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Strong Men and Women in Virginia History 2020

Kaci M. Easley


Inspired by examples of public service in her family, Kaci Easley was the first African American to serve as director of Virginia's Executive Mansion.

Penny J. Franklin


As a community activist for more than 30 years, Penny Franklin has been an advocate for the fair and respectful treatment of all people.

Joycelyn S. Harrison


Research scientist, mentor, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) champion Joycelyn Harrison is an award-winning chemical engineer and…

Torrey Smith


Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith has used his academic and athletic success to establish community programs that inspire and assist youth in achieving…

Marcus D. Williams


An attorney, educator, and musician, the Honorable Marcus Williams served more than 20 years as a circuit court judge in Fairfax County.