Background and Community Involvement
Prior to banking Charity worked in the food and beverage industry for Pillsbury and in the architectural and engineering industry for URS Consultants. She joined the bank in 1990 as a Commercial Banking Trainee and subsequently has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Commercial Line of Business which have led to her current role. Active in the Hampton Roads Community, Charity has leadership roles with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Greater Norfolk Corporation, and the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance. She is a board member with d’ArtCenter and EdmarcHospice for Children and serves on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation.
Education & Certifications
Charity graduated from Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984.
Charity is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Hampton Roads. In addition, she received the 2015 Julian Hurst Leadership Award from Lead Hampton Roads and was named a 2016 Woman of Distinction in Finance for the YWCA. She has been named to the Inside Business Power List for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Sid Bridge, APR serves as Manager of Corporate Communications for Harbor Group International, LLC, a diversified real estate investment company with a portfolio totaling in excess of $7.3 billion. Sid manages media relations and corporate marketing for HGI, supporting its transactions and investor relations teams. Sid previously served as Marketing Director for the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC, and as President of his own agency. Sid is a past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and he is a co-founder of Toras Chaim Day School. He is also an active stand-up comedian and co-host of the Reels and Wheels Podcast.
Krista McAninley is a General Solicitor in the Law Department of Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the nation’s premier transportation companies, which she joined in May 2000. She is primarily responsible for handling general corporate and SEC disclosure matters. Previously, Krista was Senior General Attorney Compliance in Norfolk Southern’s Audit & Compliance Department, where she was responsible for designing and implementing a corporate-wide ethics and compliance program. Outside of Norfolk Southern, Krista is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance’s Middle Atlantic Chapter Board.
Eileen joined the firm in 2004 and has more than 17 years’ experience in the accounting field with a specialization in financial analysis and reporting. She serves clients the fields of government contracting, not-for-profit organizations, and construction. Eileen also has experience providing litigation support as an expert witness on contracting and accounting matters.
Eileen is the leader of the firm’s Government Contracting Client Service Team. Her primary areas of expertise include accounting and auditing in the government contracting, not-for-profit, and construction industries. Eileen has worked with contractors of various size across a number of industry segments, so she understands the complexities of the government contracting industry and is able to provide innovative, customized assurance and advisory solutions across a wide range of service areas.
Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting
Certified Public Accountant; Virginia
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Tidewater Association of Service Contractors
National Contract Management Association
Help and Emergency Response, Inc. - treasurer, past board of directors
H.E.R. Foundation - board of directors
United Way Women United
United Way of South Hampton Roads - campaign coordinator
Tidewater Association of Service Contractors - treasurer
Old Dominion University Alumni Association - board of directors
d’Art Center - board of directors
Virginia Business “Super CPA”, multi-year honoree
Brittany Tilley Hanson
Social Media Manager at Tilley's Social Threads
Deborah Gill - Immediate Past Chair
CSO at Precision Measurements, Inc.
Shayn Allen Fernandez - Secretary
Attorney at Williams Mullen
Scott brings a high level of creative thinking and branding talent to VIA design architects. His presence throughout all phases of design and construction yields a comprehensive building from a fully developed design. The value of good construction administration cannot be understated, and Scott makes himself known on the job sites to ensure construction is held to an appropriate standard.
Scott has a passion for sustainable design, believing sustainability is more than an afterthought. Sustainable systems and products are implemented early becoming a driving force in the overall design of the project. Scott’s sustainable interests have led him to design responsibly and resiliently developed waterfront sites. Man wants to live near water, it is a life source. How can we save the waterfront we have and still enjoy it?
Scott believes that a passionate architect teamed with a passionate client will ultimately yield a beautiful, functional, and sustainable piece of architecture.
Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2009
Licensed Architect :: Virginia
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
U.S. Green Building Council (LEED® AP BD+C)
Manager of Corporate Communications at Harbor Group International, LLC
Thomas has been with the SYSCO since 2002, when he started as a marketing associate. Prior to joining Sysco, he was an executive sous chef at Carolina’s Restaurant located in Charleston, SC. Thomas values the importance of building and maintaining relationships to the success of business. Thomas currently resides in Norfolk with his wife, Libby, and their daughter.
-Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Associates Degree: Visual Communications and Marketing
Director of Marketing and Media at COVA Biz
Shayn Fernandez counsels public and private companies in general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, entity formation, corporate governance, and other commercial transactions. More specifically, he assists government contracts in complying with the unique various laws and regulations governing corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
He also assists government contractors at the federal, state and local levels with teaming strategy and agreements, bid and proposal review, contract negotiation and formation, corporate reorganization, regulatory compliance, and more. Shayn also represents clients in bid and size protests involving a variety of military and civilian agency procurements in a variety of forums such as the GAO, agency appeals, and various state tribunals. He has also assisted clients on obtaining certain state and federal small business status such as SWaM Certification and the various Small Business Administration statuses.
Shayn received his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lee University. Shayn currently serves on the board of directors for the d’Art Center, a nonprofit organization in the City of Norfolk. He is also a member of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association.
Scott Campbell - Past Chair
AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
PRINCIPAL at VIA Design Architects
Eileen Gwaltney - Treasurer
Senior A&A Manager CPA at Wall, Einhorn and Chernitzer
Krista McAninley - Vice Chair
General Solicitor at Norfolk Southern Corporation
Deborah A Gill, CPA FSDA - Deborah has 40 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and land surveying industries working in large and small firms as well as a consultant to the industry. Deborah spent 21 years as the Controller at Clark Nexsen a 500+ A/E multi-disciplined firm establishing budgeting practices as well as KPI financial reporting. As a consultant/owner of Profit by Design, Ltd, she provided accounting and systems support for Deltek Vision products for more than 100 clients. She has established project management and financial systems in many companies to support the implementation of accounting software. She returned to the land surveying sector as CFO of Precision Measurements, Inc. implementing best practices to increase revenue, grow the firm, and transition the leadership to the next generation. She has now assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
Deborah developed the original “Handbook for Design Office Administration.” This material has served as a basis for both the SDA’s BizTrak all-day practice management workshop as well as the CDFA-You curriculum for their Certification in Design Firm Administration program. She provides BizTrak as well as deep dives into Ownership Transition, Project Management (finances), and Financial Statements for non-finance types for many organizations including SDA, SMPS, SHRM, AIA, IFMA, ACEC-V, and NSPS.
