With a wealth of experience in government and public policy, Eva Hardy recently received the 2005 Public Service Award from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. A former secretary of Health and Human Resources for Virginia, Hardy is now a mover and shaker in the political and philanthropic world. She serves on the State Council for Higher Education, as well as the board of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, the SunTrust Richmond Community board and the University of Virginia Center for Politics advisory board. In July she was named to Style Weekly's 2005 Power List.
Eugene J. Huang
Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia
Named one of Richmond's Top Forty Under 40 in 2004, Eugene Huang is marking his one-year anniversary as Virginia's secretary of technology perhaps the youngest cabinet member ever to hold the position. Huang is on leave from Oxford University, where he's pursuing a doctorate in economic history. He's also logged experience in engineering and business, and served as a policy analyst for the Federal Communications Commission. The Los Angeles native is an active community volunteer, serving as an advisory board member of First Robotics of Virginia and a board member of C3. He also finds time to coach for the Sportsbackers marathon training team.
A longtime community volunteer and arts advocate, Pam Reynolds has been instrumental in helping raise millions of dollars for charitable causes across the state, as well as furthering projects benefiting the American Cancer Society and the Richmond Symphony. For the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where she's vice president of the board, she's served as chairman of the Fabergé Ball, the capital campaign kickoff and the celebration of the recent gift from the James and Frances McGlothlin collection. Reynolds also serves on the boards of the Virginia Center for the Performing Arts, the Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Opera. Reynolds, known for her enthusiasm for fashion and love of Richmond, is married to Richard S. Reynolds III.
CBS 6 News
The daughter of an Army colonel, Stephanie Rochon grew up while traveling across the country and overseas. For the last six years she's taken command behind the desk of WTVR-TV 6, where she co-anchors the CBS affiliate's evening news and serves as health reporter. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she started her career in radio, filling the airwaves of Baton Rouge, La. She eventually moved to television and became an anchor for the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. Rochon is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 2000 she was inducted into the National Women of Achievement Hall of Fame in Austin.
Robert S. Ukrop
President and chief executive
Ukrop's Super Markets
The Ukrop family has been a significant, longtime presence in Richmond, and not just for its fried chicken and chocolate pies. Bobby Ukrop, the company's president and chief executive, spends plenty of time beyond the aisles. He serves on the board of the Science Museum of Virginia and the Greater Richmond Partnership, and his 27-store chain takes the lead in tackling a variety of community challenges. Ukrop is a trustee of his alma mater, the University of Richmond, where he's helping lead a $5 million capital campaign. In 1994 he and his brother, James, were named Style Weekly's Richmonder of the Year.
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Jason Roop, Editor
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