Board of Directors
Don King - President
Judy Boone Realty, 757-470-6948, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don is a Realtor® with Judy Boone Realty specializing in residential property in Southside Hampton Roads. He is both a founding member of HRBOR and a member of HRBOR’s original organizing committee. A Navy veteran originally from Texas, he graduated from ODU in 2000; he is a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” program; and he currently resides in Norfolk with his partner John and their Brittany Spaniel, Dot.
Carl Johansen – Vice President/Events Chair
Rose & Womble Realty, 757.339.1892, email@example.com
Carl Johansen is a Top Producing, HRRA Circle of Excellence - Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winning Realtor® for Rose & Womble Realty specializing in Residential Resale, New Construction, Commercial, Corporate and Military Relocation, and Fine Homes International for the Southside Hampton Roads area. In 2008, Carl achieved Top Sales, Norfolk Office and is ranked among the Top 5% of Realtors® nationwide. At the invitation of friend Heather Staples of Southside ChemDry and while representing member developer Mark Barr of Worthy Capital and Development, LLC at the Franklin Condominiums, Carl joined HRBOR in August 2008. A passion for HRBOR quickly ignited and Carl was elected to HRBOR’s Board of Directors and became the Events Committee Chair which includes Education, Advocacy, Politico and Pride Representation. Carl delights in highlighting members, their businesses, and featured Non-Profits each Third Thursday as hosts and sponsors in addition to other special events for HRBOR. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, Edmarc Hospice for Children, and Relay for Life are but a few of Carl’s favorite charities. Carl is a member of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Friends of the Jean Outland Chrysler Library and Friends of Historic Houses. When not working, Carl enjoys spending time with his boys Cayenne and Jonah in their home in Norfolk.
Carlton P. Hardy II - Secretary
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
In April 2010, after 26 years with the Department of the Army, Carlton retired from the Training and Doctrine Command, Ft. Monroe and concluded a 40 year career in education and training. He now works part-time for Akima, a Hampton defense contractor. In addition to serving on the HRBOR board, Carlton is currently President of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, and a member of the board of the Monument City Music (Richmond Men's Chorus and Richmond Women's Chorus.) He has previously served on the Boards of: the Virginia Choral Society, three Rivers Men's Chorus, Newsome House Foundation, the Newport News Arts Commission, the Hampton Roads Men's Chorus, the Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula, Virginians for the Arts, Equality Virginia, and the USS Newport News Liaison Committee. Carlton's writings in support of the arts have appeared in the Daily Press, and his column - The arts in Virginia shouldn't have to beg for promised support - appeared in the inaugural issue of Bravo! magazine and was reprinted in the Virginia Gazette. As the "Father" of the 'Virginians for the Arts' license plate, Carlton takes pride in the revenue fund it has helped generate for the Virginia Commission for the Arts (now over $1 million.) For the past 15 years he has co-sponsored the Fraley-Hardy Award for the Christopher Newport University Music Department to annually recognize a student for exceptional volunteer work and encourage continued support when the student moves into the community. He brings a wide range of knowledge, experience, and civic dialogue to his volunteerism, using his talents as a teacher, articulate writer, and creative thinker. For over 30 years, Carlton has lived the Teddy Roosevelt quotation: "the best prize in life is to work hard at work worth doing."
Janet McCaskey - Treasurer
McCaskey & Associates, 757-622-6450, email@example.com
Janet is the owner of McCaskey & Associates Inc., specializing in home, auto, business and life insurance brokering primarily for Farmer's Insurance. Located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, she established her office over 5 years ago. Janet is very active in the community sponsoring several March of Dimes events, working with underprivileged students and supporting area small businesses. She is active as an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, Administrator for Norfolk WIRE and is a member of several special interest groups throughout Hampton Roads. janet has been married to Paul, a retired Navy Chief, for 23 years and has one son, Sean-Luc, who attends ODU.
Michael B. Hamar - Executive Member/Partnership Chair
Michael B. Hamar, P.C., 757.622.2008, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael B. Hamar has practiced law in the Hampton Roads area with several area law firms since 1983 and formed Michael B. Hamar, P. C., in March, 2006. Michael has concentrated his practice in the areas of banking, real estate development and finance, commercial and corporate practice, real estate acquisition and loan documentation, estate planning and legal issues concerning LGBT individuals and couples. Michael was a founding director of Hampton Roads Business OutReach and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is also a past co-chair for the Equality Virginia Legends Gala Committee.
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Geneva N. Perry - Board Member
McDermott & Ward, 757-722-0611, email@example.com
Geneva is an attorney with expertise in estate planning and administration, including the legal and tax concerns for LGBT couples. Her practice also includes adult guardianships and conservatorships and fiduciary litigation. After graduating from William and Mary Law School in 2006, she clerk for Justice Cleo E. Powell when Justice Powell was serving in Chesterfield County. She returned to the Peninsula in 2007 to begin her private practice. Geneva joined the Board in 2011 and is excited about expanding HRBOR membership on the Peninsula. Prior to her career in law, Geneva worked in higher education administration at the University of Wyoming (assistant coordinator of minority affairs) and Smith College (associate director of admission)
Stacie Wall-Beegle- Board Member
Executive Director, ACCESS AIDS Care, 757-640-0929, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Elena Montello - Board Member
Development Director Hope House, 757-625-6161, email@example.com
Elena is development director with Hope House Foundation, a local non-profit organization providing supportive living services for adults with developmental disabilities in Hampton Roads. She has been with the organization more than 11 years and is responsible for planning, managing and implementing the fundraising and development goals. Her duties include donor cultivation, public relations, planned giving, event and annual fund management. Elena graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in 1984. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council since 2007, serving on their board as secretary since 2008. She serves on the Editorial Board for AltDaily.com and is a member of the Ghent Business Association since 2000 serving on their board as events chair from 2001 – 2009. Elena has been a member of HRBOR since 2008 and joined the board in October 2011. She is extremely excited to help move HRBOR’s mission forward. Elena has a strong commitment to her community and believes that you cannot celebrate community unless everyone is included.
Become a Member of the Board of Directors and be a part of economic change and development in Hampton Roads.
What are the benefits of serving on the HRBOR Board of Directors?
- Increased public exposure and opportunities to build business
- Leadership development skills and experience that benefit your company, and speaking/presentation skills
- Consensus building
- Motivating others
- Strategic planning and thinking
- Training by professionals in the public relations field
- Expanded professional connections that benefit you and your clients
- National exposure for you and your company
- Increased communication and interaction between professionals in the community
- Opportunity to influence the future direction and benefits of HRBOR
What is the time commitment and who pays the cost involved?
- Attending all monthly board meetings and applicable committee meetings as scheduled
- Attend all Third Thursday events and all special functions
- Attend other transition and/or strategic planning meetings on an as called basis.
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