What’s a 757 Champion?

Simply put, a 757 Champion is an advocate and active ambassador working to advance our region through the 757 Recovery & Resilience Action Framework.

This includes everyone – business, nonprofit, and government leaders, as well as elected officials and residents.

The only qualification is that you will help advance the Action Framework and its three primary goals. Specifically, you’ll help our regional economy:

  1. Recover from the pandemic as fast as possible;
  2. Become even more resilient, one that’s better prepared to withstand future shocks;
  3. Provide greater economic empowerment for all.

Why We Need 757 Champions       

While our region’s leading business organizations have led the development of the 757 Recovery & Resilience Action Framework, everyone involved realizes that the real power behind the Action Framework comes from individual leaders.

The Action Framework was created by more than 200 individual committed leaders. This included 18 thought leaders, 12 subject matter experts, 120 committee members across 11 committees, 10 Old Dominion University Strome College of Business interns, and the staff of our coalition partners. Thousands more provided input through surveys.

While the business organizations will remain engaged in the implementation of the Framework, our plan calls for growing the 200+ Action Framework architects into an army of a thousand individual 757 Champions.  This growing force of individual advocates and ambassadors is needed to drive a number of specific Action Framework programs. 

The Role of 757 Champions

Between now and the first in-person “report out” on the 757 Recovery & Resilience Action Framework at the October 2021 State of the Region event, 757 Champions will help advance the Action Framework in five primary ways:

1.   Spring 2021 – Advance the Launch of Action Framework: 

The initial responsibility of 757 Champions is to share and promote the launch of the Action Framework within their organizations and among their colleagues. This includes:

  • Sending people to the website
  • Asking others to become a 757 Champion
  • Reading the Action Framework’s monthly e-updates to learn about our progress and celebrate wins

2.   Summer 2021 – Support the new Regional Pride-Building Campaign:

One of the aspirations of Action Framework under the Build Regional Unity Strategic Focus Area (there are five focus areas) is that the young professionals across the region would join forces and help unite our region. The great news is that this is happening. Next Gen professionals are now organized under a new 501(c)(3) called “757 Proud.”

One of their first initiatives is to create and run a “Did You Know” regional pride-building campaign. This campaign will address the major findings of the Envision 2020 Branding Study. Specifically, among business leaders:

  • Only half (51%) gave a “4” or “5” rating on identifying with the Hampton Roads region.
  • The “7 Cities” were most mentioned as being a part of the Hampton Roads region – 98% to 89% selected. Half or less (50% to 21%) included the 10 other jurisdictions. Only 50% knew Williamsburg was part of HR region.
  • Knowledge of basic facts about our region were low.

When the “Did You Know” campaign comes out this summer, 757 Champions will actively support and promote it through their own organization’s social media channels.

3.   Fall 2021 – Start to Utilize Free Business Resiliency-Building Support Services:

Another Strategic Focus Area of the 757 Recovery & Resiliency Action Framework is Build Resiliency. This includes building a more diversified regional economy, as well as helping local businesses become stronger and more resilient. To this end, the Framework includes a number of free business resiliency-building tools and services. 757 Champions will utilize these resources, when appropriate, and recommend them to others.

All these services are now under development through committees of volunteers supported by the Alliance, CIVIC, Chambers, Norfolk State, ODU and others. These services will be introduced at the State of the Region Event in October 2021. Here’s a brief overview of what’s coming:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Best Practices and Training: We learned through the Action Framework surveys that over one-third of business leaders asked for support in improving their DE&I practices. A new DE&I service inspired by the Action Framework will include a DE&I audit tool – self-assessment checklist, self-help DE&I videos, lists of best practices, and consulting services to increase every organization’s success with their DE&I efforts. 
  • Business Model Tune Up: We also learned through the Action Framework surveys that many businesses shifted their business models (B-model) to successfully operate through the worst of the pandemic. Many of the lessons learned and new best practices have been inventoried. A new service inspired by the Action Framework will include a business model resiliency audit using a self-assessment checklist, self-help videos, and consulting services to improve every organization’s B-model resilience.
  • Employee Wellness and Well-being Support: Through the pandemic, employee health and well-being emerged as the number one issue facing business leaders today and tomorrow.  Another new service inspired by the Action Framework will include an employee health and wellness self-assessment checklist, self-help videos, employee well-being learning game app, and consulting services to enhance your employees’ physical and emotional health.
  • New Minority Supplies Database: Supporting and strengthening our minority suppliers is critical to growing the resilience of our regional economy and individual businesses. Through the Action Framework, a new online 757 Minority Supplier Database will be created and promoted to help businesses hire qualified minority suppliers, vendors and consultants. 757 Champions will make this free service a success from the start.
  • Future Trends: Understanding with greater certainty what tomorrow will bring was the second biggest issue facing business leaders. The Action Framework will meet this need by sharing the latest trends research. 757 Champions will be the first to see these insights.

4.   October 2021 – Participate in the Chamber Hampton Roads’ Visit to Denver

This October, the Hampton Roads Chamber will travel to Denver for its annual Inter City Visit Leadership Exchange. The trip’s featured content will center around the Action Framework’s model – the 5 Focus Areas and related programs. As we meet and hear from Denver officials, we will look for ways to better understand and improve our own Action Framework and the role of 757 Champions.

Please note that attending the Chamber Hampton Roads’ 2021 Denver trip is not a requirement to be a 757 Champion.

5.   2022 and Beyond – Support Our National Branding Effort:

The outcome of the October 2021 State of the Region event will include new ideas and ways 757 Champions can support and advance the Action Framework. One of these will include advancing a national branding campaign.

Everyone involved in formulating the Action Framework identified “marketing our region to audiences outside of our area” as one of the most critical components needed to drive our region’s ultimate recovery and long-term success. 

We envision a 2-year pilot effort to demonstrate the power and ROI of sharing our story with a national audience. Most likely, the campaign will include advertising (perhaps leveraging our local national celebrities) and promotional tie-ins to regional events like Something in the Water and other festivals that attract people to our region. When launched, we will track and report the campaign’s success in building Hampton Roads’ national brand. 

A branding campaign, however, will require funding from multiple sources, including our local governments, grants, and regional business supporters. We plan to go after all of these potential sources of funds and more.

757 Champions will support the campaign in three ways:

  • Review and Help Inform the Development of the National Branding Effort: The marketing campaign will be shared at its conceptual stage with 757 Champions for their review and input.
  • Tie Directly into the National Branding Effort: 757 Champions will help advance the national campaign’s imagery and messaging. This could include using campaign videos, photography and messaging on their websites, social media, and employee recruitment materials.
  • Help Fund the National Branding Effort: Join other 757 Champions in making corporate donations to fund the 2-year pilot effort. A survey among the 200+ architects of the Action Framework showed that significant support exists to help fund this marketing effort. Obviously, other funding sources will be needed, too. Please note that contributing to this campaign is not a requirement to be a 757 Champion.

That’s a quick overview. We don’t expect every 757 Champion to able to actively participate in all five areas.  What we do expect, however, is everyone’s enthusiasm, leadership and support in advancing the 757 Recovery & Resiliency Action Framework. Please join us on our critically important mission.

