2017 Networking Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Posted June 15, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Filed Under: Featured, Press Releases


June 13, 2017

ROANOKE, VA (June 13, 2017) – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michelle Simpson will be the Networking Breakfast Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Glen Allen, VA on September 22 - 23, 2017. She will speak on Saturday, September 23rd.

Michelle Simpson

Michelle Simpson is a native of Virginia, raised in Bowie, Maryland since the age of 5, and has been a resident of Hampton since 1985. Michelle has been married to retired U.S. Air Force Master SGT, and Pastor of Spirit of Life Ministries, COGIC, Pastor Thomas Simpson III for 31 years. She is the proud mother of three dynamic children, Carnai 30, Sharnell 28, and Thomas Micah 25.

Her education began as an Elementary Education/Dance major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). After working for Federal Express for 13 years, she resigned as an Operations Manager, and began to fulfill her assignment, making a positive difference in the minds of our youth. She founded Inspiring Minds Youth Development Center in Hampton, Virginia which was created to instill in the minds of our youth that impossibility is not an option. Our goal is to save a child one mind at a time motivating students to Be, Do, and Have, whatsoever they desire if they Believe!

In addition to creating Inspiring Minds, other accomplishments are as follows: licensed Evangelist (COGIC); President and Founder of LAF Ministries Inc. (Ladies Activate your Faith); President of WOL (Women of Life Ministries); Founder of Women’s Christian Networking Ministries; Former City of Hampton Neighborhood Commissioner for Non-Profits; Co-Author and contributor of 101 Words of Wisdom for Women; Featured in “Heart and Soul Magazine”; Colonial Acres Neighborhood Association Events Coordinator; Previous City of Hampton Co-Chair for Neighborhood Month; 40 Developmental Assets Core Team member; Owner of Brielle’s Travel; former board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Peninsula, to name a few.

She is the recipient of numerous service awards and recognitions to include the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Community Service Award, Girl’s Incorporated Community Star award, Brandon Developmental Assets award, and the National NUSA Notable Award, in recognition of neighborhood contributions. She is a woman of faith who believes that with God all things are possible.

The 2017 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference will be in Glen Allen, Virginia at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump Hotel from September 22 - 23, 2017. For additional information visit the conference website at www.vsnc.org.