Board of Directors

NAUTICUS 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.

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

Vice Chair:
Edward W. Wolcott, Jr.
Wolcott, Rivers, Gates
Virginia Beach, VA

Secretary:
RADM Charles J. Beers, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA

Treasurer:
Ed Whitmore
President
Norfolk Tug Company
Norfolk, VA

Judy Barrett
Senior Vice President, Private Banking
TowneBank
Norfolk, VA 

RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)
Chesapeake, VA

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

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

Elaine Holt
Newport News, VA

J. J. Keever
Virginia Beach, VA

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

RADM Michael Nowakowski, USN (Ret.)
Chesapeake, VA

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

Robert T. 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