American Heart Association, Incoming Board Chair;
Workplace Resource LLC, Principal
Designer, businesswoman as well as a local philanthropist, Virginia Visser will assume the role of chair of the board of directors for the Central Texas American Heart Association in July 2021. Visser has been an active volunteer with the organization since 2017, having served as the 2018 Go Red for Women® campaign chair and creator of the “Red Chair Tour” designed to spark conversation among Austin women about their greatest health threat—heart disease. As principal and managing member of Workplace Resource, Visser provides high-performance interior workplaces. Workplace Resource products, planning and design services support interior environments ranging from corporate offices to clinical healthcare environments, and higher education institutions to government agencies. The Austin Business Journal 2020 list of women-owned businesses also recognized Workplace Resource with a #1 ranking. She and her husband, Steve, became owners in 2008 after long tenures with Herman Miller, a premier contract furniture company.