1. Sean Singletary
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Sean Singletary has played basketball for most of his life and matriculated through The William Penn Charter School as an honor student and stand out athlete. He went on to play for the Virginia Cavaliers and in the NBA. Despite his fame, he manages to stay down to Earth. He is a devoted father and currently runs his own basketball camp.
2. President Teresa Sullivan
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Teresa Sullivan is the president of UVA. Under her leadership, the university has integrated technology to enhance teaching, and created a more efficient and transparent financial plan. While Sullivan has endured hardship during her tenure, Sullivan has remained positive and has continued to inspire her staff at UVA.
3. Dean & Lynn Andrews
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Dean & Lynn Andrews own Pippin Hill Farm and the new Red Pump restaurant on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Lynn is also the founder of Easton Events, a leading event planning and design firm.
4. Mary Birkholz
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Mary Birkholz is the president and founder of Caring For Creatures, a no-kill animal sanctuary for dogs and cats that need a home, as well as elderly and disabled animals that might be considered less adoptable. They also sponsor animals that need veterinary care.
5. Dr. Matt Shields
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Dr. Matt Shields is a physics teacher at Charlottesville High School, who is known for inspiring his students. He was recently awarded the Inspirational Teacher Award from MIT. He also runs the Best All-around Club Of Nerds for Charlottesville High School.
6. Dan Rosensweig
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Dan Rosensweig is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. He is also the planning commissioner of Charlottesville. Rosensweig was also the executive director of SOCA (Soccer Oragnization Charlottesville Albemarle).
7. Brian Wheeler
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Brian Wheeler is Charlottesville Tomorrow’s first Executive Director. Charlottesville Tomorrow is our area’s watchdog for growth, land use, education and commercial development. Brian is always willing to allocate his time and skill set to improving Charlottesville and Central Virginia.
8. Alex George
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Alex George is an entrepreneur and culinary genius. Alex was once the personal chef to John Kluge. He is now the owner of Just Curry and one of the most successful restaurants in Charlottesville, commonwealthSKYBAR. He has also just opened up a new event space called commonwealthRESERVE.
9. Greg Wells
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Greg Wells is the owner of Valley Termite & Pest Control, Intrastate Pest Control and Intrastate Service Company. In spite of all the work he does, he still manages to stay involved in the sports scene on the sidelines and behind the scene. He’s involved with Junior Varsity Baseball at Albemarle High School and has been a long time supporter of youth sports across Central VA, including American Legion Baseball (Albemarle Post 74).
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