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Aazia Mickens-DessasoExecutive Director, Ecosystem DevelopmentTechstars
Abbie SchaeferDirector of PR, Marketing & Special EventsAn Achievable Dream
Abby SmithMarketing CoordinatorPort & Starboard
Adelaide GilmoreSenior Administrative SpecialistHampton Roads Alliance
Adrienne DawsonMedical Case ManagerUrban League of Hampton Roads
Akhil JainPresidentLandmark Hotel Group
Alan WagnerPresidentWagner Macula Retina Center
Aleesa Slappy WilsonDiversity, Equity & Incusion Officer City of Norfolk
Alex CaseCOOCordillera Applications Group
Alexandra HoweDirector of Grants and Corporate StewardshipHampton Roads Workforce Council
Alice GrahamRegion 20 Adult & Continuing Education Program ManagerPortsmouth Public Schools Adult Education
Alisa CriderDirector of Investor & Public RelationsHampton Roads Alliance
Alison FechinoExecutive DirectorPortsmouth Humane Society
Alrena DantzlerBranch Manager IIIChartway Federal Credit Union
Alyssa DanglerShareholderWilliams Mullen
Amanda BarnesCity ClerkCity of Virginia Beach
Amanda GreenDirector of Youth ProgramsHampton Roads Workforce Council
Amanda NewinsAttorney at LawPender & Coward
Amanda OttoWealth AdvisorBuckingham Strategic Wealth
Amanda RoseVice President of Finance and AdministrationAn Achievable Dream
Amanda SlossonDirector of Strategic DevelopmentHampton Roads Workforce Council
Amasa SmithDirector of Programming & CommunicationsCIVIC Leadership Institute
Amma GuerrierPresidentExecutive Decision
Amy JordanBusiness DevelopmentHampton Roads Alliance
Amy M. ChaseMortgage Representative Residential LendingDollar Bank
Amy MallisonVice President of MarketingVirginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union
Amy ParkhurstSenior Vice PresidentHampton Roads Alliance
Amy SheyerPublic Relations StrategistWestminster-Canterbury
Andrea BearOwner & PresidentBear in Mind Strategies
Andrea JohnsonVice President of SalesGet Beyond
Andreika MyersCommunications SpecialistECR
Andrew HodgeRegional President & Head of Corporate BankingAtlantic Union Bank
Andrew NissmanDirector of Grants & Corporate StewardshipHampton Roads Workforce Council
Andrew PetreyContract Quality AnalystCMA CGM America
Andrew StephensonSenior Community & Government AdvocateSentara Healthcare
Andria McClellanCouncilwomanCity of Norfolk
Andy JaeckleSenior Manager, Human ResourcesSTIHL, Inc.
Andy PatzigOwner/AttorneyLaw Office of W. Andrew Patzig
Andy SutterCo-Owner/PresidentFreedom Boat Club
Angela BenardDirector of DevelopmentVirginia Zoo
Angela BezikPresidentPrinciple Advantage Government Relations Group
Angela LawhorneDirector of Workforce DevelopmentPaul D. Camp Community College
Angela R. MickleBranch Manager Chartway Federal Credit Union
Angela Sullivan HarrisSenior Director, Virginia Career Works PeninsulaHampton Roads Workforce Council
Anina BudigPresidentNetwork Industries
Anita ElmoreIntake SpecialistUrban League of Hampton Roads
Anjola DabiriManager, Business IntelligenceHampton Roads Workforce Council
Ann CrenshawMemberKaufman & Canoles
Anne Baumler ThumaDirector, EventsHampton Roads Chamber
Anne ConnerPresident/Public Finance & Community InvestmentTowneBank
Anne MichalekAssociate ProfessorOld Dominion University
Anthony FontesCoordinatorTidewater Community College
Anthony PiglowskiAssistant Vice President, Private BankerOld Point National Bank
Antrina CurryChief Caregiving OfficerCaring Hearts With Healing Hands
Archie Simmons, Jr.Chief Financial OfficerHoffman Beverage Co.
Arketa HowardDirector of Marketing & Client DevelopmentCrenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
Arti Kumar-JainFounding DirectorLove & Light 4 Kidz LLC
Ashleigh MaggardDevelopment DirectorHermitage Museum and Gardens
Ashley BusseySenior AssociateSL Nusbaum Realty Co.
Ashley CovingtonInterim President & CEOFranklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.
Ashley McLeodStakeholder Engagement DirectorKitty Hawk Offshore Wind, Avangrid Renewables
Ashton LoveInvestment ExecutiveDavenport & Company LLC
Asia StephensFuture of Work NavigatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Aysia TatumExecutive Assistant to President & CEOHampton Roads Chamber
Barbara SguegliaOwnerMilitary Relocation Team
Barbara WatsonAssistant Social Services DirectorJames City County Dept. of Social Services
Barrett StorkDirector of Government AffairsCox Communications
Barry BishopExecutive Vice PresidentGreater Norfolk Corporation
Barry FrankenfieldOwnerFrankenfield Design + Development LLC
Becky SawyerExecutive Vice President & Chief People OfficerSentara Healthcare
Becky ScheusnerFounder and Business Development AnalystMHA Gap Initiative and WWC Global
Ben WhiteAssistant Director – Economic DevelopmentCity of Chesapeake
Benming “Benny” ZhangAssociate Attorney/Former CouncilmemberKaufman & Canoles, P.C./Williamsburg City Council
Bennett ZierSenior Vice PresidentAudacy
Benny OlveiraSystems EngineerOld Dominion University
Bern GlasserVP, Private Client AdvisorBank of America Private Bank
Bernardo RamalloStudentOld Dominion University
Berry BunkCEOCollaborell
Bert SchmidtPresident & CEOWHRO
Bert WilsonVP Sales & MarketingAtlantic Lift Systems
Beth CookPeninsula Member Relations AdvisorRetail Alliance
Bethany CarilleBusiness Performance AdvisorInsperity
Beverly RodriguezStore ManagerOcean Storage
Bill BurfordBusiness AnalystHampton Roads Chamber Small Business Development Center
Bill ErmatingerExecutive Vice President & Chief Human Resources OfficerHuntington Ingalls Industries
Bill GogginsVice President & CEOClancy & Theys Construction
Bill MannExecutive DirectorGreater Peninsula Workforce Board
Bill PollardSenior Vice President, Commercial BankingVirginia Commonwealth Bank
Billy PoynterPartnerKaleo Legal
Blair DurhamBlack BrandCo-Owner/President
Blake DozierCo-OwnerOnPoint Building Services
Blythe ScottCommissioner of the RevenueCity of Norfolk
Bob BartonPresidentBarton Ford
Bob GeisDeputy City ManagerCity of Chesapeake
Bob MohrhusenBranch ManagerAnnie Mac Home Mortgage
Bob SasserExecutive ChairmanDollar Tree
Bob StrittmatterPartnerNew York Life
Bobby DyerMayorCity of Virginia Beach
Bohdan BodniewiczSWIFT Program ManagerAECOM
Bonnie StretzSVP Commercial Real EstateAtlantic Union Bank
Brad BarnesBrad BarnesFerguson Enterprises
Bradley FurmanAccount ExecutiveSpotOn
Brandie OsburnPresidentBecker Financial Inc.
Brandon JohnsonDirector of SalesNewport News Marriott at City Center
Brent HadenAttorneyPender & Coward, P.C.
Brian DonahueAssistant Director – Economic DevelopmentCity of Portsmouth
Brian HackworthOperations ManagerActs Group, Inc.
Brian KuriskyChief Diversity Officer & Executive Director of the Center for Civic EngagementVirginia Wesleyan University
Brian SchoolsPresident & CEOChartway Federal Credit Union
Brian SolisCity Manager’s Office Special Projects ManagerCity of Virginia Beach
Brian TinderPresident & OwnerHyVal Industries, Inc.
Brittany HallSenior Director of ImpactHello Alice
Brittany LavalleurDirector of DevelopmentAn Achievable Dream
Brittney WhiteArea Sales ManagerNovel Coworking
