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Our Mission

The mission of Virtual Entertainment Partners is to ensure  that licensed online gaming platforms provide opportunities for small, women and minority owned businesses to participate in the prosperity of online gaming through increased revenue and jobs creation.

Our goal is to ensure minority communities and businesses prosper equitable as online gaming grows in the state of Virginia.

Our team

Sheila Hill-Christian

Management Consultant

With over 25 years of leadership experience, Sheila is skilled in program development and management, executive searches, change management, strategic planning, organizational review, project implementation, regulatory compliance, leadership coaching, communications, and organizational transition. Sheila earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.


  • 1st African American Director of Virginia Lottery

  • 1st African American female director of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  • 1st African American female to lead the department of Juvenile Justice for the State of Virginia.

Ida 0. Mcpherson

Management Consultant

Ida is an Honors Graduate of the prestigious Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude. She is the Past President of the Virginia Association of Black Women Attorneys. Ms. McPherson is also a highly skilled private practice attorney in the Hampton Roads Region of Virginia and her concentration is in business, contracts, estates, and family law.


  • Appointed by Virginia Governor James Gilmore to serve as Chairman of The Virginia Manufactured Housing Board.

  • Past President of the Virginia Association of Black Women Attorneys

  • Appointed by Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to serve as Director of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

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