HRDIC Board Members

Emily Reaves


Emily C. Reaves works for the City of Virginia Beach and joined its Inclusion and Diversity Council (IDC) in 2010. Emily currently co-chairs the citys IDC.   She has served as the chair of one of the IDC’s subcommittees, the Strategic Development Committee (SDC).  One of the goals of the SDC  was to work with collaborative partners and develop a regional diversity consortium and review and keep current on best practices, from this goal the Regional Roundtable on Inclusion and Diversity for the Hampton Roads region was created and its first meeting was held May 13, 2011.

Emily  was heavily involved in the creation of the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC), a regional group of public and private sector organizations who meet quarterly to discuss the business case for inclusion and diversity best practices in the workplace. In January 2013, the attendees of the Regional Roundtable meetings decided that the roundtable should become a formal body and created the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (known formerly as the Regional Roundtable).  Emily has served as the Chair of the HRIDC since its inception in 2013. Under her leadership, the HRIDC has grown into an entity known throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia as a credible think-tank and resource for those committed to evolving their workplaces into places where diversity is embraced and inclusiveness is created.

Emily is an active member of Toastmasters and has served as president of her club and recently was elected their secreatary, beginning July 2020.  Emily holds a Bachelor’s  in Business Administration and a Bacelor’s in Human Resources Management  from Saint Leo University.