Mary C. Haddad, M. A., President

Mary C. Haddad is President and Co-founder of the Louis S. and Mary C. Henninger Haddad Foundation.  Currently, she is also the 2021-2022 President of The Suffolk Foundation, serves on the Chesapeake Bay Academy Board (Investment Committee) and the Obici Healthcare Foundation board (Distribution Committee, Governance Committee and serves in the office of Secretary). Previously, Mrs.Haddad was Vice-president of The Suffolk Foundation and Chair of its Distribution Committee, Chair of the Suffolk Foundation's Women's Impact Fund, on the Chesapeake Bay Academy Governance and Nominating Committee, and Chair of both the Oakland Christian United Church of Christ's Strategic Planning Committees, and Chair of Fellowship Hall Development. Mary has also held the offices of Secretary, Chair of Academic Affairs and Chair of Outstanding Faculty Awards of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Mrs. Haddad has served as Vice-rector and Chair of Academic Affairs at Old Dominion University Board of Visitors, Secretary of Virginia's Family & Children’s Trust Fund, Chair of Academic Affairs at Virginia Wesleyan University, and on the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Cervical Cancer. She worked for years on the boards of WHRO Public Broadcasting Stations, and ODU's Women's Initiative Network (mentoring program).  Mary has been the General Coordinator of a national award-winning community-built playground (Fun Forest in Chesapeake, Virginia), chaired the Norfolk/Virginia Beach American Heart Association, and co-chaired both the Heart Ball (twice) and the Children’s Hospital Ball with her husband (since 1984)  Lou Haddad.  Prior to dedicating her career strictly to volunteer and philanthropic work, Mary had been a Senior Marketing Representative at Armada Hoffler and Vice-president at the Virginia Design and Art Center.  Mrs. Haddad graduated from Hampton University, summa cum laude, in 2009.  She graduated from Gonzaga University earning a Master's Degree (M.A.) in Organizational Leadership with a certification in Servant Leadership in 2014 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Awards include Local Hero from Bank of America, Humanitarian from National Committee for Community and Justice, Safe Harbor from Programs and Places for Children, Woman of the Year from Hampton Roads Youth Center, Volunteer Achievement Honorary from Volunteer Hampton Roads, Chairman’s Award from Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer and Community Service Award from Outstanding Professional Women of Hampton Roads, and others.

 

Louis S. Haddad, Vice-president and Benefactor

Vice-president, Louis Haddad, is a Co-founder and the Benefactor of the Haddad Foundation.  Lou is President and CEO of Armada Hoffler Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate businesses in Virginia. (NYSE Symbol: AHH).  The company has participated in more than 25 public private partnerships including Town Center of Virginia Beach.  Haddad led the company's initial public offering and transition to a publicly traded REIT in 2013.  Since then, the company has tripled its equity market value to over $1.2 billion.  The company's holdings include over 50 large-scale commercial assets.  Its operations span across seven mid-Atlantic states.  
Lou Haddad is widely recognized in Hampton Roads for his philanthropy and dedication to special needs children. He helped found the Louis & Mary Haddad Foundation for improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children, and is the Haddad Foundation's main benefactor. Lou has also been active with several youth and medical charities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Heart Association, Governor's School for the Arts, Special Olympics, United Way and the March of Dimes.  Lou was honored to be inducted into the 2019 Greater Hampton Roads Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.  Due to Mr. Haddad's influence, Armada Hoffler supported The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to fill the gap that Farm Fresh left when it exited the market.  Lou and Mary's most important accomplishment is as parents of four adult children, who they happily reared (with a large assortment of dogs) in their lovely home, Songwood.

 

James Henninger-Voss, Vice-president

James Henninger-Voss is Vice-President of the Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation.  An economist, James holds the position of Assistant Director of Research for the

 

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA).  His areas of expertise include teacher salary, pension, and health care issues--especially as the latter relate to

 

the Affordable Care Act. He has also has served on arbitration panels recommending settlements in difficult salary issues, and volunteers as a trustee of the PSEA

 

pension plan.  James Henninger-Voss also currently volunteers to chair his church’s Investment Committee and has served on the boards of other non-profits.  Mr.

 

Henninger-Voss has held several union offices, including having been the President of a United Auto Workers Local representing over 2000 employees.  Prior to

 

joining the PSEA, Mr. Henninger-Voss taught classes at Rider University and the University of Massachusetts and was a Lecturer at Princeton University.  James and

 

his wife Mary Henninger-Voss generously make annual donations to many excellent organizations, including the Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation.