John M.R. Bull, Commissioner of Marine Resources, Board Chairman, Appointed as Commissioner on January 13, 2014.
Associate Board Members:
Mr. Sessoms is President of Cape Development and Real Estate Co., which is involved in land development in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. He also is a partner in Fisherman’s Wharf Marina located in Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach. He a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He and his wife, Terri, have three sons, Jennings, Jack, and Neysi. They live in the North End of Virginia Beach. He and his family enjoys fishing, surfing, and sailing in the ocean.
Appointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell in July 2013, Mr. Close is a commercial waterman with more than 30 years of experience crabbing, gill netting, scalloping, haul seining, oystering and more in Virginia’s tidal waters.
His father was a waterman and his grandfather did some commercial fishing as well.
He began working the water as a teenager with his father, and bought his first boat at the age of 20.
He was born and raised in Mathews and now lives in Moon with his wife Brenda.
They have two adult daughters, Andrea and Rachel.
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