Keynote Speakers

We were excited to host the following dynamic keynote speakers at the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference!

Omari Faulkner

O. Faulkner-Mide ResBusiness Developer, Strategic Consultant and Founder of O Street International
For more than a decade, Omari Faulkner has served as a leading voice for global and domestic service through volunteerism, education, sports, and international engagement. He has been a driving force in leading teams and efforts within Fortune 500 companies like PepsiCo and ManTech to new heights. His exemplary global service has earned him national recognition and two prestigious distinctions -- the State Department Recognition Award, presented by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the State Department Superior Honor Award. Omari is also the Founder and President of O Street International, a nonprofit organization focused primarily on cultural and educational diplomacy exchanges. A former basketball player with Georgetown University, he now serves there as an adjunct professor. Omari is also a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves, serving his country as a Public Affairs Officer.

Micah "Bam Bamm" White

Micah WhiteComedian and Founder, RVA has Talent
Micah has been performing his unique style of stand-up comedy for more than 20 years. With his sharp wit and engaging storytelling style, Micah has brought his high energy hilarity to more than 80 cities across the country. A Top 10 Finalist out of 220 contestants in the HBO Lucky 21 Comedy Competition, he has also made appearances in Lifetime Network's Army Wives and the motion picture Unstoppable with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. In addition to his comedy career, Micah has delivered a number of TED talks and has served as a keynote speaker at various events. He is the founder of RVA has Talent, a community-based entertainment company that creates partnerships between local artists and nonprofits to help them collectively raise money and awareness. From the success of that organization, Micah created Richmond City Justice Center has Talent -- an eight-week job, business, and talent training program for residents in the Richmond City Jail. Currently a theology student at Virginia Union University, Micah uses his special gift of bringing laughter to audiences to empower and uplift them.