Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance CEO leaving
Darryl Gosnell is leaving his position president and CEO of the Norfolk-based Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA).
A statement released by HREDA said Gosnell will depart at the end of the month to pursue new opportunities.
HREDA's immediate past Chairman Bob Boyd said, that since Gosnell joined the organization in 2008, it has announced more than 30 projects representing more than $272 million in capital investment, utilizing more than 2 million square feet of commercial real estate and creating more than 2,300 new jobs.
“On behalf of the board of directors, executive committee and officers, we wish Darryl the very best going forward, and we appreciate his efforts to attract new capital investment and jobs to the Hampton Roads economy” Boyd said in a statement. “Several recent announcements helped create a positive finish to 2014, and we are optimistic about the potential for 2015 to be a banner year for business attraction in Hampton Roads.”
The search for a new president and CEO will begin immediately, HREDA said. In the interim, Tom Elder, its executive vice president, will be the main point of contact.