ECHO has appointed Leiah M. Rocheleau to its board of directors.
ECHO, which stands for Every Citizen Has Opportunities, was established as a nonprofit organization 40 years ago to offer individualized employment, vocational training and community integration for people with disabilities.
Rocheleau is the commercial relationship manager at First Virginia Community Bank, also known as FVCbank.
“Leiah’s youthful energy and zeal is infectious. Her contacts with the business and commercial community will be a tremendous asset to the ECHO board of directors,” stated Laurraine Landolt, chairwoman of ECHO’s Development Committee and a member of the board of directors.
Rocheleau has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry. She was voted Favorite Banker in Loudoun Now’s Loudoun’s Favorites readers’ poll in 2016 and 2017. Before joining FVCbank last year, she was vice president regional banking manager of Middleburg Bank. She’s also held positions at Great Western Bank, M&I Bank, and Flagstar Bank.
“I am delighted that ECHO will benefit from Leiah’s enthusiasm for our mission,” added ECHO CEO Paul Donohue Jr. “She is full of ideas, and her strong network will help ECHO achieve our ambitious employment and fundraising goals.”
Rocheleau is a member of the Mrs. DC America 2018 delegates and also serves on the board of directors for Kids R First in Reston.
“I’m thrilled,” Rocheleau said. “I’ve only been in Loudoun County since 2014 and have been searching for the right organization whose mission and visions match my own.”
Learn more about ECHO at echoworks.org.