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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 PortsEvents. In 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 Towne 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

Stephen Korving

PRESIDENT

Matt Tuttle

TREASURER

Dr. Johnny J. Garcia

VICE PRESIDENT

Ashton Lewis, Jr.

SECRETARY

Directors
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Andy Sutter

Owner

Freedom Boat Club

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Ashton Lewis, Jr
Chief Operating Officer
First Team Auto Group

Bill H. Hargrove, III 

President

HBA Architecture & Interior Design

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Dr. Bobbie Hansel-Union
CEO/Owner
Hansel Union Consulting

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Cindy Ayers

President

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Dana Hawthorne

Tidewater Community College

David Host, Jr (Finn)

Riverside Enterprises

Donald W. Comer, Jr. 

President Retired

Don Comer Ford, Inc.

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Fred Pasquine

President

Fairlead

Hope Sinclair

Executive Director

Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads

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James E. Bento 

Fair Lead

James Taylor, III

President

VHCDC

Joel Rubin

Representative

Wheelabrator Technologies

Joesph M Donnelly

President

Donnelly Real Properties

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Dr. Johnny J. Garcia

CEO

SimIs Inc.

Matthew Tuttle

Total Business Solutions

B. Ross Cherry

President

Cherry Carpet & Flooring

Seth B. Royster
Attorney at Law
Cooper, Spong & Davis

Stephen J. Korving President

Korving & Company

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Membership 

Hampton Roads Chamber

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Max Greenhood

President

Rocketbike

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Michael Fitzwater

President

Special Events Virginia

Peggy W. Murphy

Vice President, Sr. Credit Analyst

TowneBank

Robin Cooke

President

TowneBank

Stephen E. Heretick

Stephen E. Heretick, P.C.

C. Bradford Hunter

AVP Commercial Lending

TowneBank

Ryan Kenrick

Williams Mullen

Stephen J. Korving

CFP

Korving & Co.

Ashton Lewis, Jr.

Chief Operating Office

 First Team Automotive Group

Justin Lovell

President

Forsythe, Inc

Senator Louise Lucas

Senator

18th District of Virginia

Curtis Lyons

President

Roger Brown's Restaurant 

 

William S. Magann, Jr. (Stan)

Project Manager

W. F. Magann Corp.

Cannon Moss

President and General Manager

Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line

Christine N. Piersall

Partner

Williams Mullen

G. Robert Aston, Jr. 

Chairman & CEO

TowneBank

Edward "Ned" Barham 

Terminal Manager

Host Terminals

Roger L. Brown

President

Roger Brown’s Restaurant

 

W. Carroll Creecy

President

Sales Systems Ltd.

Camille Crofton

Principal Partner

Crofton Diving

Joseph M. Donnelly

President

Donnelly Real Properties, LLC

Herbert A. Haneman

President

Western Branch Diesel

Dr. Bobbie Hansel-Union

CEO/Owner

Hansel-Union Consulting, PLLC

Douglas Nesmith, Sr.

Director of Logistics

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Seth B. Royster

Cooper ,Spong & Davis P.C.

Joel Rhew

Senior Vice President

Bank of America

Dustin Rinehart

Director State & Local Government Affairs

Virginia Port Authority

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 E. Toups 

President

ServPro of Portsmouth

David R. Tynch

President

Cooper, Spong & Davis, P.C.

Tamara Williams

Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth

Konner Pritchard

BB&T

Ex-Officios

Edward Bland

Dr. Elie Bracy

LCDR Dan Schrader

Pete Kopacz

Robert Moore

Nancy Perry

Mayor Shannon Glover

Davy Smith, III

Rob Wilber

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