About us

LEAD Hampton Roads provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance. We help community leaders become more informed, civically engaged and active participants in work that positively impacts our region.


Celebrating 30 years of developing leaders, LEAD Hampton Roads is the oldest and largest leadership organization in Hampton Roads, and one of the oldest and largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, LEAD Hampton Roads continues our proud tradition of connecting, inspiring and motivating leaders capable of strengthening the region’s prosperity and our place in the Commonwealth.  

LEAD Hampton Roads has a network of over 1,500 graduates from the greater Hampton Roads region, representing the private, public and non-profit sectors. Our proactive leaders make substantive, positive changes throughout our region and beyond.