Louisa M. Strayhorn joins Virginia Port Authority board
A new member has been appointed to the 11-member Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.
Louisa M. Strayhorn is CEO of Virginia Beach-based LSA Consulting USA LLC. She specializes in business development and strategic communications.
Strayhorn is no stranger to public service. She was the first African-American woman on the Virginia Beach school board and city council. Strayhorn also served as director of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance under then-Gov. Timothy Kaine.
The following commissioners also were appointed to the VPA board: Alan A. Diamonstein, senior partner at Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein LC in Newport News and a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates; Val S. McWhorter, attorney and founding member at Tysons-based Smith, Pachter, McWhorter, and John G. Milliken, a former Virginia secretary of transportation.