About Us

Founded in 2001, River City offers an exciting mix of programs, networking opportunities and social events, and continues to grow with over 80 members. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Registration includes breakfast, networking and the featured program.

River City Express Network is an affiliate of the American Business Women’s  Association (ABWA), one of the largest professional women’s organizations in the country. Members benefit by gaining connections and resources locally and nationwide.

River City Express Network 2017-2018 Executive Board

  • Marianne LawrencePresident: Marianne Lawrence

    A 37-year member of ABWA, Marianne was a founding member of River City Express Network. She has worked in all areas of league management. This is her first time serving as president. She is president of Triangle Resource Group, a creative marketing small business. After 15 years in her own business, Marianne expects to retire at the end of 2016. She lives on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband of 41 years, Lou and their “fur babies” Parker and Sundae.

    Cindy MimsPresident-Elect: Cindy Mims

    Cindy has been a member of ABWA since 1987. She was the charter president of RCEN and has been an active member of the network since then. Cindy is Vice President of Community Development at BB&T Bank where she implements the bank’s community development program initiatives by working closely with nonprofit organizations, municipalities and others. Edgar (AKA Grey Cat) shares his home in historic downtown Richmond with Cindy.

    Kimberly EleyVice President, Communications: Kimberly Eley

    Kimberley W. Eley lives in Prince George, VA, with her wonderful husband/BFF, a four-legged furry child, and even though she snorts when she laughs, has lots of wonderful friends and family members who will actually spend time with her in public. Kim is passionate about helping others become their best selves – as a writing coach, publisher & life tech (life coach)! She adores cats, orchids, cooking for her husband and friends, River City Express Network, and gets all her news from comedy channels.

    Jill GayleVice President, Finance: Jill Gayle

    She is a self-confessed “process and system nerd” who thrives on making systems work. Jill founded RollForward in March 2016 to make a positive impact for clients by deploying great business systems, customizing cloud applications to fix problems and harness opportunities, and automating processes.

    Catherine McDermott Vice President, Marketing & PR: Catherine McDermott

    Having grown up as a “military brat” I have been fortunate to have lived in two countries (England and Germany) and 7 states. After marrying my husband, Michael we lived in California for 29 years before moving to Virginia with my daughter Megan and two cats. Catherine is President and CEO at RiverTrace Federal Credit Union.

    Mary MaupaiVice President, Membership: Mary Maupai

    Mary is an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and has been a member of RCEN for just a year. Since joining she has served on the Membership Committee. She has been married to Skip for almost 10 years and they live with two dogs and two cats. The best business she ever got was “to make sure you can communicate (write and speak) well; your boss will teach you the details of the job.” Mary loves to have fun and laugh, “I truly believe that if no one has died and no one has gone to jail, it can all be fixed!”

    Dianna HayesVice President, Resource Development: Dianna Hayes

    Dianna has been with RCEN since 2014. She is with NuSkin and she helps people live their best life through anti-aging products, supplements, and lifestyle changes. She loves spending time with her family and traveling the world with her husband Joey.

  • Ginny YoungbloodVice President, Programs: Ginny Youngblood

    Ginny became fascinated with improving processes after reading Cheaper by the Dozen as a child. She developed a diverse background in Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Planning, and Performance Management at DuPont. Ginny created her consulting firm, TheYokes Group, to continue sharing her passion with executives for creating process transparency, defining clear objectives, and encouraging change dialogs for improved user outcomes and results. She teaches Business Process and Operations Management at the MBA level and presents at global conferences. She is a member of the APICS Board of Directors. She is married and has four children.



In addition to networking and professional development, you can develop your business skills by working as a committee member or project team member.

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Professional Development Sponsor


Platinum Level Sponsor

River Trace FCU

Gold Level Sponsor

Markbeech Marketing

Silver Level Sponsor

It's a Breeze Specialties

Membership Information

ABWA - River City Express Network is located in Richmond, Virginia 23225
Learn More About Membership
Membership Contact:
Mary Maupai,
VP Membership
Email: vpmembership@rivercityexpressnetwork.org