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.

  • Ed Johnson '79 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association

    The Chief Operating Officer of the VMI Alumni Association is responsible for the direction of a comprehensive self‐governed Alumni Association of nearly 26,000. The COO reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the VMI Alumni Agencies 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.

    Brandon Bissell '98 Director of Alumni Outreach

    The Director of Alumni Outreach will be responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni engagement and involvement with VMI and the Alumni Association. Further, this position will assist the Chief Operating Officer in being the face of the VMI Alumni Association at various events and engagements around the country.

    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 Director of Alumni Engagement

    The director of alumni engagement assists with the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni chapter involvement and engagement to the Institute and the alumni association. The director of alumni engagement will work to support our alumni chapters as well as other stakeholders on post including the the office of career services and the commandant’s office.