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H E AT H E R
LEEPER

MEAGAN
LOBUGLIO

3 3 YE AR S OLD
Owner/Instructor, Little Leapers & LEAP
Performing Arts Academy

"I DON'T JUST WANT STRONG DANCERS, I
WANT STRONG PEOPLE."
Heather Leeper opened her first classes in 2012 at the YMCA with three
instructors; Little Leapers has since grown to four studios and 29 staff and
instructors, with 500 students and 75 classes weekly. Leeper, who studied
dance for over 20 years under NYC Ballet esteemed alumni, was also a
professional cheerleader and choreographer and is an active member in the
community, offering student scholarships for free classes, as well as educational
programming for multiple school systems, including the programs at the
Moss Arts Center. She founded "Be Kind," a community-wide anti-bullying
awareness campaign uniting businesses and organizations in the area to
encourage kindness. "My passion is not just for teaching young girls/boys
dance," Leeper says. "It's about building the next leaders of our community. ...
This is incorporated into each one of my classes to build strong, smart, brave
and tenacious individuals."
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3 6 Y E A R S OLD
Virginia Values Veterans Program Manager,
SWVA, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

"ROANOKE'S GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND
BUSINESSES WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE A
HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE FOR CITIZENS."
Meagan LoBuglio enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2001, serving four
combat tours overseas providing command and control during air operations.
As a four-tour post-9/11 combat veteran, she provided tactical air control
during one of the heaviest flying days ever during Afghanistan's legislative
elections, and was an Air Force level academic instructor. After moving to
Roanoke in 2016, LoBuglio dedicated her time to improving support for the
veteran community. As chair for the Southwest Military Spouse Economic
Empowerment Zone committee, she advises the United States Chamber of
Commerce on actionable steps needed for rural military spouse employment.
LoBuglio currently sits on the Roanoke Business Solutions board, working
with marginalized groups of Southwest Virginia's workforce. "There is so
much growth and effort taking place in our community's workforce, labor and
economic development areas, I am honored to be a part of it and contribute
wherever I can," she says.
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U NIT ED STAT ES A IR FORCE COM M A ND A ND CONT ROLLER OF T HE Y E A R , 2 0 1 0
SOU T HWEST VIRG INI A W OM EN VE T ERA N P ROG RA M A DVI SOR

SHASHANK
M AT H U R

MADISON
MADDEN

2 7 Y E A R S OLD
Associate Application Engineer, TMEIC
(Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial
Systems Corporation)

3 2 YE AR S OLD
Owner/Founder, GLAMHOUSE Day Spa

MEAGAN LUBUGLIO: ESTHER AND LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

" O U R C O M M U N I T Y I S S U P P O R T I V E , F R I E N D LY
AND ENGAGING."

"ROANOKE IS THE PERFECT HOME FOR US
MODERN 'MONKS' TO WORK AND RELAX!"

Madison Madden earned her Bachelor's in Communications with a double
concentration in Marketing and Public Relations from Virginia Tech and
earned a master's in Business Administration. Now owner of the award-winning
GLAMHOUSE, Madison is also a licensed esthetician. Her business has been
recognized in various publications, and was a nominee for Roanoke Chamber of
Commerce Small Business of the Year. Madden is also the marketing director at
New York Life; a beauty contributor for the FOX affiliate in Roanoke; a member
of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley; and is heavily involved with other
organizations such as Family Services of America, Children's Miracle Network
and the Miss Virginia organization. "I have an overwhelming sense of pride
for the company I have created," Madden says. "I feel strongly that as a small
business owner, I need to support the community that has supported me."

Shashank Mathur completed his MS in Engineering from North Carolina State
University, moving to Roanoke in 2019 after receiving an offer from TMEIC, a
leader in technology with global footprints specializing in industrial automation
systems for electric drives and motors for a wide range of industries, including
renewable energy, metals, crane systems, oil, gas and paper, among others.
Mathur applies his knowledge in the domain of electrical engineering and
processes to specific hardware equipment that facilitates efficient operations. He
has traveled to major international and national locations to install equipment
and processes, as well as communicate the needs of the industry to others.
Mathur published and presented at the Port & Terminal Technology 2019
conference on a solution that provides cleaner energy by reducing noise in the
electrical system that will ultimately reduce cost and maintenance. He says,
"I am passionate about impacting the technology that serves the industry to
become cleaner, more efficient and environmentally friendly."

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