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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Al Alborn, Class of 2012

LPW Outreach, Signature Program
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Alan P. (“Al”) Alborn, LPW Class of 2012

Freelance writer, photographer, and media consultant
{Watch his Alumni Spotlight Video here}

Al Alborn, Freelance Writer, Photographer, and Media Consultant


Tell us a little about what you do:

I write and take photographs for a bi-weekly column for InsideNoVA titled “Around Prince William.”  My bi-weekly column focuses on political, social, human interest and other subjects which occur in Prince William County.  Member of the Virginia Press Association, the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and the Virginia Outdoor Writer’s Association.


What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

Leadership Prince William gave me a greater appreciation of the many dimensions of Prince William County.  This knowledge armed me well to explore issues I write about in greater depth.  It has also made me more active as a political and social activist.


What is your favorite LPW memory?

Breaking the rules for all of the exercises.  I was surprised to be elected to the Class Representative to the Board of Regents since I didn’t actually run for the position.  Fellow classmate and team member John Frisch nominated me.


What does leadership mean to you?

Real leadership is decided by others.  You are only a leader if there are people following you voluntarily, or if you are influencing processes and decisions you care about.


Any final thoughts?

I hope you read my column!


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Local Leaders to Compete with Home-Cooked Favorites at 4th Annual Contest

LPW Outreach

Press Release  

Date:  November 6, 2019


Contact: Andrea Money, Executive Director, Leadership Prince William // andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org //  571-765-7568


Get Out the Stretchy Pants: Local Leaders to Compete with Home-Cooked Favorites at 4th Annual Contest


Manassas, VA- Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their 4th Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, at Linton Hall School in Bristow, Virginia.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature up to 20 local amateur chefs who will compete for People’s Choice and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes. Tickets are available online at www.GourmetGuysGiveBack.com . Adult tickets are $25; children ages 6 to 13 are $10; children under 6 are free.


Guests will be able to sample all of the dishes—appetizers, soups, side dishes and entrees—and vote for their favorites to identify the Peoples’ Choice winners. Local professional chefs will select the Judges’ Award winners. Gourmet Guys Give Back also features a visit from Santa Claus, children’s activities by Imagination Learning Centers, raffle prizes, and live music by Greg Dodson.


Jacqueline Krick, Chairman of the Board for Leadership Prince William and owner of ECU Communications, encouraged families to attend. “Gourmet Guys Give Back has proven to be an excellent family-oriented event for Leadership Prince William. It truly has something for everyone and is worth attending. The food is incredible. It seems to get better each year as the chefs try to outdo themselves and each other. There is no need to be affiliated with either partner organization to participate!”


Another facet of this year’s event: anyone can sponsor a pack of fifteen tickets to be given to the local police or fire and rescue department of their choice for just $300. The package is called “Give Back to the Good Guys” and can be purchased on the website, www.gourmetguysgiveback.com.


“As we move into our fourth year with this event, we hope to continue to build additional support from the community,” says Prince William Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbie Jones. “Many of the chefs are visible members of the community—elected officials, business leaders, even some not-for-profit executives—but at Gourmet Guys they lay it all on the line to compete for your votes: as the best amateur chef in our community.” She went on to note that the Chamber is pleased to be partnering with Leadership Prince William for another year.


For a full list of the participating “Gourmet Guys” and a schedule of events, visit www.GourmetGuysGiveBack.com. Interested chefs can still sign up this month.


Sponsors to date for Gourmet Guys Give Back include Employment Enterprises, Inc; Linton Hall School; The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia; ImagiNation Early Childhood Learning Center; Prince William Living, What’s Up Prince William; Mike Garcia Construction; Tang’s Bridal & Alterations; FVC Bank; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and FreshySites. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event should call Debbie Jones at 571-765-1877.


Proceeds from Gourmet Guys Give Back benefit the programs and activities of Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. These community organizations nurture local leadership, support the business and not-for-profit communities, provide scholarships for educational activities and more.



About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing over 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at www.pwchamber.org or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.


