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Chamber Leadership

Introducing the dynamic Chamber Leadership of the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. Our leadership is dedicated to promoting growth and progress for Black-owned businesses across Virginia. As a key institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, our mission is to cultivate economic empowerment within the Black community.

Our Board of Directors is a powerful ensemble of leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers who are integral to shaping our objectives and propelling our initiatives forward. The Board members of the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce are individuals who contribute a rich tapestry of experience, wisdom, and enthusiasm.

Their varied experiences span across multiple sectors, including business, education, government, hospitality, among others. This diversity provides our organization with a wide array of perspectives that inspire fresh ideas and strategies. These innovative approaches are instrumental in fostering the growth and advancement of people of color throughout Virginia.


Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Governing Board

Ernisha Hall President and CEO of the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director

Ernisha Hall

President & CEO

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Tracey Hall - Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Board of Director

Tracey Hall

Governing Board Member

Executive Vice President of Operations



Michelle Riddick Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Director

Michelle Riddick

Governing Board Member

Vice President of Public Engagement & Events

CEO, Riddick Ent. & Events




Shekela Hutchinson - Hutchinson Faithful Enterprises

Shekela Hutchinson

Governing Board Member

Vice President of Business Training & Development

CEO, Hutchinson Faithful Enterprises


Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Mayor Wood Board of Director

Derrick Wood

Ex-officio, Board of Director

Chamber - VP of VABC-LEO

Mayor, Town of Dumfries



Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) (501C3) Governing Board

Damon Cunningham

Damon Cunningham

Governing Board Member

CEO, Two Mics Up Podcast



Laurasha Lovett

Laurasha Lovett

Governing Board Member

Chamber Education Coordinator

CEO, Artistry Lather


Nick Minor

Nicolas Minor

Ex-officio, Board of Director

 Director of King George

Economic Development & Tourism



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