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Board of Directors

Michael Ives

Mike served as the President and CEO of two local financial institutions. Heritage Bank, a publicly traded community bank, as well as the local financial institution, CENIT. Prior to and following his roles at Heritage and CENIT, he is an attorney at Willcox & Savage. Mike was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Employees Retirement System of the City of Norfolk, and a Member of the Investment Committee of the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

John Malbon

John is Chairman and CEO of PAPCO Inc., a leading distributor of gasoline, diesel, lubricants, propane and related services in the Mid-Atlantic. John serves as the Co-Chair of Envision Virginia Beach 2040 Committee, Chairman of the Board of the directors for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and is on the Boards of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Virginia Wesleyan College and Towne Bank.

Vincent Mastracco

Vince is an attorney at Kaufman & Canoles, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and real estate strategies. Vince has been a Board Member of SunTrust Bank and Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Vince also served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia.

David Bernd

Dave served as the President and CEO of Sentara Healthcare for over 20 years. In addition to his total 43 years at Sentara, Dave was the Chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. Dave also served as the Rector at Old Dominion University Board of Visitors.

Richard Bready

Rick is the former Chairman and CEO of Nortek Inc., a diversified manufacturer of residential and commercial building products. Rick currently serves as the Chairman of Roger Williams University and is on the Board of Directors of Gabelli Asset Management, Northeastern University, Bank Rhode Island, Associated Capital Group and is a former independent director of Gamco Investors.

Edwin Waitzer

Eddie has successfully served as a developer, investor and operator of shopping centers, office buildings and multi-family properties in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past 29 years. Prior to entering the real estate field, Eddie was a business attorney at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gary LeClair

Gary is a co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of LeClairRyan, which started as a securities and venture capital boutique law firm, eventually evolving into a full service corporate practice with offices in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. Gary’s practice includes the representation of middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as private equity and VC firms. He has served on the boards of various business entities, as well as civic and non-profit boards, including the Richmond Venture Forum, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, the Virginia Council of CEOs, the Greater Richmond Chamber Foundation and The College of William and Mary.