On November 16, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual CEO Welcome Breakfast to welcome and recognize those who have moved into leadership positions in the past year. Forty-one new CEOs, business owners, district and regional managers, and military commanders were honored. More than 150 people attended the event, which was held at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach. Jack Ankerson, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Sports Commission, served as emcee. Barbara Smith, Partner-In-Charge at Cherry Bekaert & Holland, LLP, and Wade Powell, President, Dale Carnegie Training of Eastern Virginia, provided remarks.
Thanks to our sponsors: Cherry Bekaert & Holland, LLP (Presenting); CBN (Host); Dale Carnegie Training of Eastern Virginia (Gold); and Cox Communications and Inside Business (Media).
Michael Beatty – BFPE International
Dr. Richard Bentley – Norfolk Public Schools
Eric Borenstein – Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Sheryl Bowman – PAPA Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza
Christopher Burns – USI Insurance Services, LLC
Kathy Cabler – Cabler Consulting Group
Michael Camden – Bryant & Stratton College
Dr. Carlos Campo – Regent University
Cathy Cherry – Jo-Kell, Inc.
Neal Crawford – Monarch Bank
Captain David Culler, Jr., USN – Naval Station Norfolk
Daniel Curran – Chick-fil-A Harbour View
Brennan Dunn – We Are Titans
Natalie Elliott – The Pines Residential Treatment Center-Crawford Campus
Mike Farley – 1st Quadrant Asset Management
Gaelo de la Fuente – Farm Fresh
Dr. Lisa Gontarek – Gontarek Eye Care
Kurt Hofelich – Sentara Obici Hospital
Peter Johnston – JKM Associates, Inc.
Bill Keen – Clark Nexsen, Architecture & Engineering
Michael Kitchen – JKM Associates, Inc.
Anthony Lane – Electronic Systems, Inc.
Ray LaSalle - USAA
Regina Malveaux – YWCA South Hampton Roads
Carol McCormack – United Way of South Hampton Roads
Genemarie McGee – Sentara Healthcare
Jason Moore – PAPA Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza
Joe Oddis – Maryview Medical Center
Thom Prevette – Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Rear Admiral Craig Quigley, USN (Ret) – Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance
Judy Raymond – Lake Prince Woods
Angela Reddix – A. Reddix and Associates
Gregg Rozenboom – Eden Pellets
Brad Schwartz – Monarch Bank
Brad Scott – Cetan Corporation
Gregg Strangways – Cobham Composite Products
Captain Charles Stuppard, USN – Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
Gary Williams – Expense Reduction Analysts
Thomas Winborne – Clark Nexsen, Architecture & Engineering
Mayor Kenneth I. Wright – City of Portsmouth
Colin Yankee – Target