Mark Johnson (Chair)
Title: Vice President
SunTrust Bank

Guenter Weissenseel (Vice Chair)
Title: President
IMS Gear Virginia Inc.

Vonya Alleyne
Title: Vice President
Human Resources, Cox Communications Virginia

Dr. Elsie M. Barnes
Title: Professor of Political Science
Norfolk State University
Represents: Higher Education

Virginia Batteen Hawks
Title: Senior Vice President / CFO
S.L Nusbaum Realty Co.

Hosey Burgess
Title: Workforce Services District Manager
Represents: Virginia Employment Commission

Thomas Calhoun
Title: President
Norfolk Federation of Teachers Local 4261
Represents: Labor

Jared Chalk
Title: Interim Director of Economic Development
City of Norfolk
Represents: Business

Dr. Ken Chandler
Title: Deputy City Manager
City of Virginia Beach

Ross Cherry
Title: President
Cherry Carpeting & Flooring Co.

Jeffrey W. Clemons
Title: Senior Vice President
The PNC Financial Services Group

Ellis Cofield
Title: CEO and Founder
Cofield's Locksmith

Brian Courtien
Title: Director of Apprenticeship & Training
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Finishing Trades Institute of MD, VA, DC & Vicinities

William W. Crow
Title: President
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Represents: Business

Dr. Larry Dotolo
Title: President
Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Represents: Education/Training

Dr. Johnny Garcia
Title: President
SimIS, Inc.
Represents: Business

The Honorable Donald Goldberg
Title: New Business Development Director
Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
Represents: Business

Greg Garrett
Title: Senior Partner/CEO
garrett Realty Partners

Stephanie Gorham
Title: Executive Director
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Alice Graham
Title: Adult Education Coordinator
Portsmouth Public Schools

Kasia Grzelkowski
Title: President & CEO
VersAbility Resources

Andy Jaeckle
Title: Senior Manager, Human Resources
Stihl, Inc.

L'Tanya Johnson
Title: VDC Human Resource Manager
Cost Plus World Market
Represents: Business

Shannon Kane
Title: President
EWR Management

John Kownack
Title: Executive Director
Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Pamela Little-Hill
Title: Director of Social Services
City of Portsmouth

Dr. Daniel Lufkin
Title: President
Camp Community College

The Honorable William McCarty
Title: Supervisor, Isle of Wight

Mary D. McGovern
Title: Senior Vice President
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.
Represents: Business

Delceno C. Miles
Title: President
The Miles Agency

Bill Miller
Title: Human Resources Administrator
Fairlead Integrated
Represents: Business

Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols
Title: CEO
Foodbank of Southeastern
Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Represents: Community Based Organization

Peninsula Representative: Dr. John Olson
Title: Campus President - Newport News
ECPI University

Dr. Keisha Pexton
Title: Director, Learning and Development
Newport News Shipbuilding

Thom Prevette
Title: Director, Community Relations
Bon Secours Health System

Ron Ritter
Title: President
On Point, LLC
Represents: Business

Becky C. Sawyer
Title: Senior Vice President & CHRO
Sentara Healthcare

Kim Shepard
Title: Hampton Roads District Manager
VA Department of Aging &
Rehabilitative Services

Bryan K. Stephens
Title: President & CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Doug Smith
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Dr. Aaron Spence
Title: Superintendent
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Represents: K-12 Education

Chris Stuart
Title: Vice President - Client
Relations & Business Development
Top Guard Security

Edith White
Title: Executive Director
Hampton Roads Community
Action Program
Represents: Community Based Organization

Kevin Will
Title: President & CEO
Boys & Girls Club of
Southeast Virginia
Represents: Community Based Organization

Steven C. Wright
Title: Director
Chesapeake Economic Development
Represents: Economic Development

The Honorable Robert (Bobby) M. Dyer
Title: Mayor, Virginia Beach

Chas Wright
Title: Executive VP, Commerical Lending

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