Board of Directors
The Launch Place’s Board of Directors is a group of business leaders, who recognize proactive approaches to advancing entrepreneurship activity in Southern Virginia will lead to economic prosperity in the region.
Past Board members include: Joseph Cobb, Kelly Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Kohler, Laurie Moran, Connie Nyholm and Candace Payne.
Kim AdkinsBoard Member
Carter Bank & Trust, Vice President/Director of Marketing
Kim Adkins is Vice President/Director of Marketing of Carter Bank & Trust, headquartered in Martinsville. Prior accepting this position to launch a new strategic marketing communications department for Carter, Kim had owned her own marketing communications firm, KEA Consulting Services, LLC. She also is a former Executive Director of the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board, President of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Tultex Corporation.
Jeffrey Lee BondBoard Member
Solex Architecture, Architect and Owner
Jeffrey Lee Bond, a Gretna native, returned to the region to work in Danville after graduating magna cum laude from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech in 2007. In addition to being a licensed architect in Virginia and North Carolina, he is a LEED accredited professional focusing on sustainability and energy efficiency. This carries over into his passion for historic restoration projects.
Greg FeldmannBoard Vice-Chair
President, Skyline Capital Strategies, LLC
Greg Feldmann, President of Skyline Capital Strategies, LLC, has been retained as the Senior Advisor to The Launch Place Seed and Pre-Seed Funds. Greg brings more than 30 years of experience serving in roles related to commercial banking, strategic advisory work, corporate financing, investment banking and executive/board leadership positions in both public and private companies.
Nancy GalliBoard Member
Nancy’s Candy Company, Founder and Director of Sales & Marketing
Nancy Galli is the founder of Nancy’s Candy Company, located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
Having a big sweet tooth and a passion for business creation, Nancy started her confectionary manufacturing business in 1987. The desire for much needed job creation in Patrick County was a strong driving force in her choice to locate her facility in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the small community of Meadows of Dan where she lives.
Jon HorinBoard Member
Noblis, Director, Air Force Environmental Programs, National Security & Intelligence
Jon has years of experience supporting the Air Force’s Environmental Restoration Program Optimization (ERPO) as a project manager in the chemical/hazardous waste remediation field, including: remedial technology optimization focused on accelerated site closure, performance-based acquisition support, strategic planning, technical evaluation, and guidance support at the program level.
Martin J. “Marty” KaszubowskiBoard Chair
Executive Director for Innovation Initiatives, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Old Dominion University
Marty Kaszubowski has over 30 years of experience with a broad spectrum of public- and private-sector organizations promoting new venture formation, early-stage investment, technology commercialization, and innovation-led economic development. Marty recently joined Old Dominion University as Executive Director of the new Center for Enterprise Innovation, which offers a collection of integrated services for existing and new businesses.