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Board of Directors


John Degruttola, Chair
SVP, Sales & Marketing, Optima Health

Bryan Stephens, President
CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber

Sylvia Haines, Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Vice President of Operations, Hampton Roads Chamber


Board Members

Jack Ankerson, the "voice" of Hampton Roads

Mike Barber, Director, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Nancy Helman, Director of Sports Marketing, Virginia Beach CVB

Anthony Mia, Manager – MPS & MITS, Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI)

Rob Henson, Assistant Director/Booking, SevenVenues

Dr. Lynn Ridinger, Professor & Chair - Human Movement Sciences,  Old Dominion University

Kelly Bridgeman, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Mike Vigenski, Area Supervisor,  Papa Johns

Pamela West, Vice President - Business Banking and Treasury Management, Dollar Bank

Sue Snead, Optima Health

Rick French, Associate Athletic Director for Operations, Old Dominion University

Melody Webb, Senior Associate AD for Administration/SWA, Norfolk State University

Joel Rubin, CEO, Rubin Communications Group

Matthew Simms, Executive Director, United States Collegiate Athletic Association

Andy Ballard, Vice President – Operations, Eastern Sports Management

Kurt Krause, President & CEO, VisitNorfolk

Stephen Suttmiller, Senior Coordinator for Athletics, Norfolk Public Schools

Christopher Bertani, Director, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Services and Neurosurgery, CHKD

Larry Rubama, Reporter, The Virginian-Pilot

David Hartnett, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.

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