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Virginia Air & Space Science Center Announces Leadership Changes

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HAMPTON—The Virginia Air & Space Science Center (VASSC) in Hampton will soon undergo several leadership changes.

The changes come following the center’s annual Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, July 26 and were first announced on July 27. Joseph Ritchie, president of Ritchie Curbow Construction in Newport News, is stepping down as president of the VASSC board after four years, though he will remain on as a board member. Dr. Jeffery Smith, who is currently the superintendent of Hampton City Schools, was elected by the board to take over the spot vacated by Ritchie’s departure.

“My staff and I could not be more grateful for the strong leadership of our outgoing president and the generosity of the Ritchie family, and we welcome the astute and visionary leadership of Dr. Smith,” said Robert Griesmer, executive director and CEO of the Virginia Air & Space Science Center in a press release.

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