Bruce TingleSenior AssociateKPMG
Bryan SchiliroBusiness Performance AdvisorInsperity
Bryan StephensPresident & CEOHampton Roads Chamber
Bryonna JonesNextGen Administrative SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Camron PhillipsVice PresidentNAACP Chesapeake
Carey FoundsForce OperationsU.S. Navy
Cariese HinckleyExecutive DirectorSoutheastern Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute
Carissa AhavaVice PresidentKelvin International Corporation
Carlyn KelleySales & Leasing AssociateDivaris Real Estate
Carmon SchietzeltMarketing Specialist, Offshore WindHampton Roads Alliance
Carol CurtisPresidentNoah Enterprises
Caroline MyattMarketing ManagerThe Foleck Center
Carrie ChiVice President of Human Resources1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
Carrie WilliamsSenior Mortgage BankerAtlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Casey RobertsExecutive DirectorNew Horizons Regional Education Centers
Catherine MagillPresident/OwnerGreat Bridge International
Cathie VickChief Public Affairs OfficerPort of Virginia
Cathy AllenFacilitator & ConsultantThe Board Doctor, LLC
Cathy EllisDirector, Executive SupportHampton Roads Workforce Council
Cathy WilliamsBusiness Diversity ManagerFerguson
Cecil RobinsonOwnerRaven Elite Protection LLC
Chad ZanowSenior Development ManagerColumbia Gas of Virginia
Chanda ChannCommercial DivisionTriumph Realty
Charity GavazaEconomic DevelopmentCity of Poquoson
Charlene CofieldCareer Planner, Veterans ServicesHampton Roads Workforce Council
Charlene MorringAttorneyThe Law Firm of Charlene A Morring
Charles GreenhoodOwnerBrutti’s Catering
Charles MarksAssociate Dean, Near East South Asia Regional CenterNational Defense University
Charles McPhillipsPartnerKaufman & Canoles
Charlie MallonPresident & CEOABNB Federal Credit Union
Charlie SpencerSales AssociateG&W Awards
Chas WrightEVP, Commercial LenderTowneBank
Chase TownsendVice President – Commercial BankingTruist
Chasity PritchettOwnerEmblem Olive Oil
Chelta WrayNextGen CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Chess HarrisSpecial ProgramsSimIS
Chiara WortheyAdministrative Services SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Chris BarcoEvents ManagerNorfolk Botanical Garden
Chris MitchellAccount DirectorSegra
Chris MorelloDirector – Economic DevelopmentIsle of Wight County
Chris RiceOwner, Lead EntertainerMusic Makes You Happy Entertainment, LLC
Chris StoneSenior PrincipalClark Nexsen
Chris StuartVice PresidentTop Guard Security
Chris ToppingBusiness Development Officer504 Capital Corporation
Chris WarrenArchitectIonic Dezign Studios
Christene MitchellAssociate Vice PresidentAECOM
Christina BrooksSenior Director, NextGen and Special ProjectsHampton Roads Workforce Council
Christina HarrisCareer Planner, Hampton/WilliamsburgHampton Roads Workforce Council
Christine MabeVice President Business DevelopmentPayday Payroll
Christine NeikirkCommunity EngagementSmartmouth Brewing Co.
Christopher CronwellBoard of SupervisorsSouthampton County
Christopher JohnsonDirector of Economic DevelopmentJames City County
Christopher MiddletonSenior Director of Virginia BeachAn Achievable Dream Academy
Christopher PiersonVice President of Operations at Sentara Norfolk General HospitalSentara Healthcare
Christopher SheltonCo-OwnerCure Coffeehouse
Christopher ThomasBusiness Banking Relationship ManagerAtlantic Union Bank
Christy AllenREALTORJudy Boone Realty
Christy S. ColmeanExecutive DirectorJamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Chuck DozierN9US Navy
Chuck RigneyEconomic Development DirectorCity of Hampton
CJ SpadyPartnerB2BCFO
Claire CampbellRealtor/Managing BrokerKeller Williams Elite Western Branch
Claire FosterVice President for Marketing & Public RelationsRegent University
Claire WiniarekVice President of PolicyPharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
Claudell ClarkExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Sports Commission
Clif DuncanChief Financial OfficerHampton Roads Workforce Council
Clint DamuthPresidentDamuth Trane
Colby RaymondSenior Mortgage Loan OfficerTidewater Home Funding
Colton HahnMilitary Mortgage AdvisorAAFMAA
Corrynn PetersPartnerPhillips & Peters
Courtney DoyleCouncilwomanCity of Norfolk
Craig CopeExecutive Vice PresidentHarvey Lindsay
Craig MorrowOwnerPremier Equity Solutions, LLC
Craig QuigleyExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance
Cristen FletcherDirector of Business Development & MarketingVandeventer Black LLP
Crystal ColohanCommunity Operations Manager1701 Coworking
Crystal HilliardTravel AgentDream Plan Pack LLC
Curtis HoesslyPresidentAllegra Marketing Print & Mail
Curtis LyonsOwner/OperatorRoger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
Cynthia NorrisMIS/Records TechnicianHampton Roads Workforce Council
Dana GravesPresidentSentara Princess Anne Hospital
Dana HathornCampus Dean – OperationsTidewater Community College
Danielle JacksonAccounting AssistantHampton Roads Chamber
Darius DavenportPartnerCrenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
Dave ParadiseSenior Vice President, Virginia DivisionDollar Bank
David CatchingsMarketing & Communications InternHampton Roads Alliance
David RoppPresidentRoppCorp
David SkolnickSVPTruist
David SullivanCEOElizabeth River Crossings OpCo LLC
David WhiteExecutive DirectorVirginia Maritime Association
Dawn CouttsBusiness ManagerNorfolk Tides Baseball Club
Dawn S GlynnPresident – Hampton Roads & Northeastern North CarolinaTowneBank
Dawn TomblingShowroom ManagerBBG Portsmouth
Dawna EllisChief Financial & Operating OfficerHarvey Lindsey Commercial Real Estate
Debbie MurrayManager, Internships & Research ExperiencesVirginia Space Grant Consortium
Deborah Albero-Darata PooleCo-ownerMr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach
Deborah BaileyBusiness Services CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Deborah DiCrocePresident & CEOHampton Roads Community Foundation
Deborah Harris-SimsCampus Executive DirectorThe Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Deborah StearnsSenior Vice PresidentJones Lang LaSalle
Debra GoodierPresident & CEOWare River Consulting LLC
Debra MasonVice President of Administration & Human ResourcesWarwick Mechanical Group
Dee OliverOfficerKelly’s Tavern
Delceno MilesPresident & CEOThe Miles Agency
Denise C. WilliamsVice President Branch ManagerSelect Bank & Trust
Denise SiegfeldtDirector, Hampton Roads Education Center / Assoc. Professor, BusinessFlorida Institute of Technology
Derby BrackettCEOHampton Roads Workforce Council
Destini HarrellCo-FounderAmplify
Diana BurkeExecutive DirectorVBHA
Diana CorderoBusiness Services CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Diana CountsVice President Marketing & Member ServiceBeach Municipal FCU
Diane RaihleSenior Manager, Member DevelopmentHampton Roads Chamber
Dianne GordonnGeneral Manager, New Homes DivisionRose & Womble Realty Co., LLC
Dilia LynchBranch Manager IIAAA Tidewater Virginia
Dolly SoniaUniversal BankerFirst Carolina Bank
