About You

In general, participants are volunteer leaders of Hampton Roads membership organizations such as:

  • Professional societies;
  • Civic associations;
  • Fraternal groups; or other
  • Community service organizations.

Participants and their organizations generally share common interests such as:

  • Sharing best practices
  • Programming development, logistics and attendance
  • Membership management (attract, obtain, retain)
  • Marketing, Communications, and Outreach (business, academic, public service)
  • The transitory nature of population (military, etc)
  • Volunteer management (attract, obtain, retain)
  • Volunteer Leadership pipeline (train, support, succession)
  • Funding opportunities (member fees, event fees, sponsorships, donations)
  • Access to shared resources (accounting, marketing, event planning)
  • Meeting effectiveness (planning, execution, accountability)
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities with other member organizations

About Us

Purpose: The Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads (PDCHR) helps volunteer leaders in our community be better leaders.

Mission: PDCHR helps develop leaders of professional societies, civic associations, faith-based groups and service organizations through educational programming, networking opportunities and access to shared resources.

Vision: PDCHR is the preferred choice for developing volunteer leaders throughout the region through connection, coordination, and collaboration on common goals and challenges

Bylaws: Click here to download the PDCHR Bylaws (pdf)

501(c)(3) Statement: PDCHR is a 501(c)(3) organization.

About the logo:

The green and blue arcs represent the land and the water that connect the Hampton Roads community.

The arcs are also part of intersecting circles, representing how successful leaders coordinate team efforts.

The overall shape indicates two hands that collaborate in support of our community.

Board of Directors

President—William (Bill) Piersol president@pdc-hr.org
Vice President—Vacant
Secretary—Skip Leezer secretary@pdc-hr.org

Directors at Large
Paula Bazemore 
Patricia (Tricia) Holben 
Charlie Thuma 
Elizabeth Tollis
Cynthia Tyler


Executive Director—Mark Bowers executive.director@pdc-hr.org
Operations Manager—Anna Green operations@pdc-hr.org

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