New chamber president appointed for Hopewell/Prince George
Fee will take the gavel at annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
HOPEWELL/PRINCE GEORGE — Conall Fee has been appointed president of the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce for 2019. His term began Jan. 1 and he will ceremonially take the gavel at the annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 28.
Fee assumes the presidency after completing a project with fellow board members called the Futures Initiative. The Hopewell/Prince George Chamber celebrates 100 years in 2020 and began this initiative to ensure relevance and impact in the years to come.
Fee is the manufacturing manager for Rolls-Royce Crosspointe. He is originally from Armagh in Ireland and has been with Rolls-Royce from 2006.
“This area began to grow was as a result of a DuPont Factory which attracted employees from all over the world to manufacture guncotton for the WWI war effort. Having a president who is a native of Ireland, who relocated here with his family for a manufacturing position, brings interesting perspective to the Board and to our role in tourism,” said Becky McDonough, CEO of
the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber.
Serving a 1-year term, Fee plans to engage the members and community stakeholders in refreshing the chamber’s focus and priorities because “recognizing that change is not going to slow down, we have a great opportunity by focusing on the future and what we need to do differently today to ensure that the chamber is agile and our region is dynamic and enticing.”
Also serving on the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber’s executive committee will be President-Elect Dr. Matt Smith of Richard Bland College of William & Mary; Tara Jones, treasurer, from James R. Jones Builder Inc.; Jake Harlan, secretary, from Harlan Construction; Heather McCall, past president, from Lucas McCall State Farm Insurance and Financial Services; Jim Williams, VP
governmental affairs, from Burnett & Williams, PC and Becky McDonough, chamber CEO.
The remaining directors make up a diverse board of directors in sector, experience, and location:
Aaron Martin, John Randolph Medical Center; Earnest Greene, Dominion Energy; David Clifton, Virginia American Water Company; Craig Richards, Publisher, Progress-Index and Herald Post; Ramon Puzon, Service Center Metals; Riley Ingram, Jr., Ingram & Associates; Denny McDermott, ITAC; Robin Moore, CPA; Paige Healy, The Boathouse at City Point; Bruce Brockwell, Sonabank. Also serving are ad hoc representatives from the City of Hopewell: Assistant City Manager Charlie Dane; Prince George County Deputy County Administrator Jeffrey Stoke.