Chris Bailey—Named the Managing Director of Endstation Theatre Company. Bailey served as interim managing director during Endstation’s 2017 summer season. The Lynchburg native returns to the area after studying theater at James Madison University. Following graduation, he served as managing director and webmaster for the Virginia Theatre Association in downtown Lynchburg.

Heath Barret—New Vice President of Membership Development at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Barret comes to Lynchburg from Mississippi and has a background in Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Association industries. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science from Mississippi State University.

Lisa Meriwether—Named Vice President of Education for the Meeting Planners International Virginia Chapter Board of Directors. Meriwether will be responsible for managing and supervising chapter education efforts, including monthly programs, professional development through educational content and speaker sourcing. She is currently the Tourism Sales Manager at the Office of Economic Development and Tourism.

Matt Silva—New Artistic Director at Endstation Theatre Company. While he is new to this role, the community is already familiar with Silva’s work. His artistic leadership on past hit musicals, “Million Dollar Quartet” (2017) and “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” (2016) heightened the quality of professional work produced by Endstation.

Ashton Sosnowski—Promoted to Assistant News Director at WSET. Sosnowski started her career at WSET as an editor after graduating from James Madison University in 2009. She moved to producing the 11 p.m. newscast then the newly-unveiled 5 p.m. newscast, before becoming an executive producer.