The NAWBO Richmond Foundation is responsible for building partnerships, while conducting and supporting various charitable and educational activities of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter.

One of the largest events that the Foundation sponsors, in hand with other corporate partners, is the Women of Excellence Awards.  This annual event honors local women entrepreneurs and their hard work within the Richmond community building businesses and volunteering.  This anticipated event also raises funds to provide qualified speakers at our monthly programs, and support the continued efforts of the NAWBO Richmond Chapter Board.

The Foundation is certified as a 501(c)(3) organization.  Companies and individuals wishing to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation may do so with credit card payment via PayPal, or by sending checks, payable to the Richmond NAWBO Foundation, to:  P.O.Box 3632, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235


Kristy Geiger, Eventive Thinking

Founder and CPO

Kristy is the Founder and Chief Planning Officer at Eventive Thinking.  Her full-service boutique event planning company focuses on the strategic goals necessary to create a successful event.  She and her team work with businesses, trade associations, and federal organizations to create a custom blueprint to ensure the ideal return on investment for their events.  With over 20 years working in the events industry she has enjoyed countless opportunities planning events for an association, corporation and in higher education before launching her own business 8 years ago.  Kristy became involved with the NAWBO Foundation two years ago while assisting with the annual Women of Excellence event.  Through that involvement, she was anxious to remain active within the NAWBO Richmond Foundation to continue to work and advance her relationships with so many amazing and talented entrepreneurial women throughout the Richmond region.

Immediate Past President

Tracy LewisBDO

Assurance Partner

Tracy is an assurance partner with BDO with over 17 years of public accounting experience, serving a range of publicly and privately held clients in many industries.   Primary services provided are audit, accounting consultation, and employee benefits plans, including assisting clients with SEC and financial reporting, evaluation of internal controls. Tracy’s professional affiliations include: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and William & Mary Mason Accounting Programs Board Member. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Emory & Henry College and a Masters of Accounting from the College of William & Mary.

Secretary, Treasurer

Julie Hill, SONA Bank

Sr. VP and Director of P.O.W.E.R.

Julie Hill is the Senior Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R. at Sonabank, where she works to provide financial tools, business resources and networking opportunities to women business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Virginia. Prior to joining Sonabank, Julie served 19 years as the Vice President of Business Development for the Retail Merchants Association. In addition to her role as Director of P.O.W.E.R., Julie serves as the Chair for the National Kidney Foundation of Central Virginia and is the Secretary/Treasurer for NAWBO (National Association Women Business Owners). Julie, her husband Rich and her two children, Quinn and Emilee reside in Fredericksburg, VA.

Awards Officer

Lindsay ShackletteDominion Payroll 

Human Capital Management Consultant 

Lindsay is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.  At Dominion Payroll, she works with clients to help manage their employees in all aspects from hire to retire.  Prior to her role with Dominion Payroll she worked at Ernst & Young in their auditing practice and has experience in restaurant accounting.  Lindsay also serves as an ambassador for the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and actively sponsors the Richmond SHRM chapter.  She has served as the WE Awards Chair for two years now and is passionate about working with other strong women in the business community.

NAWBO Richmond
P.O. Box 73201 
N. Chesterfield, VA  23235 

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