CEO, Astyra Corp., Richmond
Growing up in rural Dinwiddie County, Ampy saw firsthand the power of community. After studying computer science at Old Dominion University, he built a career as a programmer analyst and developer for Dominion Virginia Power and Capital One Financial Corp. before launching staffing and consulting firm Astyra Corp. in 1997 in Richmond.
Throughout, Ampy has volunteered on many boards — including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, ODU’s Strome College of Business, the Science Museum of Virginia and the American Red Cross Capital Virginia Chapter. A seven-time gubernatorial appointee to various state boards, he currently serves as board chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and every executive-level team member of Astyra is required to serve on a community board. “If you want to effect change, you have to be involved,” Ampy says.
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