Addie Wright Thomason,J.D.

Addie Wright Thomason is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (a nonprofit housing and community development organization that primarily serves the citizens of Virginia Beach) and Second Act Communities (an innovative national community developer of housing and community-based commercial and institutional properties). She is also a sought-after speaker, outspoken social justice advocate and a prolific ordained pastor. Her work goes beyond “sticks and bricks” to creating supportive communities that bring real and sustainable change in peoples’ lives. Second Act Communities partners with nonprofit organizations, municipalities, other developers, religious institutions and social entrepreneurs to do this important work.



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