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 30 years of administrative experience. She is the mother of 5 grown children, an three adorable children who call her Nana, and one spunky little doggy named "Bear."  Her greatest joy in life is spending quality time with her family.

Sylvia can be reached at SBell@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 101.

Sallena Nikitas

Sallena Nikitas

Training Director

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.

Sallena can be reached at SNikitas@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 104.

Sydney Sigler

Sydney Sigler

Admin & Committee Support

Sydney Sigler joined the Virginia Ship Repair Association in June 2019, providing us with administrative assistance and staff support. Sigler holds a great deal of responsibilities in our office to include; coordinating events, monitoring otraining system, and providing executive level assistance. Sydney thoroughly enjoys being a part of Virginia Ship Repair Association.

Sigler was born in Arizona but spent most of her adolescence in Australia. In Spring 2020, Sigler plans to continue her education by studying Business Administration.

Sydney can be reached at SSigler@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 100.

Edna Bagtas

Edna Bagtas

Bookkeeper

Edna Bagtas is an accountant born, raised, and educated in the Philippines. She joined VSRA in March 2019 as the Bookkeeper. She is responsible for Virginia Ship Repair Association’s general ledger and the accompanying financial reports. She brings to the table her 20+ years of experience in the Accounting profession both from for-profit and non-profit entities.

When not crunching numbers, you will either find her in her backyard tending to her vegetable garden or in the kitchen cooking the family’s favorite dishes or on her favorite sofa reading a good book. She is married to her wonderful husband, Ed, and a proud Mother to two beautiful daughters, Aster Nadine and Lianna.

Edna can be reached at EBagtas@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 105.

Joe Frommelt

Joe Frommelt

Development and Programs Manager

Joe Frommelt is our Development and Programs Manager.  He joined the Staff in March 2022 bringing his 30 years of naval service and is excited to work with the VSRA membership to serve the Ship Repair Industry. He is tasked with implementing and enhancing new business, programs, and events that support the strategic goals of the VSRA & VSRF. Joe works closely with the VSRF Board of Directors to develop workforce initiatives to benefit the Association membership and Ship Repair Industry at-large.

Joe can be reached at JFrommelt@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 103.

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Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks

MTT Program Advancement Coordinator

Cat has joined the VSRA staff.  She is responsible for analyzing and observing the VSRA Marine Trade Training program and will work to improve existing courses and implement additional courses to meet industry's needs.  Cat is a Marine Corps Veteran who has worked in the Maritime industry since moving to Hampton Roads in 1999 and is excited to work with the VSRA membership to continue to serve the Ship Repair Industry.  She is a proud mom to three amazing children.       

Cat can be reached at CBrooks@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 108

Carina Phillips

Carina Phillips

Outreach Coordinator

Carina is our new Outreach Coordinator, joining the staff on March 28, 2022. She will be executing the organization’s marketing and communications strategies as well as overseeing a wide variety of committees, events, and programs.

Carina grew up in the Central Valley of California, near NAS Lemoore. In high school she moved to a small rural town in the middle of Iowa (Go Hawks!). After graduating high school she made her way back to the Ritz and Glitz of Central California.  In 2004 she decided she needed a change, and found her way to the Hampton Roads area of Chesapeake. This is where she met her husband and in 2005 began the life of a Navy Wife. They began their Navy life in Brunswick, Maine, then she found herself back yet again in Lemoore California. While there Carina attended West Hills Community College and got her AA in Business Bookkeeping. They then continued their journey with the Navy to Honolulu, Hawaii.  As with most Navy lifestyles there came another move, brining them back to Hampton Roads in 2016.

Carina has over 20 years of management experience, to include event planning, and organization to ensure all is ran well under her watch.  In her spare time Carina enjoys photography, working in her garden and traveling with her husband Chris and Jack Russle Terrier, Nalla. She is excited to begin her adventure with VSRA.

Carina can be reached at CPhillips@VirginiaShipRepair.org or (757) 233-7034 x 109