Virginia STEAM Academy Welcomes Board Member Gil Bland
In July 2016, the board welcomed Gil Bland to its membership. Bland is Immediate Past Chairman of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and served on its Executive Committee for seven years. Bland recently completed six years of service on the Board of Directors of the National Franchise Association. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Bland was chosen by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Virginians. Bland currently serves on the boards for LEAD Virginia, the State Chamber of Commerce, Elevate Early Education (Treasurer), and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Past leadership includes statewide service on the Board of Visitors for Old Dominion University, the Board of Trustees for the James Madison University Foundation, and Sentara Healthcare.