For Immediate Release:
January 7, 2019
Contact: Becky McDonough
Conall Fee appointed president of
Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce
Will take the gavel at Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Hopewell/Prince George, Va. – Conall Fee has been appointed president of the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce for 2019. His term begins January 1 and will ceremonially take the gavel at the Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 28. : 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. We envision a Chamber that takes action, is bold and collaborative.
Fee assumes the Presidency after completing a project with fellow board members called the Futures Initiative. The H/PG Chamber celebrates 100 years in 2020 and began this initiative to ensure relevance and impact in the years to come. Fee is Manufacturing Manager from 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”, according to Becky McDonough, CEO.
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, Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary; Tara Jones, Treasurer, James R. Jones Builder, Inc., Jake Harlan, Secretary, Harlan Construction; Heather McCall, Past President, Lucas McCall State Farm Insurance and Financial Services; Jim Williams, VP Governmental Affairs, 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.
About the Hopewell/Prince Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 1920, the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce represents businesses, recreational facilities and historic attractions in Hopewell/Prince George, Virginia. The chamber operates from and manages a state-certified Visitor Center at 4100 Oaklawn Boulevard, Hopewell, and promotes the area to tourists. Hopewell and Prince George County are 20 miles south of Richmond in the I-95-295 corridor. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the area’s 35 miles of historic riverfront on the Appomattox and James Rivers. With a relaxed pace of life and strong economic development, the region offers work/life balance to the 59,000 people who live here.
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