VACE Board

Elected VACE members serve on the Board of Directors.

Need to get in contact with a board member? Email [email protected]

Minutes from board meetings are available to members once they login, under Member Resources.

2022-23 Board Members

 Amanda Grantham Headshot


Amanda Grantham
Associate Director of Web Content, Shenandoah University

Scott Robert Headshot

Immediate Past President

Scott Robert
Director of Employer Relations, Lynchburg College

Kristin Stephens Headshot


Kristin Stephens
Director of Career & Professional Development, Christendom College

 Carolyn Sutphin Headshot

Director of Finance

Carolyn Sutphin
Employer Engagement and Experience Coordinator, Radford University

Lee Svete Headshot

   Director of Finance-Elect

Lee Svete
Director, Center for Career and Professional Development, Emory & Henry College

Monique Sample Headshot

Director of Operations 

Monique Sample
Coordinator, Employer & Experiential Development, Virginia Commonwealth University

 Kyle Billeter Headshot

Director of Marketing & Membership 

Kyle Billeter
Career Coach, John Tyler Community College

Jenna Rowlands Headshot

Director of Professional Development

Jenna Rowlands
Assistant Director, Career Commons Supervisor, Old Dominion University

 Neva Bryan Headshot

Director of Technology & Communications

Neva Bryan 
Director, Career Discovery and Planning, University of Virginia's College at Wise


Employer Director/ Conference Chair

Jennifer Dobrzynski
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Holdings


Sherry Talbott Headshot

College Director/ Conference Chair

Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services, Bridgewater College


VACE Leadership:

Our 2022-2023 VACE Elections took place May 2022. The VACE Executive Board elected members for the positions of President-Elect, Director of Finance-Elect, Director of Technology & Communications, and Director of Operations. VACE is still trying to fill the Employer Director - Conference role.

VACE Organizational Chart


Email [email protected] if you have interest in becoming a Board member. 

For a listing of those involved in VACE Committees, visit our Committees page.

Board Position Descriptions:

If you are interested in serving on the VACE Board and have questions about any of the board positions, please email [email protected].


The President shall serve a one (1) year term and preside at all meetings of the membership; shall chair meetings of the Board; shall arrange for annual financial review; shall recommend to the Board for approval successors to fill unexpired terms of Board members; shall present an annual proposed budget to the Board for approval.

Immediate Past President

The Immediate Past President shall serve a one (1) year term in which he/she will Chair the Nominations Committee; Co-chair the Strategic Planning Committee; and serve as liaison to Site Selection.


The President-Elect shall serve a one (1) year term and perform all duties of the President at his/her request and shall fill the unexpired term of the office of President should it become vacant. The President-Elect serves as Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee.

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance shall serve a two (2) year term and shall maintain a record of all corporation financial business including revenue, expenses, other monies, as well as annual tax requirements and shall present the approved annual budget to the membership.

Director of Finance-Elect

The Director of Finance-Elect shall serve a one (1) year term and perform all duties of the Director of Finance at his/her request and shall fill the unexpired term of the office of Director of Finance should it become vacant.

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations shall serve a two (2) year term and handle all official correspondence; keep official minutes of meetings of the Board; and annually review the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws and present revisions for approval to the Board.

Director of Marketing & Membership

The Director of Marketing and Membership shall serve a two (2) year term and shall serve as liaison to the Marketing and Membership Committee.

Director of Professional Development

The Director of Professional Development will serve a two (2) year term and serve as the liaison to the Professional Development Committee and its subcommittees.

Director of Technology & Communications

The Director of Technology & Communications shall serve a two (2) year term and will serve as liaison to the Technology & Communications Committee. Also serves as Web Content Manager or liaison to the Web Content Manager.

College Director & Employer Director

There shall be two (2) elected Directors who shall serve for a staggered two (2) year term. The College Director and the Employer Director shall serve as representatives of their respective constituents. Both also serve as conference co-chairs.