Virginia Senator Jeremy McPike
Jeremy McPike has lived in Prince William County, Va., for the past 40 years. Paying for school expenses by working as a construction laborer and eventually as a construction superintendent, Jeremy attended George Mason University for his Bachelor's and Master's of Public Administration degrees, where he was selected for the Northern Virginia Public Service Fellows Program.
For the last 20 years, Jeremy has served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD), where he is a Captain and has been honored with Life Membership. He helped found and serves as president of the DCVFD Foundation, well known in the community for its support of public safety initiatives and Santa visits to kids fighting cancer. He also led the design and construction of the innovative and environmentally conscious DCVFD Station 10, which received Washington Business Journal’s 2010 Green Business Design Award and was the first volunteer fire station in the nation to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
Jeremy has worked for the City of Alexandria for the past 15 years, currently serving as the Director of General Services. In this role, he works to make sure public building projects come in on time and on budget. He has also established gleaning programs and SNAP/EBT at local Farmers’ Markets so healthy foods can reach the most vulnerable, has built new public-private partnerships for the city, and, as a LEED Accredited Professional, has set up sustainable green building policies for Alexandria.
He is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute’s Political Leaders Program, and the former Northern Virginia Chair for OneVirginia2021, a bipartisan organization advocating for an amendment to the Virginia Constitution that would bring fair and impartial redistricting to the Commonwealth.
Jeremy and his wife Sharon live in Dale City with their three daughters
Lisa Nicholls, CEO of Tira! Strategies
Lisa Nicholls was an advertising sales executive for a local newspaper. When the newspaper closed, she took her knowledge of multi-channel communications platforms and started developing and implementing social media strategies for clients. Nine years later, Lisa is a go-to expert, specializing in creating an online presence and greater visibility for small to medium-sized businesses through the use of social media, ultimately helping clients grow and attract new business. Lisa enjoys working with entrepreneurs, nonprofits and established business owners who are struggling to use social media effectively, and in helping them better understand what it takes to have a successful social media presence. Lisa is a frequent speaker about social media and loves sharing her knowledge with other business owners. She is active in the Loudoun Chamber’s Business Women of Loudoun and is a board member of NAWBO Greater DC Chapter. She has a degree from the College of William and Mary and Masters from the University of New Haven.