Todd B. Waldo is an engineer, artist and community advocate serving the city of Richmond.
Engineer. This North Carolina State University graduate’s (BSEE) career is in systems development, maintenance, and operations. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant for Hugh Helen LLC, a team of passionate problem solvers developing solutions for client success and social good. But his passion for and expertise in engineering filters over into his work in the community as well. He supports faculty and staff at VCU School of Engineering as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, and promotes computer science education as a supporter of CodeVA.
Artist. Todd went from a child making noise on pots and pans and listening to his mother’s 45s to sharing stages in the United States and Europe with artists like James Moore, Kim Burrell, Urbana band, Kenneth Leonard, Erick Walls, Maurice Rogers, David Bailey, Dan Schultz, and Sam Reed. Today he performs as a percussionist, drummer, pianist, and poet at venues throughout Virginia. Feel like you’ve seen him somewhere before? You probably have! He performs with JTucker and the Krewe, known for bringing audiences contemporary Jazz with a touch of Soul and R&B.
Community Advocate. Soon after graduating college, Todd learned the value of serving communities as a board member for organizations whose missions resonated with him. Because he is passionate about his city and social justice, Todd serves on the Board of Directors for Better Housing Coalition, is the President of the Board of the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, and is a board member for the Afrikana Independent Film Festival and member of the Richmond Symphony Community Council.
Because Todd values inspiring, engaging, and entertaining experiences, he also hosts and organizes events like the TEDxRVA, Dominion Energy Casual Fridays, the Hill Topper 5k and the RVA East End Festival.