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Hampton Roads Alliance3 weeks ago
Want to learn more about how your business can support the growing offshore wind industry in Virginia? Dominion Energy is hosting a supplier event on 2/28 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Local businesses can meet with major suppliers for the project and find out how they can support onshore/offshore construction.

Learn more & register here: www.coastalvawind.com/coastal-virginia-offshore-wind-supplier-event.aspx
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Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
Last month, our investors attended a Virginia Governors Panel with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph Northam. They each spoke about their time as governor, discussing the impact of their initiatives on job creation and economic development. Check out this highlight reel. Thank you again to Amazon.com, our presenting sponsor, and to Old Dominion University for hosting our event.
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The Hampton Roads Alliance hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph North...
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
We’d love to extend heartfelt congratulations to the economic developers who have recently been promoted/hired:

Chuck Rigney, Director of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
Kristi Sutphin, Director of Isle of Wight County
Preston Wilhem Deputy Director of Chesapeake Economic Development
Beth Cook, Assistant Director of James City County

The dedication, expertise, and leadership of each individual have undoubtedly contributed to their well-deserved promotions. We look forward to the significant contributions each will make to the economic development of their respective communities.

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 D. 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
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