Portsmouth Partnership © 2018 

757-397-8473

200 High Street, Suite 201
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Michelle Wren, Executive Director       Jenny Osborne, Administrative Assistant

michelle@portsmouthpartnership.org     jenny@portsmouthpartnership.org

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Our Mission

The Portsmouth Partnership is a group of volunteer business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to Portsmouth’s economic development in the broadest possible sense.  The mission of the Portsmouth Partnership is to promote economic growth, leadership and education within the city of Portsmouth.

In pursuing a path toward a rich and rewarding quality of life for all of Portsmouth’s citizens, the Partnership’s members work to:

The Partnership has created several affiliates to effectively address these efforts: the Greater Portsmouth Development Corporation, the Partnership Development Corporation, the Lefcoe Leadership Foundation, the Portsmouth Partnership Foundation, and PortsEventsIn a typical year the Partnership’s briefing room hosts more meetings for other non-profits and organizations than for its own affiliates.

  • Create job opportunities and tax revenue

  • Identify and groom future leaders within the city

  • Directly support worthwhile non-profit organizations

  • Bring underutilized properties to their highest and best use

  • Promote trade and tourism in Portsmouth’s historic Olde Town district

  • And foster support for Portsmouth’s public schools and their innovative programs

Our Vision

The Portsmouth Partnership shall support its mission by effectively:

  • Fostering leadership

  • Supporting education

  • Encouraging economic development

  • Helping to broaden the tax base in our city

  • Recognizing Portsmouth’s role in our maritime region

  • Being “issue driven” in seeking fulfillment of its mission

  • Acting upon other issues identified by the Board from time to time

  • Coordinating and cooperating with other localities on regional issues

  • Supporting public safety as an essential component of economic vitality and quality of life

Our People

The Portsmouth Partnership consists of volunteer business leaders from across the community.

Officers

Christine N. Piersall

PRESIDENT

Stephen Korving

TREASURER

C. Brad Hunter

VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Johnny J. Garcia

SECRETARY

Directors

Herbert A. Haneman

President

Western Branch Diesel

Dr. Bobbie Hansel-Union

CEO/Owner

Hansel-Union Consulting, PLLC

William H. Hargrove, III 

President

HBA Architecture & Interior Design

C. Bradford Hunter

AVP Commercial Lending

TowneBank

Aaron J. Kelley

Director of Business Development

Tidewater Global, LLC

Stephen J. Korving

CFP

Korving & Co.

Ashton Lewis, Jr.

Chief Operating Office

 First Team Automotive Group

Senator Louise Lucas

Senator

18th District of Virginia

 

William S. Magann, Jr. (Stan)

Project Manager

W. F. Magann Corp.

Jerrold L. Miller

President

Miller Integrated Management Group

Cannon Moss

President and General Manager

Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line

Peggy W. Murphy

Vice President, Sr. Credit Analyst

TowneBank

Douglas Nesmith, Sr.

Director of Logistics

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

 

Daniel Peterson

Market President

BB&T

G. Robert Aston, Jr. 

Chairman & CEO

TowneBank

Edward "Ned" Barham 

Terminal Manager

Host Terminals

James E. Bento 

President

Ocean Marine Yacht Center

 

Roger L. Brown

President

Roger Brown’s Restaurant

 

Laurie Campbell

Director, Sales & Marketing

Renaissance Hotel

B. Ross Cherry

President

Cherry Carpet & Flooring

Donald W. Comer, Jr. 

President Retired

Don Comer Ford, Inc.

 

W. Carroll Creecy

President

Sales Systems Ltd.

Camille Crofton

Principal Partner

Crofton Diving

Joseph M. Donnelly

President

Donnelly Real Properties, LLC

Michael Fitzwater

President

Special Events Virginia

Dr. Johnny J. Garcia

CEO

SimIs Inc.

Shannon Glover

President

CEBS

Max Greenhood

President

Rocketbike

Christine N. Piersall

Partner

Williams Mullen

 

Joel Rhew

Senior Vice President

Bank of America

Dustin Rinehart

Director State & Local Government Affairs

Virginia Port Authority

 

Joel Rubin

Representative

Wheelabrator Technologies

 

Philip M. Rudisill

Senior Executive Vice President

TowneBank

 

Robin Schmalbach

Chief Operating Officer

Integrated Management Group, LLC

Maurice D. Slaughter

President

Bayside Harley-Davidson

David C. Sullivan

Chief Information Officer

Elizabeth River Crossings

James Taylor, III

President

VHCDC

James E. Toups 

President

ServPro of Portsmouth

Matthew Tuttle

Total Business Solutions

David R. Tynch

President

Cooper, Spong & Davis, P.C.

Dr. Michelle W. Woodhouse

Provost

Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth

Ex-Officios

Edward Bland

Brian Boys

Dr. Elie Bracy

Jeff Cunningham

Sabrina Evans

Lt. Amanda Faulkner

Delegate Matthew James

Pete Kopacz

Tracy Link

Robert Moore

Claude Parent

Cardell Patillo

Nancy Perry

Dr. Lydia Pettis-Patton

Candace Reid

Mayor John Rowe

Peter Schleck

Davy Smith, III

Consulting Members

J. Robert Bray

Virginia Port Authority (Retired)

 

William S. Magann, Sr. 

W. F. Magann Corp.

 

Junius H. Williams

Dominion Resource Services

 

Robert T. Williams 
Tri-City Developers, LLC