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Stephen Edwards Headshot
Stephen Edwards

CEO and Executive Director

Rodney Oliver Headshot
Rodney Oliver

Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Ruddy Headshot
Joseph Ruddy

Chief Operations Officer

Sarah McCoy Headshot
Sarah McCoy

General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Tom Capozzi Headshot
Tom Capozzi

Chief Sales Officer

Rich Ceci Headshot
Rich Ceci

Senior Vice President, Technology and Projects

Ashley Fisher Headshot
Ashley Fisher

Vice President, Strategy

Amanda Nelson Headshot
Amanda Nelson

Vice President, Growth

Barbara Nelson Headshot
Barbara Nelson

Vice President, Transportation and Government Affairs

W. Russell Young Headshot
W. Russell Young

Vice President, Port-Centric

Board of Directors

Aubrey Layne, Jr., Board Chair

Appointed by Governor Northam to serve a five-year term effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

Faith Power, Board Vice Chair

Reappointed by Governor Northam to serve an additional five-year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

James Burnett, Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Appointed by Governor Youngkin to serve a five year term effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

Deborah Waters, Chair, Operations and Infrastructure Committee

Reappointed by Governor Northam to serve an additional five-year term effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.

John Asbury, Chair, Growth Committee

Appointed by Governor Northam to serve a five-year term effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.

Shaza Andersen

Appointed by Governor Youngkin to serve a five year term effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

Michael Coleman

Appointed by Governor Youngkin to serve a five year term effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

Eva Teig Hardy

Reappointed by Governor Northam to serve an additional five-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

Maurice Jones

Appointed by Governor Northam to serve a five-year term effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

John Kirk III

Appointed by Governor Youngkin to serve a five year term effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

Jason El Koubi

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

Edward O’Callaghan

Appointed by Governor Northam to serve an unexpired term effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

David Richardson

Appointed State Treasurer by Governor Youngkin on June 2, 2022.

Public Sessions

The VPA Board Public Session meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. (dates and times are subject to change).

Committee meetings are scheduled on Monday afternoon prior to the Tuesday Public Session.

2024 VPA Board Meeting Dates:

January 29-30, 2024

April 29-30, 2024

July 29-30, 2024

October 28-29, 2024

June 6, 2024 - VPA Board Special Budget Meeting

Date: June 6, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Office, 901 E. Cary Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219

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April 30, 2024 - VPA Regular Board Meeting

Date: April 30, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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April 29, 2024 - VPA Regular Board Committee Meetings

Date: April 29, 2024

Location: Norfolk, VA

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January 30, 2024 - VPA Regular Board Meeting

Date: January 30, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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January 29, 2024 - VPA Regular Board Committee Meetings

Date: January 29, 2024

Location: Norfolk, VA

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2023 Meetings

January 9, 2023 – Board Committee Meetings

Location: Norfolk, VA

Executive Committee Meeting

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

Growth Committee Meeting

Operations and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

 

January 10, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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March 6, 2023 – Investment Committee Meeting

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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March 13, 2023 – VPA Board Committee Meetings

Location: Norfolk, VA

Executive Committee Meeting

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

Growth Committee Meeting

Operations and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

 

March 14, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials

 

May 1, 2023 – Investment Committee Meeting

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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May 8, 2023 – VPA Board Committee Meetings

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials:

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

Operations and Infrastructure Meeting

Growth Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

 

May 9, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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June 8, 2023 – Investment Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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June 14, 2023 – Governance Committee Meeting

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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July 10, 2023 – VPA Board Committee Meetings

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials:

Governance Committee Meeting

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

Operations and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Growth Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

 

July 11, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials

 

September 19, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

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November 6, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Committee Meetings

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials:

Investment Committee Agenda

Finance and Audit Committee Agenda

Operations and Infrastructure Committee Agenda

Growth Committee Agenda

Executive Committee Agenda

 

November 7, 2023 – VPA Regular Board Meeting

Date: November 7, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Norfolk, VA

Public Meeting Materials