PLP Alumni News

Sorensen Alumni Win Office
Nov 7 2012 - 5:02pm

Congratulations to the Sorensen alumni who won on election day!

Jonathan Baliles, Richmond City Council
Kelly Carmichael Booz, Alexandria School Board
Dave Butler, Leesburg Town Council
John Taylor Chapman, Alexandria City Council
Glenn Davis, Virginia Beach City Council
Dan Edwards, Virginia Beach School Board
Kimberly Gray, Richmond City School Board
Robert Hurt, U.S. House of Representatives
Scott Rigell, U.S. House of Representatives
Dave Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Amelia Ross-Hammond, Virginia Beach City Council
Paul Smedberg, Alexandria City Council
Leonard Tengco, Virginia Beach School Board
Justin Wilson, Alexandria City Council
Rosemary Wilson, Virginia Beach City Council

If you know of someone we missed, please let us know at with their name and office.


Imhoff Named New President of Montpelier
Nov 5 2012 - 12:13pm

James Madison's Montpelier has named Kat Imhoff (PLP Fall 1999) as president of the Montpelier Foundation.

Toscano Appointed to Transportation District Commission
Jul 30 2012 - 10:28am

Gov. McDonnell has appointed James Toscano (PLP 2012) to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads.

Rhinehart Named to Tobacco Commission
Jul 25 2012 - 3:10pm

Gov. McDonnell has appointed Beth Rhinehart (PLP 2010) to the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.



Perrow Re-elected to Lynchburg City Council
Jun 21 2012 - 3:27pm

Turner Perrow (PLP 2009) was re-elected to the Lynchburg City Council on May 1. This will be the Lynchburg native's second term.

Alumni Win Spots on Alexandria City Council Ballot
Jun 15 2012 - 5:30pm

Justin Wilson (PLP 2003) and John Taylor Chapman (PLP 2010) each secured one of six Democratic Party nominations for the upcoming Alexandria City Council election.

Justin served on the Council previously, elected in a 2007 special election and completing his term in 2009.

John is the former president of the Alexandria NAACP. This is the Alexandria native's first Council run.

John and Justin will compete against fellow Sorensen alumni Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes in November's election.

More information about the primary is available at the Alexandria Times

Ross-Hammond to Run for Va. Beach City Council
Jun 14 2012 - 3:22pm

Amelia Ross-Hammond (CTP 2011; PLP 2012) has announced her candidacy for Virginia Beach City Council in the Kempsville district.

Payne Joins W&M Annual Giving Board of Directors
Jun 12 2012 - 1:21pm

Will Payne (PLP 2005) was recently voted on to the William & Mary Annual Giving Board of Directors. He is the fifth youngest of the 25-member Board covering classes from 1971-2011. Last year he served as co-chair of his 10-year reunion gift committee and was subsequently awarded the Board of Directors Cup.

The Annual Giving Board of Directors is organized to assist and promote the College of William & Mary in Virginia through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to the College, with special emphasis on annual gifts. The Board plays an active role in developing volunteer networks, reaching out to donors and advises in the development of strategy and operational plans to drive success of annual giving.

Baliles to Run for Richmond City Council
Jun 7 2012 - 11:41am

Jon Baliles (PLP 2011) has announced his candidacy for Richmond City Council. Full story at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

State Bar Young Lawyers Honor Tengco
Jun 1 2012 - 8:44pm

The Board of Governors of Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (VSB-YLC) voted to honor Leonard C. Tengco (PLP 2011; CTP 2012) for his outstanding service to the bar and the public. Last October, Tengco served as the Chair of the Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference hosted at Regent University School of Law. Guest speakers included Sorensen's very own John L. Newby II (PLP 2011), Stephen E. Parker (PLP 2011), and Tony H. Pham (PLP 2012), and nearly one-hundred college students throughout Virginia attended the full-day event. Tengco will be formally recognized at the VSB-YLC Reception, held in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar's 74th Annual Membership & Awards Meeting at the Cavalier Hotel Beach Club in Virginia Beach next month.

Tengco is also a candidate for the Virginia Beach School Board-Centerville District. His 2011 PLP Class voted him as having the "Best Sense of Humor" and "Most Likely to be Involved in a Political Scandal."

Featured Alumni

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    Vivek Kundra

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2007

    Vivek has served as Virginia's Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade and as Chief Technology Officer for Washington, D.C. He served under President Obama as the first chief information officer of the United States. Vivek is currently a visiting fellow at Harvard University.