Dominique DeboseBusiness Services SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Don JohnsonCampus Director South University
Don WinchesterSenior Vice President, Director of Wealth ManagementPNC
Donald FrederickVice President / CEORunnymede Corporation
Donna M. CannatellaExecutive DirectorChesapeake Conference Center
Donna MorrisExecutive Vice PresidentReinvent Hampton Roads
DonnieTuckCity of Hampton
Doug BeaverChief Resilience OfficerCity of Norfolk
Doug SmithPresident & CEOHampton Roads Alliance
Dr Ruth Jones NicholsCEOFoodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Dr. Corey McCrayInterim PresidentCamp Community College
Dr. Cynthia RomeroDirectorM. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, EVMS
Dr. Deborah FontaineVice President for University AdvancementNorfolk State University
Dr. Deborah Harris-SimsCampus Executive DirectorThe Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Dr. Greg DeCinquePresidentThomas Nelson Community College
Dr. Javaune Adams-GastonPresidentNorfolk State University
Dr. John OlsonCampus PresidentECPI University
Dr. Keisha PextonDirector, Learning & Development InnovationNewport News Shipbuilding
Dr. Kermit CrawfordEndowed Chair in PsychologyHampton University
Dr. Larry DotoloPresidentVirginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Dr. Towuanna Porter BrannonPresidentThomas Nelson Community College
Dudley HarrisVice President, Special ProjectsBay Electric Co., Inc.
Duncan AlonsoCanvass DirectorThreshold Giving
Dycelia WeissFinancial Center CoachUrban League of Hampton Roads
Ed HopperPresidentAltor
Edith WhiteExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Community Action Program
Elise TillieHuman Resources Team LeaderDamuth Trane
Elizabeth BaroodyDirector, PhilanthropyCHKD
Elizabeth JacksonExecutive AssistantDepartment of Navy
Elizabeth SmithAdmin for Interdisciplinary InitiativesOld Dominion University
Ellis CofieldCEO and FounderCofield’s Locksmith, LLC
Emily ReynoldsVice PresidentAccess Point Public Affairs
Eric BartokManaging DirectorOppenheimer & Co.
Eric KeanPrincipalThe Lee Group
Eric KeplingerVice President, Business DevelopmentMEB
Eric TraczManagerEY
Erika SmithDirector, Education and Youth DevelopmentUrban League of Hampton Roads
Erin AlfordREALTORGarrett Realty Partners
Erin RiceOwner/Principal ConsultantRice Strategies, LLC
Ernest RollandCertified HUD Housing CounselorUrban League of Hampton Roads
Evans McMillion Executive Director757 Accelerate
Eveann-Shay ClaxtonCareer Planner, HamptonHampton Roads Workforce Council
Felicia BlowAssociate Vice President for DevelopmentHampton University
Florence KingstonDirector – Department of DevelopmentCity of Newport News
Floyd BrownOwnerJBM Design Company
Francine Allen-HumphreyFinancial CoachUrban League of Hampton Roads
Frank ParrishOwnerBubba-N-Frank’s LLC
Frank RabilMayorCity of Franklin
Fred RoseMarketing ManagerHarbor Group Management
Fred ShowersCareer Planner, NorfolkHampton Roads Workforce Council
Freddie AndersonCEOHarbor Point Behavioral Health Care Center
Garry HarrisManaging DirectorCenter for Sustainable Communities / ECO District Hampton Roads
Gary Artybridge, Jr.Manager of Corporate CitizenshipNewport News Shipbuilding, A Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Gary ButlerChief Administration OfficerHampton Roads Workforce Council
Gary DeagleOwnerCoastal Strength & Fitness
Gary R JonesStrategic Business ConsultantKlett Consulting Group
George BallRegional Vice PresidentWells Fargo
George BirdsongCEOBirdsong Peanuts
George FaatzDirector, Growth & Strategic PlanningVirginia Natural Gas
Georgie MarquezPrincipalAndre + Marquez Architects, Inc.
Gerald DanielsOwnerits Purple Marketing
Geri MetzgerChief Executive OfficerBeach Municipal FCU
Gerry EvansBusiness AdvocateGet Beyond
Gerry QuindozaBusiness Relationship Manager, VPBank of America
Gia FreemanReinvent Hampton Roads
Glen RobertsonAttorneyWolcott Rivers Gates
Glenn CarringtonDean School of BusinessNorfolk State University
Gordon M. WolcottAttorney at LawWolcott Rivers Gates
Gordon Van WechelPresidentThe Alchemy Consulting Group
Gordon WolcottAttorneyWolcott Rivers Gates
Grace SmithMarketing CoordinatorTS3 Architects PC
Graham HerbertMiddle Market Team LeaderAtlantic Union
Grayson T. OrsiniAttorneyWolcott Rivers Gates
Grea SellersSenior AdvisorCardConnect
Greg ByrdInterim Director, Economic DevelopmentCity of Suffolk
Greg GarrettCEOGarrett Realty Partners
Greg GrootendorstEconomistHampton Roads Planning District Commission
Greg TomchickCEOValorr | Cyber Risk Management
Gretchen HealVice President Government AffairsHampton Roads Chamber
Grig ScifresPartnerWilliams Mullen
Guenter WeissenseelPresidentIMS:Gear Virginia LLC
Gwendolyn Mack-LinkEIS Specialist SupervisorUrban League of Hampton Roads
Ha KoehlerManaging Partner
On Point Communications
Hannah Anderson HughesCEOTrue Healthcare Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Harrell PetersonIndependent Business OwnerACN
Heather CampbellVice President for EnrollmentVirginia Wesleyan University
Heather FoxwellVice President for Finance & AdministrationACCESS College Foundation
Heather Moody StouderFinancial AdvisorEdward Jones
Helen BryantDirector, Administrative Services VCW SouthsideHampton Roads Workforce Council
Helen T WhittemoreVice President & OfficerCapital Concrete
Hillary SmithBranch Operations ManagerTowneBank
Holly BurgessChief MarketingHeartwork Marketing
Holly CrossLoan OfficerTidewater Home Funding
Hope SinclairExecutive DirectorCommunities In Schools of Hampton Roads
Hosey BurgessHampton Roads District ManagerVirginia Employment Commission
Howard HoegePresident & CEOThe Mariners’ Museum and Park
Howard KernPresident & CEOSentara Healthcare
Hugh PattersonPartnerWillcox & Savage
Hunter CarrSales EngineerABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
Hunter ClarkeSenior Loan OfficerC&F Mortgage Corporation
Hunter HartnettMortgage BankerPrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
Hunter WalshProgram Manager757 Startup Studios
J.D. MilesPresidentJ.D. Miles & Sons
J.D. Myers IISenior Vice President Virginia Region OperationsCox Communications
Jack EzzellCEOZel Technologies LLC
Jackie RondeauManager, Employer Engagement (Maritime)Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Jacqueline GlassEcosystem OfficerLearnch LLC
Jalesha SmithManagement AnalystCity of Norfolk
James AndersonMarket ManagerCapCenter
James CarrollVP, Small Business & SBDC DirectorHampton Roads Chamber
James DahlingPresident & CEOChildren’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD)
James Doe Jr.FounderDiaphanous
James Hinton, Jr.Vice President Community DevelopmentDollar Bank
James LangEnvironmental LawyerPender & Coward
James NoelSenior Vice President / General CounselThe Franklin Johnston Group
James SporePresident & CEOReinvent Hampton Roads
James WhiteRegional DirectorSafelite AutoGlass
Jamie TollenaereDirector of Business DevelopmentBranscome Inc.
Jane Glasgow, PhDExecutive DirectorMinus 9 to 5
Janice TuckmanSales ExecutiveThe ROX, Rapid Overland Xpress
