Board of Directors Announcement


The Chesapeake Alliance today announced the Board of Directors for its recently formed Leadership Circle. The board member list is:

  • Amy Harris – Hammond Insurance
  • Dan Bell – HR Innovation Collaborative
  • David Ropp – RoppCorp LLC
  • Ellen Coley – ReavesColey PLLC
  • Eric Stichler – Heartland Construction
  • JD Miles – JD Miles Roofing
  • Kevin Cosgrove – Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Lindsey Riddle Elliott – Riddle Associates, Inc.
  • Pete Kotarides – The Kotarides Companies
  • Sandra Baynes – Stewardship Development, LLC
  • Sanjay Patel – MITSA Group
  • Teresa Peters – Stanton Partners
  • Troy Lindsey – Dominion Energy

Chairman David Ropp said, “We have selected some of the most influential, diverse, and forward- thinking businesspeople in Chesapeake. They, along with our general membership will discuss and deep dive on several important projects and activities for the city, providing valuable input from the business community.”

The Chesapeake Alliance is a 501 C (6), non-profit organization originally established in the late 1990’s with the mission of providing a “voice of business” in support of important initiatives for the City of Chesapeake.
The establishment of the Leadership Circle is an effort to identify and attract influential business leaders in the city to ensure that the proper level of business feedback and representation is available to Chesapeake City Council and key city officials.

For more information on The Chesapeake Alliance and the Leadership Circle, contact Dan Bell, Chesapeake Alliance Executive Director, PO Box 5008, Chesapeake, VA 23324, or 757-373-6517. Website:


Chesapeake Alliance Logo

ca icon

Written By The Chesapeake Alliance

The Alliance acts in a business advisory capacity to the city of Chesapeake (staff and City Council) representing the opinion of the city’s business leaders on several key initiatives undertaken by the city.

Ready to Join the Chesapeake Alliance?

If you’re interested in joining the Chesapeake Alliance, please fill out our application to get started.
The Chesapeake Alliance, Inc.
Is an organization of citizens in senior leadership positions who live or work in the City of Chesapeake.
Get In Touch

Chesapeake Alliance.
PO Box 5233,

Chesapeake, VA 23324