Follow the Leaders
The Virginia Council of CEOs announced today that David R. Barrett has joined the staff as Regional Executive. In response to growth, Barrett’s main responsibility will be to connect with CEOs in Central Virginia to expand the mission of the Council.
“I have worked with Dave for more than twenty years — as a member, leader and board chair. I am beyond thrilled that he has chosen to bring his energy, connections, and skills to bear at VACEOs after exiting his business,” says Scot McRoberts, Executive Director, VA Council of CEOs. Adding, “There is no stronger believer in the power of peer roundtables than David Barrett. He is driven by our mission of connecting SMB CEOs for learning and growth.”
David R. Barrett joined VACEOs in 2002, and has been active in CEO Roundtables, and in leadership of the organization since then. With four decades of sales management, company ownership experience, and civic involvement, David recently sold his latest company, Barrett Capital Management.
He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing. David is currently a Member of the Advisory Board, and Past Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Council of CEOs; Recipient of the 2018 Charles E. McCabe Leadership Award; Member, Advisory Board, Veritas School, Richmond, VA; Past Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School; current member of the Board of Trustees of Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Virginia; Corporate Member and member of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau, Richmond, Virginia; Past Member, Corporate Advisory Board, College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia; Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Family Foundation of Virginia; Advisory Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board, Needle’s Eye Ministries, Inc.; Past member, Board of Advisors, IMPACT 360 School/LifeShape Foundation; Past Chairman of the Board of Distinction for Fellowship of Christian Athletes / Capital Region; and past Advisory Board Member, Peoples Bank of Virginia. In 2008,
The Arthritis Foundation presented David with the W. Robert Irby, M.D. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership & Dedication. In November, 2009, David was appointed as one of twelve Senior Advisors to Governor-elect Robert McDonnell. In 2010, David was appointed by Virginia’s Governor to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. David served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee. David is also Past Chairman of the Board of Christian Children’s Fund (now ChildFund International), an international children’s charity serving over 10 million children and their families in 33 countries worldwide.
Virginia Council of CEOs is a nonprofit organization connecting CEOs for learning and growth. Formed more than 20 years ago, Member benefits include placement in a peer roundtable group and access to a thought leader network and a robust program of events for learning and growth. This is not a networking group, but rather a group of CEO peers who are invested in the success of one another. Learn more at www.vaceos.org.