Staff

  • Giles Morris

    Executive Director

    Giles Morris became Charlottesville Tomorrow's second Executive Director in June 2018.

  • Elliott Robinson

    News Editor

    Elliott Robinson joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its news editor in August 2018. Elliott, a Hampton native, is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.

  • Dan Hennicke

    Community Engagement & Marketing Specialist

    Dan Hennicke joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in 2012. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dan has been a resident of Charlottesville since 2001.

  • Jessie Higgins

    Lead Reporter

    Jessie Higgins joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in June 2020, bringing 10 years experience in reporting for both local and national news organizations.

  • Michaux Hood

    Development Director

    Michaux Hood has worked extensively with local businesses and non-profits and joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in September 2018.

  • Billy Jean Louis joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in April 2019 and is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

  • Charlotte Rene Woods joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in March 2019. She has a B.A. in Journalism + Design from The New School in New York City,

Board of Directors

  • Paul Henderson is Executive Vice President, News and Data Operations for Green Street Advisors, a leading provider of real estate and financial market research, news and market intelligence. He is the former Chief Data Officer of S&P Global Inc.’s Market Intelligence division . . .

  • Cathy Smith Train

    Immediate Past Chair

    Cathy served as President of United Way-TJA for 30 years, retiring in late 2018. She was honored to work alongside talented volunteers and staff...

  • Dr. Christopher Ali is an Associate Professor in the University of Virginia Department of Media Studies. He joined the Department in the fall of 2013 after completing his PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Shantell Bingham is the Program Director of the Food Justice Network. She is a graduate from the University of Virginia’s Master in Public Health program and has a bachelor’s degree in Global Public Health.

  • Dr. George Beller is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine...

  • After training as a historian (UVA PhD, 1992), Jack Brown taught history, ethics, and writing in the Engineering School at UVA until retiring in 2015.

  • Patrice is an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education and Associate Dean in the Office of African-American Affairs at UVa...

  • Bill Lewis is a retired partner in the DC office of the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP law firm. Previously, he was Director of the congressionally-established National Commission on Air Quality...

  • Leigh Middleditch is a retired partner of the McguireWoods Law Firm. He serves on the Boards of Montpelier, Claude Moore Foundation, and Charlottesville Tomorrow.

  • B. Wistar Morris III is a Principal and Founding Member of Signature Financial Management’s Charlottesville office. He advises wealthy families on asset allocation...

  • Troy Robinson is an entrepreneur, businessman, media professional, and civil rights leader with deep roots in Central Virginia. He owns and operates the Inspirational Cuts Barbershop and Inspirational Limo and Bus Company in Ruckersville, the Order Up Mobile Food Cart in Charlottesville, and is co-host and manager of the In My Humble Opinion...

  • Angilee Shah is an editor and entrepreneur who tells great stories for diverse communities. She specializes in building teams and content that is relevant and fresh for people who are too often left out of media narratives...

  • Oliver Platts-Mills is the owner & operator of 6th & Dice, LLC a small real estate development and management firm...

  • Cat Strumlauf is the director of corporate communications for Apex Clean Energy, a utility-scale renewable energy company headquartered in Charlottesville. In this role, she works on media and stakeholder relations, digital content creation, and...

Past Founding Board

  • Tony Vanderwarker (2005-2015)
  • Mac Thompson (2005-2012)
  • Terence Sieg (2005-2010)
  • Paula Newcomb (2005-2009)
  • Rick Middleton (2005-2012)
  • Stephen McLean (2005-2011)
  • A.D. Hart (2005)
  • Renee Grisham (2005-2008)
  • Michael D. Bills (2005-2013)

Past Board Members

  • Martin Klingel (2016-2018)
  • Meghan Welsch (2011-2018)
  • Kim Tanzer (2011-2014)
  • Richard Strubel (2012-2017)
  • Martin Silverman (2016-2018)
  • Bruce Miller (2014-2017)
  • McGregor McCance (2012-2016)
  • Carrington King (2012-2016)
  • Heather Hill (2016-2017)
  • Carol Hurt
  • Michael Stoneking (2018-2019)
  • Sasha Farmer (2012-2016)
  • Joseph Barnes (2008-2011)
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