New cham­ber pres­i­dent ap­pointed for Hopewell/Prince Ge­orge

Fee will take the gavel at an­nual Membership Meet­ing and Awards Cer­e­mony

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL -

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.

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