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David White Takes the Helm at the Virginia Maritime Association

Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments)

David White and Arthur Moye Jr., Executives of the VMA

NORFOLK | The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) is pleased to announce that David C. White will take the helm as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association and Hampton Roads Shipping Association on April 16, 2018.   

“David has the experience and respect for the VMA’s 98-year history and the vision needed for the future. He is professional and informed, I do not believe a better choice could have been made for the leadership of the Virginia Maritime Association,” said Scott Wheeler, VMA President and Board Member.

Mr. White joined the VMA as an Administrator in 2003 and has served as Vice President since 2008.  After graduating with a business degree from The College of William & Mary in 1987, David began his career with a supplier of building materials.  He transitioned to the trucking industry and grew in his managerial responsibilities prior to coming to work for the Association.     

As the Vice President of VMA, David has assumed increasing leadership roles and is a recognized industry advocate on regulatory and legislative issues at the local, state and national levels.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Waterways Conference, is the Secretary and Treasurer of the National Association of Maritime Organizations and is Chairman of the Virginia Harbor Safety Committee.

David has worked side-by-side with Arthur W. Moye, Jr., whom he will replace as Executive Vice President, on every major endeavor the VMA has undertaken in recent years.  These have included port privatization, building support for $350 million in state funding for capital improvements to add capacity at Norfolk International Terminals, and the years of steady progress that has been made toward Wider - Deeper - Safer navigation channels. 

Additionally, David has produced the International Trade Symposium for 15 years, attracting industry business leaders to the Port of Virginia to network, conduct business, and to address the most pressing issues of the day. 

“David was recognized early on as our imminent Executive Vice President. He is engaged in representing our Association bringing with him a positive outlook of where we are today and he will lead us through tomorrow’s challenges and considerations,” said Raymond Newlon, Chairman of the VMA Board of Directors. 

Arthur W. Moye, Jr.  has served as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association (previously Hampton Roads Maritime Association) since 2004.  Prior to serving as EVP, Mr. Moye was immensely involved with the maritime community, including serving as VMA President of the Board of Directors in 1997-1998.   Mr. Moye is a member of the Propeller Club-Port of Norfolk, Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council, and Norfolk Festevents Board of Directors.  

“Art has proven to be the effective leader that VMA needed to take it to the next level,” praised Roger Giesinger, President, Hampton Roads Shipping Association. “He has worked tirelessly in every area to ensure the Port of Virginia would continue to grow and be successful for all stakeholders,”  

Mr. Moye currently serves as a Commissioner of the Virginia OffShore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), Co-Chairman of the Freight Transportation Advisory Committee (a sub committee of HR Transportation Planning Organization) and the Advisory Committee on International Trade to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  Mr. Moye will continue to serve the Virginia Maritime Association through 2018 as the Director of External Affairs. 

“Art’s devotion to the Virginia Maritime Community spans decades. His reputation and professionalism have added greatly to the accomplishments of the Virginia Maritime Association, and his leadership has been the source of much of the success for the Virginia Ports. Certainly, he will be missed as the VMA EVP,” said President Wheeler, “but the good decisions and good results he has contributed to the Virginia Maritime Association and Maritime Community at large will be a value to all in the maritime community for many years to come.” 

Thank you to our Anchor Members



Virginia Maritime Association
236 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-622-2639
Fax: 757-622-6302