We are pleased to announce that we have four additions to the VPP family. Tony Marquez, Executive Vice President at Eagle Bank, has joined our Board of Directors. We are also excited to welcome three new staff members: Chuck Redmond, VP of Finance and Operations, Monisha Som, Communications Director, and Amy Selco, VP of Development and Investor Relations.
Tony Marquez Joins the Board of Directors
Tony Marquez, Executive Vice President at Eagle Bank, has joined the VPP Board of Directors. Prior to Eagle Bank, Tony established the real estate lending franchise for HSBC for the Washington, D.C. market in 2005. Earlier he was the head of Commercial Real Estate lending at Chevy Chase Bank (1999 to 2005) and prior to that held various lending positions at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and The Riggs National Bank here in Washington, D.C. Tony has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry in the region. He also serves as the Chair for the Latin American Youth Center Board of Directors. Tony is a graduate of George Washington University with a B.A. and an M.A. in International Affairs and also holds an MBA from Adelphi University.
Chuck Redmond Hired to Lead Finance and Operations
Chuck Redmond joined VPP as the new Vice President of Finance and Operations in April. Chuck came to VPP from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where he was a Strategist. At the foundation, Chuck developed long-term financial plans for revenue growth, engaged donors across the country in conversations about strategic direction and supported process improvement initiatives for organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. In his role, Chuck delivered effective solutions to challenging problems for multiple organizations across industries including federal government and private equity. While at McKinsey & Co., he co founded the D.C. Social Impact Group, which leads a task force of associates and analysts in pro bono projects with local social enterprises and nonprofits. Chuck is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received a B.S. in International Business and Finance from the University of South Carolina.
Monisha Som Becomes the New Communications Director
Monisha Som joined VPP as the new Communications Director on May 1st. Previously, Monisha was a Vice President at Spitfire Strategies. During her 11 years at Spitfire, she supported foundations and nonprofits across the country with communication strategy and implementation – from messaging and media outreach to website development. She worked with clients on a range of issues including health care, economic development, education, criminal justice and civil rights. She has also led training on strategic communication planning, message development, storytelling, media relations and creating effective elevator speeches. Monisha earned six promotions during her tenure at Spitfire, working her way up from an entry-level position to Vice President. Monisha is a graduate of The George Washington University where she received a B.A. in Political Science.
Amy Selco Joins to Oversee Development and Investor Relations
Amy Selco will join VPP as the Vice President of Development and Investor Relations this summer. Amy’s career spans 20 years of experience in external affairs, relationship management, and major fundraising initiatives for non-profit organizations in the arts, youth development, public diplomacy, sports diplomacy and higher education. Amy is currently the Vice President of Development at Meridian International Center where she creates strategic partnerships with individuals, foundations, and corporations to generate and steward unrestricted and programmatic support for Meridian’s global leadership programs. Prior to her work at Meridian, she was the Director of Development for PeacePlayers International where she led the development program for youth conflict resolution projects in Cyprus, Israel, Northern Ireland and South Africa. Amy has previously held positions at regional theatres, Harvard University, and Ithaca College. She holds a B.A. from Ithaca College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.