For the past 30 years—the LEAD Alumni Quarterly Breakfast Series has offered business and community leaders the opportunity to consider regional issues of importance and matters of leadership. Over the years partnerships, collaborations and relationships have developed that have shaped our region. Featuring thought leaders and experts from around the region and the Commonwealth, the series is offered to the graduates of LEAD, our corporate and community partners and guests.


The Honorable Aubrey Layne

Secretary of Finance, Commonwealth of Virginia

The Honorable Aubrey Layne, a graduate of the first LEAD Class of 1989 is a business executive, a philanthropist, and a public servant. Aubrey, previously Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth, has recently been chosen by Governor Northam to serve as Secretary of Finance. In that role, he is responsible for insuring that the state is fiscally responsible in all its spending. The Virginia Pilot Editorial board calls Aubrey, "The Finance Secretary Virginia needs now". 

In 2010, Aubrey was honored as LEAD's first, First Citizen of Hampton Roads.

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AMAZING ALUMNI LEADERS  |  Breakfast with Aubrey Layne

Twenty-nine years ago, our alumni breakfast began as a way to keep the LHR Class experience "Alive". This year the tradition continues with a special anniversary series called "Amazing Alumni Leaders". We hope you will join us for these alumni-only, small, "off-the-record" discussions of leadership challenges in our region. We are especially pleased to begin with a graduate of our first great Class of 1989!

Mark Johnson
LEAD Class of 2004  |  Chair, LEAD Hampton Roads Board of Trustees
V. P. , Community Development, SunTrust Bank