Jared ChalkDirector of Economic DevelopmentCity of Norfolk
Jasmine ThompsonOwnerBrand 1ON1
Jason BulginOwnerCJC Services
Jason KiesManaging PartnerKPMG LLP
Jaylen M FoskeyRegional DirectorThe Marshall Group of NC Inc.
Jazmin ClarkSales RepresentativeLiberty Mutual Insurance
Jazmine SmithOwner757 Hive
Jeff JohnsonDirector, Tech Center Research ParkVirginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Jeff MillerPresidentMillers Energy
Jeff RhoadesLoan OfficerSouthern Trust Mortgage
Jeff RichardsonPresidentBeach Commercial Finance
Jeff TannerDeanOld Dominion University
Jeffrey AustinCEOJeffrey S Austin LLC
Jeffrey ClemonsSenior Vice President – Commercial Banking Group Manager – Hampton Roads & RichmondPNC
Jeffrey HunnShareholderPender & Coward, P.C.
Jennifer BakerOfficerSmall Business Specialists
Jennifer LopezConvention Sales ManagerVisitNorfolk
Jennifer O’DonnellManager, Payroll & AccountingHampton Roads Chamber
Jennifer SanfordDirector, Customer Development & MarketingOptima Health
Jennifer StroutCEO & FounderMotivateU
Jeramy MooreEntrepreneurstorystorm.co
Jeremy MaloneyPresident, ArchitectAltruistic Design
Jerry CroninExecutive DirectorOpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub @ ODU
Jerry MillerCEOThe Miller Group
Jesse HemphillGeneral ManagerNorfolk Waterside Marriott
Jessee GoodrichVice President, Human ResourcesRiverside Health System
Jessica BedenbaughBusiness Development ManagerPortsmouth Economic Development
Jessica McGrawDirector of Business DevelopmentSafe Harbor Recovery Center
Jessica WoodyardRegional Development OfficerMake-A-Wish Greater Virginia
Jillian GoodwinDirector Marketing & CommunicationsHampton Roads Alliance
Jim BibbsCHROLifenet Health Inc
Jim KiblerCEO Next Paradigm Advisors LLC
Jim McNeesDirector, Branch ManagerSun West Mortgage
Jim MurraySenior PrincipalStantec Consulting
Joash SchulmanCo-FounderTown Center Office Suites
Jodee SettleSales Consultant & Brand AmbassadorPurely CBD
Joe BrooksVice President Community InvestmentsUnited Way of South Hampton Roads
Joe DillardOperational Advancement OfficerHampton Roads Transit
Joe HinesPrincipal & Director of Economic DevelopmentTimmons Group
Joel RubinPresidentRubin Communications Group
Joemmel TendillaMarketing Manager – LeasingMacArthur Center
John BoyleCOOMassimo Zanetti Beverage USA
John DeGruttolaSVP, Sales & MarketingOptima Health
John GibsonManaging PartnerVenture Realty Group
John HarbinSenior Regional PlannerHampton Roads Planning District Commission
John IsemanAgentNew York Life Insurance
John LawsonPresident & CEOW.M. Jordan Company
John MeyerSenior PartnerSynEnergy Inc.
John PadgettManaging PartnerMcGuireWoods LLP
John ParisChair of Emerging Growth Company GroupWilliams Mullen
John WilsonCo-OwnerBrown & Brown Agency of Virginia
Johnny GarciaCEOSimIS, Inc.
Jonathan HolmanDirector, Business IntelligenceHampton Roads Alliance
Jordan AsherChief Physician ExecutiveSentara Healthcare
Joseph Barto, IIIFounder and PresidentTMG
Joseph BucciDepartment Chair, Business, Leadership & Management Dept., College of Arts & SciencesRegent University
Joseph WittExecutive Vice PresidentOld Point National Bank
Josie PearsonHuman Resource ManagerScience Systems and Applications, Inc.
Judy SwystunPresidentHampton Roads Transportation
Julia RustAttorneyPierce McCoy
Julian BaenaDirector of Business DevelopmentSimIS, Inc.
Julie AndersonExecutive Vice President, Business Banking OfficerTowneBank
Justin BallardDirector of Business DevelopmentS.B. Ballard Construction Company
Kandace TurnerCareer Planner, FranklinHampton Roads Workforce Council
Karen ForgetExecutive DirectorLynnhaven River NOW
Karen HusselbeeMember Relations AdvisorRetail Alliance
Karen JoynerChief Executive OfficerVirginia Peninsula Foodbank
Karen PhilionCEOVirginia Symphony Orchestra
Karen PriestExecutive Vice President, Commercial BankingTowneBank
Karen ScherbergerExecutive ChairmanNorfolk Festevents/Sail250 Virginia
Karina HuttonOwnerHutton Power & Light
Karl HeckPresident & CEOFranklin Southampton Economic Development Incorporated
Kasia GrezlkowskiCEOVersAbility Resources
Kate MeechanPresident & CEOThe Meechan Group
Kate MooreTravel AdvisorMelted&Moved
Kate PittmanExecutive DirectorViBe Creative District
Kate PowellExecutive DirectorTidewater Arts Outreach
Katherine RainoneRegional EconomistHRPDC
Katherine StebbinsOwnerGreen Leaf and Pebble Tea Spa & Cafe
Kathleen KaurupDirector of PhilanthropySt. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
Kathleen MonahanCommunity ManagerGather
Kathleen ThomasAssociate Professor-Interim ChairNorfolk State University
Kathy HinsonExecutive Assistant to the MayorCity of Virginia Beach
Kathy OwensPresidentBeach Development Group
Katie HendesonSenior Director, Administration and Special ProjectsHampton Roads Workforce Council
Kay MillerPhysician RecruiterSentara Medical Group
Kaylynn WilliamsonSales RepresentativeLiberty Mutual Insurance
Keith CannadyDeputy Executive DirectorHRPDC
Keith KoontzDirector of OperationsKoontz Bryant Johnson Williams
Keith Vander VennetSenior Vice PresidentFerguson
Kellie SoreyAssociate Vice President for Academic AffairsTidewater Community College
Kenneth C AlexnderMayorCity of Norfolk
Kenneth HartOwnerSignarama757
Kevin AndrisVice President, LegalDroneUp
Kevin CosgroveAttorney at LawHunton Andrews Kurth, LLP
Kevin HughesDirectorCity of Suffolk Department of Economic Development
Kevin LembkePresidentBusch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA
Kevin MurphyCEOFerguson Enterprises
Kevin PageExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission
Kevin WillPresident & CEOBoys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia
Khalilah HarrisonAssociate Vice President Equity AdvancementYMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas
Kien TsoiVice PresidentJLL (Commercial Real Estate Advisors)
Kim HumphreyPresident/CEOAssociation for Manufacturing Excellence
Kim MossBusiness Development DirectorRed Orange Studio
Kim PhillipsPartnerPhillips & Peters
Kim ShulerExecutive Vice President – Corporate & Commercial BankingTowneBank
Kimberlee MurrayYouth Contractor SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Kimberly BellFounderGifted Brown Girls LLC
Kimberly GehlkenCEOCleaning Cents, LLC
Kimberly JohnsonAssistant Director of Special EventsEVMS
Kimberly ParkerBusiness Services Financial SpecialistHarbor Group Management Company
Kindra GreeneExecutive DirectorElizabeth River Trail
Konner PritchardCommercial BankerTruist
Kristi SutphinEconomic Development CoordinatorIsle of Wight County Economic Development
Kristin MacanCulinary FacultyCulinary Institute of Virginia
Kristina VaqueraPartnerJackson Lewis PC
Kurt KrausePresident & CEOVisitNorfolk
Kyle DeGoodPresident & FounderThe DeGood Foundation
Kylie Ross SibertVice President, Corporate CommunicationsRetail Alliance
L’Tanya JohnsonVDC Human Resource ManagerCost Plus World Market
Lacy ShireyExecutive DirectorChesapeake Humane Society
Latiesha D. HandieCUC, Executive DirectorCitizens’ Unity Commission
