Enterprise Panel Recording

Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and has a significant presence of major enterprises such as Altria, Bank of America, Capital One, Carmax and others. Hear from leading enterprises about how the global communications infrastructure investment in the region (subsea cables, terrestrial networks, IP access and data centers) will affect their businesses and how this infrastructure can assist them in meeting their IT goals. This session will be moderated by a Henrico County Economic Development Authority senior official who has assisted enterprises in making Henrico and Richmond their home and watched those enterprises grow along with the region.

Panel Moderator


Twyla Powell

Henrico County

Twyla has worked in Economic Development for 11 years, serving as a project manager at the state and county levels. Twyla has been involved with the Data Center Developments at Henrico County. Previously she worked at IBM and AT&T.



Thomas J. Cricchi

SyCom Technologies

Tom joined SyCom Technologies in 2001 and has served as CEO since 2017. Tom’s prior experience with industry-leading companies include Cisco, Oracle, Parametric Technology Company and System Industries. Tom is active with SOAR, Junior Achievement, Virginia Council of CEO’s and RVATECH.

Bob Fowler

Bob Fowler

Estes Express Lines

Bob Fowler, CIO of Estes Express Lines, has over 21 years of experience in the IT industry. Some of his specialties include IT Strategy planning, Infrastructure and Datacenter architecture/strategy/management, Business Intelligence and Data strategy/governance, ITIL, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, ERP Planning and Implementation and more.

Deb Cassidy

Deborah Cassidy

Portfolio Recovery Associates

Deb Cassidy currently serves as the Global Chief Information Officer of PRA Group. Deb is an award winning Technology Innovator and Change Agent designing and delivering technology solutions that reduce total cost of ownership, deliver efficiency and increased productivity.


Bill Kenney

Kinsale Insurance Inc.

Mr. Kenney has been an influencer in two successful InsurTech startups over the last 17+ years. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Kenney was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at James River Insurance Company. From June 2009 Mr. Kenney has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Kinsale Insurance Inc. Under Mr. Kenney’s leadership, Kinsale has developed and implemented leading edge technology solutions allowing Kinsale to lead it’s competitors in both profitability and growth.


Jeffrey Potter

Davenport & Company LLC

Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity & Technology, spanning the Finance, Healthcare, and Technology industries. He has vast experience creating and securing software products, highly scalable and reliable services, and performing cybersecurity investigations.