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Tricia D. Hudson  -

Executive Director

Bennett White - Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator  

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Amanda Bradley - Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager

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Prior to joining the d’Art Center in August of 2020, Bennett earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Randolph-Macon College, where he wrote his undergraduate thesis on the aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings of early American portraiture. Bennett has been fortunate to apply his academic skills in a variety of internships and professional positions. While interning at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, he assisted Development staff in the fundraising process for exhibitions and educational programming, most notably the critically-renowned 2018 exhibition Napoleon: Power and Splendor.

 Additionally, Bennett has worked both as an intern and a Curatorial Research Assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art in 2019, where he assisted the Curatorial Team in researching, cataloging, and organizing over 6,000 artworks in their collection of works on paper. He also assisted with crafting thought-provoking historical narratives for special exhibitions and focus galleries. Bennett is eager to continue to produce innovative arts programming that celebrates the creativity of artists from diverse backgrounds, engages our local communities, and provides a safe environment for artists to connect with and enrich the lives of the citizens of Hampton Roads and beyond.

Amanda is a Norfolk native, and her background consists of management, art, freelancing, communications, and working with non-profits.  Amanda is a photographer and graphic artist. She earned her BFA in Photography and Print Media in 2013 at Old Dominion University. Her photography focuses mostly on photo manipulation work, and has appeared in the PFAC Genesis show, the Amalgamation art exhibit, and several student art shows at ODU. After obtaining her BFA, Amanda started her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Bradley Depictions. Her design work has appeared in many local advertisements, events, and business logos, as well as commercials. Amanda's true passion lies in poster design and typography, and recently her poster was chosen for Norfolk's 43rd Annual Harborfest Poster for 2019.

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Phyllis Fedele - 

Office Administrator 

Tricia D. Hudson serves as the President and Owner of Strategic Solutions by Tricia, LLC. She provides fundraising counsel to a variety of non-profit clients. Tricia assists her clients in developing fundraising capacity, strategic plans, assessing campaign readiness, board development and marketing campaigns.  

She has been a Development Professional since 1996 and has served the nonprofit sector and higher education during that time. During her career, she has raised over $45 million dollars in support of various organizations and served on a number of boards in the Hampton Roads community.  

Tricia is a Past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served as the National Philanthropy Day Event Chairman.  She is currently a Founding Member of the Old Dominion University Women’s Initiative Network, a member of the George Mason University Alumni Association and Town Point Club.  During Tricia’s fundraising career she has been affiliated with Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan College, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Tricia received her B.A. in Government & Politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  

However, she is most proud of the relationships she has formed over the years in order to make her community a better place to live and work.

Phyllis is a seasoned Office Manager and Development Specialist. Early in her career, she served her country in the United States Navy. Since then, she has held administrative management positions at the American Heart Association and Virginia Wesleyan College. Phyllis earned her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. She is married to a US Navy retired veteran, has two adult daughters and two grandchildren.  Her family also includes Annie, the family dog.