Latisha JamesExecutive Vice President, External Affairs & OperationsThe Urban League of Hampton Roads
Latitia McCaneDirector of EducationNewport News Shipbuilding
Latonya EnglishSenior Director, Virginia Career Works SouthsideHampton Roads Workforce Council
Laura HayesBusiness Development Coordinator – Economic DevelopmentCity of Virginia Beach
Lauren BlandExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Soccer Council
Lauren CreechManager, Sales SupportThe Port of Virginia
Lauren LaBonteMarket Leader – Hampton RoadsCapCenter
Lauren RobertsEducatorChesapeake Public Schools
Lauren SloanBusiness Development ManagerFranklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.
Laurie McCabeAccount ManagerFireSky Media & Technology
Lawrence ColoritoChair of the Board of Director & Senior Managing DirectorValbridge Property Advisors
Lawrence GholsonChiefThe MAXIMIZED Life: Coaching & Mentoring
Lee VreelandPresident/CEOAn Achievable Dream
LeeAnn SchadlichReal Estate Managing BrokerWorld Class Realty
Leila MillsMarketing ManagerPhillips & Peters, PLLC
Leona Davis-DanielsExecutive AssistantTidewater Community College
Leslie KnickerbockerAssistant Director, Boardwalk Art ShowVirginia MOCA
Lexie MartinezDirector Marketing & SoftwareVOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Lianna ArbitterCoordinator, ProgramsHampton Roads Chamber
Libby RossDirector of Sales & MarketingHyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
Linda ForehandRealtorAtkins Realty
Linda IsaacAssistant Director of AdmissionsSouth University
Lindsey ShortridgeAccount ExecutiveAltor
Lisa BaehreExecutive DirectorSandler Center Foundation
Lisa ColemanExecutive DirectorThe King’s Daughters
Lisa DeNoiaCo-Founder/Managing PartnerPort & Starboard
Lisa TaylorCommunity Relations CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Liz A. DeludePortfolio ManagerPalladium Registered Investment Advisors
Loren HarveyCTOLayer 9
Loretta EarlOffice ManagerHampton Roads Workforce Council
Loretta EarlOffice Manager, SouthsideHampton Roads Workforce Council
Lori HarrisAssociate Vice President for AdvancementVirginia Wesleyan University
Lori MartinSTEAM/CTE CoordinatorChesapeake Public Schools
Lou SchagerBrand PresidentMosquito Joe, a Neighborly Company
Lourdes MalaveCareer Planner, HamptonHampton Roads Workforce Council
Luke CottoruneAgentVirginia Farm Bureau
Lyn LangmanAssistant Vice President, Manager Capital Group
Lyna FutrellSales & MarketingSERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth
Lynda StaffordPresidentRMGS, Inc.
Lynn ClementsExecutive DirectorSlover Library
Mabel Perez-HymanAVP Branch BankingDollar Bank
Mack Nolen
Maegan BarnesCampus757 Program ManagerHampton Roads Workforce Council
Mamie JohnsonCouncilwomanCity of Norfolk
Marcia ConstonPresidentTidewater Community College
Marco MyersAccount ExecutiveNorfolk Admirals
Margaret Delk MooreHead of SchoolThe Williams School
Maria BurroughsExecutive Assistant to the Chief Public Affairs OfficerPort of Virginia
Maria HerringVice President of Sales & ServicesVisitNorfolk
Marie SimbulanDesigner / Marketing RepresentativeOpen Door Media Solutions
Mark BerneckerChief Revenue OfficerCloud9 VoIP
Mark DreyfusPresidentECPI
Mark HouriganCEOHourigan Construction
Mark JohnsonVice President Community DevelopmentTruist
Mark KlettPresident & CEOKlett Consulting Group, INC
Mark RosenfieldExecutive Vice PresidentMcLeskey
Marko FrigeljPresidentThe IncuHub
Marla SchuchmanOwner / Lady Behind the CurtainThree Sheep / Made in 757
Martha McCleesExecutive DirectorVirginia Beach Vision, Inc.
Martin A. JosephFounder & CEO360IT PARTNERS
Marty KaszubowskiExecutive Director for Innovation Initiatives, Institute for Innovation & EntrepreneurshipOld Dominion University
Mary FernandezOwnerWomen of Help & Influence
Maryellen BaldwinPresident/CEONavy League
Matilda PerryReceptionistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Matt BradyOwner & PresidentNew Day Office Products & Furnishings, Inc.
Matt SmithDirector of Offshore WindHampton Roads Alliance
Matt StevensCEOThe Honor Foundation
Matthew BooneManager, Marketing & CommunicationsHampton Roads Chamber
Matthew HullAttorneyPender & Coward, P.C.
Maureen McDonnellPrincipalMSP Design Group
Max GreenhoodFounder & CEORocketBike
McKinley PriceMayorCity of Newport News
Megan ShufordScholars Program AssociateCIVIC Leadership Institute
Mel PricePrincipalWork Program Architects
Melissa Worrell MatthewsDirector of DevelopmentChildren’s Health Investment Program (CHIP) of South Hampton Roads
Michael “Fego” FeggansCEO & Chief Technology IntegratorOuterbridge Technical Solutions
Michael AndersonMortgage BankerAtlantic Bay Mortgage
Michael CamdenEnrollment ManagerTroy University
Michael DumanMayorCity of Suffolk
Michael GoldsmithDeputy City ManagerCity of Norfolk
Michael HunterVeterans Employment Center Coordinator, NorfolkHampton Roads Workforce Council
Michael MahgereftehManaging MemberColley Executive Offices
Michael MerrittOwnerSiren Skate Shop
Michael MizeManaging DirectorKPMG
Michael NusbaumBusiness DevelopmentNusbaum Insurance
Michael SterlingManaging PartnerVandeventer Black, LLP
Michael ZeidersChairmanZeiders American Dream Theater
Michele AndersonPresidentUnited Way of South Hampton Roads
Michele BensonGift Planning OfficerRiverside Foundation
Michele DeWittEconomic Development DirectorCity of Williamsburg
Michele Partridge-LaneDirector of Business DevelopmentRussell’s Heating Cooling Plumbing & Electric
Michelle Ellis YoungPresident & CEOYWCA South Hampton Roads
Michelle Lynn SamsOwned & Licensed PhotographerBeautifully Graced Photography
Michelle OlsonCareer Planner, NorfolkHampton Roads Workforce Council
Michelle PetersonExecutive DirectorThe Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation
Michelle WardBusiness Development/Community Relations ManagerSouth Bay Communications
Michelle WoodhouseVice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic OfficerTidewater Community College
Michelle WrenExecutive DirectorPortsmouth Partnership
Mickayla BrandlyAssociate RepresentativeThrivent Financial
Mike AccardiDirector, Network OperationsCox Communications
Mike BrileyVice President-at-LargeVirginia Peninsula Central Labor Council
Mike ConnorsSocial Media CoordinatorNorfolk Academy
Mike DumanPresidentMike Duman Auto Sales
Mike FowlerSenior PartnerEven Keel Wealth Advisors
Milena RadovicAssociateJackson Lewis, P.C.
Mindy CarlinCo-Owner / PartnerAccess Point Public Affairs
Molly BrownNextGen Career CoachHampton Roads Workforce Council
Monica WilseyDigital Marketing ManagerTechArk
Monique AdamsExecutive Director757 Angels
Myles PoctaPresidentMAP Environmental
Nahla SalehWorkforce Initiatives CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Nakia Madry-SmithDirectorODU Peninsula
Nancy GrdenAssociate Vice PresidentODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Nancy PerryDirectorPortsmouth Museums
Nancy RobertsInsurance Agent Home-AutoAAA Tidewater Virginia
Natasha Parson-BoothRealtorExit Realty Central
Nefertiti HolasOwner/AccountantChaNJe Money Matters Co
Neil AnglenEstimator/BuyerMFG & Machine Job Shop
