Message from the Chairman

I am honored to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia Don Sealeas Board Chairman of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). VEDP, in collaboration with its economic development allies, is vital to the economic success of the Commonwealth. As Chairman, I will work to ensure that the Partnership fulfills its strategic mission to create jobs and improve the quality of life for all Virginians.

Virginia consistently ranks as one of the best states for business in America by internationally respected media organizations such as Forbes and CNBC. Our business first values, easy access to domestic and global markets, stable and low operating costs, and talented and educated work force make the Commonwealth a top choice for both international and domestic businesses seeking to expand or relocate.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is here to assist you with your business needs and to enhance your opportunities for success. Whether you are considering Virginia for a possible business investment, or are a Virginian in need of assistance in exporting your products or services, the Partnership is here to serve you.

Through an aggressive and collaborative approach to economic development, Virginia continues to share its great story with business leaders across the globe. I look forward to working with our exceptional team as they cultivate new business investment, foster international trade growth and encourage the expansion of its existing businesses.  


Don Seale

Don Seale
Chairman of the Board


Board of Directors

Don W. Seale
Chairman of the Board

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

Chris A. Lumsden
Vice Chairman of the Board

Chief Executive Officer
Halifax Regional Health System
2204 Wilborn Avenue
South Boston, Virginia 24592

Stephen R. Adkins

Chickahominy Tribe
7240 Adkins Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030

Robert G. Beck

The Beck Company
6425 Conservancy Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Michael E. Bennett

Chief Financial Officer
Ourisman Automotive Group
308 South Columbus Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Edie McRee Bowles

Executive Director
Virginia Telehealth Alliance
140 Maryfox Road
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560

Russell B. Clark

County Administrator
Charlotte County
P.O. Box 608
Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia 23923

C. Daniel Clemente

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Clemente Development Company Inc.
8500 Leesburg Pike Ste 600
Vienna, VA 22182

Mark Heath

Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 631
Martinsville, Virginia 24114

David Hudgins

Director, Member and External Relations
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
4201 Dominion Boulevard
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Ned W. Massee

Vice President of Corporate Affairs
501 S 5th St.
Richmond, VA 23219

David Oliver

Oliver Cleaning Service
1207 West Jackson Street, P.O. Box 256
Covington, Virginia 24426

Dan M. Pleasant

Chief Operating Officer
8401 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

A. Carole Pratt, D.D.S.

3555 Ferncliff Road
Pulaski, Virginia 24301

John G. Rocovich, Jr

Moss & Rocovich Attorneys at Law
4415 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018

Samuel A. Schreiber

Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
1445-A Laughlin Avenue
McLean, VA  22101

James E. Ukrop

Ukrop's Dress Express
111 Virginia Street, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4159





The Honorable Ralph S. Northam

Lieutenant Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia
102 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The Honorable Richard D. Brown

Secretary of Finance
1111 East Broad Street, Suite 3082
Richmond, VA 23219

The Honorable Karen Jackson

Secretary of Technology
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The Honorable Maurice Jones

Secretary of Commerce and Trade
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The Honorable Todd P. Haymore

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Dr. Glenn DuBois

Virginia Community College System
101 North 14th Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

VEDP's Next Board Meeting To Be Held:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location TBD

VEDP Board Meeting Minutes:
December 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes


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