Meet The Team

As a collective, we are making a difference by bridging business and potential. We are dedicated to closing the gender parity gaps for women in business. As a team, we hope you will join us to make a change together. Connect with us!

CEO and Founder

After a successful career as a top executive in the financial industry, Gail Letts founded Letts Consult in 2019, fueled by her passion to support the growth and advancement of women in business and to bridge the gap for women in business. She established the foundation of Letts Consult with a focus on helping businesses create and implement strategies and programs that attract, retain and develop women for leadership roles to drive improved workplace performance and profitability.

Chief Operations Officer

Kate Meechan is the Chief Operations Officer of LETTS CONSULT - which she joined in its infancy in 2019 because of her commitment to bridge the gap and break barriers for women in business. After 10 years in a leadership role as the CEO of a distinguished nonprofit, Kate pivoted her career journey back to the business world. Her immersion into the highest levels of community leadership gave her a close-up view of the gender disparity issues in business and in government. She joined LETTS CONSULT ready to help build a company that would not only address these issues but actually CHANGE them.

Adrienne P. Whitaker

Strategic Advisor: Equity And Organizational Culture

Adrienne Whitaker is the senior business development executive at SOAR365 in the Business Solutions division, which is responsible for producing over $11 million in revenue annually in contracts with companies, non-profits as well as local, state and federal government agencies including military base contracts to provide employment opportunities for men and women with disabilities. She served as the Vice President of Philanthropy & Marketing at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls; as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Virginia State University; and as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SunTrust Bank.

Strategic Advisor: Leadership And Talent Development

Karen has designed and delivered executive, leadership, and management development programs and facilitated organizational development interventions for both public, private, and non-profit organizations. Karen has over 25 years in banking and as an independent consultant to public, private sector, and non-profit organizations. Karen is a certified executive leadership coach.

Abby Nichols joined the LETTS CONSULT team in 2019 as an intern. Abby is from Richmond, VA where she graduated from St. Catherine’s School in 2017. She is currently a senior at the University of Richmond and is studying Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL).

Abby is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and is an English Second Language Tutor in UR’s Linking Through Language and Technology program. Before joining the LETTS CONSULT team, she interned for a firm which provided consulting services for a multi-national pharmaceutical and life sciences company on multiple projects involving Supply Chain Logistics, Cold-Chain Logistics, Ultrasonic Testing, and Reverse Logistics.

Advisory Board Members
Nancy Bagranoff

Professor of Accounting and University Professor, University of Richmond

Nancy Bagranoff is Professor of Accounting and University Professor at the University of Richmond. She was Dean of the Robins School from 2010 until 2019. Prior to her current appointment she served as Professor of Accounting and Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University. Dr. Bagranoff has taught at several universities and has extensive volunteer academic and professional service experience.
Linda Nash


Linda is the CEO of Linda Nash Ventures and WellcomeMD. Linda started WellcomeMD in 2016 with an office in Chicago and has since added growing and successful locations in Richmond, Virginia in 2017 and Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. Linda helps start-ups, family-run companies, serial entrepreneurs, and a variety of other companies plan and grow to the next level, achieve sales and revenue goals, and exit profitably. She has a strong background in healthcare management, family medicine, practice management, and strategic planning. Linda has successfully started and exited three companies in service industries.
Meg Hendrick Downs

Consultant, Strategic Planning & Business Development

Meg provides strategic planning and business development to small businesses and non-profits. Her career has covered many different settings offering a common theme – strength through relationships and a clear vision for success. Meg has worked in higher education medical outreach at the University of North Carolina, non-profit support and development, and, most recently, for her own consulting firm. Using a wide array of relationship building expertise, Meg assists her clients in reaching their full potential.
Ken Wayland

President Free Agents Marketing

With over 20 years of marketing experience in health care, retail, financial services, hospitality/development and the automotive industries, Ken loves measurable results, connecting talented professionals, building the right teams to meet my clients’ desired outcomes and having fun along the way.

Nancy Thomas


Nancy Thomas is the CEO/President of Retail Merchants Association (RMA). Prior to her current role, Nancy was involved in retail for 27 years with This End Up Furniture, as owner of Arcade on Grove and a partner with Turn Key Interiors.



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