Heather Allen—New Director of Development at The Arc of Central Virginia.
Allen will work part time for the nonprofit to design and oversee fundraising and development. She also is employed at Dayrich Enterprises where she works with The Arc to increase its social media presence.

Robert Bailey—Certified as Master Governmental Treasurer.
Bailey, Treasurer for the City of Lynchburg, was recently certified under the Master Certification program administered by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The designation program was developed to enhance the professionalism of local government officials and their staff. Bailey was elected Treasurer of Lynchburg in 2016.

George Dawson—Interim Executive Director of the Lynchburg Humane Society.
Dawson will lead the animal shelter while its board searches for a permanent replacement. Beth Mars, who was appointed to the position last year, resigned. Dawson co-chaired the Humane Society’s $5M Capital Campaign to build the Center for Pets. He was Chief Executive Officer of Centra Health from 1987 through 2011.

Ricky Kowalewski—New Manager of the Lynchburg Community Market.
Kowalewski has held the position of Assistant Community Market Manager since June 2018. Prior, he worked in the food industry and was the program coordinator for Bloomfield Development Corporation near Pittsburgh, which operated a large farmers market. He recently received his Farmers Market Managers Certification from the Virginia Farmers Market Association.