Festival Board of Directors


2016-2017 Festival Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mr. Jeff Maisey, VEER Magazine – Chairman

Mr. David White, Virginia Maritime Association – Vice Chairman

Ms. Yvonne Allmond, Towne Bank  – Immediate Past Chairman

Ms. Katharina Brekke Powers, Vandeventer Black – Secretary

Mr. Simon Scott – Norfolk Southern Corporation, Treasurer

 

Ms. Dawn Merkle, Wilcox & Savage – Education Committee Chair

Mr. Alex Pincus, City of Norfolk – Parade Committee Chair

Ms. Jessie Wheeler Richardson – Bay Diesel & Generator, Development Committee Chair

Ms. Jordan Watkins, Virginia Economic Development Partnership – Industry Committee Chair

Mr. Mal Branch, US NAVY Retired

Mr. Lamont Maddox, Guidance Law Firm

 

Ex-Officio Members

Ms. Maria Herring – Director of Convention & Visitor Services, Visit Norfolk

Mr. Scott Jackson – General Manager, Virginia Arts Festival

Dr. Elsie Lans – Senior Director of Student Support Services, Norfolk Public Schools

Dr. Cindy Miller – President, World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

Mr. Chuck Rigney – Director, Department of Development City of Norfolk

Captain Yngve Skoglund, Norway – Dean of NLRs, NATO HQ SACT

Air Marshal Graham Stacey, UK – Chief of Staff, NATO HQ SACT

Ms. Mary Lou Stone – Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City of Norfolk

 

At-Large Members

Ms. Brooke Harrison Boothby – Old Dominion University

Mr. Thomas Clemens – Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Dr. Mike Weatherly – Frontier Technology, Inc.

 

Advisors

Col. Javier Alejandre, ES – StratCom Branch Head, NATO HQ SACT

LCDR Dave Jones, UK – Staff Officer Plans and Policy, Public Affairs Office, NATO HQ SACT

Ms. Maryse Mele-Larche – Executive Officer of Protocol, NATO HQ SACT

Ms. Mary Lou Nexsen– Deputy City Attorney, City of Norfolk

 

Staff

Ms. Chelsea Pappas