John Battiston


Since he joined our board in 2005, John has worn a lot of hats in his service to VIA. He has held each of the executive positions on the board, and sat on the strategic oversight committee. He has also served a term as VIA’s Interim Executive Director during a leadership transition.

John’s executive experience makes him a leadership asset for VIA. He had a 25-year career with Mobil Oil before its merger with Exxon. He ended his career there as Wholesale Distribution Manager for North America. After his retirement from the corporate world in 1995, he worked another ten years in executive positions focused on business development for an independent oil and gas distributor.

John and his wife Barbara moved to Charlottesville in 2005 in order to help care for their granddaughter Camille, who was at the time the youngest student at VIA.