Diversity Leadership Series: Jack Ezzell and Angela Reddix
Co-sponsored by Virginia Business and Bank of America
Brought to you by Virginia Business and Bank of America, join us every other month for the Diversity Leadership Series — virtual fireside chats with a diverse group of Virginia business leaders sharing their insights and thoughts on leadership, their career paths, and diversity and equity. In our second event, held Sept. 30 in Norfolk at Gather, features Jack L. Ezzell Jr., CEO of Hampton-based Zel Technologies LLC, and Angela D. Reddix, founder, president and CEO of Norfolk-based ARDX. Ezzell’s company, which he started after retiring from the Air Force as a colonel, started as a small consulting firm and has grown into a large engineering, manufacturing and professional services corporation. He has been named to the Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame, as well as Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year, among many other accolades.
Reddix, named one of Virginia Business’ inaugural Women in Leadership Awards winners, started her health care management and technology consulting firm in 2006. ARDX has landed more $178 million in government contract work, and Reddix has founded mentorship programs for girls and women in the Hampton Roads area. She is a member of Old Dominion University’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame and a published author, and received her Ph.D. in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
Our series kicked off on July 20 with Brian Robertson, CEO of Mechanicsville-based Marion Marketing Global LLC, and Ron Carey, founder and CEO of Tilt Creative + Production, a Richmond-based agency that produces advertising and promotional content for clients such as Capital One, Walmart and Audi of America.