Hampton Roads Young Professionals Board
Launching for the 2022-2023 term, connect with young professionals in the 757 who are passionate about giving back and making Hampton Roads a better place to live, work and play, for all!

Meet the Board
2022-2023 Executive Committee
SOVA Staff Liaison: Austin Gregory
Director of Development
Special Olympics Virginia
Virginia Beach, VA
President: Savannah Wright
Proposal Coordinator
Fairlead Integrated
Newport News, VA
Vice President: Will Nexsen
Rutter Mills LLP
Norfolk, VA
About the Board
Special Olympics Young Professionals Board (YPB) is a coalition of enthusiastic young professionals ages 22-40, who seek to inspire radical inclusion through regional fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer involvement.

Membership Requirements:

  • Attendance at all quarterly YPB General Meetings
  • Committee Involvement:
    • Social, Fundraising, Recruitment & Engagement, Volunteer or Executive
    • Attendance at monthly committee meetings at agreed upon venue or via phone
  • Participation in two fundraising and two volunteer events
  • Members are ages 22-40, working in the greater Hampton Roads area
  • Expected annual membership contribution of $100 (can be made in multiple payments)


  • Support Special Olympics Virginia's fundraising efforts through annual giving, participation in signature events and developing new programs.
  • Advocate for the Special Olympics movement and educate young professionals in the Hampton Roads area to increase their involvement with the organization.
  • Connect and engage with like-minded young professionals on the YPB and in the community through social, fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
Send an email to Austin for additional information on how to apply!