Board of Directors


Nauticus is led by a distinguished group of business leaders from the Hampton Roads community. This board oversees all governance, policy formation, fiscal management, strategic planning and fundraising for the campus on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, which includes Nauticus and the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center.

Captain J. William Cofer
Virginia Pilot Association
Virginia Beach, VA

Vice Chair:
Maryellen Baldwin
Executive Director
Navy League
Virginia Beach, VA

Edward W. Wolcott, Jr.
Wolcott, Rivers, Gates
Virginia Beach, VA

Ed Whitmore
Norfolk Tug Company
Norfolk, VA  

Judy Barrett
Senior Vice President, Private Banking
Norfolk, VA 

RADM Charles J. Beers, Jr.
Norfolk, VA

RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)
Senior General Manager
NASSCO Earl Industries
Portsmouth, VA

Kenneth J. Crofton
President, Crofton Construction Services & Crane Crane Rental and Rigging
Crofton Industries
Portsmouth, VA 

William W. "Bill" Crow
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Norfolk, VA 

The Hon. Paul D. Fraim
City of Norfolk
Norfolk, VA

Elaine Holt
Manager of Customer Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, VA

J. J. Keever
Virginia Beach, VA

VADM Alexander Krekich, USN, (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA

William S. Magann, Sr.
W.F. Magann Corporation
Portsmouth, VA

RADM Michael Nowakowski, USN (Ret.)
Vice President, Defense Contracting Group
Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.
Norfolk, VA

John Reinhart
CEO/Executive Director
Virginia Port Authority
Norfolk, Virginia

Dr. Linda Sevigny
Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk, VA

Robert Taylor
Virginia Beach, VA

Elizabeth Weller
Executive Vice President of Administration
Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts
Virginia Beach, VA

Navy Liaison

Mark Honecker
Chief of Staff Fleet Forces Command
U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Norfolk, Virginia