2024 VBA/VA Chamber Financial Forecast Recap
January 11, 2024

Post Kristen Reid Michele Dunn

On January 11, nearly 550 bankers and members of the business community joined us for the VBA/VA Chamber Financial Forecast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. For the thirteenth year, the VBA and VA Chamber of Commerce partnered to bring together hundreds of members of the business community to learn what lies ahead for the state and national economy.

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

2024 Speakers

Economic Update
Thomas I. Barkin
President & CEO | Federal Reserve Bank

Tom Barkin is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has held this position since 2018. Tom serves as a voting member on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is also responsible for bank supervision and the Federal Reserve’s technology organization. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Tom was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States.

State of the Healthcare in Virginia
Nancy Howell Agee
Chief Executive Officer | Carilion Clinic

Nancy is CEO of Carilion Clinic, a $2.4B not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, serving more than one million people in Virginia and West Virginia. She previously served as President and CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). During her tenure as COO, she co-led Carilion’s reorganization from a collection of hospitals to a fully integrated, physician-led clinic. The reorganization resulted in a partnership with Virginia Tech to create an allopathic medical school and research institute.

Ms. Agee is a nationally recognized healthcare leader and past Chair of the American Hospital Association. She was recently named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Modern Healthcare also named her one of 2021’s Women Leaders Luminaries. She was first named to Modern Healthcare’s biennial list of Top 25 Women Leaders in 2017 and is perennially among its 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. She is a former member of The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners and past Chair of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.

Ms. Agee was named Virginia Business Person of the Year in 2017 by Virginia Business and has been on the list of most influential persons in Virginia for the past ten years. She was also named among Virginia Business Magazine’s Virginia 500 – the Power List (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023). Ms. Agee serves on several boards including American National Bank & Trust, (NASDAQ:AMNB), RGC Resources, Inc., (NASDAQ:RGCO) and Healthcare Realty:(NYSE:HR). She is chair of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and GO Virginia. She’s a member of Virginia Business Council, Virginia Business Higher Education Council and on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates. She is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

In January 2022, Ms. Agee was selected by newly inaugurated Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to serve on his Medical Advisory Team and has received many awards over her career including the 2022 Virginia Business Magazine’s “Women in Leadership” award, the Total Action for Progress (TAP) 2021 Cabell Brand Hope Award, 2020 University of Virginia Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Distinguished Alumna Award, Emory School of Nursing’s Nurses Alumni Association Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award, Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope Award, the Carilion Paladin Award for Quality, and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award.

She holds degrees with Honors from the University of Virginia (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and Emory University (Master of Science in Nursing) and attended the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. She’s received honorary doctorate degrees from Roanoke College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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