Governance

The Richmond Volleyball Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides oversight on all matters and the President of the Board is the Executive Director’s supervisor. Board members may be reached at board@rvc.net.

Committees

Individuals interested in joining a committee should email board@rvc.net with their name,  the name of the committee on which they are interested in serving, and any other information they believe prevalent. 

Board Commitees

  • The Compensation Committee shall be chaired by the President. The Compensation Committee is a board committee comprised of the Directors who are also the Officers of the Corporation as defined in Article V of these Bylaws. The Compensation Committee shall oversee the Executive Director, oversee the annual compensation process, including approving the overall compensation budget and compensation of the Executive Director. The Compensation Committee shall have such powers and shall perform such duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate.

    Meets annually. Closed to Board Officers only.

  • The Governance and Nominating Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President of Governance and its membership shall be comprised of those individuals appointed by the Vice President of Governance. The Governance and Nominating Committee shall assist and advise the Board of Directors in the governance of the Corporation and in presenting a slate of potential Directors for election by the members.

    Meets as needed with possibility of more frequent meetings as elections near.

  • The Finance Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and its membership shall be comprise of those individuals appointed by the Treasurer. The Finance Committee shall assist and advise the Board of Directors in oversight of the financial affairs of the Corporation.

    Meets monthly.

  • The Board of Directors shall elect the chairman of the audit committee. The audit committee is a board committee and its members shall be comprised of those directors appointed by the chairman. No more than half of the members of the Audit Committee may also serve on the Finance Committee. The Audit Committee shall recommend the selection of an auditor to the Board of Directors for approval. The audit committee shall receive the initial report of the auditors and otherwise assist in the annual audit of the Corporation’s finances. The Audit Committee shall also receive and handle any complaints of violations of the Corporation’s Conflict of Interest policy.

    Meets annually. Closed to Board of Directors only.

  • The Board of Directors shall elect the chairman of the Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee and its membership shall be comprised of those individuals appointed by the chairman. The Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee shall assist and advise the Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction, goals, and prioritization for the Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach efforts of the club.

    Meets bi-monthly.

  • The Board of Directors may establish such committees and task forces of limited authority in the management of the affairs of the Corporation as it may deem necessary or advisable, and the numbers, terms, and authority of such committees shall be as set forth in the resolution establishing the same.

Management Committees

  • The Development Committee supports fundraising and financial development efforts of staff such as sponsorships by undertaking, reviewing, discussing, evaluating and helping to implement proposed financial development, grants and fundraising strategies.

    Meets annually or as needed.

    Individuals interested in serving on a committee should email your interest to director@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving.

  • The purpose of the Program Support Committee is to assist staff with the development and implementation of initiatives designed to increase retention of members. May include rules review, member engagement, event coordination, team placement, coach and/or referee development, etc.

    Meets as needed. Chaired by Director of Programs.

    Individuals interested in serving on a committee should email your interest to director@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving.

  • Robison Fund Committee – This committee meets annually to review junior player applications for financial assistance and make recommendations to staff.

    Meets annually.

    Individuals interested in serving on a committee should email your interest to director@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving.

Board of Directors

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Nicholas Sladic – President

Chair of Compensation Committee

  • Nicholas (Mick to those who know him) has been a member of RVC for the past 20 years – joining the club when he first moved to Richmond in 1997.   His interest in volleyball stems back to his college days at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania where he played as a setter.   While his day job is one of working as an attorney at Capital One for the past 18 years, over the years he has been a very active RVC member.  Mick has played in men’s leagues for the better part of the past 15 years and his daughter has participated in the juniors and travel programs the past 4 years, and he coaches in the RVC junior travel program.  Accordingly, his experience at the club is deep and broad. Mick has extensive prior board experience (Tuckahoe YMCA Board of Directors, Autism Spectrum Connection, Virginia Early Childhood Development Foundation Board of Directors).  His experience, broad knowledge base regarding RVC and its variety of services, along with his passion for the sport make him committed to the club and advancing its ideals. 

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Devin Pope – Vice President

Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee

  • Devin is a Richmond-area attorney with nearly seven years of experience including employment, personal injury, education, social services, administrative, and disability law, mass torts, and compliance.  Her service to the community includes mentoring young adults as well as drafting initial documents for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. A former participant in youth sports, Devin celebrates the positive impact of athletics in personal development among young people and adults.  She is happy that the Richmond Volleyball Club fosters teamwork, sportsmanship, community, and wellness in the Richmond area. 

