Kimberley Partoll – President
Kim has more than 20 years of marketing, operations and general management experience in the telecommunications, cable, web and digital media industries.
Kim moved to Loudoun County in 2002 to join AOL, and left in 2009 after serving as Chief Operating Officer where she led AOL’s strategic growth areas, focusing on expanding AOL’s offerings globally and to mobile platforms. Currently Kim is Founder and CEO of Shakti Consulting, LLC, focused on consulting support to startups looking to build product and marketing initiatives as well as scale and restructure growing businesses to profitability.
Kim’s long-term engagements with companies have included management and leadership coaching, strategy development, product experience, market planning, and business development. She is currently on the boards of, and advisor to, several successful early and mid-growth stage companies, including Circleback, oneQube, Texting Base, SL8Z/CrowdHires and Recruitmates, and served as Chairman of the Board of PeekYou from March 2009-May 2014.
A long time horse lover and leisure rider, Kim joined LTR as a volunteer and immediately connected with the program staff, volunteers and, especially, the students. She deepened her involvement by joining the LTR Board in October of 2014.
Kim attended the Executive Education Program at the Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University. She and her partner, Rohit, reside in Waterford, in a household ruled by their two German Shepherd “kids,” Sita and Bear.
Maggie Hatfield – VP/Secretary
Maggie Hatfield has over 20 years of experience in marketing strategy and planning, digital marketing, product development and channel partnerships. She has built and led teams and helped companies redefine business approaches, manage through change and exceed goals.
Maggie is currently the head of marketing at Cricket Media, a children’s media company that offers a broad range of media products for toddlers to teens. Prior to working at Cricket Media, Maggie worked at HSN where she headed up the Emerging Media team responsible for redefining HSN’s social, gaming and mobile strategies, started her own marketing consulting firm and spent 12 years at AOL in various roles including channel marketing, new product development and content marketing. She spent her first years out of college at Lexis Nexis initially in a financial management role but moved over to a sales executive role working with large law firms.
Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters of Business Administration from The McGregor School of Antioch University.
Maggie is married to Charlie and has two wonderful boys, sons Ethan and William. When not at work, you can find Maggie cheering on her boys in their favorite sport – football.
Chris Roemersma – Treasurer
Chris Roemersma is a partner at Toole Katz & Roemersma, LLP. Chris has over 17 years experience serving companies in the real estate and construction industry. His experience includes providing assurance, tax, and consulting services to real estate developers and owners, real estate investment funds, contractors, professional service firms, and non-profit organizations.
Chris is a recognized expert in accounting matters and assists the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) through his review of real estate and construction industry risk alerts and audit guide publications prior to their issuance by the AICPA. He also served as a part-time professor at Rutgers University teaching Construction Accounting. Chris is a member of NAIOP, Associated Builders and Contractors, AICPA, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Chris is a CPA, received an MBA from Strayer University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University. Chris lives in Ashburn with his wife and two sons, one of whom is an LTR student.
Mark graduated from the University of South Carolina, with a degree in International Studies. He attended school on a Navy ROTC scholarship and returned to Virginia after completion of his service.
He has spent over 25 years in the IT sales field winning multiple awards and accolades. The last 10 years he has been with Dell Computers, most recently as a Manager in the Federal Healthcare space.
Mark is married to his best friend Trish, who is currently a Special Education teacher with the Loudoun County Public Schools. They have lived in Loudoun, VA for over 23 years, raising 3 great daughters and one intense Jack Russell terrier. They enjoy concerts at Wolf Trap in the summer, biking on the WO&D, and any time near the Ocean.
A former nurse with over two decades of experience in the pediatrics, acute care, and emergency response areas, Sue has lived in Loudoun County for 5 years and in Clarke County for 13 years. During that time, she has dedicated herself to non-profits, particularly in the health care and education industries. She has served in numerous key roles, including: Chairman of the Board of Grafton School, Chairman of the Board of Our Health Inc., Vice Chair of Clarke County Education Foundation, and Trustee and Chairman for Advancement at Shenandoah University. In addition, Sue has served as a board member for the School of Nursing at Shenandoah University, Powhatan School, CHEERS Child Development Centers, Downtown Berryville Inc., Architectural Review Board of Berryville, and as President of the Town and Country Garden Club.
Sue and her late husband purchased and undertook the restoration of historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, the former home of Senator Harry Flood Byrd, where she hosted numerous charity events and fundraisers.
Sue resides in Waterford, Virginia. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of five. She has owned horses her whole life and is an avid equine enthusiast.
Regina Lewis is a USA TODAY and national TV contributor on consumer trends. She also regularly covers economic headlines on MSNBC and provides commentary on Fox News Channel. She is available to all networks for interviews on a range of topics, including consumer, business and demographic trends, behavioral economics, and actionable advice. She is currently focused on issues most affecting Gen X.
