On April 17, 2014, at a news conference in Norfolk, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he has named Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC's Val McWhorter and four other individuals to the Virginia Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners. The Governor has asked the incoming members, who will serve the unexpired terms of 5 previous members of the board, to act swiftly to improve the port’s fiscal management and return it to profitability. The full story and video of the news conference is available here.
From left: John Reinhart, CEO of the Virginia Port Authority, appears with newly appointed members of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners - John Milliken, G. Robert Aston Jr., Gary McCollum, Alan Diamonstein and Val McWhorter - Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk. (Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot)