Gilbert T. Bland

CEO of The Giljoy Group Inc.

Occupation: CEO of The Giljoy Group Inc.

Leadership: Healthy Neighborhood Enterprises president, Virginia Chamber of Commerce board, Sentara Healthcare board,  Elevate Early Education board, Randolph-Macon College board, National Franchise Association board, Minority Franchise Association board, Lead Virginia board and Community Leadership Partners member.

Past leadership: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia chair, Old Dominion University board of visitors, James Madison University Foundation board of visitors and Burger King Minority Franchise Association national president and Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.