Deborah gives time back to her community and serves the A/E profession through the following organizations.
• 5 years D’Art Center Board of Directors – Current Chair
• 10 years Norfolk Women’s Forum & Foundation
• 6 years Women United Funding Council https://unitedwayshr.org/get-involved/women-united/
• 2011 10 for 10 Women United member
• 22 years treasurer, national Canstruction® organization www.canstruction.org
• 20 years co-chair, Hampton Roads Canstruction® event
• 30 years SDA Leadership – nationally and at the chapter level
• 17 years finance director, AIA – Hampton Roads Chapter
She has a B.A. in foreign service from the University of Mary Washington and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.
Beth brings a wealth of hometown experience to the goal of successfully marketing your home or helping you find your dream home. Born and raised in Hampton Roads, she is well connected to the region and has lived in every city on the Southside. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University and has been an integral part of numerous community taskforces and boards. She is a graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads and CIVIC Leadership Institute. Prior to entering the real estate field, Beth was the President and CEO of a major regional nonprofit, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads. During her previous career, she was named one of the top 50 influential people of Hampton Roads by Coastal Virginia Magazine and received Inside Business’ Women in Business Award. Her past board involvement included the Points of Light Foundation, the Virginia Association of Nonprofits and Zonta International.
Her desire to transition to a REALTOR was based on her mutual love of the real estate field and continuing to assist individuals in achieving their personal and family goals. She brings a wealth of expertise in business development, marketing and staging to enhance your real estate experience. In 2016, Beth was chosen for the Spark Plug Award from her colleagues from the Downtown Office for the following characteristics: Positive Mental Attitude, Willingness to Help, Good Humor, Enthusiasm, Loyalty and Integrity. In October, 2016, Beth became a member of the Howard Hanna’s Champions Club – in recognition of achieving over $3 million in written sales volume for one quarter. In January, 2018, Beth received the Quality Service Award for client testimonials ranked as superior for quality of service, professionalism and integrity. Beth’s professional real estate designations include Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and Residential Relocation Specialist (RRS).
Beth resides in the West Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk with her three children and three rescue kitties. She remains actively involved in civic and community affairs. Beth is a Contributing Writer for Ghent Living Magazine and Communications Chair for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Beth is also a nonprofit consultant for The Chas Foundation, which strives to help families navigate the mental health system and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. She is a member of the Downtown Norfolk Council. Her hobbies include landscape painting, gardening and traveling.
Combining her large network of both personal and business connections, Beth will promote your interests to a wide spectrum of individuals, families and organizations and provide outstanding customer service with excellent communication skills, making your home buying or selling process seamless!
Director of Business Resources at SYSCO
As an experienced attorney specializing in corporate and securities law, corporate governance and compliance, Tina has broad experience advising public and private company clients on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters. After graduating from law school at the University of Virginia, Tina practiced as an in-house corporate and securities attorney at Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Fortune 400 NYSE company, until 2006. Tina then served as an adjunct professor of law at Regent University School of Law, until joining the predecessor of Kaleo Legal. Tina brings strong interpersonal and communication skills to every relationship, allowing her to facilitate better results in communications between management, boards of directors, investors and counterparties. She demonstrates an innate ability to quickly integrate into an organization and add immediate value.
Tina has extensive experience drafting regulatory disclosure documents including Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q, proxy statements, Forms 8-K, Forms S-3, Forms S-8, Forms 4, and numerous other SEC disclosure documents.
Tina serves as the advisor for boards of directors of public companies, including service as special advisor to the audit committee, and as counsel to directors in their roles as board members and committee chairman of public companies.
Tina is responsible for for NYSE and Nasdaq listed company compliance.
Tina has experience with all areas of compliance and corporate governance, including drafting and implementing policies and education programs, and conducting investigations and reviews.
Tina is extremely well versed in investor relations, including management of proxy advisory firm recommendations and disclosures.
Tina has extensive financing experience including seed, angel and follow on rounds of private placements.
Tina has acquired particular expertise in facilitating corporate structure and strategy decisions, and in counseling growing companies on financing and growth decisions.
Tina has experience structuring and drafting executive compensation programs.
Lisa is well versed in all things involving marketing and communications as she has been involved in the field for over 17 years. She has worked with various organi-zations throughout Hampton Roads, in-cluding Verizon Wireless, The American Heart Association and CHKD. She currently is the Director of Marketing for COVA Biz and oversees the company’s large scale national events.
- Old Dominion University, Bachelor s
Brittany began Tilley's Social Threads in October 2015 to help local businesses with their social media presence. From creating cohesive Instagram feeds that engage customers to programming targeted Facebook ads and beyond, she does it all. She works with all types of businesses from restaurants to boutiques to home builders.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Brittany went on to sell radio advertising in North Carolina for three years before moving back to Hampton Roads. She is active in her church, Lifehouse Virginia Beach, and enjoys blogging on the side.
Tina McRae - Chair
Principal at Kaleo Legal
Elizabeth Bennett Lloyd
Howard Hanna William E. Wood
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Charity A. Volman
President/South Hampton Roads