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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 days ago
Today is World Tourism Day! 🌎 Tourism is a huge economic driver for Hampton Roads. From the beautiful, sandy shores of Virginia Beach to the centuries of culture that define the Historical Triangle, Hampton Roads is a great place to explore, and there are countless ways to appreciate the beauty of the region. Today, we thank everyone who plays a part in improving our region's quality of life, allowing the tourism industry to flourish. What is your favorite local attraction or site to visit? Tell us in the comments below!
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 days ago
Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin announced today that Alliance Investor Amazon.com will build two world-class facilities and create more than 1,000 new jobs in the City of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach City Government)! Alliance President and CEO Douglas L. Smith stated “In the past few years, Amazon has truly embraced the Hampton Roads community, opening facilities in multiple locations and quickly becoming one of the region’s major employers. Today’s announcement marks yet another milestone in Amazon’s investment in and dedication to Hampton Roads. The Alliance congratulates Amazon, along with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development on their continued success and thanks them for their commitment to growing the Hampton Roads economy.” Learn more: https://www.vedp.org/press-release/2023-09/amazon-virginiabeach
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance1 week ago
Hampton Roads Workforce Council hosted their exciting Workforce Innovation Awards last evening at Rivers Casino Portsmouth! 👏 Congratulations to all the winners including Michael Paris, Bureau Manager for Norfolk Economic Development, for being named 2023 Workforce Champion of the Year!

Olivia O'Bry

Director of Operations

Olivia O’Bry joined the Hampton Roads Alliance in January 2023 as Director of Operations. In this role, Olivia is responsible for assisting President & CEO Douglas L. Smith and overseeing the day-to-day office management for both the Alliance and Offshore Wind Landing. She is an integral part of the team who provides administrative and financial oversight for the entire organization.

Olivia comes to the Alliance with more than two decades of experience working in economic development, municipal government, and military affairs. A military spouse and native of San Diego, California, for the past 22 years she has served in a variety of roles at The City of Virginia Beach, Department of Economic Development most recently as Executive Assistant. 

In 2015, the Virginia Beach Rotary Club named Olivia “City Employee of the Year” for her incredible work ethic and ability to serve the community. Olivia serves as the Co-Vice President of the Friends of the Entrepreneur and Business Academy (FoEBA) at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach. The mission of the FoEBA is to enhance the EBA curriculum by providing student mentorship and financial support that foster the entrepreneurial spirit. Olivia, her husband, and two daughters reside in Virginia Beach.

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