For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Tiller or Ray Weiss
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RICHMOND, VA (2/23/16) – Alan Witt, CPA, CEO of PBMares, LLP – a leading accounting and business consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally – will join the 2016 Board of Directors for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Witt has been at the helm of a growing public accounting firm for more than 35 years, recognized as a premier quality provider. Through his leadership and strategic vision, he has grown PBMares to become one of the largest accounting firms in the Mid-Atlantic region and within the ranks of top 100-200 firms nationally.
A recognized and respected leader at the state and local level, Witt is dedicated to professional, community and public service. He currently serves in the following leadership roles: Chairman of Riverside Health Systems; Board of Directors for Towne Bank; Executive Committee of the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, and member of the Funding Strategies Advisory Committee for the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission. Two of his many previous roles include appointment by former Governor Timothy Kaine to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission, and appointment to the Commonwealth Transportation Board by former Governor Mark Warner. Witt was a member of the Newport News City Council from 1996-1998.
Throughout his years of community and public service, Witt has been honored with numerous awards. The most notable include: the Peninsula Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the Daily Press Citizen of the Year Award, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (VSCPA) Public Servant of the Year Award.
The Virginia Chamber represents companies of all sizes, in diverse industries from across the Commonwealth. The organization’s chief mission is to provide a long-term vision for economic growth for Virginia and to implement that vision by educating business leaders, voters and policymakers. A full board listing, including those continuing their terms, can be found at http://vachamber.com.
About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 23,500 members. The Chamber is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for Virginia.