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 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

William H. Hargrove, III 

President

HBA Architecture & Interior Design

Stephen E. Heretick

Stephen E. Heretick, P.C.

David Host, Jr (Finn)

Riverside Enterprises

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

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

Christine N. Piersall

Partner

Williams Mullen

Konner Pritchard

BB&T

G. Robert Aston, Jr. 

Chairman & CEO

TowneBank

Edward "Ned" Barham 

Terminal Manager

Host Terminals

James E. Bento 

Fair Lead

Roger L. Brown

President

Roger Brown’s Restaurant

 

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.

Max Greenhood

President

Rocketbike

Herbert A. Haneman

President

Western Branch Diesel

Dr. Bobbie Hansel-Union

CEO/Owner

Hansel-Union Consulting, PLLC

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

 

Joel Rubin

Representative

Wheelabrator Technologies

 

Philip M. Rudisill

Senior Executive Vice President

TowneBank

 

Robin Schmalbach

Chief Operating Officer

Integrated Management Group, LLC

Hope Sinclair

Executive Director

Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads

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

Dr. Elie Bracy

Tage Counts

Sabrina Evans

Lt. Amanda Faulkner

Pete Kopacz

Robert Moore

Nancy Perry

Dr. Lydia Pettis-Patton

Mayor John Rowe

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

Portsmouth Partnership © 2018 

757-397-8473

200 High Street, Suite 201
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Michelle Wren, Executive Director       Jenny Osborne, Assistant Director

michelle@portsmouthpartnership.org     jenny@portsmouthpartnership.org

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