years at the helm at Randolph College, you plan to retire next year. How did you know the time was right? When I retire next July, I will be nearly 68 years old and will have completed my sixth [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Name: Joel Johnson Age: 35 Occupation: Owner, Honda-Suzuki of Lynchburg Hometown: Marshfield, MA Joel, a lot of people would probably say you have a very cool job as one of the owners of Honda-Suzuki of Lynchburg, which sells everything from motorcycles to ATVs and more. How did you get into this business? I moved to [...]