Saints Networking Group

The Saints Networking Group
provides an opportunity to connect and network with peers and to hear from community leaders. The group is dedicated to helping develop business relationships and learning from each other about experiences and ideas in respective industries and businesses. Each meeting has a guest speaker and allows time for networking. 

Membership in the The Saints Networking Group is free.  Guests of members (non St. Christopher's & St. Catherine's Alumni and Parents) are welcome to attend for $10.00 per session. 

For more information contact:
Ibbie Hedrick Britton '00,
Britt Staley '01,
Marlee Crossen '08,
or call the Alumnae and Development Office at 804.281.7141.

Saints Networking Schedule of Events 2016-17

Sept. 15, 2016 — 7:30-8:30 a.m.
St. Christopher's School - Luck Leadership Center/2010 Cafe
William Nicoll (St. Chris '03) is Licensed Professional Counselor and runs his own private practice in Richmond. He is also a supervisor for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services unit at Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services. “Understanding and Managing Stress" William's presentation will help us understand stress so we can decide how to be effective in managing it, no matter who we are or what we do.

Oct. 13, 2016 — 6 p.m. Networking, Program 6:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Catherine's School - Cafe 2010

Dr. Lisa FreimanDirector of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), is s an internationally recognized curator and leader in the contemporary art field. She will speak about how the  ICA is poised to become a cultural linchpin for the city of Richmond by featuring exhibitions, music, experimental performances, and films by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Nov. 10, 2016 — 6-7:30 p.m.
Ardent Brewery, 3200 W. Leigh St.

Networking Social

Jan. 12, 2017 — 7:30-8:30 a.m. 
St. Christopher's School - Luck Leadership Center/2010 Cafe

At the age of 16  Julia Warren '14 saw an opportunity to make our community better and acted on it. Today she runs Celebrate!RVA, an organization dedicated to bringing the joy of a birthday celebration to children in need. Hear Julia's take on the impact of a birthday party, social entrepreneurship, and starting a non-profit before turning 21.

Feb. 16, 2017 — 6 p.m. Networking, Program 6:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Catherine's School - Cafe 2010
Jon Lugbill, 
Sportsbackers Executive Director
Come hear Jon talk about what Sports Backers, in their 25th year, is doing to help transform RVA into the most active community in the country.  Richmond has become a more vibrant place to live, work and play and Jon and his team work every day to improve and celebrate this act of culture and encourage Richmonders to embrace an active lifestyle.

March 2, 2017 — 
7:30-8:30 a.m. 
St. Christopher's School - Luck Leadership Center/2010 Cafe

Nate Casey, CEO of Blazetrak and VP of Product Strategy at Digital ReLab
As a proven "self-taught" entrepreneur, Nate advises and lectures on social media, start-up bootstrapping, and the music industry and has consulted companies in go-to-market, sales, customer service, investment strategy, and technology.  He comes to the Saints Networking Group to discuss the start-up entrepreneurial experience in Richmond.

April 6, 2017 — 6-7:30 p.m.
Symbol Plant- Rockbridge St. & Highpoint Ave.   
Taylor Williams  (St. Chris '96), principal at Spy Rock Real Estate Group, will take us on a tour of one of their projects; the old Symbol Mattress plant where new apartments and commercial development is taking shape. Taylor and his team will also talk about the remarkable revitalization taking place in Scott’s Addition and answer our questions.


Past Speakers

Mason Antrim '01, CFO and COO Collared Greens, Inc.

Scott Blackwell,
Senior Vice President and Chief Culture Officer, Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL)

David Blanchard '96, 
Founder and President of

William T. Bolling, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia 

Al Broaddus, former Federal Reserve Bank chairman

Ruthie Burke '00, Associate Director, The Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation

Marco De Leon '08, COO Rip Van Wafels

Charlie S. Luck '79, President and CEO Luck Companies

Courtney Page Ferrell '92, Founding Partner, (life): Choreographed Inspiration for Business Leaders

Wilson Flohr CEO, Richmond 2015 INC

Grace and David Gallagher, President & Executive Director, The Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation

William H. Goodwin, Jr., Retired chairman and president of CCA Industries

Austin Harris '00, CFO Health Warrior

Jane Helfrich, CEO, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

Matt Mattox '98, Group Planning Director at The Martin Agency

Senator A. Donald McEachin, '79

Lucy Meade '79, Venture Richmond

Bonnie Tuggle Miller '72, Brown/Miller Consulting Group 

The Rev. John E. Miller

Tim Miller '88, COO Richmond 2015 INC

Freddy Moore, President and CED, Big River

Chrystal Neal, Director of Creativity & Innovation at the Greater Richmond Chamber 

Matthew Philips '97, Associate Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek

Stephanie Phillips, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Sam Proctor ’83, Froehling & Robertson CEO
Michael Rao, Ph.D., President of VCU
Jeff E. Schapiro, Politics columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch

Linda Schreiner, SVP Commercial Excellence, Marketing and Design, HR, Communications, MeadWestvaco Foundation

Birck Turnbull '83, Cushman & Wakefield-Thalhimer senior vice president

Heather Turton, Media Buyer at Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett

Jim Ukrop, former CEO of the Richmond-based grocery chain

Katie and Ted Ukrop '83, Quirk Gallery Owners
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