The Virginia Economic Developers Association presented Meghan Hobbs Welch ’13 its inaugural Rising Star Award in December. She was recognized as senior business manager for business investment of the Richmond-based Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), which she joined in May 2018.
She manages projects that cultivate job growth in the commonwealth. Her leadership has contributed to more than $1 billion in capital investment and nearly 3,000 new jobs with salaries well above the state’s prevailing wage.
Welch earned a degree in political science and international affairs at UMW and is pursuing an MBA from the College of William & Mary. She was one of 17 accepted into the College Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.