The VMI Alumni Association

organizes the Alumni of the Virginia Military Institute in one general body, so as to better keep alive the memories of Institute life, and by their united efforts to more efficiently aid in the promotion of the welfare of the Institute, and the successful prosecution of its education purposes in the future.

  • Thom Brashears

    Thom Brashears '95 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association

    The VMI Alumni Association chief operating officer is responsible for the direction of a comprehensive self-governed Alumni Association of nearly 26,000. The COO reports to the VMI Alumni Agencies CEO and also supports the president of the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors. Responsibilities include formulation of the policies, goals, objectives, programs and procedures of the Association. The COO provides oversight of Association programs and staff to ensure they meet the goals and objectives of the Association’s strategic plan. The COO works closely with VMI leadership, VMI athletics and across the VMI Alumni Agencies to develop and execute programs consistent with the missions of VMI and the Alumni Association.

    Norma Robinson

    Norma Robinson Executive Assistant/Office Manager

    The office manager provides assistance to all alumni services and programs. Working directly for and closely with the chief operating officer, this position assists with the day-to-day operations of the office.

    Bridget Shanks

    Bridget Shanks Program Outreach Officer

    The program outreach officer assists with planning and implementing strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni chapter involvement and engagement to the Institute and the Alumni Association. The outreach officer works to support our alumni chapters as well as other stakeholders on post including the Office of Admissions, the Office of Career Services and the commandant’s office.

    Jack Stann

    Jack Stann '21 Program Outreach Officer

    The program outreach officer assists with planning and implementing strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni chapter involvement and engagement to the Institute and the Alumni Association. The outreach officer works to support our alumni chapters as well as other stakeholders on post including the Office of Admissions, the Office of Career Services and the commandant’s office.