Ron Hodge
Advisory Board Chair

rhodge7@vt.edu

Mr. Hodge was the lead partner in managing financial operations of the firm’s $1B technology business. 

As the firm went from a private partnership to a publically held corporation, Mr. Hodge served on Booz Allen’s Finance and Operations Group, which oversees firm-wide finances, operations, and integration and education.   This group ensures planning is aligned with strategy, resources are in place to operate the business, and monitors risk and managing risk mitigation strategies.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, with a concentration and Behavioral Economics in Science and Technology.   He earned his MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. in management and marketing from Virginia Tech.

Richard J. Fisher
Program Manager, Altria Client Services

richard.j.fisher@altria.com

He is an experienced project manager and leader who has led multiple large high priority programs and projects to drive business change.  He specializes in business process improvement and information technology projects.  He earned the Project Management Professional certification in 2005.

Rick began his professional career as an officer in the US Marine Corps where he led Marines and served in Desert Storm.  He went on to be a business process and technology consultant for Andersen Consulting where he worked with clients in the consumer packaged goods and telecommunications industries.  He joined Altria in 1998.

Rick earned a bachelors of science in management and a MBA from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Marshall Fleming
President & CEO, Bankers Insurance

mfleming@bankersinsurance.net

Elizabeth Howard

DevOps Engineer, Capital One

elizabethhoward@me.com

She spent her early years post-graduation in the technology industry as a software developer, tester, usability analyst and client relationship manager. She later worked in the banking industry where she translated her technology and client skills into managing commercial and small business product sales and relationships. In 2005, she became an entrepreneur, starting a successful event planning company and later partnering to create a new Virginia winery and wedding venue, Upper Shirley Vineyards. Along the way Elizabeth has completed numerous certifications to include: Six Sigma Black Belt, Agile Scrum Master, Certified Agile Coach and Team Facilitator.  In recent years, she has been drawn back into the world of technology, joining Capital One in 2016 as a Project Manager in Global Finance. She later became a Scrum Master at Capital One, focusing on fostering Agile principles, and is currently a DevOps Engineer in the Commercial Banking Technology department. Elizabeth enjoys giving back to the her alma mater in any way she can, whether via her service on the Department of Management Advisory Board, as a founding board member for the APEX Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, visiting classes to share industry knowledge with current students or attending VA Tech Football games and tailgates. Elizabeth grew up in Virginia and currently resides just outside Richmond. She enjoys spending time with her 15 year old son, running, traveling, wine tastings, reading, and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Mark W. Krivoruchkka
HR Operating Consultant, Oak Hill Capital Partners

mkriv@mkstrategic.com

He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Krivoruchka has extensive work experiences in both Human Resources and General Management with global consumer package goods and high-tech manufacturing companies including GE, Pillsbury, Maytag, Hoover and Whirlpool.  His most recent position was Senior Vice President of Human Resources Integration at Whirlpool.  He also served as Maytag’s Senior Vice President-Human Resources until that company was acquired by Whirlpool.   He also served as President/General Manager of Hoover Floor Care Products until it was sold by Whirlpool.

Mark Krivoruchka currently serves on the following Boards:  Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital, Findlay, Ohio; Virginia Tech School of Business Advisory Council; Cooper Tire Joint Venture with Cooper de Mexico and the Minnesota State, Mankato, Football Program.

Krivoruchka is a graduate of Virginia Tech with B.S.B.A. and M.S.B.A. degrees.

His office is located at Cooper’s global headquarters in Findlay, Ohio.

Cynthia Lawrence
President, Design Marketing & PerformanceLink Systems, Inc.

clawrence@designmktg.com

have been helping clients create and manage employee recognition programs and corporate branding campaigns since 1986.

Ms. Lawrence is committed to the importance of education, having founded an organization of women business leaders in 1996, The Commonwealth Council, that is dedicated to raising scholarship funds for working women of need who wish to finish their undergraduate education and demonstrate leadership potential.

She is also dedicated to giving back to her community, currently serving as Vice President, Mill Mountain Theatre; Chair, Roanoke Regional Airport Commission; member of the Boards of Directors of Carilion Clinic FoundationFoundation for Roanoke Valley; and the Virginia Lottery.  Ms. Lawrence has previously served as President of the Boards of Directors for Virginia Museum of Transportation and Science Museum of Western Virginia; and as a Board member of Virginia Opera, Opera Roanoke and Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation.

