The Virginia Port Authority has named Jeffrey D. Wassmer chairman of its board of commissioners.
Wassmer, who succeeds William H. Fralin, Jr., was originally appointed to the board by Virginia’s Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on July 15, 2011, and he was reappointed to an additional five-year term that will end in June 2017. He served as the board’s vice chairman from Nov. 27, 2012, until today’s appointment.
Wassmer is president and CEO of Spectrum Comm, a company he founded in 1999. He has more than 20 years of experience in network security and program management of Department of Defense command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs.
Fralin was appointed to the board by the governor with a term that ends June 2016. He was named chairman of the board on Nov. 27, 2012, to fill the unexpired term of Michael J. Quillen. Fralin is president and CEO of Roanoke, Va.-based Medical Facilities of America and also served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2004 to 2010.
Additionally, Scott R. Bergeron, another board commissioner, was named vice chairman. He is the CEO of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry. Bergeron serves as chairman of the board’s finance and planning committee and vice chair of the marketing and business development committee, and he is a member of the executive, compensation and investment and administrative committees. His term ends in June 2017.
The board’s newest member, Martin J. Briley, was also welcomed to the post yesterday. Briley is president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and became a member of the board on July 1. He is a senior executive with 25 years of leadership experience in local, state, national and international business development and management.