David C. White took the helm as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association and Hampton Roads Shipping Association on April 16.
“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, President, VMA Board of Directors.
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.