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Deputy City Managers
Deputy City Managers

Ron Williams, Jr.Ron Williams, Jr. returned to the City of Norfolk in January 2012 as Deputy City Manager, having previously served from 2002-2010 in the positions of Director of Budget & Grants Management, Special Assistant to the City Manager and Director of Intergovernmental Relations. His area of oversight includes Planning and Infrastructure of the City. He is an advocate for Urban Resiliency, Complete Streets and Placemaking.  Ron served as project lead for the City's Better Block demonstration projects, Coastal Resiliency Strategy, the Slover Library, the City of Norfolk Courthouse, the construction of five new public schools and major public-private economic development projects.

Prior to returning to Norfolk, Mr. Williams was a Senior Project Manager with Architectural Graphics, Inc., a national leader in the signage manufacturing. Other executive management experience includes the positions of Vice President of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Administrator of the Virginia Maritime Association. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 1992-1998. 

Born in Norfolk and raised in Suffolk, VA, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Regent University School of Business. In 2000, Inside Business selected Mr. Williams for the Hampton Roads “Top Forty Under 40” award. He is a 1999 graduate of Lead Hampton Roads. 
Mr. Williams resides in Norfolk with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church. In his free time, Ron enjoys surfing, skateboarding and stand up paddle-boarding. 

Sabrina Joy-HoggSabrina Joy-Hogg served as the Budget and Grants Management Director prior to her appointment as Deputy City Manager. As the Budget and Grants Management Director, Ms. Joy-Hogg was responsible for directing the preparation and administration of the $1.1 billion annual operating, capital and Community Development Block Grant program budgets.

Prior to joining the City of Norfolk in March 2011, Ms. Joy-Hogg worked for the Governor’s Budget Team in Richmond, where she analyzed and assessed the fiscal needs of education agencies, monitored operating funds for several state agencies and participated in fiscal negotiations between the legislative and executive branches. Her portfolio of assignments included public education (K-12), Virginia Tech, Christopher Newport University, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, and special projects such as the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Other executive management experience includes serving as the Senior Quality and Finance Analyst for the City of Norfolk’s Budget Office from 2004-2007, Curriculum Specialist for Hampton City Schools, Program Coordinator for Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Director of Education for the Urban League of Hampton Roads.

Ms. Joy-Hogg holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare, with a concentration of studies in Planning, Administration and Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY and a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.

Ms. Joy-Hogg is married to Christopher and has two college-aged children.

Wynter Benda, Assistant City ManagerWynter Benda is an attorney who has dedicated many years to serving the public. Mr. Benda joined the City of Norfolk in March 2011 as the Assistant to the City Manager prior to his appointment as Deputy City Manager of Health, Cultural Amenities and Legislative Services in May of 2013.

Mr. Benda previously served as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hampton. He also held the position of In-House Council for the Chesapeake Treasurer’s Office and served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the 7th Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Benda received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College, a Masters of Divinity degree and a Masters of Theology degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.

Mr. Benda was born in Norfolk and raised in Virginia Beach. He and his wife Shannon and three daughters now call Norfolk home. Mr. Benda is an active member of First Presbyterian Church and spends his free time chasing after his girls. He is well known for his array of bow ties.

Peter Chapman  Peter Chapman comes to Norfolk with more than 20 years as a leader in economic development, public housing and urban revitalization in cities such as Denver, Boston and Richmond, Virginia.

   Prior to joining the City of Norfolk in 2014, Mr. Chapman served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in Richmond, managing a portfolio of development-focused city agencies and guiding the redevelopment activities of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.  He was responsible for a diverse and robust complement of real estate and infrastructure projects including a $600 million public housing transformation initiative; the redevelopment of several downtown arts district venues and the repositioning of a regional multi-modal transportation center. 

Prior to his tenure in Richmond, Chapman worked in Denver, Colorado’s urban development industry, primarily as the Economic Development Policy Director.  In that position, Chapman oversaw a portfolio of eight economic and community development related City and quasi-municipal corporations and divisions with a cumulative $150 million annual budget, and crafted the strategy for the nationally-recognized Mariposa transit-oriented development project.   

Mr. Chapman received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Tufts University, completed graduate and post-graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Political Science and Center for Real Estate, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.  

Mr. Chapman is married to Gail.  They have two children.