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2019 Summer Conference Sponsor Profiles


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000 plus professionals nationwide. 

Contact Information: Crystal Newton, Marketing Coordinator


Draper Aden Associates

From planning through construction phase services, Draper Aden Associates will help you achieve a lasting positive impact for your community. We are a full-service consulting engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm with offices located across Virginia. Ask us how we can help you overcome your challenges.

Contact Information: Deborah Flippo, Economic Development Program Manager

No Kid Hungry

1 in 7 children in Virginia live in families that struggle with food insecurity. Using proven, practical solutions, the No Kid Hungry Virginia Campaign (NKHVA) is ending childhood hunger by connecting kids with existing, effective nutrition programs, including the Summer Meals Program, Afterschool Meals Program, School Breakfast Program, the Community Eligibility Provision. 


Too often, these nutrition programs aren’t reaching the kids who need them, and missing meals and experiencing hunger can impair development and achievement. NKHVA increases stakeholder awareness of the programs, works with local partners to identify and eliminate barriers for kids, provides grant funds to new programs, and offers technical assistance and best practices to all. Through public-private partnerships with state, federal, non-profit, and private resources across Virginia, NKHVA has worked with hundreds of community partners to improve food security for Virginia youth. Research demonstrates that regular access to quality nutrition can increase academic performance and job-readiness after high school, benefiting our workforce and communities.

Contact Information: Sarah Steely, Senior Program Manager



We help people get the most from technology.  Our goal is to help you mature your technology so you can focus on growing your business, provide your employees with usable technologies to increase their productivity, and enable you to work on strategic initiatives rather than simply “keeping the lights on”.  We’re a managed IT consulting and solutions provider focused on customer success. We design and deliver the right infrastructure, security, hybrid cloud, virtual desktop, network, phone, endpoint and business continuity solutions, tailored to meet your business and IT needs. 

Contact Information:  Michael Euripides, VP Business Development


Thompson & Litton

“Firms don’t design projects; people do.” Established in 1956 by William A. Thompson, Jr. and John W. Litton, this belief was instilled more than 60 years ago, and is still apparent by the professionalism you will find with each Thompson & Litton employee. We take great pride in housing a staff capable of delivering superior service to all of our clients.

T&L is a full-service engineering-architecture firm. From our original staff of seven, we have grown to over 100 employees in eight offices, offering an array of engineering, architectural, surveying, planning and construction services. By focusing on the future, we provide our clients with creative solutions with an emphasis on the world around us.  Today, we serve our five-state Mid-Atlantic client base from offices in Wise, Radford, Tazewell, Chilhowie, Virginia; Mosheim, Bristol, and Johnson City, Tennessee; and Princeton, West Virginia, with a professional and support staff of architects, engineers, surveyors, land-use planners, construction administrators, grant/financing specialists, and other support personnel. Every project we work on is handled with integrity, insight and innovation.

Contact Information: Greg Hurst, PE,  President, Keli Ratcliffe, CPSM, Communications and Marketing Manager


Town of South Hill

If you want a more relaxed daily life without giving up the amenities of the city, South Hill is the place to be.

We get it - small town life isn't for everyone. But for those who crave it, you can't beat South Hill.

Located on Interstate 85 midway between Richmond, Virginia, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, you'll be able to reach all the great places in two metro areas in less time than people who live in those cities can drive from one side to the other.


The fact is, most people who live in metro areas tend to stick to their own area of the city most of the time, except for work and shopping. Why not live in a place that gives you a better quality of life?

Living in South Hill, you'll enjoy a lower cost of living and being a part of a true community where people know and support each other.


With our affordability, convenient location, plenty of opportunities for recreation, great schools and access to higher education, and active community, we're sure you'll love your new home!

Contact Information: Kim Callis, Town Manager


VML/VACo Finance

VML/VACo Finance was established in 2003 by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) and Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) to address many of the financial needs of Cities, Counties, Towns, School Divisions, and Authorities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We pool the resources of local governments in order to provide superior financial services at lower cost. Our programs are designed to benefit governmental entities of every size and financial strength, including the entire range of local governments represented within the memberships of VML and VACo, as well as the school divisions, authorities, and other governmental entities that provide essential services to their constituents.


VML/VACo Finance has made over $1.0 billion in governmental loans, manages invested assets of $2.5 billion, and has served 260 political subdivisions.

Contact Information: Beau Blevins, Director of Government Consulting


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