Speakers and Presentations

Our Latest Speaker

David Ropp


At the February 20th, Chesapeake Alliance Meeting, David Ropp, Chairman of the Chesapeake Alliance, spoke on the Greenbrier Area Plan Survey and provided insight on the overall study in regard to the future development of this area of Chesapeake. The City has requested that the Chesapeake Alliance provide recommendations most specifically on the Greenbrier Mall site.

Past Speakers and Presentations


Thaler McCormick


At the January 16th, Chesapeake Alliance Meeting, Thaler McCormick, C.E.O. of ForKids did a presentation on Housing Needs in Chesapeake. Thaler is the Chair of the Workforce Housing Task group including nine other members of the group. 

Robert A. (Bob) Crum, Jr.


A couple weeks ago, Chesapeake Alliance Leadership Circle had a special guest speaker Robert A. (Bob) Crum, Jr. Robert A. (Bob) Crum, Jr. is the Executive Director of Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) / Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO). 

Chris Gullickson


A few weeks ago the Chesapeake Alliance Leadership Circle had a special guest speaker, Chris Gullickson of the Port of Hampton Roads. The Ports growth in 2022 was much higher than most businesses in Hampton Roads.

Tad Deriso


Almost a month ago, we had a meeting of the Chesapeake Alliance Leadership Circle. Our special guest speaker was President and CEO of Midatlantic Broadband Communities Corporation

Chris Lloyd


Back in October 2022, we had a meeting of the Chesapeake Alliance Leadership Circle. Our special guest speaker was Chris Llyod. Chris Llyod is the Senior Vice President and Director, Infrastructure and Economic Development at McGuire Woods Consulting.

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