Eva T. Hardy

Eva Teig Hardy has served as a director since March 2015 and has been lead independent director since 2022. Ms. Hardy retired as executive vice president of External Affairs and Corporate Communications at Dominion Energy in 2008, after 20 years as an executive with the company. She currently serves as a consultant on energy issues. In addition to her private-sector experience, Ms. Hardy spent 17 years in local and state government, serving as an urban planner with the City of Portsmouth, VA in 1972, Commissioner of Labor for Virginia in 1983, and Secretary of Health and Human Resources from 1986 to 1990 in the administration of Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles.  She was the Interim State Director for U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner in 2009 after he was elected to the Senate.

Ms. Hardy has sat on various community boards including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, the Oliver Hill Foundation, and the Holocaust Museum.  She previously served as Vice Chair of the State Council of Higher Education and on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Hood College, as well as the Board of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  She currently serves as a Commissioner of the Virginia Port Authority representing the Richmond Port. Ms. Hardy received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hood College and a master’s degree in government and public administration from American University.