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Board of Trustees


The Fort Monroe Authority is governed by a fourteen member Board of Trustees. Two members are from the Governor’s Cabinet and are non-voting members, two are the Senator and Delegate in whose district Fort Monroe lies, two are appointed by the City of Hampton and eight are appointed by the Governor of Virginia. An Executive Director reports to the Board and oversees a staff with expertise in operations and maintenance, real estate, public programs, historic preservation and communications.

The Honorable James P. Moran
Senior Policy Advisor, Nelson Mullins
Chair, Board of Trustees

Mary Bunting
City Manager, City of Hampton

The Honorable Brian Ball
Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

The Honorable Matt Strickler
Secretary of Natural Resources
Ex-officio, Non-voting Member

The Honorable Martha Mugler
State Delegate-Virginia House
District 91

T. Destry Jarvis
Consultant, Outdoor Recreation and Park Services, LLC

James R. (Jay) Joseph
Senior Vice President, Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

The Honorable Mamie Locke
State Senator-Virginia Senate
District 2

John Reynolds
Retired, National Park Service

Dr. Edward Ayers
Professor and President Emeritus
University of Richmond

Dr. Rex Ellis
Retired, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Benita Thompson Byas
Thompson Hospitality

Brian Jackson
Hirschler Law Firm


All meetings held at 1:00pm unless otherwise noted.


Meeting Type Date Location
FMA Board Thurs., February 18 Virtual Public Meeting 1pm
FMA Board Thurs., April 15 Virtual Public Meeting 8:30 am
FMA Executive Committee Wed., May 19 Virtual Public Meeting 2 pm
FMA Board Thurs., June 17 Virtual Public Meeting 1 pm
FMA Executive Committee Thurs., September 16 Fort Monroe Theatre 1 pm
FMA Board Thurs., November 18 Fort Monroe Theatre 1 pm