Welcome to the official site for the WHRO Emerging Leaders Board (ELB), a unique group of young professionals who are passionate about public media and who are interested in supporting its mission.

The mission of the ELB (also affectionately known as the ELBows) is to provide new and unique opportunities to engage millennials in public media.

Who We Are

We are made up of ambitious young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are beginning to make their mark in Hampton Roads in a number of different industries. We currently have accountants and finance professionals, communication experts, educators in the arts, educators in our school systems, we have PhDs, and nonprofit and local government professionals to name a few. In short, this capable group of millennials has an important bond, we are PBS and NPR nerds who are spending their time giving back to public media.

To maintain a focus on young audiences, members are between the ages of 21 and 40.

Read the Emerging Leaders Board Guidelines

Our Members

Sam Black
Yu Chen
Keith Darrow
Sonia Gopal
Zoe Hardy
Rhena Hicks-Chair

Rachel Martin
Ashleigh Maggard
Alli Pereira
Tameika Serrano- Vice Chair
Hannah Sobol
William White
John Wiley


Meetings 2023
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 14, 2023


July 12, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 13, 2023**

**New Member Meet-n-Greet.

Meetings 2024
January 10, 2024
February 14, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024
June 12, 2024


July 10, 2024 TBD
August 14, 2024  TBD
September 11, 2024
October 9, 2024
November 13, 2024
December 11, 2024**

**New Member Meet-n-Greet.

Minutes
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 14, 2023 
July 12, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 11, 2023   
November 8, 2023 




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