Neil RoseAttorney at LawWillcox & Savage
Nemo LarmorePartnerKPMG & CIVIC Leadership Institute
Neva GriffinCareer DeveloperCity of Virginia Beach, Dept of Human Services
Nicole CampbellSenior AssociateDivaris Real Estate, Inc.
Nicole GrandoLocal Store MarketerBubba’s 33
Nicole RyfChief Strategy OfficerHampton Roads Alliance
Nirali TrovatoFinancial AdvisorCary Street Partners
Nneka ChiazorVice President, Government & Public AffairsCox Communications
Nydezsa LeeCareer Advisor, Veterans Employment CenterHampton Roads Workforce Council
Occasio GeeDirector of MarketingGroundworks Companies
Olga Gonzalez NicholsVice President of Nonprofit ServicesVOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Pam BullockAccount ExecutiveWVEC Channel 13
Pamela Rosara JonesFounder & CEOICONIC Branding & PR
Pamela WestVice President – Healthcare Business BankingPNC
Pat CurrinStaff AssistantHampton Roads Workforce Council
Pat SteeleBroker ManagerColdwell Banker Now
Patricia AughtryFOC Financial CoachHampton Roads Workforce Council
Patricia Easley SivellsDirector of Corporate PartnershipsMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Patricia FordeSenior Career Advisor, HamptonHampton Roads Workforce Council
Patrick McCartyPresidentEvolv Design
Paul HughesCareer Planner, PortsmouthHampton Roads Workforce Council
Paul HunterAccount ExecutiveBCS Voice & Data Solutions
Paula L. BazemoreHampton Roads Program ManagerVirginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Paulette BensonPresidentHampton Roads Workforce Council
Peggy DyeGeneral Director & CEOVirginia Opera
Pete BurykCivic Lab DirectorCity of Norfolk
Peter NataleCorporate and Business Venture AdvisorDavis Law, PLC
Phil DamuthVice President of Client & Community RelationsDamuth Trane
Phillip JonesConsultantBain and Company
Pinkaj KlokkengaSenior Vice President, ITOld Point National Bank
Pratik KothariFounder & CEOTechArk
Preston WilhelmSr. Business Development ManagerCity of Chesapeake
Priscilla MontiSenior Vice President Programs & CommunicationHampton Roads Chamber
Priscilla SmithNon Medical Case Manager / ReceptionistUrban League of Hampton Roads
Ralph NahraPresidentN & N Land Co., LLC
Randy DardenManaging PrincipalAmerican Engineering
Randy TroutmanOne-Stop OperatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Raymond WhitePresidentFuture of Hampton Roads, Inc.
Reed A. SloatPartner, Branch ManagerFreedom Street Partners
Reese JacksonPresident & CEOChesapeake Regional Healthcare
Renea BanksChief Human Resources OfficerVersAbility Resources
Renee OlanderAssociate Vice President & Asst. ProfessorOld Dominion University
Rhonda BridgemanPresidentComfort Systems of Virginia, Inc.
Rhonda BunnDirectorCanon Virginia, Inc.
Ricardo UngoAssistant ProfessorODU
Rich HoherzChief Information OfficerWestminster Canterbury
Rich JohnsonSenior Vice PresidentWells Fargo
Richard AntcliffInterim DirectorREaKTOR Technology Innovation Center
Richard BarbeeBrokerWarrant Realty, Inc.
Richard CrouchPartnerVandeventer Black
Richard WashingtonCEORW Logistics, LLC
Rick DwyerDeputy Executive DirectorHampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
Rick GallaerPresidentPOMOCO Auto Group
Rick WestMayorCity of Chesapeake
Rikki CarrettaCampus757 Program CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Rita BondOffice Manager, PeninsulaHampton Roads Workforce Council
Rob HawleyFinancial RepresentativeFirst Financial Group
Rob McCartneyChief Executive OfficerThe Barry Robinson Center
Robert BowenExecutive DirectorNorfolk International Airport
Robert CrumExecutive DirectorHampton Roads Planning District Commission
Robert CulpepperVP Operations, Real EstateChesapeake Regional Healthcare
Robert DuvallPresident & CEOVirginia Natural Gas
Robert McKennaPresident/CEOVirginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Robert McNabProfessorODU/Dragas Center
Robert MooreDirector of Economic DevelopmentCity of Portsmouth
Robert PizziniCEOiFLY Virginia Beach
Robert ReaConsultantAxcel Innovation LLC
Robert SchullerDirector, Information TechnologyHampton Roads Workforce Council
Robert SharakSr Business Development ManagerCity of Norfolk Economic Development
Robert ThumaCivil EngineerWSP
Robin FurnaAccounting SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Robin GregoryVice President Business BankingDollar Bank
Robin NelhuebelExecutive Director, RCHCRiverside Health System
Robin SamuelMembership Business Development/Certified Moving ConsultantHampton Roads Moving & Storage
Rod (RG) GainesFounder, Team Lead757 Mardi Gras Entertainment
Ron CarleeDirector, Center for Regional Excellence and Assistant Professor of Public ServiceOld Dominion University
Ron LewisFouncer/CEOLTC2 Consulting
Ron RitterPresidentOn Point, LLC
Ronald J LausterPresidentW.M. Jordan
Ross RobbinsSafety/ComplianceRobbins Maritime
Ross VierraPresidentAxis Global Enterprises Inc
Russell HeldVice President Economic DevelopmentPort of Virginia
Russell YoungDirector, Economic DevelopmentThe Port of Virginia
Ryan KanePresident/CEORK Strategies, Inc
Saige HillPhD Student and ResearcherOld Dominion University
Sam BlackMarketing & Digital ManagerDowntown Norfolk Council
Sam RapoportSenior AssociateS.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.
Sam WorkmanAssistant Director – DevelopmentCity of Newport News
Sandra HawesCareer Advisor, NorfolkHampton Roads Workforce Council
Sarah ConantHuman Resource ManagerNetwork Industries Ltd.
Sarah HughesDirector of Marketing & CommunicationsVisitNorfolk
Sarah Jane KirklandPresident and CEOCIVIC Leadership Institute
Sarah LewisHR DirectorADP
Sasha MatthewsPublic Services Manager, Northern RegionVirginia Beach Public Library
Savannah BolinOperations DirectorAssembly
Savannah LindquistGrassroots Engagement DirectorAmericans for Prosperity Virginia
Scott MillerPresidentVirginia Wesleyan University
Sean WashingtonAssistant DirectorCity of Norfolk
Sergio LeonCareer and Training Services CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Shane AugustManaging DirectorAugust Holding Corporation
Shannon GloverMayorCity of Portsmouth
Shannon KanePresidentEWR Management Group
Shannon MasonBusiness AdvocateGet Beyond
Shannon TrochuckDirector, Program SupportHampton Roads Workforce Council
Shari Grimes
Sharon HarrisEarly Intervention SpecialistUrban League of Hampton Roads
Sharon ScannellProgram ManagerStrome Entrepreneurial Center, ODU
Shawn AveryPresident & CEOHampton Roads Workforce Council
Shelby DellPublic Relations SpecialistOn Point Communications
Shelby HuntCommunity ManagerBloom Coworking
Shelley SmithCEO/OwnerPremier Rapport Inc.
Shep MillerManaging PartnerLight Tech
Sherry LeGrandOwner/OperatorFully Promoted
Sherwin StewartVice President of OperationsSentara CarePlex Hospital
Sia AlexanderCuratorPure Lagos African Art Gallery
Siena WhitesideAerospace EngineerNASA Langley Research Center
Simon P. MatthewsCEO / FounderOpen Door Media Solutions
SiMone ThornsCEOSiMonet Bath & Body Essentials
Sonya PhillipsFOC Financial CoachUrban League of Hampton Roads
