Our Board of Directors

Meet the committed leaders who serve are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Christopher “Kit” Chope

Christopher “Kit” Chope

Board Chair

Class of 2014 | Vice President of Sustainability, Virginia Port Authority

Dawna Ellis

Dawna Ellis

Past Board Chair

Class of 2014 | Chief Financial Officer, Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

William Crow

William Crow

Chair, Strategic Planning

Class of 2009 | President, Virginia Ship Repair Association

Robert Geis

Robert Geis

Chair, Alumni Council

Class of 2013 | Deputy City Manager, City of Chesapeake

Kay Kemper

Kay Kemper

Chair, Nominations and Board Development

Executive Director Emeritus | President and CEO, Kemper Consulting, Inc.

Andria McClellan

Andria McClellan

Secretary | Chair, Development

Class of 2010 | Norfolk City Councilwoman, Superward 6

Rob Shuford

Rob Shuford

Treasurer | Chair, Finance

Class of 2007 | Executive VP & COO, Old Point National Bank

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alonzo C. Brandon

Alonzo C. Brandon

ODU Liaison

Class of 2008 | Vice President for University Advancement, Old Dominion University

Stephanie Adler Calliott

Stephanie Adler Calliott

Development Committee

Class of 2015

Rob Coleman

Rob Coleman

Class of 2014 | Newport News, Deputy Sheriff, Newport News Sheriff’s Office

Carol Curtis

Carol Curtis

Strategic Planning Committee

Class of 2014 | President, Noah Enterprises, Inc.

Alyssa Embree

Alyssa Embree

Class of 2016 | Partner, Williams Mullen

Len Fleisig

Len Fleisig

Class of 2013 | Partner, Willcox & Savage

Chavis Harris

Chavis Harris

Class of 2012 | Director, EEO, Ethics & Compliance, Newport News Shipbuilding

Ute Heidenreich

Ute Heidenreich

Class of 2015 | General Counsel, TowneBank

Morton T. “Nemo” Larmore

Morton T. “Nemo” Larmore

Finance Committee

Class of 2014 | Partner, KPMG

Karen Meier

Karen Meier

ODU Liaison

Class of 2013 | Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement, Old Dominion University

James K. Spore

James K. Spore

President and CEO, Reinvent Hampton Roads

Dr. Kevin G. Swann

Dr. Kevin G. Swann

Class of 2016 | Senior Pastor, Ivy Baptist Church

Jeff Wassmer

Jeff Wassmer

Class of 2009 | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum