Out & About November 2023
1. Scott Wheeler, founder and CEO of Bay Power Solutions, received the Virginia Maritime Association’s Distinguished Service Award at its Oct. 5 Maritime Banquet. Photo courtesy VMA. 2. L to R: Nathaniel L. Bishop, senior associate dean for diversity, inclusion and student vitality at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and senior vice president at Carilion Clinic; Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Howell Agee; Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology; and VTCSOM Dean Lee Learman at the Oct. 4 unveiling of a statue of Roanoke native Henrietta Lacks, source of the first immortalized human cell line in medical research. Photo by Matt Chittum/Virginia Tech. 3. L to R: George Mason University President Gregory Washington; Kenneth Ball, dean of George Mason’s College of Engineering and Computing; Dexian Chairman Mahfuz Ahmed; Dexian CEO Maruf Ahmed; and Trishana Bowden, Mason’s vice president of advancement, joined a Sept. 14 dedication event for a gold trash can honoring the brothers and their philanthropy. (Mason alumnus Maruf Ahmed started out working on the university’s grounds crew as a student, mowing lawns and emptying trash.) Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University. 4. Plasser & Theurer CEO Johannes Max-Theurer (L) and Plasser American CEO Thomas Blechinger greeted Gov. Glenn Youngkin at the Oct. 5 ribbon cutting of Plasser American’s 82,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chesapeake. Photo courtesy Plasser American. 5. Virginia Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade James Campos spoke at the Oct. 5 groundbreaking of CNX Resources’ Virginia headquarters office at the Richlands Professional Building in Tazewell County. Photo courtesy Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority.