Virginia Economic Developers Association announces 2021 officers
Steve Harrison of the Hampton Roads Alliance to serve as president
The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) announced Wednesday its elected 2021 officers, including a new president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.
The VEDA is a member-based association that works to provide professional services for economic development in Virginia. Founded in 1982, it offers training and networking opportunities and acts as a voice for more than 520 economic development professionals in the state.
For 2021, Steve Harrison of the Hampton Roads Alliance will serve as president, and David Manley, with the Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, will serve as vice president. Voncile Gilbreath of the Greater Williamsburg Partnership will serve as treasurer, and Christina Winn of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development will serve as secretary.
The VEDA also announced its board of directors for 2021, which includes:
- Curry Roberts, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
- Courtland Robinson, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
- Traci Blido, Bedford County Economic Development
- John Kilgore, Scott County Economic Development
- Rick Whittington, Whittington Consulting
- Matt Johnson, city of Newport News Economic Development
- Jenna French, Shenandoah County Economic Development & Tourism
- Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development
“In a year like no other, VEDA played a critical role in helping Virginia’s economy rebound from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” VEDA Executive Director Connie Long said in a statement.
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