An Achievable Dream Announces New Board Members

Newport News, VA, August 5, 2015 – An Achievable Dream (AAD) announces the appointment of six new members to its Newport News Boards of Directors. In partnership with Newport News Public Schools, AAD operates An Achievable Dream Academy (K – 5th grade) and An Achievable Dream Middle and High School (6th – 12th grade). “We are excited to welcome new Board members to An Achievable Dream,” said Kathy Edwards, president and CEO. “Their expertise and experience will bring new guidance and fresh ideas in support of our Dreamers.”

New Board members are:

An Achievable Dream, Inc. Board:

Mari Ann Banks is an active volunteer and community leader who has served on several boards including the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the Virginia Living Museum.

Kenneth Johnson is the founder of Eagle Enterprises, Inc., an exclusive distributor for Boeing and Apache Helicopter parts. He serves on the PROC committee for the City of Hampton, has received numerous awards from the Department of Defense, the City of Hampton, and most recently, the 2015 Inside Business Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

An Achievable Dream Middle and High School Board:

Ray Bagley serves as vice president of trading operations for Newport News Shipbuilding, responsible for production labor resources and processes, plant engineering and maintenance, waterfront support services, training, instructional design and The Apprentice School. He has served on the Union Negotiating Committee and is a two-time recipient of the Newport News Shipbuilding President’s Model of Excellence Award.

Kevin Harrison is the owner/operator of Chick-Fil-A restaurants located at Newport News and the founder of Flat-Out Events, a sport management company responsible for the Newport News Marathon, as well as the Run for the Dream, which benefits An Achievable Dream.

Thomas W. Meehan, Sr. is president and broker with CD West and Company. He serves on the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Board of Directors and is vice chairman of the   Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission.

James Schloss retired from Smithfield Foods where he served as vice president of sales and marketing. He has volunteered with An Achievable Dream for approximately six years as a consultant on marketing and led the creation of the current logo.

Click here for a list of all Board members.