VisitNorfolk Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Van Benschoten - General Manager of Rover Marine, Inc.   

Vice Chair: David J. Beatty - President of TowneBank Commercial Mortage, LLC.

Treasurer: Jim Carroll - Executive Director of Small Business Dev Center of HR, Inc.

Secretary: Judy Ocasio - VP for Travel & Ops of AAA Tidewater Virginia

Legal Counsel: Mary Lou Nexsen - Asst. City Attorney for the City of Norfolk  

 

Name

Officers

Company

Position

Annie Adams

 

Norfolk Southern Corp.

VP Human Resources

Hon. Kenny Alexander

 

City of Norfolk

City Mayor

Jack Ankerson

NTRF Chair

 

 

Bruce Bishop

 

Wilcox & Savage, P.C

Partner

Charlie Braden

 

Norfolk International Airport

Director of Market Development

Michael Brown

 

City of Norfolk

Chief Marketing Officer

Ukwensi Chappell

 

Gallerie Ukwensi

Owner/Artist

Daniel Cochran

 

Doubletree Norfolk Airport

General Manager

Rob Cross

 

Virginia Arts Festival

President

Brendan England

 

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 

General Manager

Mike Ferger

 

Waterside District

District Operator 

Leslie Friedman

 

 

 

Laura Henderson

 

BizConnect

Founder & Ceo

Stephan Kirkland

 

Nauticus 

Executive Director

Mary Miller

 

Downtown Norfolk Council

President & CEO

Erik Neil

 

Chrysler Museum of Art

Director

Patricia Rawls

 

 

 

John Rhamstine

 

Cultural Facilities, Arts & Entertainment

Director

Karen Scherberger

 

Norfolk Festevents, LTD

Executive Director

Alan Smith

 

Suntrust Bank

VP of Treasury

Kathie Strauss

 

Norfolk Premium Outlets

 

Aimee Templeton

 

Razzo

Owner

Kevin Thorstenson

 

The Main Norfolk

Managing Director

John Vellines

 

Howard Hanna Realty

Associate Broker

Cathie Vick

 

Port of Virginia

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Kim Wadsworth

 

Vow Bride

Editor in Chief

Cheryl White

 

Elizabeth River Trail Foundation 

Executive Director

Jim Wofford

 

MacArthur Center

General Manager

 

Executive Committee 

Tom Van Benschoten, General Manager, Rover Marine, Inc.

  David Beatty, President, Towne Bank Commercial Mortgage  LLC

Judy Ocasio, VP for Travel and Operations, AAA Tidewater VA

Jim Carroll, VP, Small Business, Hampton Roads Chamber

Jim Wofford, GM, MacArthur Center, 

NTRF Chair Jack Ankerson, 

Michael Brown, CMO, City of Norfolk

Rob Cross, President, Virginia Arts Festival

Patricia Rawls

Karen Scherberger, Executive Director, Festevents

Alan Smith, VP of Treasury, Suntrust Bank

 

Full Board Meeting Calendar 

November 15, 2018

March 19, 2019

June 18, 2019

September TBD