Gulu Gambhir, Director, Professional Services Aerospace & Satellite, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Paul Chi, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, have completed their terms as members of the VirginiaFIRST/ FIRST Chesapeake Board of Directors. During their tenure, Gulu and Paul helped shepherd FIRST Chesapeake though the transition to the FRC District model, as well as tremendous FTC growth. Beyond being valued members of the board, these gentlemen were also FIRST Chesapeake volunteers and generous supporters of the FIRST Chesapeake annual fund. We are grateful for their service and hope that they will visit our events as spectators (or maybe judges!) as soon as it is safe to hold public events. 

We are sad to share that Janet Latham, a former FIRST Senior Mentor for the District of Columbia passed away in March. Besides her work with FIRST, Janet was also a STEM pioneer as well as the former Executive Director of ByteBack. Most recently before she retired in 2017 she was the Department Chair of Computer Science and Robotics Coach at Archbishop Carroll High School. Our sincere condolences to her family, friends, students, and colleagues.