Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Business, higher education, and growth company leaders.

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Co-Chairs

Cliff Fleet - President & CEO Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Cliff Fleet

President & CEO
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Dennis Matheis

President & CEO
Sentara Health

Board Members

Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D.

President
Norfolk State University

Bob Aston

Executive Chairman
Towne Bank

Frank Batten

Chairman
Landmark

George Birdsong

CEO and General Counsel
Birdsong Peanuts

Gilbert Bland

Chair, CEO
GilJoy Group/Urban League of Hampton Roads

Jennifer Boykin

President
Newport News Shipbuilding

Bruce Bradley

Retired President
Landmark

Towuanna Porter Brannon, Ph.D.

President
Virginia Peninsula Community College

Bill Van Buren

President and Chairman
Kaufman & Canoles, P. C.

Glenn Carrington

Dean
NSU School of Business

Nneka Chiazor

Market Vice President
Cox Communications

Deborah DiCroce, Ed.D.

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Bill Downey

Executive Vice Chairman
Riverside Health System

Mark Dreyfus

President
ECPI University

Robert Duvall

President
Virginia Natural Gas

Stephen A. Edwards

CEO and Executive Director
Virginia Port Authority

Tom Frantz

Chairman of the Board
Williams Mullen

Louis Haddad

President & CEO
Armada Hoffler

Brian O.
Hemphill, Ph.D.

President
Old Dominion University

Thomas Inglima

Managing Partner
Willcox Savage

John Lawson

Executive Chairman
W. M. Jordan Company, Inc.

Miles Leon

President, Chairman of the Board, Partner
S. L. Nusbaum

Harry Lester

President Emeritus
Eastern Virginia Medical School

John Malbon

Retired Chairman and CEO
Papco, Inc.

Vince Mastracco

Partner
Kaufman & Canoles, P. C.

Jerry Miller

CEO
The Miller Group

Kevin Murphy

CEO
Ferguson Enterprises

William "Bill" Murray

Senior Vice President
Dominion Energy

Robin Ray

Chairman
Atlantic Dominion Distributors / Hoffman Beverage Company

Rony Thomas

President & CEO
LifeNet Health/LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Bruce Thompson

CEO
Gold Key/PHR Hotels and Resorts

David White

Executive Director
Virginia Maritime Association

Alan Witt

Dean
Luter School of Business, CNU

Ex Officio

Shawn Avery

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Robert Crum

Executive Director
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)

Nancy Grden

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable

Stuart Henderson, Ph.D.

Director
Jefferson Lab

Doug Smith

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Alliance

Bryan Stephens

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber
Co-Convener
Regional Organizations
Presidents Council

Matthew Swartz, SES USN USFFC (USA)

Executive Director & Chief of Staff
U.S. Fleet Forces Command