Staff

William W. "Bill" Crow

William W. "Bill" Crow

President

Bill Crow assumed the Presidency of VSRA in September, 2012. His experience in the maintenance and modernization field in the Virginia ports is extensive, including Commanding Officer positions at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and later the Joint Expeditionary Base; Executive Officer of Naval Station Norfolk.  After retiring from 30 years of service as a Naval Captain, he was a Senior Naval Consultant for McKean Defense Group. His knowledge of the ship repair industry, coupled with his reputation for being a collaborative leader, are strong contributions to the continued success of the Virginia Ship Repair Association's focus on being the "Strength Behind the Fleet."

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Sylvia Bell

Sylvia Bell

Office Manager / Member Services Coordinator

Sylvia Bell is our Office Manager and Member Services Coordinator.  She joined the VSRA Staff in October 2010. She is responsible for directing and coordinating office services and related activities. She coordinates membership services and provides support to members as needed. Born and raised in Hampton, she is a native of Hampton Roads. She serves our administrative team using her management, organizational and administrative skills developed throughout her more than 20 years of administrative experience. She is the mother of 5 grown children and one spunky little doggy named "Bear."  Her greatest joy in life is spending quality time with her family.

Please contact Sylvia via e-mail at SBell@VirginiaShipRepair.org, or by calling the VSRA office at (757) 233-7034.

Barbara Washer

Barbara Washer

Workforce Development Strategist

Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Barbara Washer graduated from Kecoughtan High School and attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Barbara joined the Staff in March 2014, and is excited to work with the VSRA membership to serve the Ship Repair Industry.

As the Workforce Development Strategist, Barbara is tasked with implementing and enhancing new business, programs, and events that support the strategic goals of the VSRA & VSRF. Barbara works closely with the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Board of Directors to develop workforce initiatives to benefit the Association membership and Ship Repair Industry at-large.

Please contact Barbara via e-mail at BWasher@VirginiaShipRepair.org, or by calling the VSRA office at (757) 233-7034 or her cell phone at (757) 771-2611.

Sallena Nikitas

Sallena Nikitas

Training Coordinator

Sallena Nikitas provides administrative, clerical and coordination support to the Training Department of the organization, and other programs as needed to include: Foundation events, general office support and growth initiatives.  Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Sallena has lived in Hampton, VA since 1985, and is a graduate of Kecoughtan High School. She holds a BS in Business Administration Management from Radford University. At home, Sallena has been married to her high school sweetheart, Brian, for 20 years, is a proud mom to 3 wonderful children, and currently serves as the President of the Kecoughtan High School Band Boosters Association.

Please contact Sallena via e-mail at SNikitas@VirginiaShipRepair.org, or by calling the VSRA office at (757) 233-7034.

Ross Murphy

Ross Murphy

Financial & Administrative Support Specialist

Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Ross Murphy graduated from Midway College in Midway, Kentucky. Ross joined the Staff in April 2018 and is excited to work with the VSRA membership to serve the Ship Repair Industry.

As the Staff Administrative & Bookkeeping Support, Ross is tasked with all the organization's Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable accounts, recording all transactions and posting debits and credits. He also produces financial statements and other reports for the Association’s President.

Please contact Ross via e-mail at RMurphy@VirginiaShipRepair.org, or by calling the VSRA office at (757) 233-7034.