Board of Directors



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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.


Honorable Richard W. West

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Chesapeake

Honorable Donnie R. Tuck

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Hampton

Honorable McKinley L. Price, DDS

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 Linda T. Johnson

Public Sector Representative
Mayor, City of Suffolk

J.D. Myers, II

Private Sector Representative
Senior Vice President and Region Manager of Virginia, Cox Communications Virginia

Mark B. Dreyfus

Private Sector Representative
President, ECPI University

Keith VanderVennet

Private Sector Representative

President, Ferguson Enterprise

Bill Ermatinger

Private Sector Representative
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Cathie J. Vick

Private Sector Representative
Chief Public Affairs Officer, Port of Virginia

Howard P. Kern, Vice Chair

private sector representative
President and CEO, Sentara Healthcare

Brian K. Skinner, Chair

Private sector representative
Chief Banking Officer, TowneBank

Mary Bunting

Ex Officio
City Manager, City of Hampton

Shawn Avery

Ex Officio
President and CEO, Hampton Roads Workforce Council

James K. Spore

Ex Officio
President and CEO, Reinvent Hampton Roads

Douglas L. Smith, Secretary

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

Robert D. Moore, RED Team Chair

Ex officio
Director, Portsmouth Economic Development

Hugh L. Patterson, General Counsel

ex officio (non voting)
Member, Willcox Savage

C. Grigsby Scifres, Immediate Past Chair

ex officio
Partner, Williams Mullen
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