 

Dan St. Martin
President, Kollmorgen

Dan.StMartin@Kollmorgen.com

He joined Kollmorgen from Deere & Company where he led the combine business in the Commonwealth of Independent States and had responsibility for Global Combine Strategy. Dan joined Deere in 2001 and progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility. From 2008-2011, he lived in Tianjin, China as General Manager of a 1,500 person Chinese joint venture. Prior to Deere, Dan worked as a

Senior Consultant for Deloitte and Touché and Accenture.

Dan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Illinois and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Tim Mullins
Managing Director-Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors

timothy.mullins@wfadvisors.com

Tim began his career in the financial services industry in 1981.  He is a recipient of the firm’s 1999 Professional Excellence Award and received the first James C. Wheat, Jr. Award for community service.  He currently serves on the investment and finance committees for Feedmore/Meals on Wheels, a charitable organization serving the Richmond Community.

Tim received a B.S. in Management from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in 1977.  He is a past president of the Richmond Hokie Club.

Tim and his wife, Michele, and their three children reside in Richmond, Virginia.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.

Kimberly J. Shanahan
President and CEO, accelHRate

kim.shanahan@accelHRate.com

With more than 20 years of business experience, she understands the impact that a company’s human capital can have on its bottom line. Her passion around HR, talent and business transformation led Kim to found accelHRate and help companies transform the way they think about talent and specifically the HR function. Her extensive network and valued relationships provide the critical insights necessary for identifying the most talented and effective HR leaders. Kim is showing enterprises that HR is more than just a support function. She is redefining what “great” looks like when it comes to HR talent – and proving that the right HR leaders are key to driving transformative business success.

Before launching accelHRate, she led Korn Ferry’s Human Resources Practice as well as served as Managing Director for the company’s technology-centric Northern Virginia office. Prior to Korn Ferry, she applied her C-level management consulting and executive search experience with Heidrick & Struggles.

Kim developed and led MCI’s global executive recruiting and talent strategy, managed Wireless Corporate Strategy and Business Development, and launched new markets. She cultivated her global consulting experience with DFI, where she assessed merger and acquisition targets and created strategic market entry plans.

Kim currently serves on the Board of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Fairfax’s Signature Program and has co-hosted “The CEO Show” on Executive Leaders Radio. Kim has been published or featured in publications such as HR Executive, Chief Executive Magazine, HRO Today, Fortune, National Defense, and The Washington Post, and was named one of Washington’s 100 Tech Titans in 2011.

Kim is also on the Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s APEX CIE. She holds a BS degree with a double major in Finance and Communications from Virginia Tech.

Frank Vorndran
Financial Advisor, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

frank.vorndran@morganstanley.com

 

Kimberly Wood
Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Kiwood704@gmail.com

She has experience implementing Payroll, Time, and Human Capital Management for Peoplesoft and Workday.  She also has international functional payroll experience.  She possesses exceptional verbal and written skills.  She has the ability to learn quickly and perform multiple tasks in a given amount of time.  She is very detail oriented, as well as time management conscience.  

Joe Barco
Director of Software Engineering, Capital One

Joe.Barco@capitalone.com

 Additionally, he obtained his MBA with a concentration in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000.   

After starting his career at the Federal Reserve System as an Analyst, he moved into IT in 1997 performing several roles including computer programming, project management and database administration.  Currently, he is a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One, where he manages software development supporting their Commercial Banking systems.  

Joe comes from a family of Hokies. His father, sister, aunt and uncles are all graduates of Virginia Tech. A Virginia Tech Football season ticket holder for over 20 years, he enjoys attending football games in the fall.  He also enjoys golfing, visiting his daughter Keely who is in college and spending time with his son Zach who is active in high school sports.

Go Hokies!!

Name Position Contact Information
Ron Hodge Advisory Board Chair rhodge7@vt.edu
Richard J. Fisher Program Manager, Altria Client Services Richard.J.Fisher@altria.com
Marshall Fleming President & CEO, Bankers Insurance mfleming@bankersinsurance.net
Elizabeth Howard Cordial Cricket, President elizabethhoward@me.com
Mark W. Krivoruchkka HR Operating Consultant, Oak Hill Capital Partners mkriv@mkstrategic.com
Cynthia Lawrence President, Design Marketing & PerformanceLink Systems, Inc. clawrence@designmktg.com
Dan St. Martin President, Kollmorgen Dan.StMartin@Kollmorgen.com
Tim Mullins Managing Director/Investment Officer/Wells Fargo Advisor timothy.mullins@wfadvisors.com
Kimberly J. Shanahan President and CEO, accelHRate kim.shanahan@accelHRate.com
Frank Vorndran Financial Advisor, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley frank.vorndran@morganstanley.com
Kimberly Wood Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, LLP Kiwood704@gmail.com
Joe Barco Director of Software Engineering, Capital One