Virginia Zart moved to Long Beach in 2003 and joined Junior League of Long Beach in 2005 as a way to get involved and make a difference in the community. Her mother is a sustainer in the Junior League of Savannah, GA, and Virginia knew how much that experience impacted her and those who she worked with. Virginia also gravitated towards the leadership training opportunities that JLLB offers. She is grateful for the friends she has made and the impact she and other JLLB women have had in Long Beach.
Since joining JLLB, Virginia has served in various committees and leadership roles prior to her role as President. Her work in the California State Public Affairs Committee led her to be actively involved in the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force that JLLB helped form. One of her favorite JLLB events is Kids in the Kitchen and she loves being the Penelope Pineapple character and walking through the crowds of attendees to entertain them. She also enjoyed her two years as treasurer of JLLB, where she served on the Board of Directors and gained insight into the big picture of Junior League.
Virginia received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hollins University and her Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University. Virginia currently serves as a core team member and prosecution committee chair for the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force. She is also vice-chair of the Long Beach Police Department Women’s Advisory Group and a graduate of Leadership Long Beach.
In her free time, Virginia enjoys time with her husband, Nicolas, who is supportive of her work in the community. When she is not with Nicolas or the community, you can find her practicing yoga, working in her community garden spot or traveling to discover new places.