The Hampton Roads Chamber is pleased to announce the hire of Emily Hasty to the Hampton Roads Chamber. Hasty is the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the Hampton Roads Chamber.
Before joining the Chamber, Emily worked as a legislative aide to Senator Steve Newman, President Pro Tempore, of the 23rd district. She started as an intern in his office and was offered the job shortly after. From this role, she brings experience in her ability to navigate the political and policy-driven development process within the General Assembly. Through her work with the senator, Emily became well-versed on pressing issues involving education, healthcare, transportation, commerce & labor, general laws, and budget-related topics. Emily graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a degree in Public Health: Pre-Clinical, where she was a member and officer of the Eta Sigma Gamma and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Societies.
Emily is a native of Chesapeake, where she has been involved in her community and established lasting relationships with local, state, and federal members. She feels as though she prepped her whole life for a position such as this. Emily stated, “It is a true honor to have been chosen for a position in executive leadership. The Chamber takes pride in the advocacy it provides for businesses throughout the 757 region. I will continue that legacy to ensure policies drive a thriving environment for regional business prosperity. My goal is to be a transparent resource to not only our members but to the business community as a whole. We must stand strong as a pro-business region,” Hasty said.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber
The Hampton Roads Chamber Means Business. We are an impactful advocate, powerful economic partner, inspiring ignitor, and regional collaborator. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in Southeastern Virginia.