Program seeks to create leaders with statewide view
BLACKSBURG, VA—April 21, 2010. Schultz-Creehan LLC announces that CEO Nanci Hardwick has joined the LEAD VIRGINIA Class of 2010. Hardwick is one of 47 participants selected from a pool of well qualified, competitive applicants for this state leadership program. Lead Virginia seeks individuals with outstanding leadership records and diverse backgrounds who will not only benefit from the program, but also contribute to it.
“It is important to engage senior executives from a wide range of disciplines to ensure that we are reaching every region, or geographic area. By doing this, LEAD VIRGINIA is providing opportunities for leaders from all sectors to engage in a substantive dialogue about Virginia’s future. We are particularly pleased to have Nanci join the 2010 class as a proven leader in her organization and community,” said Susan Horne, president and CEO of LEAD VIRGINIA.
LEAD VIRGINIA is a non-partisan statewide leadership program that educates established and proven leaders about regional differences and needs facing the Commonwealth. The program seeks to build relationships that span the state and establish a shared understanding of challenges, opportunities and solutions unique to the Commonwealth. Seven regional class sessions provide insight into issues facing different communities and a statewide perspective of Virginia's needs. Most importantly, the program strengthens the capacity of Virginia's leaders to work together, build trust and create social capital. By participating, Hardwick will increase her knowledge and understanding of issues and build the social capital necessary to LEAD VIRGINIA forward.
Schultz-Creehan is a high-tech engineering firm focused on the research and development of innovative solutions to address complex product development challenges. Schultz-Creehan’s capabilities include design engineering, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. With offices and lab facilities in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schultz-Creehan develops and manufactures products and processes to serve clients in the aerospace, defense, medical device and industrial markets. For more information about Schultz-Creehan, please visit www.schultzcreehan.com.
VT KnowledgeWorks is a unique growth enhancement program open to entrepreneurs in the New River Valley and beyond. Acceleration center and incubation facilities are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Programs for Members are divided into two categories according to the evolutionary status of the member company. Pre-Launch program components are carefully constructed to help market-worthy ventures organize, formulate strategy, obtain outside investment, and launch in an efficient manner. Enterprise class members benefit from emphasis on strategic support for ongoing growth, continuing intra-preneurship, and professional development for the corporate leader.
VT KnowledgeWorks has announced a Global Student Business Concept Challenge, August 29 – September 4, 2010, in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. The Challenge celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the future of our global economy. The name of the winning team, their university name, and their home city will be etched into the base of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy as a permanent tribute to their outstanding effort. The winning team will earn a $25,000 cash prize.
VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).