Alan Witt, one of Virginia’s most highly regarded corporate and civic leaders, has been appointed dean of the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business. Witt is uniquely qualified to connect Luter alumni with top employers nationwide, enhance the school’s profile, and grow financial support for its scholarships and programs.
“Alan has been an exceptional leader for his alma mater, our community and the commonwealth for decades,” said Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible. “His agreement to step into this new role at this time in his life will bring extraordinary opportunities for our students and further expand the reach, reputation, and positive trajectory of our Luter School of Business.”
Witt has been serving as one of Luter’s executives in residence after a distinguished career in business, capped by his leadership of PBMares, a Certified Public Accounting firm located at the City Center at Oyster Point area of Newport News. The company has grown into one of the top 100 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation with clients both nationally and internationally and expertise in audit, tax, wealth management, and investment banking. Witt retired as the CEO of PBMares in December 2020.
As an executive in residence, Witt has been teaching an accounting class and serves as co-chair of the Master of Financial Analysis Partners Council. “I’m a proud alum, a Captain for Life and am honored to have this opportunity to serve the school and university that I love so much,” said Witt. “Getting to know the students and faculty as an executive in residence has been inspiring. I look forward to getting more deeply involved in the daily life of the campus and in leading Luter on a path to continued success.”