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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE


FEATURED INDUSTRY

Aerospace and Aviation


LATEST TWEETS

Congrats to @VirginiaBiz's 2023 VA Black Business Leaders Award recipients! A special shout out to winners from Alliance investors: @TCCva, @TowneBanking, Ferguson, @BankofAmerica, @WoodsRogersPLC, and our regional partner @UrbanLeagueHR!
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Congratulations, @NorfolkVA! Gov. Youngkin has announced Yellow Dog Software, an inventory software development company, will invest $150,000 to expand operations in Norfolk. The company is expanding to accommodate more employees, creating 20 new jobs. https://t.co/RP83xr3dKF

Meet our Board Members

The Hampton Roads Alliance is governed by an experienced and knowledgeable Board of Directors, comprised of C-suite executives from some of our largest employers and Mayors from throughout the region.

Board

Honorable Richard W. West

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Chesapeake

Honorable Donnie R. Tuck

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Hampton

Honorable Phillip Jones

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Newport News

Honorable Kenneth C. Alexander, Ph.D.

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Norfolk

Honorable Robert M. Dyer

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Virginia Beach

Honorable Richard L. “Dick” Grice

Public Sector Representative

Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors

Honorable Douglas G. Pons

Public Sector Representative

Mayor, City of Williamsburg

Keith VanderVennet, Chair

Private Sector Representative

Senior Vice President - East Region, Ferguson Enterprise

J.D. Myers, II, Vice Chair

Private Sector Representative

Senior Vice President and Region Manager of Virginia, Cox Communications Virginia

Diane Leopold, Treasurer

Private Sector Representative

Chief Operating Officer, Dominion Energy

Douglas L. Smith, Secretary

Ex OFFICIO (Non Voting)
President & CEO, Hampton Roads Alliance

Bill Ermatinger, Past Chair

EX OFFICIO

(Retired) Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Aubrey Layne

Private Sector Representative

Executive Vice President, Governance & External Affairs, Sentara Healthcare

Robert Duvall

Private Sector Representative

President, Virginia Natural Gas

Darrell K. Williams

Private Sector Representative

President, Hampton University

Buffy Barefoot

Private Sector Representative

President, Virginia Beach TowneBank

Mary Bunting

Ex Officio
City Manager, City of Hampton

Shawn Avery

Ex Officio
President and CEO, Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Nancy Grden

Ex Officio
President and CEO, Reinvent Hampton Roads

Florence Kingston, RED Team Chair

Ex officio

Director, City of Newport News Economic Development

Hugh L. Patterson, General Counsel

ex officio (non voting)
Member, Willcox Savage
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