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.