Speaker Profile

Megan Lucas
CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Session: "5.5 Ways to Maximize your Professional Relationships"

Megan Lucas is a seasoned community and economic development professional. Her career in the industry spans more than 20 years and includes the states of Tennessee, Nebraska and Virginia.


Megan is currently the CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance the region’s chamber of commerce and economic development leader. She is charged with leading the work of the Alliance, focusing on regional job creation and capital investment. She serves as an entrepreneurial business and economic development thought leader in our region and provides innovative, forward-thinking leadership for the organization and the Alliance Board.


Megan is the immediate past-Chair of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management Board of Trustees. She has been a US Chamber Institute Instructor for nine years teaching: Volunteer Management, Marketing Strategies and Economic Development. Megan is one of 15 professionals, internationally, that is dual certified as a Certified Economic Developer and a Certified Chamber Executive. Megan is the recipient of Consultant Connects “Top 50 Economic Developers in the Country,” member of the US Chamber Distinguished Committee of 100 – the top 100 Chamber CEO’s in the country and member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors.


Megan is the recipient of the Omaha Public Power District Community Leadership Award, Bellevue Nebraska Person of the Year 2011 award, Women of Distinction Award and 40 under 40 awards.

Megan was born and raised on a Black Angus Cattle ranch in central Missouri. She received her bachelor of arts from Culver-Stockton College, Canton Missouri and Masters of Science from the University of Memphis, Memphis TN.


Megan moved to Virginia in March of 2012 with her husband Tory Lucas, professor of Law at Liberty University.