The College Of Business & Economics At Longwood University Presents
The Executive-In-Residence Series: 2015-16
"Leadership Values Built to Last"
Leadership Values Built to Last presents three individual stories that demonstrate a path to creating a lifetime of meaningful achievement and service. They begin with a single step of hope and courage and move through lives filled with experiences that prepared these leaders to thrive in the 21st century economy. While each story is unique, they all show us that the goal is not to live forever, but rather to create something of value for others that will.
All programs begin at 7 P.M. in Blackwell Ballroom at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. The public is invited.
View maps and directions to Longwood University in Farmville, Va. and Blackwell Ballroom on the printable campus map (pdf).
Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe
November 10, 2015
Victoria Vourlas Eavers
The Executive-in-Residence program is a public service of the College of Business and Economics and is made possible through the generous support of our Corporate Advisory Board.
Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe, President, Fork Union Military Academy
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe
Fork Union Military Academy
With 34 years of active military duty under his belt, Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe currently serves as the10th President of Fork Union Military Academy. He was selected for this position after retiring from the United States Coast Guard in 2011.
His last assignment was as the 39th Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he was instrumental in the development of a cyber secure classroom. This cyber secure room was the first of its kind in the U.S., allowing students, faculty, government officials and guests with secret clearances to view and discuss classified information via secure technology connections.
During his Coast Guard career, Burhoe served in a variety of operational and staff assignments including Executive Officer and Alternate Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Station New London, CT; Commanding Officer, Station Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Group Commander, Group Sandy Hook, NJ.
Burhoe graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from The American University in Washington, DC.
Rodney Blevins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dominion Resources, Inc.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dominion Resources, Rodney Blevins is in charge of technology and security at this Fortune 500 company that serves more than 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 13 states. The company is also ranked No. 1 in its industry in the 2015 edition of Fortune magazine’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" list.
With 28 years of experience in the energy industry, Blevins is no stranger to leadership challenges across a variety of organizational roles and responsibilities. Blevins joined Dominion in 1987 as an associate engineer and went on to serve in many different operational roles for Dominion Virginia Power, the parent company’s electric transmission and distribution business. From 1999-2103, his responsibilities included oversight of the system Outage Center, where he helped lead electric service restoration efforts following major weather-related events, such as hurricanes, tropical storms and blizzards.
A native of Southside Virginia, Blevins earned a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and completed the advanced management program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Victoria Vourlas Eavers, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications Event Group, New York Life
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Victoria Vourlas Eavers
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications Event Group
New York Life
By Invitation Only
Planning memorable events such as a dinner for 150 with former President George W. Bush, a private concert by Boyz II Men, and a dinner event for over 5,000 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are just part of Victoria Eavers’ job as Corporate Vice President of the Corporate Communications-Event Group at New York Life.
Victoria began her career at New York Life as a college intern with the New York Life Foundation while studying business at Longwood University. After graduating in 2003, she accepted an entry-level support role in the Life and Annuity Marketing department. There, she took on the planning and successful execution of event-based marketing initiatives including the Child ID program and a panel discussion series in partnership with Essence magazine for the African-American market. Since then, Victoria has advanced her career and now works within the Agency Meeting Department where she has taken on greater responsibilities such as planning Council meetings for as many as 5,300 attendees throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Victoria is a Virginia native, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Longwood University. She is a Sister of Delta Zeta and a Brother of Delta Sigma Pi.