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Kit Chope

Kit Chope
Vice President, Sustainability
The Port of Virginia


Kit Chope joined Virginia Port Authority in July 2015 after retiring from the United States Navy with 26 years of service.  A tactical jet aviator, highlights of his career include command of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Strike Fighter Squadron 22 in Lemoore, California.

In his capacity as Vice President, Sustainability, Kit leads and coordinates all internal and external Engineering, Environmental, and Coastal Resiliency activities to ensure The Port of Virginia operates and grows sustainably and innovatively.

He is actively involved in the local community through membership on several non-profit boards and is a 2014 alumnus of the CIVIC Leadership Institute.

Kit holds a B.A. in International Politics from The Citadel and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.