PREVIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS




Our more than 75 speakers demonstrate the great diversity in talent, experience and knowledge that exists in the area. Their willingness to share their experiences with us  - and our "sold out" response to them - demonstrates what an interesting and engaged community we live in. 

We have hosted over 90 breakfasts and other programs since Encorepreneur! began, covering topics ranging from baseball to the teachings of Islam. Our speakers have included serial entrepreneurs, NY Times best selling authors, Grammy nominated entertainers, WWII and Viet Nam heros, politicians, educators, baseball players, scientists, first responders, extreme hikers (from 3 different continents), and many other interesting people.

Our hats are off to the more than 80 encorepreneurs who have shared their stories with us.

ENTREPRENEURS

  • Maggie Will  Will2Golf.com
  • Jamie Christen - Outdoor Access
  • Gary LeClair - LeClairRyan
  • Michael Bor - CarLotz
  • Dennis Bickmeirer - Richmond Raceway
  • Matt Donlon - USURV
  • Nate  Marcus - Occasion Genius
  • Andrew Rose - Compare.com
  • Gail Johston - Rainbow Station
  • Stan Joynes - Valley Road Vineyards
  • Todd Nuchols - Lighthouse Labs
  • Kim Mahan - Maxx Potential
  • Linda Nash - PartnerMD
  • Jim Edge - Scott's Edge
  • Bryan Bostic - Serial Entrepreneur
  • Sean Boyer - DieHappy App
  • David Gee - GetLoaded.com
  • Parney Parnell - Flying Squirrels
  • Debbie Johnson - Careadvantage
  • Marion Bartels and Lynn Ellen Queen
  • David Robbins - NYTimes best selling Author
  • David Shuford - Lawyer and Painter
  • Jim Ducibella - Author on J. Smith Ferebee
  • Mike Bisceglia - Staurer Watch and Jewelry Company
  • Michelle Davenport - Three Crosses Dsitilling
  • Ted Chandler - New Richmond Ventures
  • Jenni Kirby - Crossroads Arts Center
  • Greg Werkheiser - ARtGlass

NON PROFITS

  • Peter McCourt - Cristo Rey High School
  • David Poole - VA Public Access Proj.
  • Janine Bell - Elegaba Folklore
  • Susan Rickman - World Pediatric Proj.
  • Lisa Schaffner - UNOS
  • Karen Stanley - CARITAS
  • Jane Henderson - Banking For a Cause
  • TJ Daly and Michael Pirron - B Corps
  • Sarah Scarbrough - Jail to Home Program 
  • Ed Grier - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Paula Pando - J. Sargeant Reynolds Commmunity College
  • Doug Pick - FeedMORE
  • Bill Martin - The Valentine


ENTERTAINERS 

  • Desiree Roots - Vocalist, Dancer and Actor
  • Eva Devirgilis - Actor, Director, Writer
  • Dr. Suzänne Zeta - 2-Time  "Naked and Afraid" Contestant
  • James "Saxmo" Gates - Grammy Nominatedf Saxophonist
  • Camille Schrioer - Miss America 2020

ADVENTURERS

  • Ted Chandler - Annual Trip of a Lifetime
  • Mike Farley - Across Kenya for Kids
  • Bruce Matson - "On the Road To Find Out"
  • Mike Mulvihill - A Pakistani Party
  • Bruce Matson - Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail
  • Will Turner  - "World's Craziest Man"


GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

  • Hon. Daniel Cary - VA. Sec. Of Health * Human Resources 
  • Hon. Abigail Spanberger - U.S. House of Representatives
  • Capt. Harvey Powers - Richmond PD
  • Hon. Mike Herring - Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney

AMERICAN HEROS

  • Nancy Robertson - America's Code Girls of WWII
  • Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - Freedom Rider
  • Joe Boling - Viet Nam War veteran
  • Dr. Bruce Heilman - Decorated WWII veteran
  • Paul Galanti - Decorated Viet Nam war veteran and former POW



SPECIAL ISSUES

  • Lakshmie Challa - Immigration
  • Dr. Neal Carl - Health
  • Dr. Peter Aiken - Data
  • George Barbee - Creativity
  • Jeff Schapiro - Politics
  • Hon. Brian Moran - Sec Public Safety
  • Mike Herring - RIchmond Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Sec. Brian Moran - Homeland Security
  • Claire Herring - Exercising Your Brain
  • Malik Khan - Myths of Islam
  • Wyatt Durrette - Redistricting
  • Leonard Sandridge - Ancestry Research
  • Henry Leidhiser - Exercise to Health
  • Dr. Madge Zacharias - Healthy Lifestyle
  • Robby Demeria - Millennials and X'ers
  • Bobby Thalhimer - Philantrophy
  • Buford Scott - Making A Difference
  • Chip Cottrell - Internationl Cyber Security
  • Dr. Shawn Brixey - Art and Medicine
  • Barry Parkhill - Basketball 
  • Dr. Frank Gupton - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Dr. Bob Holsworth - Covid-19 Impact
  • Rojai Fentress & Deirdre Enright - Innocence Project Success Story
  • Bill Cutlip - Rocket Scientist

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1801 E. Cary Street  -  Richmond, VA 23223  -  804-986-1403

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