Vice President

Title: Vice President
Name: Renee Gaines
Firm: Venture Richmond, Inc.
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Renee Gaines is the Office Administrator for Venture Richmond, Inc., a non-profit organization that engages business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown. Venture Richmond promotes the betterment of downtown through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.  She organizes correspondences and schedules meeting for both the Board of Directors and Trustees.  She has been champion for downtown Richmond for 20 years and is proud to have been a part of its transformation.

Renee has been a member of EWI since 2019.  She is excited to serve on the EWI board of directors as the Programs Director.

A RVA native, Renee is the proud mother of Morgan and grandmother of Amaya. She enjoys reading, travel, shopping and spending time with her family.