Board of Directors

Erin Rice, President

Erin Rice joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2014 and is currently serving as President. Throughout Erin’s tenure in the Junior League, she has held many leadership roles including Community Vice President, Communications Vice President, Junior Leagues of Virginia Leadership Summit Chair, Placement Chair-Elect and Member Advisor. Erin is a double Hokie, earning a B.A. in Communications and Political Science as well as a M.P.A. from Virginia Tech. Outside of the League, she is the Owner/Principal Consultant for Rice Strategies and assists her clients successfully navigate the complexities of government through comprehensive government relations strategies. She also serves as the Director of New Media for Music Makes You Happy Entertainment and as Chair of the Suffolk Electoral Board. She is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and recently was a 2020 Excellence in a State Issue Campaign from Women in Government Relations recipient. In her free time, Erin enjoys watching college football, being outdoors and making memories with her husband (Chris), daughter (Cecilia), son (Anthony) and dog (Lucky).


 

President-elect, Amanda Bryer

Amanda Bryer is our President-Elect for the 2021-2022 League year. She will then serve a two-year term as President from 2022-2024. Amanda joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2016 and immediately connected with the mission of empowering women to change the community.  Amanda was recognized as New Member of the Year in 2017. She then served as Vice President of Fund Development where she worked with a dynamic council who together raised over $30,000 for the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach. Amanda previously served as the New Member Chair, welcoming over 30 incredible women to JLNVB.


Annamarie Pagel, Executive Vice President

Annamarie has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach since 2015 and is currently serving as Executive Vice President. She previously served as Administrative Vice President and Chair of the Cookbook Committee. Annamarie holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Women’s College and a J.D. from Hamline.

University School of Law. Currently, she is an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Victoria V. Humphreys, P.C. Outside of the Junior League, Annamarie is a proud Big Sister for Big Brother and Big Sisters of America. She enjoys “little old lady” pastimes, such as knitting while watching PBS period dramas.


Erin Clements, Secretary

Erin joined the Junior League of Norfolk Virginia Beach in 2015 and is Secretary of the Board of Directors. She has served as Administrative Vice President, Membership Vice President, Placement Chair and as a member of the Special Events and Scavenger Haunt committees. Erin majored in Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and teaches Biology and Marine Biology at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. She also coaches and choreographs for the color guard/flag team with the marching band of Oscar Smith HS. She is a very active member of Phi Mu Fraternity for Women, serving as an Area Operations & Finance Director, alumnae chapter board member and a member of the advisory council to the collegiate chapter at William and Mary. She also serves as an Alumnae Area Coordinator for the National Panhellenic Conference. She is a member of the local nonprofit Animal Resources of Tidewater and assists with organizing their fundraising efforts. Erin resides in Chesapeake with her husband Richard, her daughter Fionna is a senior at VCU in Richmond, and she enjoys traveling in her spare time.


Jillian Snyder, Treasurer

Jillian has been a member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach since 2019. She was previously the Treasurer-elect and Chair-Elect for Brunched. Jillian attended Ferris State University for her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. She currently works at Sentara Medical Group in Operation Management in Physicians Compensation. She enjoys spending time with friends and reading a good book at the beach.


Danielle Progen, Nominating Chair

 

Danielle joined the Junior League of Richmond in 2015, transferring to the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2017, and will serve as Nominating Chair from 2021-2023. She previously served on the Nominating and Training and Development Committees and served in several leadership roles including as the Training and Development Vice President and Touch a Truck Chair. Danielle is a double Hokie, earning a B.S. in Marketing Management, a B.A. in International Studies, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Outside of the league, Danielle currently serves as the Virginia Beach Emergency Management Coordinator and Director of the City’s Office of Emergency Management. She is a Certified Emergency Management professional, as well as a Certified Floodplain Manager, and is an active Board member for the Virginia Emergency Management Association (VEMA). In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her family, friends, and pup Sadie.


Tineke Cunning, Board Member-At-Large

Tineke joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2017 and has been selected by the Board to fill the At-Large Director vacancy through May 2022.  During her league career thus far, she has proudly served as Sustainer Chair, Sustainer Co-Chair, and New Member Mentor. Additionally, Tineke has served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for the past three years. A proud Penn Stater, Tineke both worked at the Pennsylvania State University and earned her three degrees – undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate – from there. Currently, Tineke is a principal and co-founder at Cunning Life Consulting, offering career guidance and advice, counseling, and life coaching services. In her free time, you can find Tineke gardening, hiking, and traveling.

 


Whitney Harding, Board Member-At-Large, Sustainer

Whitney Harding joined the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach in 2012 when she moved to Virginia Beach from New York City. She was a member of the NYJL and started her Junior League career in the Junior League of Tampa in 2003. Before she sustained in 2017, Whitney held various positions in the JLNVB including Administrative Vice President, Editor and Transition Mentor. She is currently active in the CHKD Oceanfront Circle and enjoys playing/participating in their annual tennis tournament/fundraiser.
Whitney grew up in Knoxville, TN and decided to make a change by attending the University of Florida and graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration. Go Gators! In 2009, she graduated with an MBA from the University of South Florida. When Whitney isn’t volunteering, she enjoys staying active by playing tennis or relaxing with her husband and 3 boys at the beach.