The Controllers Executive RoundTable enhances the professional development of controllers of major private and public companies. This regional network of highly motivated professionals offers engaging and relevant quarterly forums and provides opportunities to connect with peers, network with member companies and learn critical and emerging information.

CERT membership is by invitation only and is limited to controllers and equivalent professionals of major companies with significant operations in Virginia. The annual fee is $2,200. Members enjoy access to VCU School of Business resources, including access to the VCU libraries and databases, assistance in identifying articles and other references of interest, and priority treatment in identification of outstanding prospective graduates, interns and part-time employees.

Each quarterly meeting is facilitated by an industry expert, with time built in for group discussion. Members can bring up to two guests and are eligible to receive four hours of continuing professional education credit per meeting.

CERT members have endowed two scholarships that are awarded to two outstanding accounting majors each year.

CERT members

  • Woodrow D. Anderson
    Indivior
  • Frasier W. Brickhouse II 
    Tredegar Corporation
  • Allen Brobst
    Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Scott Butler 
    Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
  • Brian Combs 
    PNC Bank
  • Scott Coppola 
    Virginia Credit Union
  • Nora Crouch
    Markel Corporation
  • Stephen Y. Dickinson*
    Media General Inc.
  • W. Thomas Didlake Jr. 
    Southern States Cooperative Inc.
  • Alicia Diehl 
    Allianz Global Assistance
  • Wayne C. Drinkwater*
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Barry C. Faison
    Virginia Retirement System
  • Matthew D. Farney 
    Genworth Financial
  • Ivan Feldman 
    Altria Group Inc.
  • John F. Jimison 
    Carpenter Co.
  • Pamela Koch 
    Capital One 
  • Jeffrey Kostelni 
    Bowlero Corp
  • Ashleigh McDermott 
    GPM Investments, LLC.
  • Timothy J. Mulvaney
    Lumber Liquidators
  • Gary Ometer 
    Virginia529 
  • Robert M. Peebles
    Universal Corporation
  • John Phifer 
    Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
  • Michelle T. Rader
    The C.F. Sauer Company
  • Karen Schettino
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • William J. Skrobacz 
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Chris Vlahcevic 
    Performance Food Group
  • Linda M. Warren* 
    Altria Group Inc.
  • John C. Zeheb 
    Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC

*Lifetime member

Steering committee members

  • Stephen Y. Dickinson*
    Media General Inc.
  • W. Thomas Didlake, Jr.
    Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
  • Wayne C. Drinkwater
    NewMarket Corporation
  • Barry C. Faison
    Virginia Retirement System
  • John F. Jimison
    Carpenter Company
  • Robert M. Peebles
    Universal Corporation
  • Michelle T. Rader
    The C.F. Sauer Company
  • Linda M. Warren*
    Altria Group Inc.
  • John C. Zeheb
    Ukrop's Homestyle Foods LLC