Hal Smith was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia. He is a 1994 graduate of George Mason University with a B.S. in Public Administration. Hal has been in the Boys & Girls Club movement for a total of 12 years as both a board member and staff. Prior to his Boys & Girls Club career, Hal spent 16 years in the residential construction industry, specializing in large scale renovations and custom home building. Now, Hal is responsible for the operations and administration of 25 Club sites, 2 Thrift Stores, and the TowneBank Athletic Park.
Hal is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Executive Leadership through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is proud to serve as a Task Force Member on the Newport News Mayor's Initiative to End Bullying and on the board of the Denbigh Youth Alliance.
Angel Nelson Chief Operations Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Helping youth reach their full potential has been a passion of Angel's for many years. She always praised the Boys & Girls Clubs staff that made a difference in her own children's lives and always wanted to do the same for other youth and parents.
Angel began her journey within the Boys & Girls Club Movement as a volunteer in 2000, while working for PBS (Public Broadcasting Station), where she was responsible for identifying, researching and securing valuable funding with foundations, corporations and businesses. In 2004, Angel became a Program Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia. Moving at a steady pace upward, Angel has held the position of: Unit Director and Area Director. She has held the Director of Operations position for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area in Charleston, SC and Area Director for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, NC.
Prior to becoming an Area Director in Charlotte, NC, Angel was the Executive Director for Girls Inc. of Southwest Hampton Roads, Virginia. Besides her key role to increase the organization's funding support, she was responsible for regaining funding of approximately $200,000 from United Way, Beazley Foundation, TowneBank, corporations, grants, and individual giving. Angel has a proven operations management track record and more than 20 years in the United States Navy as a Career Counselor.
Angel has an A.S. in General Studies from Tidewater Community College and attended Saint Leo University, majoring in Business Management. Angel is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Management through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and obtained a Certificate in Human Resource Management in the United States Navy.
Laurel Ramey Chief Development Officer email@example.com
Laurel (Manges) Ramey was born and raised in Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Leadership Studies and Journalism. She began interning at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula during her senior year in 2011 and was brought on as a Development Coordinator in 2012 after graduating. She was promoted to Director of Resource Development, and now serves as Chief Development Officer (CDO). During her time as CDO, she has grown the resource development staff from two to a team of four, each focused on a critical piece to development. In 2014, she led the Dinner Auction volunteer committee to crush all previous fundraising records by raising over $200,000 at the “Mardi Gras Masquerade.” She works diligently with a team to manage 100+ grants and a grant fundraising goal of $900,000. She has overseen the implementation of Network: Blue, a young professionals’ association for BGCVP, and Club 1946, a monthly giving program. Laurel is committed to Vision 2020 and looks forward to ensuring its success.