Mary Aldrich, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, AAAPM, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Partner at PBMares, LLP, a U.S. Top 100 accounting and business consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally from offices in the Mid-Atlantic, has been appointed to serve on the Board of the Newport News Economic and Industrial Development Authority (NNEDA).

As COO and Partner, Aldrich impacts the strategic direction, organizational design, enterprise risk, business lines, operational support departments, and merger integration for PBMares. She has a history of involvement in a variety of area non-profits and civic organizations, including serving as a member of the CIVIC Institute’s Class of 2016, as a board member of Sister Cities Yorktown, and former Board member and Vice Chair for the Newport News YMCA. In 2016, Aldrich was named a Washington DC SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award winner in the C-Suite Executive category.

“We are excited to have Mary as a new member of our Board,” said C. Gary Minter, Chair of the NNEDA Board. “Her dynamic sense of enthusiasm, insightfulness and creativity, coupled with a wealth of experience in a variety of business lines, are an ideal fit as we contribute to advancing the goals of the City of Newport News.”

“Mary is a consummate professional,” said Florence G. Kingston, Secretary/Treasurer of the NNEDA. “Her role as a citizen member of the Board’s Marketing Committee has served her well in preparing for this new endeavor.”

The NNEDA acts as the development arm for the City and helps attract new industries, issues tax-exempt and taxable Industrial Revenue bonds and has facilities for sale and lease in the City of Newport News.