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GOTR NOVA Announces Kristen Cheman to BOD

Kristen Cheman taking a selfie with Girls on the Run participants before the Spring 2022 5K at Ballston.

We are happy to announce that we have appointed Kristen Cheman to our Board of Directors, effective immediately!

"We are thrilled to welcome Kristen as the newest member of our Board. We are especially excited for her enthusiasm to create opportunities for elementary and middle school girls to practice healthy habits that will help them become strong, confident leaders,” said Rob Hargreaves, our current Board President. 

Kristen Cheman 1 Kristen Cheman addressing the GOTR NOVA Spring 2022 participants at the 5K in Ballston, standing next to GOTR NOVA's Executive Director, Caroline Woods.

Kristen Cheman is Senior Vice President of LMI’s digital and analytic solutions. She leads an organization of more than 550 data scientists, software developers, and engineers who are focused on digital transformation, innovation, and rapid technology development. Kristen holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Allegheny College, a master’s in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University, and a master’s in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. She also holds a certificate in leadership coaching.

Kristen Cheman 2Kristen Cheman, Senior Vice President of LMI's digital and analytic solutions.

“Running builds confidence, camaraderie, and other foundational skills that will impact young girls for their lifetime. I am thrilled to serve on GOTR NOVA's Board and be part of a mission that I have been passionate about since I started running at age 5,” said Kristen Cheman. “I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to continue to grow the organization and empower more participants across Northern Virginia.”

Kristen is joining our Board of Directors at the start of the Fall 2022 Season, which began on September 12th and will wrap up with two celebratory 5K events in November on Saturday, November 19, at Dulles Town Center and Sunday, November 20, at Ballston. Click here to learn more about our transformational program.


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