Executive Committee

Mission of The Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, the Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of the Standing Committees and the Youth Services Committee, the representatives of the Mayors’ and Chairs’ Caucus and up to two other members as determined by the Board Chairperson. Executive Committee members who are not members of the Board serve in an non-voting capacity. The Board’s President and Chief Executive Officer serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson serve as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee plans, coordinates and expedites the work of the Board and may take action, when necessary, between Board meetings. The Executive Committee exercises the authority and power of the Board, to the extent permitted by law.

Committee Members

Ms. Delceno Miles
Board Chair
The Miles Agency
Mr. Mark Johnson
Board Vice Chair / Finance & Audit Committee Chair
Vice President & Community Development Manager
Hampton Roads SunTrust Bank
Mr. William Crow
Business Services Committee Chair
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani
Business Services Committee Vice Chair
Tidewater Community College
Community Colleges
Dr. Larry Dotolo
Workforce Services Committee Chair
Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Community Based Organization
Mr. Guenter Weissenseel
Workforce Services Committee Vice Chair
IMS Gear Virginia Inc.
Mr. Kevin Will
Youth Services Committee Chair
President and CEO
Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia
Community Based Organization
Dr. Elsie Barnes
Youth Services Committee Vice Chair
Professor of Political Science
Norfolk State University
Higher Education
Dr. Ken Chandler
Finance & Audit Committee Vice Chair
Deputy City Manager
City of Virginia Beach
Mr. Donald Goldberg
Policy & Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Goldberg Consulting, LLC
Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols
Policy & Strategic Planning Committee Vice Chair
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Community Based Organization
Mr. Whitney Lester
Communications Committee Chair
Director of Business Development
VerAbility Resources
Community Based Organization
Ms. Mary McGovern
Communications Committee Vice Chair
Senior Vice President
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.
Mr. Bryan K. StephensPresident & CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Mr. William Nusbaum, Esq.
Past Board Chair
Williams MullenBusiness
Mr. William Docalovich
At Large Business Representative
Director of Trade Services
Newport News Shipbuilding
Mr. Jeffrey Ainslie
At Large Business Representative
President of Finance & Operations
The Ainslie Group