Leadership with Your Business in Mind

The Newport News Economic and Industrial Development Authorities are governed by a Board of Directors. The group’s main goal is to further the mission of the EDA/IDA by helping to grow and diversify the tax and employment base of the City of Newport News.


C. Gary Minter, Chair (2017) Member of the Board since 2010. Mr. Minter is President of POMOCO Lincoln Mercury and Vice President of POMOCO Auto Group, which has locations on the Peninsula and in Smithfield.


Cassandra P. Greene, Vice Chair (2017) Member of the Board since 2013. Mrs. Greene is a retired senior finance and communications executive, formerly of Sara Lee Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration, and serves on several non-profit boards on the Peninsula.


Mary C. Aldrich, Member of the Board since 2017. Ms. Aldrich is Chief Operating Officer of PBMares, LLP, a leading accounting and business consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients, with offices in the Mid-Atlantic.


Cary B. Epes, Member of the Board since 2010. Mr. Epes is a retired banking executive, formerly of Old Point National Bank, which has offices throughout Hampton Roads.


Alonzo R. Bell, Jr., CCIM, Member of the Board since 2017. Mr. Bell is the founder and principal broker of Randolph Real Estate Services Company, LLC, and has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage.


Jeffrey C. Verhoef, serves in a leadership role with PIVOT Physical Therapy, Inc., an outpatient physical therapy practice dedicated to the active work, play, and daily living needs of people in throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.


Jennifer Smith-Brown, Member of the Board since 2015. Ms. Smith is a Franchise Owner/Operator of three McDonald’s restaurants, and Managing Partner of J. Smith Enterprises, a family-owned firm responsible for the corporate operations of 16 restaurant franchise businesses.

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