Les Branich
Richmond, VA


Les began his association with JMU in the fall of 1972 as a member of the first football team. A 1976 graduate of the school of business, he was a four year letterman and team captain his junior and senior years. Les also spent two years at JMU as a Graduate Assistant football coach and received his MBA in 1978. He was inducted into the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. Les has been a financial supporter of JMU Athletics for over 25 years.

Les spent over 28 years in the Information Technology industry as a sales representative. The majority of that time was spent with Hewlett Packard Company in Richmond, VA where he worked in sales both as a Direct Sales Representative and as a Channel Account Manager. He retired from HP in 2005. Les is currently employed with Henrico County Public Schools as a Safety and Security Officer at Mills E. Godwin High School.

Les is married to Cindy Horner and resides in Richmond, VA.