Board of Managers

Alphonso Albert

Alphonso Albert attended Norfolk State University, St. Leo College, and Norfolk Business College, where he majored in Business Administration and Accounting. Currently, Alphonso serves as the Executive Director for Garden of Hope Community Development Corp, whose mission is to build healthy neighborhoods by providing services and programs to underserved individuals, families, and communities throughout Hampton Roads…. Read more »

Donald J. Musacchio

Donald J. Musacchio retired from a notable federal career. Donald last served as the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Management of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. He was responsible for Agency-wide policy formulation and implementation in the areas of Labor and Employee Relations, Human Resources, Civil Rights, Emergency Planning, and Administrative Services. Post September… Read more »

Rose M. Arrington

Rose Arrington joined the Hampton Roads Ventures Board in August of 2012. Rose has been an advocate for improving her community for many years. This appointment provides her with another opportunity to fulfill her mission to champion economic self-sufficiency for socially and economically challenged families, particularly those in public housing. She has served on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Richard Gresham

Richard Gresham is Vice President of E.T. Gresham Company, a local family-owned construction firm in Norfolk. Richard graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in architecture and has over 43 years of experience in the industry, 30 years of which are with E. T Gresham. Highlights of his professional affiliations include Mayor’s… Read more »

Suzanne Puryear

Suzanne is President of The Planning Council, a regional nonprofit organization that plans, develops and manages human services programs. Prior to joining The Planning Council, Suzanne served as the Director of the Department of Human Services for the City of Norfolk, administered community-based programs for a private child-serving company, and provided consulting and facilitation services… Read more »

Joe W. Dillard, Jr.

Joe W. Dillard, Jr. is a millennial leader who strives to create positive change in the world with the purpose of leaving the world in a better place for future generations. He is currently the External & Governmental Affairs Liaison for Hampton Roads Transit and participates in policy advocacy at the local, state and federal… Read more »

Ken Benassi

Ken Benassi is Senior Vice President with CBRE Hampton Roads, a commercial real estate firm. He is a commercial broker focused on industrial real estate. Benassi graduated from University of Virginia with a degree in history and he added an MBA from Old Dominion University. Prior to his career in commercial real estate he was… Read more »