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David Muddiman – Treasurer

Chair of the Finance Committee

  • David is a CPA with nearly twenty eight years of experience in both Public practice and as a CFO and/or Treasury Director for a variety of start-up and large existing corporations.  He currently serves on the board of several other charities such as the Chelonian Research Institute, The Truland Foundation and The Butz Foundation. Having played college level athletics, David has a great appreciation and understanding of the benefits of competitive club and team sports.  RVC has been a part of his life for 20+ years and he has seen the club grow from its days at the old skating rink into having the reputation of being one of the largest and best run programs in the country.  David believes the combination of club play, juniors programs, USAV programs, and the community involvement has really set the organization apart.

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Devin Keeler – Secretary

  • Devin has been an adult member of RVC for over 10 years and has enjoyed seeing the club grow and expand its facilities and program offerings.  He has been a member of men’s, coed, quads, and sand volleyball teams and has also been an active member of the RVC Facilities Committee.  Devin is a consulting engineer with over 11 years of professional experience and is responsible for directing multi-disciplinary engineering teams for a wide variety of project types.  His professional responsibilities include technical/engineering and oversight, project management, quality control, financials, marketing, and business development. In his spare time, he loves skiing, working to renovate his house, and enjoys time with family and friends.

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Andre Spencer – Director

  • Andre has been a member of RVC for over 35 years. During that time, he has been a coach, player, and volunteer. He coached Junior’s teams, ages ranging from 12-18, as well as many adult teams. In addition, Andre has served on multiple committees to improve RVC’s efficiency. As a member of the board, Andre’s goal is to help bridge the gap between the “old” RVC, the current, and the future RVC. 

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Nicky Conyers – Director

  • As an IT Professional with over 15 years experience Nicky helps guide RVC’s technology upgrades that include an improved web presence while providing the mobility and accessibility that current members need.  Her work on various committees, including a diversity committee, is integral in assisting RVC in expanding its services to a more diverse community while remaining dedicated to the enhancement of the  junior and adult programs.

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Ryan Rinn – Director

Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach Committee

  • Ryan started playing at RVC in 2005 as an adult and has come to love the club as a place of social interaction, quality volleyball, and fun.  He brings his experience in the nonprofit sector, his understanding of the Richmond region, and his love for volleyball (and beer) to assist in the club’s continued outreach efforts, grant writing, and growth.  Ryan is committed to serving the members of the club, and to bringing his knowledge of the nonprofit sector to the table.

Aidan Guilfoyle – Director

  • Originally from Roanoke, VA., Aidan knew RVC well from the tournaments she played at the facility each year. She started playing volleyball when she was little –travel ball during her middle and high school years, and at a small D1 college in PA – Lafayette College, for her college career. While she has only been an active RVC member for a year, Aidan immediately dove right in—joining multiple teams and making sure never to miss a quads tournament. She loves the sense of community and the dedication of the club – from the players to RVC leadership to the refs and folks staffing the beer station. Currently, Aidan works in marketing/PR at The Hodges Partnership where her days involve a lot of writing, social media, working with reporters and graphic design. She also serves as a Class Fund manager for the Lafayette College Class of 2015, where she does her fundraising outreach. Aidan is passionate about RVC and brings a vibrant, fresh perspective to the team.

Jason Faulk – Director

Chair of the Audit Committee

  • Since Jason’s first exposure to competitive volleyball as a freshman in high school, 22 years later the sport continues to enrich his  life. Since his transition to the area from Dallas in 2017, Jason have remained an active member with RVC, even playing on a division winning team a few seasons ago. He currently plays Men’s A on Monday and Tuesday. Jason is also a member of USA Volleyball (USAV) and North America Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA), playing several regional and national tournaments a year. His entire professional career is rooted in the not-for-profit sector where he has assisted and led recruitment, policy review, development and fundraising initiatives at varies levels. Through past and my most current position as Dean of Admissions at Longwood University, Jason has experience working hand and hand with boards and has a clear understanding of the important work completed.

Leith Ellis – Director

  • Leith is a long-time member, since 1982, and have played intercollegiate club level volleyball, and has played various levels from open through B3. He is also active in coaching volleyball having coached adult teams in USA Volleyball, juniors teams in the Juniors City League, and currently an assistant girls volleyball coach at St. Gertrude High School. In the past he was also a rated volleyball official and refereed Division II women’s volleyball matches. Leith’s background as a player, coach and referee gives him an unique prospective to the Board offering new ideas on how to grow volleyball in Richmond and the surrounding area.