Justin Saunders serves as the Vice President of Membership. In this role, Justin is tasked with overseeing all member initiatives, including sourcing and onboarding new members, furthering member engagement, ensuring member retention, and evaluating the overall value of memberships. He is also responsible for the oversight of all five Division Boards, Ambassadors, and a number of committees and events. He is results-oriented with a strong emphasis on integrity. He believes that results never lie and integrity is always essential.
Justin takes inspiration from Douglas MacArthur, who said that a “true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”
Justin’s skill set includes an emphasis on leadership, emotional intelligence, decision making, adaptability, strategic thinking, foresight, business development, communication, employee development, creativity, innovation, people management, stakeholder management, conflict resolution, financial literacy, negotiation, and teamwork. He has been honored with numerous awards and has been recognized both regionally and nationally for his achievements during his professional career. Justin sits on multiple boards and committees that are also recognized both regionally and nationally. Formerly a healthcare Executive, he has generated millions of dollars in net profit and helped create over one hundred careers along the east coast.
On a personal note, Justin is always aiming to learn something new about the Hampton Roads that will better his awareness and ability to support the region.