JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame | Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Where: Virtual Event
Time: 6:00 PM
 
Honoring the best in the business to benefit the next in business!

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Learn more about our 2020 & 2021 Laureates below.

As KleaneKare's founder, owner, and President & CEO, Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge has built one of Virginia's most successful residential, commercial and governmental facilities environmental service small businesses.  

Armed with her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, professional experiences in banking and financial investing, and a strong desire to succeed, Sharon continues to steadily grow her business.  She was the Richmond Times Dispatch 2017 Person of the Year Nominee and recipient of the 2018 Oliver Singleton Humanitarian Award.  She is the recipient of the 2016 University of Richmond Mini-MBA.  She previously served as Chair and Interim President & CEO of the Metropolitan Business League.  Sharon serves on the Boards of Venture Richmond and Chamber RVA.   Sharon received certification for Building a High-Performance Business: Executive Program from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She is a member of Leadership Metro Richmond's Class of 2005.

 

Founder and CEO, Mark Hourigan, has more than 35 years of experience in the commercial construction and real estate development industry.  His ability to understand the big picture, coupled with his keen eye for detail, consistently allow him to focus on the drivers and success for Hourigan's clients.  Acting as a champion for innovation and fostering a consultative approach, he has instilled a discipline for continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Mark's commitment to developing people to their fullest potential is evident in the team he has assembled at Hourigan.  Growing the next generation of industry leaders is another passion and one that has led to his role as Chair of the Advisory Board at the Virginia Tech Meyers Lawson School of Construction.   

Mark holds a Bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the University of Richmond.

 

 

Randolph N. Reynolds is the Principal of Reynolds Development Company, a private real estate management and development company he founded in 2001.  The company specializes in commercial real estate investing, management, and development and is headquartered at Reynolds Crossing.   Reynolds Crossing consists of over one million square feet of leased Class A office space, medical offices, and a 250-room, full-service Westin Hotel.   

In addition, he is Principal of Industrial Advisors Services, Inc., which was founded as an international business management company in 2000. 

Randolph N. Reynolds is a retired executive of Reynolds Metals Company where he last served as Vice Chairman and Executive Officer and was a member of the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Bellarmine University.
 

Christy Cottrell was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Psychology.  She founded RetailData Services in 1988 in her garage with a $10,000 line of credit on an American Express. RetailData is now the premier retail intelligence company in the US and an international company with over 1,500 employees. Awarded the Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 and the Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999, Christy continues an active role in the company as a Board member and advisor. Her current board positions include Board of Trustees at High Point University and the Richmond Community Foundation.  
 
Married to Christy and also born in Richmond, Virginia, David Cottrell held various management positions around the country before he returned to Richmond and founded Cottrell Food Brokerage Company.  Following several mergers and acquisitions, he sold his business and joined RetailData.  David serves on the boards of several charitable organizations including St. John's Episcopal Church Foundation, The Science Museum of Virginia and High Point University Board of Visitors.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from High Point's president Dr. Nido Qubein in May of 2017. 

 
 
Moses Foster was born in Farmville, Virginia, and credits his parents, Moses Sr. and Alma Foster, with instilling in him the beliefs that have contributed to a successful career. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a major in communications and a minor in English and has a vast array of talents — including musician (guitar, bass, piano), writer, filmmaker, radio host and outdoor chef! His family, to whom he is deeply devoted, includes his wife, Monique, and two daughters, Skye and Riley.
 
After a career path that took him to WCVE Channel 23, Huntsinger & Jeffer, and Capital One, Moses launched a full-service marketing, advertising and technology agency — West Cary Group — that has been successful not only locally but also nationally. West Cary Group is one of the largest black-owned agencies in the country and commands a who's who list of corporate clients — and yet it is also willing to take on smaller companies and assignments to help other small businesses and nonprofits succeed. Moses walks the talk on diversity, building a team of varied backgrounds, skills and perspectives who create unique and winning solutions for clients.
 
 
 
Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch retired in 2016 from representing the 12th Senatorial District. First serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Senator Stosch was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1991. He was the only CPA serving in the General Assembly.
 
Senator Stosch has been a leader on numerous issues impacting all Virginians. He led tax reform issues including removal of taxation on Social Security and groceries, and his legislative accomplishments over the years have created thousands of jobs and made college more accessible and affordable. He is a strong advocate for K-12 and higher education, and he was chief patron of Virginia's Guaranteed Admissions and Community College Transfer Grant programs. He is the co-founder of GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program which assists primarily low-income students with access and affordability of post-secondary education. 
 
Senator Stosch is a lifelong resident of Virginia, born in Richmond County and currently resides in Henrico County. He is married to the former Eleanor Herbert of Westmoreland County. They have two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 

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