Norfolk, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick was presented with this year's Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce First Citizen of Hampton Roads Award during the organization's BRAVO! Celebration of Leadership 2020 ceremony Thursday night at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
"The highest honor the Hampton Roads Chamber's Leadership development program (LEAD) bestows every year is the First Citizen of Hampton Roads Award. This award celebrates a leader whose tireless efforts have led our region into fruitful partnerships and greater prosperity. A leader who works across traditional boundaries through selfless service, enriching those around him by cultivating fertile ground for prosperity and opportunities for economic growth," said Bryan K. Stephens, president and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. "For these reasons and many more, we selected President John R. Broderick, Old Dominion University's eighth and longest-serving president. He has truly been an inspirational leader and a vital asset to the Hampton Roads region."
Under his leadership since 2008, Old Dominion has emerged as a research leader in fields from cybersecurity to bioelectrics, and the University has received more than $1 billion in new public and private resources.
"This award is especially meaningful since it highlights regionalism and collaboration, two themes I have prioritized …
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