Christian Hoff is best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and two Grammy-award winning original cast albums for “Jersey Boys” and The Who’s “Tommy.” He’s a founding member of Broadway vocal group The Midtown Men. His unique resume is highlighted by: starring in Hanna-Barbera’s “Richie Rich,” being the first actor to portray Walt Disney in film for One Man’s Dream, and for being recognized by Entertainment Weekly for surpassing the Guinness World Record for number of voices in an audiobook. Celebrity guest appearances include “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Tonight Show,” the “Today” show, “The Late Show,” “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” and “Jeopardy.” Christian’s work as host, entertainer and auctioneer crossover into business development for companies like Purewrist and Entribe as well as producing for Broadway, the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards, Robin Roberts Survivorship, Dick Vitale Pediatric Cancer Campaigns and national V Foundation events. Strengthened through his own family’s cancer battles, he proudly serves on the board of directors for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Wine Celebration in Napa Valley, raising funds to expedite an end to cancer.
“Because of the V Foundation funding the greatest cancer research, my mother, daughter and wife are thriving in remission!”
Mark D. Lerner
Mark D. Lerner, a native Washingtonian, is Managing Principal Owner and Vice Chairman of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals. He is also a Principal of Lerner Enterprises, one of the largest private real estate developers in the Greater Washington Area. For decades, Mark has held numerous volunteer and philanthropic positions within the community, most prominently the Lerner Family Foundation. He has been a member of the Virginia Vine Honorary Board with the V Foundation for two years.
An enthusiastic sports fan since childhood, Mark is a Partner in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the sports investment group that owns the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, the NBA Washington Wizards, the 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics, and the Capital One Arena.
Mark resides in Washington, DC with his wife of 43 years, Judy Lenkin Lerner. They have three married children and four grandsons.
Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and former star Washington quarterback. As a 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974 to 1985 and holds the team record for passing yards, completions and attempts. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. He spent decades working for ESPN on their NFL broadcasts. Today, he oversees a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant that bears his name. This will be Joe’s sixth year as Host of Virginia Vine.
As the middle daughter of legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano, Jamie has witnessed amazing victory and heartbreaking tragedy. Jamie worked for the V Foundation for Cancer Research in its formative years, and helped to establish the organization that has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars to fund cancer research. Although much of her father’s story has been made public, Jamie candidly shares how her father’s legacy impacted her own survival. Whether Jamie is working with corporate clients, fundraising for charity, or addressing an audience at a TEDx event, she has the ability to encourage individuals to persevere and move toward their extraordinary life. She currently resides in Apex, North Carolina with her two sons.