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VEDA 2020 Program of Work

The VEDA Nominating Committee meets annually in the summer to select a slate of Officers and Directors for the coming year. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President of VEDA and consists of at least five (5) and no more than eight (8) members who reasonably reflect the geographic distribution of the membership.

Board of Directors

The VEDA Board of Directors consists of the five Officers and nine Directors. Each Director is nominated by the Nominating Committee and voted on by the VEDA membership at the Annual Conference each September. Directors generally serve three-year terms, so a "class" of three Directors will begin service every year.

Officers generally start as Secretary and then progress through the positions of Treasurer, Vice President, President and Immediate Past President.

The VEDA Board may appoint Ex-Officio members of the as deemed desirable and appropriate. Appointments are for the coming year and are made at the last meeting of the Board for the calendar year. Ex-Officio members of the Board do not have the right to vote.

Officers     Directors     Ex-Officio Directors     Staff

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President & Executive Committee Chair 
Jim Noel 
York County Office of Economic Development

Vice President & Executive Committee Vice-Chair
Amanda Glover
Sapience, LLC


Steven J. Harrison
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance


David Manley

VEDA Day @ the General Assembly Co-Chair

Joint IDA of Wythe County


Immediate Past President & Nominating Committee Chair
Stephanie Landrum 
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership



Traci Blido (Director 2020-2022)
VEDA CED Awards Chair
Bedford County Economic Development

Voncile E. Gilbreath (Director 2018-2020)

VEDA Professional Development Vice-Chair
Greater Williamsburg Partnership


Linda H. Green (Director 2018-2020)

VEDA Membership Chair

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance


Paul Bryan
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.


John Kilgore (Director 2020-2022)

Scott County Economic Development


Curry Roberts (Director 2019-2021)

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance


Courtland Robinson (Director 2019-2021)

Virginia Economic Development Partnership


Rick Whittington (Director 2020-2022)

VEDA Communications Vice-Chair

Whittington Consulting


Ex-Officio Directors

Barry Duval
Virginia Chamber of Commerce

VEDA Counsel
Patrick Gottschalk
Williams Mullen

Stephen Moret
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Russ Held
The Port of Virginia

Dr. Sharon Morrisey
Virginia Community College System-Workforce Development Services

Jody A. Keenan
Virginia SBDC Network-George Mason University

Erik Johnston
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Connie Long
Virginia Economic Developers Association


The VEDA address is: 1340 N Great Neck Road, #1272-128, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

Connie Long
Executive Director
Virginia Economic Developers Association

Jeanne Ali
Administrative Support
Virginia Economic Developers Association


1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

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