Nan and Leighton Strader







Nan Strader, CHASS ’82, and her husband, Leighton, are proud to be the 2013-14 Chancellor’s Circle co-chairs.

Nan has served on the NC State University Foundation Board since 2006. She currently chairs the Nominations Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Nan is also a founding member of The State Club and a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association.

Nan and Leighton are principals of Virginia Ventures, LLC, a financial business advisory firm they founded in 2002. Their firm specializes in investment management diagnostics and evaluation, and generously dedicates a portion of gross revenues each year to nonprofit organizations.

The Straders are enthusiastic in their support of NC State. “We are excited about the outstanding achievements of NC State students and alumni. Through annual membership in the Chancellor’s Circle, we join over 3,200 NC State supporters who share our vision to enhance national and international recognition of this grand university and ensure the future of its success.”

Meet the past Chancellor Circle Chairs.