Talk LIVE: Growing Your Career & Community
Monday, June 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Richmond Triangle Players
Guests will find the intersection of passion and professional excellence at Talk LIVE: Growing Your Career & Community. This TED-style event will engage, inform, and inspire professionals of all ages with actionable steps and advice on how to advance your careers while also harnessing your passion to influence real change in our community.
At Family Lifeline’s annual Talk LIVE event, participants heard from a variety of leaders about how success comes not so much from what we do (our job), but how well we do it (our passion for our job) and the effect it has (impact of our job).
- Mickael Broth, Local Artist & Muralist
- Carlos Brown, Dominion Energy
- Jessica Noll, CBS6 TV Personality
- Deron Charvis, Beautiful RVA
- Andreas Addison, Councilman
- Ira Holliday, Altria Group
Learn more about our speakers:
Mickael Broth, Renowned Artist
Mickael is Richmond-based artist, muralist, and writer. Broth came to Richmond in 2001 with the intention of painting graffiti as much as possible. His involvement in vandalism was halted abruptly with his arrest in 2004 and subsequent ten-month jail term for his crimes. Since that time, he has gone on to pursue an active (and mostly legal) career in the arts. Awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2008 for his gallery work which has been shown in museums, galleries, and abandoned buildings across the country, he has painted murals throughout Richmond and the United States over the past decade as part of public art projects and private commissions. In 2016, Broth received international acclaim for his “dancing” Bernie Sanders mural in Richmond. In 2013 he published a three part memoir entitled Gated Community: Graffiti and Incarceration, detailing his experiences in the justice system.
Broth has been an active member of the community, working with youth art groups, as well as leading groups of corporate volunteers through public art projects, in addition to contributing work to multiple non-profit organizations. Broth is the co-founder of Welcoming Walls, a project dedicated to bring public art to the highways and gateways of Richmond Virginia in an effort to boost civic pride, tourism, and the city’s reputation as a capital of creativity.
Ira Holliday, HR Strategist-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Altria Group
Ira is a Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Strategist at Altria Group, Inc. With nearly 20 years of experience in HR strategy, change management and associate development, Ira combines his business acumen with a core focus on “heart-based” solutions to empower individuals to better connect and drive change across organizations. His inclusive perspective has been shaped by great mentors and friends who have encouraged him to seek difference, build relationships and search for insights not just results. He believes that inclusion-based strategies are the force multiplier for innovation and business success.
In addition, Ira is a dedicated husband, father and community partner to several organizations throughout RVA. He was the founder and national director of the Future Leaders Forum for Young Men (launched in 2008) which has delivered leadership workshops to over 2500 middle school students across the Richmond region. His community engagements also include serving on the Junior League Of Richmond-Community Advisory Board and being a student mentor at Varina High School through the Team Excel Foundation.
Jessica Noll, TV Personality, WTVR CBS6 News Richmond
Calling Richmond home since 2001, Jessica is a beach-gal at heart having grown up in Wilmington, NC., Jessica is the Director of Local Programming for the Tribune Media-owned station WTVR. Jessica oversees all station generated, non-news-related content. Her projects include: the weekly high-school academic trivia show, Battle of the Brains; the annual Dominion Christmas Parade broadcast; special features including: Powering Virginia and Explore Virginia. She also is the Executive Producer and Co-Host of the LIVE daily talk and entertainment show, Virginia This Morning.
Outside of the station, this Penn State graduate loves to read, go “junking,” look for ways to recycle all sorts of things, TRAVEL, eat and take in a good show!
Duron Chavis, Urban Agriculturalist and Advocate, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Named the Richmond Times Dispatches 2017 Person of the Year, Duron Chavis is community engagement with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where he leads efforts to promote local urban greening and fight food insecurity. He’s also responsible for Beautiful RVA, a collaborative effort to promote urban greening and space beautification. A partnership with several local and regional organizations including Groundwork RVA, Capital Trees, HandsOn Greater Richmond and many others, it works to promote public horticulture and urban greening across the region. In conjunction with Beautiful RVA, Duron developed the Ginter Urban Gardener and the Community Greening Toolkit programs. “We realized we needed to be a lot more deliberate and intentional about how to do urban greening and beautification within the community itself.”
Carlos Brown, Vice President & General Counsel, Dominion Energy
Carlos M. Brown has been named vice president and general counsel, succeeding Mark O. Webb, who is now senior vice president-Corporate Affairs and chief legal officer. Brown reports to Webb in his new position, which oversees daily operations of the company’s legal department.
Brown joined Dominion in 2007 after years of private law practice. He has served in various capacities at Dominion, including in the law department, Alternative Energy Solutions group and Power Generation unit. Most recently Brown served as deputy general counsel-Litigation, Labor and Employment. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in American government and African-American studies and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia (UVA).
Andreas Addison, Councilman and Innovator
Born and raised in Virginia, Andreas moved to Richmond following graduation from Virginia Tech with a degree in Political Science. He found his introduction to public service when he was hired in 2008 as a Management Analyst in City Hall. Through the transition of leadership from Mayor Doug Wilder to Mayor Dwight Jones, he became the special projects leader for the city. He completed his MBA studies at the University of Richmond and upon graduation in 2012, utilized his experience in City Hall and in his studies to create the role of Civic Innovator. In this new role he led Richmond’s pursuit and acceptance as an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge partner in 2013, Fuse Corps fellowship partner in 2014, and culminated in the Code for America partnership in 2015 which supported the launch of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first Open Data portal and creation of the Code for RVA Brigade.
These experiences combined to create a unique approach to tackle social issues in a cross-sector collaborative manner. The Civic Innovation process combines human-centered design with systems thinking and an inclusive engagement strategy to derive impactful and achievable solutions. Having left City Hall in 2016 to create his own consulting business, he also successfully ran for City Council and represents the First District. His business, Civic Innovator LLC, has worked on projects with local small businesses, German Marshall Fund, the City of Boston, City of Athens Greece and Warsaw Poland.
David Gallagher, Dominion Payroll
A speaker at our inaugural event last year, we’re excited to welcome David back to Talk LIVE as our event emcee. David Gallagher is the founder and CEO of Dominion Payroll Services (DPS), proudly supplying payroll and human resource services to thousands of clients. An 8 time winner of the Inc. 5000 award, DPS has a national presence and has been the recipient of numerous national awards for growth, customer retention and customer service. Additionally, David and his wife Grace started the Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation to honor their daughter Cameron who died after completing a half marathon in Virginia Beach. The Foundation host a 5k race called the SpeakUp5K to stomp out the negative stigma associated with teenage depression.
Attendees will learn from local business and community leaders, be inspired by their passion, verbalize with thought leaders, and engage in lively discussions around how you, too, can advance your career while making a difference. You’ll also better understand the mission of Family Lifeline and the unique role we all can play in empowering families in our community to lead healthy, happy and independent lives.