2022 New Executive Welcome Breakfast


2022 New Executive Welcome Breakfast
Added on November 2, 2022 by Lauren Roberts to Chamber News

2022 New Executive Welcome Breakfast

On Friday, October 28, we were thrilled to recognize 24 new executives who have moved into the top position in their company or organization within the past year! We congratulate each of these individuals on their success and thank them for their leadership!


Elizabeth Blackney, Executive Director , The Cook Foundation

Claudell Clark, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau

Colin Drozdowski, President/CEO, Sentara Health Plans

Nancy Grden, President & CEO, ReInvent Hampton Roads

Kindra Greene, Executive Director, Elizabeth River Trail

David J. Masterson, President, Obici Hospital

Amber Price, President, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Health Center

Jo Ann Short, President/CEO, The Planning Council

Tamar Smithers, Executive Director, The Virginia African American Cultural Center

Jolie Spiers, Executive Director, Small Business Development Center

Christopher Tan, President & CEO, Foodbank of Southeastern VA & the Eastern Shore

Diana West, Executive Director, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust


Chief of Police Alfred “Al” Chandler, The City of Suffolk

City Manager Tonya Chapman, The City of Portsmouth

Delegate Nadarius Clark, House of Delegates – 79th District

Delegate Jackie Hope Glass, House of Delegates – 89th District

Councilwoman Delceno Miles, Virginia Beach City Council

Councilwoman Danica Royster, Norfolk City Council

Chief of Police Mark Solesky, The City of Chesapeake

Sean Washington, Interim Director of Economic Development, Norfolk Economic Development

Local Businesses:

Jeremiah Belton, Vice President of Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Anna Bonet, CEO, Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo LLC

Rodney Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Pamunkey Indian Tribal Gaming Authority

George Fox, Executive Vice President, Divaris Real Estate Inc.

We also want to thank our sponsors for today’s celebration:

Presenting Sponsor: Sentara/Optima Health

Gold Sponsor: Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Bronze Sponsor: Langley Federal Credit Union