Isle of Wight names new director of economic development
Thomas “Tom” Elder has been named director of economic development for Isle of Wight County.
Elder has more than 25 years of experience in economic development and commercial real estate-related experience.
He previously was executive vice president of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance.
Elder earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and completed two years of professional education and development through the Economic Development Institute.
His career includes more than nine years with Chesapeake Economic Development Department, where he served as assistant director.