Over the course of her career, she has conducted thousands of on-air interviews and has appeared on every major TV network, as well as TV & radio affiliates nationwide. She also produced for “My Generation” on PBS, which received a 2013 Emmy Nomination.
Drawing on her wide-ranging experience, she founded Regina Lewis, LLC., a thriving consulting practice with specialties including media & presentation training, marketing communications and personal branding.
Ms. Lewis studied Economics and English Writing at Lehigh University where she guest lectures.
Susan F. McMunn
Before settling in Northern Virginia, Susan spent 26 years living around the world with her husband Dave, who was in the Navy. She graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Psychology, and has held “informal” teaching jobs over the years in such varied fields as English-as-a-second-language, telecommunications, science, and horseback riding.
Susan has owned several horses of her own, and has always enjoyed riding, especially dressage. When she came to LTR as a volunteer in 2003, she quickly decided she would like to be an instructor, and went on to become certified. She enjoyed teaching in the program for 5 years, and since she retired has been helping LTR with fundraising and program development.
A serial software and technology solutions entrepreneur, Carolyn Parent is a leader in building digital and mobile communications data solutions organizations. Carolyn’s work has ranged across small, mid-cap and Fortune 500 private equity and public companies. Her entrepreneurial spirit, track record of innovation and steady leadership are the foundation of her record of achievement.
Carolyn is currently CEO and President of LiveSafe, a mobile safety communications company and the leading safety solution for colleges and universities. Before joining LiveSafe in 2015, Carolyn co-founded Gravy, a leading data analytics and marketing segmentation provider serving the mobile location services industry.
Carolyn is active in the greater Washington DC area technology business community. She currently serves as an advisory board member for ComScore, is a member of The Leadership Foundry for Women in Technology and has been selected as a judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for many years, including 2015. Carolyn is also passionate about education, serving on numerous advisory boards that support STEM for K-12 students, including STEMlete, and Jason Learning.
Carolyn holds a Bachelors of Arts from Villanova University. She and her husband have two children, and their daughter is a champion junior equestrian whose passion has made horses an integral part of family life.
Susie began her involvement with LTR as a volunteer which reflects her love of children and horses. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications, and worked for Penton Publishing in Stamford, CT as a Production Assistant. Susie is a best-selling author having had 6 “gift” books published by Sourcebooks, Inc.
Susie and her husband Garrett live in Leesburg and have two sons, Christopher who lives in NYC and Garrett who lives in Boston. They also have 3 grandchildren; Genevieve, Andrew, and Caden.
Atul Sharma is currently the Principal of Kanha LLC, a real-estate investment company.
Atul received his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University in 2003 and his MBA in Management and Marketing from California State Los Angeles in 2005. He is passionate about building relationships with local Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, SBA, etc. to facilitate collaboration between local businesses.
Atul was born and brought up in the Washington D.C. area and currently resides in Great Falls, VA. He and his wife Khushboo have been married for 5 years and have an energetic 3 year old boy, Abhay. He enjoys spending time with his family, taking relaxing trips to the beach whenever possible and watching football. Atul lives by the motto “Believe in yourself”.
Tony is the Vice President Commercial Lender, Loudoun Team Leader Bank of Clarke County. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he received a BA with Honors in Economics and Political Science.
Just out of college in 1995, Tony served as a financial advisor with Dean Witter in Virginia Beach and went on to own his own financial services business. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1999 with First Union Bank then went through several mergers and acquisitions with large banks. He serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors for Door of Hope in Ashburn, VA and as a member of the Sterling Rotary Club. He is also known for his work as a Senior Correspondent and financial columnist for The Analyst, an international publication covering global financial crises.
He lives in Sterling, VA with his wife and two children. One of his daughters has special needs and enjoys horseback riding on a therapeutic level as well as a favorite past time. Tony can testify to the great impact that therapeutic riding has on the disabilities community.
Megan M. Ryan has over 10 years of experience in marketing, project management, and event planning for companies in the Hospitality and Technology industries. Her work experiences during that time range from building corporate marketing programs for totally new brands, to coordinating celebrity logistics for televised shows like NBA All-Star and the MTV Music Awards, to traveling on a task force to the Dominican Republic to develop a new resort property. It’s been a wild ride and she’s developed a true love of using her skill set to aid new and growing companies. She is currently the Marketing Director at Gravy, a technology company innovating new and smarter ways to target mobile customers by knowing their true interests and intent in their real world, daily activities.
Megan received a BBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from James Madison University. Born and raised in Loudoun County, she grew up riding horses from the time that she could walk. Megan has always appreciated how a relationship with any animal, especially a horse, can benefit your personal wellness and outlook on life. She lives on an estate Black Angus cattle farm with her husband, Josh, and their new baby girl, Indigo.