Regional Forum on Economic Development

Economic Forum on Economic Development

The presidents of William & Mary, Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University will convene more than 300 selected leaders from throughout Hampton Roads and Richmond at a forum at the Mason School of Business on the campus of William & Mary. Light refreshments will be available at 12:30 p.m. and the forum will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. An end-of-day reception will follow, which will provide both a networking opportunity and a chance to extend the conversation.

1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Henry Broaddus, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs, William & Mary
  • Taylor Reveley, President, William & Mary
1:45 p.m.

From Richmond to the Oceanfront: The Prospect of an Emerging Megaregion

  • Aubrey Layne, Virginia Secretary of Transportation
  • Tom Frantz, Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen; Executive Committee Member, Hampton Roads Business Roundtable
  • Tayloe Negus, Partner and Piedmont Market Leader, Aon Hewitt; Volunteer Executive Director, Richmond Management Round Table
  • John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director, the Virginia Port Authority
2:45 p.m.

Higher Education's Role in Partnerships

  • John Broderick, President, Old Dominion University

Showcase of Models & Opportunities for Collaboration

  • Series of presenters with five minutes and five slides each

Showcase Closing Comments

  • Karen Jackson, Virginia Secretary of Technology
3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

GO Virginia: State Incentives to Encourage Collaboration Among Business, Education and Government

  • Tommy Norment, Majority Leader, Senate of Virginia
  • Chris Lloyd, Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
  • John "Dubby" Wynne, Retired President and CEO, Landmark Communications; GO Virginia; Chair, Reinvent Hampton Roads
  • Debbie DiCroce, President and CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation
5:00 p.m.

Forum Closing Remarks and Adjournment to Reception

  • John Luke, Chairman, WestRock; Rector, Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Contact:

Julie G. Summs, W&M Director of Economic Development and Business Innovation

Phone: 757-221-1232