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The WHRO Governing 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., Administration Officer, including a brief resume of the nominee and contact information. All nominations are presented to the Chairman of the Governance/Nominating Committee.

Bruce Jacobson, Chair

Telecommunications Consultant

Christopher Kastner, Vice Chair

Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Yvonne Allmond, Treasurer

Executive Vice President and Community Financial Engagement Officer
Towne Bank

Kelli Webb, Secretary

Principal and Founder
The KBD Group

Bert Schmidt, President & CEO

WHRO Public Media

Dr. Elie Bracy, III

Superintendent
Portsmouth Public Schools

Dr. Marcia Conston

6th President
Tidewater Community College

Sally Dickinson

Executive Director
The Barrier Islands Center

Lee. D. Entsminger

President
Entsminger Consulting, LLC

Luis Estrada

Controller
Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

Jay Ford

Executive Director
Virginia Eastern Shorekeepers

Eric Fox

Senior Vice President/Wealth Management
UBS

Sibel Galindez

Community Liaison
Zeiders American Dream Theater

Gwen Gilbert

Chief Human Resources Officer
Divaris Real Estate

Dr. Olwen E. Herron

Superintendent
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

Mark Johnson

Vice President/Community Development Manager
SunTrust Bank

Dr. Ashby Kilgore

Superintendent (retired)
Newport News Public Schools

Greg McCracken

Attorney
Fine, Fine, Legum & McCracken, L.L.P.

Ashley McLeod

Communications & Membership Director
Virginia Maritime Association

José Morey, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer of Ad Astra Media, LLC

Chinedu Okala

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Norfolk State University

Eileen A. Olds

Retired district court judge
Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Cari Parrish

VP Crisis Management Business Continuity
Capital Group

Bob Rey

Subsidiary President
PRA Group, Inc.

Robin Rice

EAC Chair
Gloucester County Public Schools School Board

Rob Robins

President
Bay Diesel Corporation

Dr. Jonathan Romero

DNP, RN, LSA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University School of Nursing

Win Short

Attorney
Kaufman and Canoles

Aaron Spence

Superintendent
Virginia Beach Public Schools

Emily Steinhilber

Director, Virginia Coastal Resilience
Environmental Defense Fund

Michael Sterling

Managing Partner
Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Law Firm

David C. White

Executive Director
Virginia Maritime Association

Benming Zhang

Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.