Meet the Team
The VIAB was created by the Virginia Governor in 1996 to advise the Governor on ways to improve economic and cultural links between the Commonwealth and the State of Israel with a focus on commerce and trade, art and education, and general government. Meet the team...
Andrea Eichelbaum was born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia. She is currently in pursuit of a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in National Security and Foreign Policy with a heightened interest in International Relations.
Chuck Lessin is President and CEO of American Homecrafters Inc., based in Richmond, VA. American Homecrafters has developed and built over 300 exclusive single-family homes in the Richmond metropolitan area.Chuck continues to develop new and innovative business opportunities,
Mel Chaskin is Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Research, a government contractor located in Springfield Virginia. He also serves on the President of the United States’ Management Improvement Council as the Department of Defense representative, and is Chairman of the Board of the Center for Educational Excellence.