Our Board of Directors

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


Christopher “Kit” Chope

Board Chair

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

Dawna Ellis

Chair, Governance

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

Robert Geis

Chair, Alumni

Class of 2013 | Deputy City Manager, City of Chesapeake

Morton T. “Nemo” Larmore

Vice Chair

Class of 2014 | Partner, KPMG

Andria McClellan


Class of 2010 | Norfolk City Councilwoman, Superward 6

Rob Shuford

Treasurer | Chair, Finance

Class of 2007 | Chairman, President & CEO, Old Point National Bank


John Angle

Class of 2017 | Seniors Vice President of Operations, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.

Alonzo C. Brandon

ODU Liaison

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

Rob Coleman

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

Carol Curtis

Class of 2014 | President, Noah Enterprises, Inc.

Alyssa Dangler

Class of 2016 | Partner, Williams Mullen

Len Fleisig

Class of 2013 | Partner, Willcox & Savage

Ute Heidenreich

Class of 2015 | General Counsel, TowneBank

Dr. Corey McCray

Class of 2017 | Associate Vice Chancellor for Programs, Virginia Community College Systems

Karen Meier

ODU Liaison

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

James K. Spore

President and CEO, Reinvent Hampton Roads

Dr. Kevin G. Swann

Class of 2016 | Senior Pastor, Ivy Baptist Church