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Governing Board

The WHRO Board of Directors represents the broadest possible spectrum of the geographically and demographically diverse region of Hampton Roads. We welcome nominations from the public to fill vacancies on the board as they occur. Please forward nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Assistant to the President, including a brief resume of the nominee and contact information. All nominations are presented to the Chairman of the Governance/Nominating Committee.

Kirkland Kelley, Chair
Attorney at Law
Kaufman & Canoles
David Brashear, Vice Chair
President
Edgewood Investors
Nancy Branch, Secretary
Community / Civic Leader
Randy Webb, Treasurer
President & CEO
Signature
Bert Schmidt
President & CEO
WHRO
Reed Atkins
President & CEO
C.I. Travel
Tony Atwater
Educator
Joan Buckle
Principle
The Morgan Real Estate Group
Ronnie Cohen
Director & Academic Chair
Luter School of Business
Christopher Newport University
Anne Conner
President
Public Finance and Community Investment
TowneBank
Kathryn Copeland
The Taste of France
Em Davis
Virginia Beach School Board / EAC Rep Chair
HRETA
Michael Divaris
President
Divaris Real Estate Inc.
Scott Duncan
Senior VP/GM
Capital Group / American Funds
John Field
Retired Ambassador
Ellie Gordon
Community / Civic Leader
Philip Hatchett
Attorney at Law
Kaufman & Canoles
David Holleran
Superintendent
Mathews County Public Schools
Dave Iwans
President
Dave Iwans & Associates
Suzan Kaufman
VP Organizational Development
Dollar Tree
Ashby Kilgore
Superintendent
Newport News Public Schools
Ernest Lendman
Retired Executive
Lendman & Associates
Judith Mansfield
Financial Advisor RJFS Managing Partner
Mainsail Wealth Advisors, LLC
Charles Moorman
Chief Executive Officer
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Barry Pollara
Sr. Vice President
UBS Financial Services
Rik Rikkola
Retired Executive Director
Executive Partners / College of William & Mary
Conway Sheild
Attorney at Law
Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Leonard Sledge
Director, Office of Economic Development
City of Hampton
Guy Tower
Civil Dispute Neutral, The McCammon Group
Alan Wagner
President
Wagner, Macula & Retina
   
Michael Wendel
President
AVW Technologies
Deran Whitney
Superintendent
Suffolk Public Schools