About Leadership Prince William:
Leadership Prince William is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on engaging individuals, organizations and alumni to enrich the community through collaborative leadership. Our 350 plus alumni and stakeholders have been engaged in every aspect of community evolution for over 10 years!


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Announcing the Class of 2020

LPW Outreach, Signature Program
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August 6, 2019

Contact: Andrea Money, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568

Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

Web: leadershipprincewilliam.org


Leadership Prince William Announces Class of 2020

Leadership Prince William is pleased to announce the members of their Signature Program Class of 2020. The class members will kick off their year with an Opening Retreat at Skyland Resort September 19 and 20. From there the class will meet one business day per month through June; viewing Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park through a new lense during each session. Session topics range from History and Government to Health and Human Services, providing a comprehensive look at the community while participants discover more about their own leadership styles and how to better engage those in their sphere of influence.

The members of the Leadership Prince William Signature Program Class of 2020 are:

  • Ryan Allday, Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue
  • Amanda Baity, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
  • Uma Alexandra Beepat, Lotus Wellness Center
  • Julie Billingsley, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Kaytera Caison, Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Jacqueline Connor, George Mason University
  • Jennifer Coppola. FirstLight Home Care of Woodbridge
  • Bernard Davis, Manassas City Public Schools
  • Erin Flynn, B&W Associates
  • Reginald Garland, Ride-Rite Mobile Oil Change, LLC
  • Lazaro Gonzalez, Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Eveie Green, Genuine Gamechanger Consulting
  • Amanda Hamm, City of Manassas
  • Stuart Jackson, ACTS of Prince William, Inc.
  • Justin Jordan, Novant Health UVA Health System
  • Erika Lytle, Lake Manassas Health & Rehabilitation
  • Kristen Marbury, Manassas Park City Schools
  • Paige Meade, P Meade Consulting
  • Jinnae Monroe, Professionals by Design, LLC
  • Holly Morello, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
  • John Nguyen, NOVEC
  • Tony Overstreet, Prince William County Sheriff’s Office
  • Steve Rakoff, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Tiara Reddick, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Lucrecia Reyes, Lucrecia Designs, LLC
  • John Rodriguez, Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning
  • Jessica Root, House of Mercy
  • Steve Schrank, City of Manassas Department of Public Works
  • Lawrence Schuster, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Donna Shipman, The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc.
  • Brian Sipes, Prince William County Service Authority
  • Melanie Trabosh, City of Manassas Department of Social Services
  • Scott Vago, Prince William County Police Department
  • Andrea Van Wambeke, Sweeney Barn
  • Leigh-Anne Vaughn, Avery Hess Realtors
  • Brittany Watson, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Ariel Zelada, BAE Systems

 Sponsors of the Signature Program include: Youth for Tomorrow; Whitlock Wealth Management; Micron Technology, Inc.; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; Compton & Duling, LC; Impacto Youth; Prince William Living; and Imagine.


Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area.  Past graduates of the Leadership Prince William program have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs, serving  Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is to make the community a better place through collaborative leadership. They offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org or call 571-765-7568.

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Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy

For Immediate Release

July 30, 2019


Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

Manassas, VA— On Friday, July 26 Leadership Prince William held a Commencement Ceremony for the 28 middle school students and 8 counselors (high school students) graduating from their Summer Youth Academy.

During the program, the students learned which of their two teams won the competition and fundraiser known as  Leadership Lemonade. The Red Team pulled in the most money, raising $1,427.85 for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/). The Blue Team came in second having raised $1,064.25 in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Representatives from both organizations were presented with checks during the graduation ceremony.

The Red Team presented a check to several of the young women served by Bright Care Center during the Summer Youth Academy commencement ceremony on July 26 at Youth for Tomorrow. Leadership Prince William Board Chair Jacqueline Krick is front left in orange and white.






Members of the Blue Team are shown serving lemonade, slushies and treats to raise money for CASA-CIS on July 24. The teams also took online donations from those who couldn’t make it out on event day.

More about this program:

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminated on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week youth academy.  As part of their experience, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy participants had opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.



Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.