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Carolyn Betts, Vice President

KW Commercial

Carolyn has lived in Charlottesville since 1986 and practiced commercial Real Estate brokerage for the past 14 years. Prior to entering the real estate field, she served on the board of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA and spear headed the capital campaign for the multi-million dollar facility plus served as it's Executive Director.

She presently serves on the boards of the ACPD Foundation and the North Charlottesville Business Council.

Carolyn graduated from Emory University with a BSN and has two grown sons and three grandchildren and lives with her veterinarian husband in Earlysville, VA.


Ben Cullop

Ben is an experienced investment professional, most recently at Manchester Capital Management. Prior to joining Manchester Capital in 2013, Ben was an Assistant Vice President at M&T Bank in Washington, D.C. While in business school, Ben was a summer associate at T. Rowe Price. He started his career as the Assistant Director of International Admission at the University of Virginia. Ben holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business. Ben was born in Charlottesville and currently lives in Earlysville.  Outside of the office, Ben is a member of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Committee, the Charlottesville Retirement Commission, and enjoys fishing, golf, and spending time with his wife, daughter and new son. Ben is a licensed private pilot currently pursuing his instrument rating. He joined the Albemarle County Police Foundation in 2017.


Catherine Hughes, Secretary


Catherine is the Executive Director of Support Services at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital where she has been employed since 2004.  Her areas of oversight include the Outpatient Surgery Center, Patient Satisfaction, Food Service, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Volunteer and Guest Services, Transportation, and Retail Services.  She is married with two daughters and lives outside of town in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she enjoys spending as much time outside as possible. Catherine joined the Foundation Board in 2014 and truly enjoys working to support our brave men and women of the ACPD.


Valerie Long


Valerie is a local real estate and land use attorney with Williams Mullen and chairs the firm’s Land Use practice group.  She helps landowners with commercial real estate transactions and regularly guides clients through the intricacies of obtaining local government land use approvals for a wide variety of projects.  Valerie has a BA in political economy from Tulane University, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a past chairman of the board of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and served for many years on the board of United Way Thomas Jefferson Area. Valerie joined the ACPD Foundation in 2015, lives in Crozet with her husband and two sons, and is an avid runner.


Andy McGinty, President

Castle Development Partners

Andy joined the ACPD Foundation in 2013, and heads the Officer Housing initiative.  He is a Principal in Castle Development Partners, a multifamily real estate development firm, where he manages the acquisition and development of apartment communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  Prior to joining Castle, Andy was an executive with the management consulting firm Accenture, based in Washington, DC and Paris, France.  Andy has an MBA from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.  He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three children and enjoys golf, skiing, hunting, coaching wrestling and baseball, and is an avid Crossfit athlete.


Susie McKenna

Susie McKenna headed East after graduating from the University of Illinois.  She has lived in Albemarle County for 18 years.  She was founder and president of Software Corporation of America, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.  After the sale of the company, she followed the trail of folks from Northern Virginia south in search of peace and quiet.  Susie volunteered with the Choices program in Charlottesville and served as the Vice President of the Rivanna Rowing Club for one term.  

Her interest in writing about bad guys led her to the Citizens Police Academy, which made her aware of the need to help and support our local law enforcement.  Susie loves to row on the Rivanna, plays a little golf, and throws stones with the Blue Ridge Curling Club.  

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Emma Palmerton


Emma is a graduate of the William & Mary Mason School of Business where she studied Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is currently President of Vibethink, a local digital agency specializing in website and web application design and development. Outside of work, she is an avid crossfitter, wife to Charlottesville native Bryan Stinnie, and new mother to a beautiful baby boy, Makai. Emma joined the ACPD Foundation in 2017.


Kyle Redinger

Kyle Redinger is a double Hoo (McIntire 2005, Darden 2013), an Eagle Scout, and a serial entrepreneur in the central Virginia area. He has founded CrossFit Charlottesville, the SuperFit Games, and VividCortex. He is currently incubating several startups and working in the real estate development industry. Having grown up and attended Albemarle County public schools, Kyle enjoys the beautiful scenery, high quality of life and the unique character that central Virginia offers. Kyle joined the ACPD Foundation in 2016.



Robin Swink, Treasurer

Hantzmon Wiebel

A member of the ACPD Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2009, Robin is the Treasurer of our organization. Robin is a CPA, and the Manager, of the  Accounting and Auditing Department for Hantzmon Wiebel. She received her B.S., cum laude, and Major in Business Administration, from Mary Washington University. 


Cathy Smith Train

Cathy Smith Train is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. After 30 years, Cathy stepped down as President of United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area in July 2018. She volunteers for a number of organizations including: as the current Board Chair of Charlottesville Tomorrow; as a founding member of the Piedmont YMCA Child Care committee; with the Advisory Board for BB&T; on St. Paul’s Ivy Vestry; as a founding member of Women United in Philanthropy; past Chair of the Albemarle County Police Foundation; and, on the inaugural Daily Progress Editorial Advisory Board. 

In 2014, Cathy was honored with the Chamber’s prestigious Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award and, prior to that, received the international leadership Athena Award at the Chamber’s Quadruplicity Women’s Conference in 2010. 

Cathy and her husband, Kirk, have two children - Kelley Elizabeth Train who owns Plainfields Media and resides in New York and United States Navy Lt. Commander Samuel Kirk Train currently stationed in Europe with his wife and son.


Lloyd F. Wood

Putt Putt Golf Course

L.F. is the owner and manager of Putt Putt Golf Course, and the owner of Community Self Storage & Storage Solutions.  Born in Earlysville, L.F. has had a long service of citizenship within our community, and held civic positions as a member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the Albemarle Planning Commission, and past chairman of the Albemarle County Highway Safety Commission, to name a few. In addition to being a long standing member of the ACPD Foundation, L.F. is also a current member of the Albemarle County Police Department’s Community Advisory Committee, and serving as the Albemarle County Board of Zoning Appeals Vice Chair. He is married to his lovely wife, Patsy, and has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.