Business Sponsors/The Steering Committee

Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr.
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Lionberger Construction Company &
Steering Committee Chair

Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement
Director of The Management Institute
Roanoke College

Dr. C. Michael Smith
Lecturer and Past Director of The Management Institute
Roanoke College

Dr. Ali Nazemi
Retired Professor of Business Administration & Economics,
Past Director of The Management Institute
Roanoke College

Ken Lanford   
President
Lanford Brothers Company, Inc

Jim Cowan   
Chairman
Cowan Perry, PC

Will Karbach   
Founder & CEO
Navigator 267, Inc.

Jennifer Jones   
Chief Financial Officer
Lawrence Companies

Will Farmer
Vice President of Dealer Sales
TradeRev

Mark Gobble
Senior Vice President, Senior Resident Director
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Lisa Clause   
Senior Director of Marketing and Philanthropy
Richfield Living