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Administration Staff

Administration Staff

Administration

Robert A. Crum, Executive Director

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Mr. Crum joined the HRPDC in July 2015. He has considerable experience in community and transportation planning as well as economic development strategies.

Prior to joining the HRPDC, he served over six years at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC) as its Executive Director. Among his many accomplishments at RRPDC, Mr. Crum oversaw the formation of Capital Region Collaborative, a strategic partnership between the RRPDC and Greater Richmond Chamber; guided the preparation of the community's first regional Economic Development Strategy; worked to establish the regional emergency management planning program; and guide the restructuring of the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization as a transportation policy planning board.

Mr. Crum has approximately 30 years of professional community planning experience, beginning with his time at the Centre Regional Planning Agency in State College, Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Agency’s regional planning program. In addition, he completed planning and consensus building for a nationally recognized water reuse project and an award winning inter-municipal zoning effort. Prior to his work in State College, he was Chief of the Planning Division for Indiana County, Pennsylvania where he coordinated County-wide community and solid waste management planning activities.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Geography and Regional Planning.

Keith Cannady, Deputy Executive Director

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Mr. Cannady has more than 30 years of experience as a professional planner in the Hampton Roads region. Prior to joining the HRPDC, Keith worked for the City of Hampton, having joined their staff in 2001. He was the Manager of the City’s Planning and Zoning Administration Division, and was responsible for the leadership and management of the division’s work program addressing areas such as comprehensive and current planning, zoning, strategic area plans and environmental and transportation planning. 

From 1986 to 2001, Keith held several positions in the City of Norfolk including City Planner, Utility Planner and Environmental Planner. His work included coordination of a program to comply with the Chesapeake Bay Act, project manager for the City’s beach erosion control projects and development and implementation of zoning, site plan review and environmental regulatory programs.  He also performed planning work for the City’s water and sewer operations and completed special projects in comprehensive planning, neighborhood land use plans, coastal zone management and solid waste management.

Elizabeth Vandell, Program Support Specialist

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Mrs. Vandell joined the HRPDC in June 2017 after working with the HRTPO since September 2016.   She works closely with the Deputy Executive Director and assists the HRPDC departments with various tasks including special projects, research, and administrative needs.  Prior to the HRPDC and HRTPO, she worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C. and served as a Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill.  Ms. Vandell holds a bachelor’s degree in History from  Illinois State University and a master’s degree in Political and Justice Studies from Governors State University.

Information Technology

Andrea Gayer, Information Technology Manager

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Bio to come

Finance

Nancy K. Collins, Chief Financial Officer

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Mrs. Collins joined the staff of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) in 1998 and is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer responsible for oversight of Finance and Accounting. She also works on special projects as they occur, including acting as Regional Coordinator of the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) to establish a medical response plan for the entire Hampton Roads Region. Mrs. Collins received an AAS Degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Alfred, a BS in Accounting from Elmira College also in upstate New York, and an MBA in Public Administration from Old Dominion University.

Mrs. Collins has been involved with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at local, state, and national levels, having served as President of both the local chapter and state council, and as a National Vice President.  She is a member of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society, the National Leadership society of the IMA.  She has also served on the boards of two local charities:  the United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Virginia and the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. She lives in Chesapeake with her husband and cat.

Danetta Jankosky, Accounting Manager

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Danetta Jankosky joined the HRPDC staff in 2013 as an Accountant. She handles a variety of assignments in the areas of accounting, payroll and finance for both the HRPDC and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance (HRMFFA). Prior to the HRPDC, Ms. Jankosky worked as a Full Charge Accountant at Indian Cove Resort Association where she prepared financial and regulatory reports, managed five bank accounts, and processed payroll for up to 50 employees. Prior to Indian Cove, Danetta managed a Liberty Tax store and prepared taxes for individuals and businesses and she performed full charge accountant duties for the franchisee. She also worked for Dollar Tree Stores as a Financial Accounting Manager, assisting in the production of the monthly financial, management reports and board financial packages.

Sheila S. Wilson, Senior Accounting Manager

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Ms. Wilson joined HRPDC in 2001.  She is responsible for reconciling general ledger accounts, handling all payroll related duties, producing monthly financial reports and assisting in the year-end audit.

A bulk of Ms. Wilson experience came as the Assistant Director of Accounting for Hampton Roads Transit.  There she reconciled all federal, state and local funding sources and assisted in supervising all accounting and payroll activates.  She also played a key role in coordinating the implementation of consolidating the financial statements between the merger of TRT and Pentran.

Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University.

General Services   

Michael R. Long, General Services Manager

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Mr. Michael R. Long joined the HRPDC since 1987 as a Graphic Artist and Technician and now the HRPDC’s General Services Manager. Mr. Long has worked on the majority of key projects completed by the HRPDC during his tenure. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Graphic Design, specializing in camera ready lay-outs, fine art, illustrations, digital photography and Graphics for printing and reproduction purposes. Michael is skilled in computer aided design, typesetting, desktop publishing, digital cameras, graphic and artistic systems and applications, and his talents have been deployed for the Commission, member jurisdictions and other public agencies and departments. Over the years he has been responsible for the creation of logos, signs, business cards, posters, name tags, resolutions, certificates, letterhead, publications and support products for the Commission and member jurisdictions, and organization programs. As the General Services Manager for the HRPDC, Mr. Long oversees the day-to-day operations of HRPDC/HRTPO/SPSA office building, the Regional Board Room and surrounding grounds. He helps coordinate the various functions, conference rooms scheduling, meeting requests and overall property operations.

Christopher Vaigneur, Reprographic Coordinator

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BIO Coming Soon

DBE Management

Tara R. Walker, Senior DBE Manager

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BIO Coming Soon

Human Resources and Administrative Support

Kelli E. Arledge, Human Resources Administrator

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BIO Coming Soon

Sharon Lawrence, Administrative Assistant II

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Ms. Sharon Lawrence started her career with the HRPDC in 2008.  Sharon provides administrative support for all programs and departments of the HRPDC. Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Lawrence worked as an Administrative Assistant for the law firm of Moody, Strople, Kloepple, Basilone & Higginbotham. 

Felicia Williams, Receptionist 

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Ms. Felecia Williams began working at the HRPDC as a temporary employee in our Emergency Management department in 2012. When a part-time Administrative Assistant I position opened up in March 2013, she moved into that role providing administrative support to HRPDC staff. As the HRPDC receptionist, Felecia greets visitors and callers and provides assistance with special administrative projects as requested. Prior to joining the HRPDC, she worked at Amerigroup in their claims and appeals departments.