Stacey ShifletExecutive DirectorVirginia Beach Restaurant Association
Stephanie GorhamExecutive DirectorVOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Stephen ArmbrusterPartnerCherry Bekaert LLP
Stephen BallardPresident/CEOS.B. Ballard Construction Company
Stephen EdwardsCEO & Executive DirectorPort of Virginia
Stephen RominePartnerWilliams Mullen
Steve CookVice President of Workforce InnovationHampton Roads Workforce Council
Steve HarrisonVice President, Business Intelligence & CommunicationsHampton Roads Alliance
Steven ByrdSVP-Market ExecutiveSelect Bank & Trust
Steven MillerCareer Services SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Steven T MarshallCEOThe Marshall Group of NC, Inc.
Steven WrightDirector – Economic DevelopmentCity of Chesapeake
Stuart HendersonDirectorJefferson Lab (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility)
Sue ArySr. Mgr. Communications l Org. Dev.Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
Sue MooseLead Account Executive BrokerThe Barter Authority
Susan JacobsVice President, Human Resources and AdministrationNewport News Shipbuilding
Susan KellyCEO Jo-Kell Inc.
Susan Long-MolnarPresidentManaging Communications Consulting
Susan Smigielski AckerPublisher & EditorVA Peninsula & VA Peninsula Magazine
Suzanne BrownMember Development ManagerHampton Roads Chamber
Sylena DominguezMembership CoordinatorHampton Roads Chamber
Sylvia HainesExecutive Vice President, OperationsHampton Roads Chamber
Tage CountsVice President – MembershipHampton Roads Chamber
Tameka DavisAssistant DirectorVersability Resources
Tara FrederickClaims AdvocateWare Insurance Agency
Tara RamseyCEOInstant Systems
Tara ReelDeputy Director/Community PlannerUSDOT
Tasha GreeneAdministrative Services CoordinatorHampton Roads Workforce Council
Taylor AdamsDeputy City ManagerCity of Virginia Beach
Taylor HarrellExecutive Vice President – Regional ExecutiveSouthern Bank
Taylor YoumansWealth Advisor-Account Vice PresidentUBS
Ted DennisPresident/OwnerTED text LLC
Terri PartainDirector, FinanceHampton Roads Workforce Council
Terry BanezExecutive Director and CEOGreater Williamsburg Business Council
Terry GearhartGeneral Manager/New Homes DivisionRose & Womble Realty Co., LLC
Theresa CeniccolaChief Operations OfficerRed Orange Studio
Thom PrevetteDirector, Advocacy & Community RelationsBon Secours Health System
Thomas CalhounPresidentNorfolk Federation of Teachers
Thomas ChamberlainCEOEdLogics
Thomas HallAssociate Director, Public History Center / Associate Professor of Finance and EconomicsChristopher Newport University
Thomas MaloneFounderTommy Haze/Arena Group
Thomas McCarthyClient Solutions ManagerHourigan
Thomas R FrantzPartnerWilliams Mullen
Tiffany WilliamsDirector of Donor RelationsOld Dominion University
Tim BradshawPresident & CEOInsercorp LTD
Tim FaulknerCOOThe Breeden Company
Tim RitterXecutive DirectorFamily Fun Xperience Theatre
Tim RyanExecutive Director StartWheel
Tim WilliamsCommercial/Fleet SalesRick Hendrick Chevrolet Norfolk
Tina JamesHR DirectorARDX, Inc.
Tina KnightBusiness Performance AdvisorInsperity
TJ BartakkePrivate Wealth AdvisorIntegrated Financial Partners
Toi HunterVice President of Business Retention and ExpansionHampton Roads Alliance
Tom BartoDirectorTMG, Inc.
Tom CosgroveManager, External AffairsNewport News Shipbuilding
Tom FarleyCo-OwnerSEVA Sound
Tom MarsdenVice PresidentMarathon Consulting
Tom O’GradySenior Project Development ManagerCity of Hampton
Tom OrsiniPresident/CEOLake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
Tom RyanPresident & CEOLangley Federal Credit Union
Tony BrothersOwnerBrothers Restaurant
Tonya GillCo-OwnerPrimrose School at Cahoon Commons/Primrose School at Edinburgh Commons
Tori MaysAccount ManagerAerotek Recruiting & Staffing
Tracy EvansN2W Employer Relations SpecialistHampton Roads Workforce Council
Tracy FickAssociate Director-Chief Programs OfficerCatholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA)
Tracy KellerCEOGirl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
Tracy StatenCareer Planner, HamptonHampton Roads Workforce Council
Trent DudleyRegional ExecutiveSouthern Bank
Trey DudleyExecutive Vice PresidentFirst Financial Group/Vetsteps & Transition Overwatch
Troy McCollumOwnerLayer 9 IT
Tuck BowiePresident/CEOThe Terry Peterson Companies
Ute HeidenreichGeneral CounselTowneBank
Valerie JamesBusiness Development ManagerMark Turner Construction
Vanessa BuehlmanDirector, Center for Community EngagementChristopher Newport University
Veatryce BrownCareer Advisor – HamptonHampton Roads Workforce Council
Victoria HechtVice President of Communications, PR & Media RelationsHampton Roads REALTORS Association
Vonya AlleyneVice President, Human ResourcesCox Communications Virginia
Wanda Boulden-WhiteDirector, Virginia Career Works, Career ServicesHampton Roads Workforce Council
Wayne PellenbergOwnerNeptune Video Creations
Wendy DruckerManaging DirectorDrucker + Flak, LLC
Whitney LesterSenior Director, Talent DevelopmentHampton Roads Workforce Council
William (Bill) ColeyOperations OfficerHampton Roads Workforce Council
William CrowPresidentVirginia Ship Repair Association
William DowneyPresident & CEORiverside Health System
William GambrellPresidentRight Coast Foods
William HarrellPresident & CEOHampton Roads Transit
William MorrisonChairman & Chief Executive OfficerTowneBank Mortgage
William RandolphFounder/CEOTHINK Acquisition LLC
Wyatt BellBusiness Performance AdvisorInsperity
Zeib ParvezFinancial AdvisorFirst Financial Group

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

We hope we’ve answered all of your questions about becoming a 757 Champion. If not, this list of FAQs should provide more answers.

757 Champions are individuals, leaders with an understanding of the 757 Recovery & Resiliency Action Framework and commitment to advancing its mission.

The Action Framework’s Steering Committee set an initial goal of signing up 1,000 founding 757 Champions.

No. We simply want your enthusiasm, leadership, and support.

The Action Framework will send out a monthly e-news update.

Plan to attend the October 2021 State of the Region event when the initial accomplishments of the Action Framework will be shared. All 757 Champions will be recognized and celebrated.

The 757 Recovery & Resilience Action Framework will track and report the number of people who have signed up as a 757 Champion.

To the extent possible, we will track self-reported information related to the utilization and impact of the new services.

We will conduct periodic surveys to see how satisfied 757 Champions are with the overall program and their participation.

We will also showcase the work of some of our 757 Champions.

Please address your Action Framework-related questions to Doug Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance. You can reach Doug at dougsmith@757alliance.com.

Hampton Roads Chamber is leading the recruitment of 757 Champions. If you have a specific question about the 757 Champions program, please contact Bryan Stephens at  BKStephens@hrchamber.com.