Danica J. Royster
Danica J. Royster, Superward 7
Danica Royster was appointed to City Council on January 13, 2021, and elected to City Council on November 2, 2021, to represent the residents of Superward 7 (PDF).
Ms. Royster is a wealth consultant and junior partner at First Genesis of Virginia, LLC, an African American family-owned financial planning firm in the historic Huntersville neighborhood. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Ms. Royster works with young professionals and families assisting them in establishing a solid financial foundation.
She is currently licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas. When Danica is not meeting with clients or conducting seminars, she enjoys volunteering and serving in various capacities within her community.
With a servant leader mindset, she returned to her alma mater in 2018 to serve on the Insurance Center Advisory Board, focusing on organizing career fairs, industry-focused programming, and supporting students from ODU’s College of Business. Since 2013 Ms. Royster has served as a literacy tutor at Richard Bowling Elementary School through the Life Enrichment Center where she was recognized as the 2020 Tutor of the Year.
Ms. Royster has previously served as a member of the Norfolk’s Complete Count Census Committee and the Mayor’s Committee on Gaming.
She currently serves on the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and co-chairs the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the St. Paul’s Area and the Mayor’s Commission on Social Equity and Economic Opportunity.
In 2019, Ms. Royster was recognized as a Millennial on the Move by Cova Biz for exemplifying success in her profession while also working with the community to advance the entire region. In 2021 she was recognized as part of Old Dominion Alumni Association's Inaugural Top 40 Under 40 class.