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Chamber Welcomes New Executive Leaders to the Region
Chamber Welcomes New Executive Leaders to the Region

32 of the region's newest top executives were honored The Hampton Roads Chamber hosted its annual CEO Welcome Breakfast in Virginia Beach on November 8 at The Founders Inn to welcome and recognize individuals who have moved into leadership positions in the past year.  The breakfast also gives the local business community and elected leaders the opportunity to show their support for these individuals.  Joe Flanagan, anchor and reporter for WVEC-TV 13 News, emceed the program.

The following 32 individuals, including new business owners and district and regional managers, were recognized:

Dennis Bickmeier – President, Richmond International Raceway
Melanie Bowman – General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton
Tom Cherry – Regional Vice President, Hearst Media Services/Local Edge
Dr. Paul Conco – President, Paul D. Camp Community College
James K. Dill – President,The Virginia College Fund
Heyward Donigan – President & Chief Operating Officer, ValueOptions, Inc.
Jennifer Drake – General Manager, Nordstrom
Josh Ellis – District Manager, Kelly Services
Steve Fabian – Vice President, AvalonBay Customer Care Center
Tim Fields – Director of Sales, Chesapeake Conference Center
Shari Friedman – Partner, Healthcare Guidance Group
Taylor Harrell – Tidewater Regional Executive, Southern Bank & Trust
Darryl Henderson – Division Manager, Aecom
Danny Hewitt – Owner, AArrow Advertising
B.J. Henley – Marketing & Research Representative, North Star First Response
Heather Hise – General Manager,Target
Lee Jones – Campus Director, Bryant & Stratton College
Susan Kirkpatrick – President and co-founder, AdvantaCoach LLC
Steven Kirkpatrick – Vice President and co-founder, AdvantaCoach LLC
Jennifer Kreiser – Associate Nurse Executive, Sentara Leigh Hospital
Kim Maloney – Chairman, President & CEO, Williamsburg Pottery
Tom Marshall – Executive Director, Southeast Virginia Community Foundation
Raymond Mattes – President & CEO, Retail Alliance
Susan Mayo – Chief Marketing Officer, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
Rosemary Nye – President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Greater Hampton Roads, Inc.
Sharon Patrick – Business Rental/Sales Executive of Hampton Roads, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Damian Polewczak – General Manager, Comfort Suites at Harbour View
Joshua Roberto – CEO, Savage IO
Roger Smith – Area Director, Troy University
John Wack – CEO, Virginia Beach Field House
Megan Whaling – Director of Sales & Marketing, The Founders Inn and Spa
Bennett Zier – Vice President, Entercom Communications DBA WWDE, WNVZ, WPTE WVKL

(from left) Wade Powell, Dale Carnegie Training; Kurt Taves, Cherry Bekaert & Holland; and Jack Hornbeck, Hampton Roads ChamberThe Chamber thanks the following sponsors: Cherry, Bekaert & Holland (Presenting); CBN (Host); Dale Carnegie Training (Gold); Cox and Inside Business (Media).

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