History of the Lee Group

We are purpose driven to change people’s lives.

We are authentic, straight shooters who are unafraid of the truth.

We are approachable and genuine with a great sense of fun.

We get it. Our business and our customers.

We get it right.

Aligning talent to grow businesses and change lives.

Established in 1971, a dedicated and talented team of staffing professionals successfully turned a small family business into a big success story in Hampton Roads. Uniquely focusing on both executive search and staffing, The Lee Group is recognized as the leading provider of staffing services in the Eastern Virginia area, employing hundreds of associates every day. Our success has led our executive search consultants at Lee Group Search to the forefront of our industry, with a national reputation built on expertise, discipline and professionalism. Our dedicated team of staffing professionals works with an innovative process to interview and place only the best employees for our valued clients.

In January 2007, Walter Graham and Eric Kean two long-term employees, assumed ownership of The Lee Group. Under their leadership, The Lee Group has continued to thrive and grow. Their long-time relationship as employees of The Lee Group gives them a unique perspective toward customer service, candidate relationships and employee relations. They are hands-on owners, dedicated to carrying on the outstanding reputation as industry leaders that has been the cornerstone of The Lee Group’s success.

In 2012, The Lee Group expanded its team to Richmond where it opened an office in Chesterfield. With overwhelming support from loyal customers with operations in both Hampton Roads and Richmond we are continuing to grow.

We believe… that diverse organizations are strong organizations.
We believe… that no one should face discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.
We believe… in a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Our Process

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Our Team

We’re in the people business. And that business starts with our people.


Walt Graham

Walt Graham


Eric Kean

Eric Kean


Sarah Fulton

Sarah Fulton

Vice President of Operations

Wes Ashworth, Vice President, Executive Search

Wes Ashworth

Vice President, Executive Search


Andrea Sellers

Andi Sellers

Payroll Manager

Sheryl Mitchell

Sheryl Mitchell

Payroll Assistant

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Kaylee Sambuchi

Administrative Assistant

Amber at The Lee Group

Amber Frederick


Lee Group staff

Staffing Manager



Gianna Bowers

Gianna Bowers

Branch Manager

Cindy Harp

Cindy Harp

Staffing Manager

Terry Kemick The Lee Group Chesapeake Office Virginia Staffing Agency

Terry Kemick

Business Development

Tahnee Thornton Safety Manager

Tahnee Thornton

Safety Manager

Leah Johnson


Raychelle Rogacion

Admin Assistant

Kuron Conner


Chloe Jones

Staffing Manager


Richmond Office Manager

Office Manager


Debbie Lluch

Staffing Manager

Sheldin Charite



Lee Group Search - Adam Peters

Adam Peters

Executive Search Consultant

Dave Walters Lee Group Search

Dave Walters

Executive Search Consultant

Bonnie Rauch Lee Group Search

Bonnie Rauch

Research Assistant

Mackenzie Linton Lee Group Search

Mackenzie Linton

Associate Recruiter