Wil LaVeist, PhD, is the senior executive responsible for the division that includes the Donor Relations department and the Marketing and Communication department. A former newspaper columnist, multimedia journalist, and executive for major media organizations, LaVeist has executive level experience in community relations and outreach with major nonprofits and churches. LaVeist has engaged in several ministry areas, including prisons, youth mentoring, and Christian education. He is a published author of four books and has contributed writings to others. LaVeist is a graduate of executive leadership programs, including the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, and LEAD Peninsula, a program of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. LaVeist has a doctorate in technology and media studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, a master's degree from The University of Arizona, and a bachelor's degree from The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia.