Ron Burke is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for The Washington Informer Charities Inc.  As a pioneer in Hampton City Schools, he integrated the junior high after his parents petitioned the Virginia Board of Education and persevered through a protracted struggle for this historical accomplishment.  He is a product of the esteemed Hampton University’s business management programs.  

 He joined The Washington Informer in 2002 as the Advertising/Marketing Director, after contributing to sales, contract negotiations and integrated network solutions for several telecommunications companies including Digex, Intermedia Communications, Protocall Communications and WorldCom  

Ron sits on the Board of Directors of MACNET, which is the advertising and marketing network for MACPA (Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association), as well as The Washington Informer Charities, Inc.  He has been profiled by Prevention Magazine and is a motivational speaker

He credits life experiences and a strong faith as the guiding forces in his life, which includes his wife, Jennell, daughter, Cheyenne and son, Ronald Wayne.  The four attend Trinity Episcopal Church.


Denise Rolark Barnes

Madam Chair

Ron Burke

Vice President

Curvin Leatham


Gail Reed