Board of directors group photo

Dr. John Olson
(Chair)

Campus President
ECPI University

Mark Johnson
(Vice Chair)

Vice President
Truist Bank

Taylor Adams

Deputy City Manager
Director of Economics Development
City of Virginia Beach

Vonya Alleyne

Vice President, Human Resources
Cox Communications Virginia

Terry Banez

Executive Director & CEO
Greater Williamsburg Business Council
(Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance)

Brad Barnes

Director of Learning & Development
Ferguson Enterprises

Joseph C. "Joe" Barto, III

Founder & President
TMG

Dr. Towuanna Porter Brannon

President
Virginia Peninsula Community College

Mike Briley

Vice President-at-Large
Virginia Peninsula Central Labor Council

Rhonda Bunn

Director, Human Resources & Public Relations
Canon Virginia, Inc.

Hosey Burgess

Hampton Roads District Manager
Virginia Employment Commission

Thomas Calhoun

President
Norfolk Federation of Teachers

Carrie Chi

Vice President of Human Resources
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

Jeffrey W. Clemons

Senior Vice President
The PNC Financial Services Group

Ellis Cofield, Jr.

CEO & Founder
Cofield's Locksmith, LLC

Dr. Kermit A. Crawford

Endowed Chair in Psychology
Hampton University

William W. Crow

President
Virginia Ship Repair Association

Dr. Larry Dotolo

President
Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education

Dr. Johny Garcia

President
SimIS, Inc.

Greg Garrett

Senior Partner and CEO
Garrett Realty Partners

Jesse Goodrich

Vice President, human Resources
Riverside Health System

Stephanie Gorham

CEO
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Alice Graham

Program Manager
Region 20 Adult Education/Portsmouth Public Schools

Kasia Grzelkowski

President and CEO
VersAbility Resources, Inc.

Dudley Harris

Vice President, Special Projects
Bay Electric Co., Inc.

Howard H. Hoege, III

Member, Newport News IDA/EDA
President & CEO
Mariners' Museum

Andy Jaeckle

Senior Manager, Human Resources
STIHL, Inc.

L'Tanya Johnson

VDC Human Resource Manager
Cost Plus World Market

Shannon Kane

President
EWR Management Group

Dr. Corey McCray

Interim President
Camp Community College

Robert "Bob" McKenna

President & CEO
Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

John C. Meyer

Senior Partner
SynEnergy Inc.

Delceno C. Miles

President
The Miles Agency

Dr. Ruth T. Jones Nichols

President & CEO
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

Josie Pearson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource Manager
Science Systems & Applications, Inc.

Dr. Keisha L. Pexton

Director, Learning & Development Innovation
Newport News Shipbuilding

Thom Prevette

Director, Advocacy & Community Relations
Bon Secours Health System

Casey M. Roberts, Ed.S.

Executive Director
New Horizons Regional Education Centers

Becky C. Sawyer

Senior Vice President and CHRO
Sentara Healthcare

Kimberly "Kim" Shepard

Hampton Roads District Manager
Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services

Doug Smith

President & CEO
Hampton Road Alliance

Bryan K. Stephens

President & CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber

Chris Stuart

Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development
Top Guard Security

Cathie Vick

Chief Development & Government Affairs Officer
Virginia Port Authority

Barbara E. Watson

Assistant Social Services Director
James City County Dept. of Social Services

Gunter Weissenseel

President
IMS Gear Virginia, Inc.

Edith G. White

Chief Executive Officer
Hampton Roads Community Action Program

Kevin Will

President & CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia

Chas Wright

Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking
TowneBank

CHIEF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

The Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEO), or designees, of the Cities and Counties of Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York work collaboratively with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council Board of Directors to meet the region's workforce development needs.

The CLEOs have fiduciary and oversight responsibilities for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds awarded to the Board, and act in an advisory capacity to the Board in this regard. They also provide input for the regional workforce development strategy. The CLEOs are responsible for approving appointments to the Board of Directors.

The Mayors/Chairs of the communities may also receive direct nominations from the business community. These nominations are consolidated with others into a slate of nominees presented to the CLEOs for their consideration. The Chief Local Elected Officials may remove a Board member for due cause, conflict of interest or criminal acts, as specified in the Board's By-Laws. Additionally, Youth Council members shall be appointed by the Board, in cooperation with the Chief Local Elected Officials.

CHESAPEAKE

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The Honorable Rick West, Mayor

FRANKLIN

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The Honorable Linwood Johnson

GLOUCESTER

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The Honorable Robert J. Orth

HAMPTON

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The Honorable James Gray, Vice Mayor

ISLE OF WIGHT

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The Honorable Joel Acree

JAMES CITY

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The Honorable John McGlennon

NEWPORT NEWS

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The Honorable Tina Vick

NORFOLK

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The Honorable Mamie Johnson

POQUOSON

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The Honorable Herbert R. Green, Jr.

PORTSMOUTH

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The Honorable Shannon Glover, Mayor

SOUTHAMPTON

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The Honorable Christopher Cornwell Sr.

SUFFOLK

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The Honorable Donald Goldberg

WILLIAMSBURG

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The Honorable Ted Maslin

VIRGINIA BEACH

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The Honorable Robert M. Dyer, Mayor

YORK

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The Honorable Sheila S. Noll

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