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Board of Directors

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 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 Shannon Glover

PUBLIC SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Mayor, City of Portsmouth

Honorable Douglas G. Pons

PUBLIC SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Mayor, City of Williamsburg

Keith Vander Vennet, Chair

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Senior Vice President - East Region, Ferguson Enterprise

Robert Duvall, Vice Chair

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

President, Virginia Natural Gas

Buffy Barefoot, Treasurer

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

President, Virginia Beach TowneBank

Bill Ermatinger, Past Chair

EX OFFICIO

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

Douglas L. Smith, Secretary

EX OFFICIO (NON VOTING)

President & CEO, Hampton Roads Alliance

Katharine Bond

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Vice President, Public Policy, Dominion Energy

Cullen Glass

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Vice President, Supply Chain at Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Nneka Chiazor

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Market Vice President, Cox Communications

John Lawson

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Executive Chairman, W.M. Jordan Company

Aubrey Layne

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

Executive Vice President, Governance & External Affairs, Sentara Healthcare

Jerry Miller

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

CEO, The Miller Group/Fairlead

Darrell K. Williams

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE

President, Hampton University

Shawn Avery

EX OFFICIO

President and CEO, Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Mary Bunting

EX OFFICIO

City Manager, City of Hampton

Nancy Grden

EX OFFICIO

President and CEO, Reinvent Hampton Roads

Sean Washington, RED Team Chair

EX OFFICIO

Director, City of Norfolk Economic Development

James B. "Jimmy" Wood, General Counsel

EX OFFICIO (NON VOTING)

Member, Willcox Savage