Chief Executive Officer
A native of Hampton Roads, his daily responsibilities include fiscal management and planning, program development, strategic initiatives and maintaining effective and productive relationships with state, local and national disability organizations.
When Mr. Atkinson was named Eggleston’s executive director in 1991 the organization had an annual revenue budget of less than $500,000 and served 125 persons with disabilities. Today the organization provides employment or services to over 700 persons with an annual revenue budget of $24 million dollars.
Mr. Atkinson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and began his professional career as a special education teacher. In addition to having worked in the public school system, Paul also worked within the state institutional system where he became aware of a variety of challenges facing persons with disabilities.
Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of the Hampton Roads Civic Leadership program, and is a past winner of the Virginia Beach Foundation’s Excellence in Non-profit leadership award. He serves on the executive board of Source America, a national organization of 500 non-profits providing disability employment services is currently the Chair-elect. He is a former president of vaACCSES, a state trade association for community rehabilitation programs, and former president of the National Council of Work Centers. He is also a mediator, licensed by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Neil P. McNulty
Neil P. McNulty is President of Eggleston and responsible to CEO Paul Atkinson for Eggleston’s operations, programs, services, organizational advancement, finances, and staff leadership. Previously, Neil served as president and CEO of two large Virginia-based nonprofit organizations; one statewide in healthcare, the second providing a variety of human services to the disadvantaged and underserved populations in eastern Virginia. In both assignments, Neil significantly expanded programs, services, funding, visibility, sustainment, and organizational impacts.
Prior to entering nonprofits, Neil founded and led for over twenty years a nationwide staffing company that specialized in placing transitioning military personnel into civilian careers, from junior enlisted to flag and general officers. With offices from Virginia Beach to Seattle, his business model remains preeminent for placing military transitioners within 30 miles of their most preferred locations and is the theme of the bestselling book he co-authored titled “The Quick 30/30 Job Solution”, © 2009 Impact Publications.
Quoted frequently in the national media and books, he has delivered college commencement, keynote, plenary and “expert panel” addresses. A former Marine Corps infantry officer, he served twenty years in active and reserve service to include commanding officer, general staff, and international law instructor assignments.
He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and he and his wife are the proud parents of three grown children.
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Bailey serves as Chief Financial Officer for Eggleston. Dennis has been active in the Tidewater community in several organizations, and in his free time you can find him at the YMCA, the Kroc Center or at Northside Christian Church. Professionally, Dennis earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1992, and his career has included responsibilities as corporate controller, director of internal audit, and managing member of a Yorktown-based CPA firm. Dennis graduated from Liberty University in May 1989 and is an avid Flames fan. He and his wife Terry have shared life together for over 30 years. Their son, Hunter, is a student at Christopher Newport University.
Vice President, Day Services
Michelle Flynn is the Vice President of Day Services for Eggleston. Michelle has a Bachelors of Science from Radford University. She has over 10 years experience providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her time at Eggleston, she has served in a variety of positions, ranging from direct care, team leader, general management to leading the rehabilitation team.
Michelle provides leadership and management for the operation of all organizational day services and enterprises, including strategic planning, staff supervision, fiscal performance, quality management, and regulatory compliance. She develops day support, training and community access opportunities for program participants. She ensures each program is operating within the Medicaid, and licensing guidelines, and corporate policies and procedures. Michelle works with teams to develop and implement the necessary tools to ensure Person-centered planning, as well as, leads instruction on various assigned corporate trainings.
Michelle was the Winner of the 2007 vaACCSES staff Recognition Award for Excellence in Service to People with Disabilities. A native to Hampton roads, Michelle currently resides in Norfolk with her husband Ralph and their two children Isabella and Joel. Michelle is an active volunteer in her community.
Thomas L. Redmond
Vice President, Marketing
Tom Redmond is Vice President of Marketing for Eggleston. Tom has over 30 years experience in advertising and marketing including management positions in the radio and cable television industries as well as copywriting and account management at a family owned full service advertising agency.
Tom is a former member of the Cable Advertising Bureau, Newspaper Association of America and the Radio Advertising Bureau and is a past winner of the national ESPN “Winner’s Circle” award for best local market advertising campaign.
Tom holds a bachelors degree in communications from Virginia Tech and serves as Membership Chair on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising professionals. He produces video award presentations each year for local honorees of National Philanthropy Day. For Eggleston, he has written, submitted and secured in excess of $300,000 in grant awards to help fund the organization.
He also volunteers in the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the United States Air Force and holds qualifications as an airborne photographer and mission scanner on disaster relief and search and rescue missions.
Since 1996, Mr. Redmond has served as webmaster and administrator of the official website of guitarist Chet Atkins. Over the years he has conducted and written a series of interviews with those who worked closely with guitarist and producer Chet Atkins. Interviews include Mark Knopfler, Earl Klugh, Tommy Emmanuel and others. http://www.misterguitar.us/news/workingwith.html
In 2002 he co-produced music CD “Just Us” for guitarist Buster B. Jones and published this same work, under his publishing company, Pazgunyak Music. Musical notation of the CD is available via Mel Bay publications.
His personal interests include cooking, creative writing and fingerstyle guitar.
Vice President, Government Contracts
Chris Hoagland is the Vice President for Government Contracts whose responsibilities include oversight of numerous government contracts with annual revenues in excess of $10M. The majority of the employees working on these contracts do so under the auspices of the AbilityOne program which is dedicated to creating employment and training opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities.
Chris was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up on Long Island. He currently resides in Chesapeake with his wife Clarissa.
Chris has a Master’s in Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University. In 2009, he retired from the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander with 24 years of service and has been with Eggleston ever since.
Vice President, Human Resources
Mike Godwin has a Master’s in Business Administration with an International Business concentration from the University of South Carolina. He studied in Dublin, Ireland as well as Columbia and Charleston, SC. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a Business minor from the University of Florida. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management degree program for Georgetown University since 2010.
Prior to working with Eggleston, Mike worked as an HR executive for over four years with Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. and has over six years of other company operations, sales and HR experience.
Mike currently serves as the Director of Workforce Readiness for the Virginia Society for Human Resource Management State Council. Mike is a former President of the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management, a current Board member for the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and a past Board member for the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. He holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications.
Fenton F. Priest III
Vice President, Business Services and Retail Operations
Born in Norfolk Virginia, Mr. Priest has spent most of his life living and working in Hampton Roads. His responsibilities at Eggleston include the overall management of day-to-day operations for all retail and business services.
Prior to joining Eggleston, Mr. Priest held key leadership and command assignments as a Rear Admiral in the US Navy with over 30 years of active and reserve service in the Supply Corps. He has numerous decorations and awards including the Defense Superior Service, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medals. In his business career, he has served as President/CEO of an electronics company that received the SBA’s “Administrator’s Award of Excellence” and as a Senior Program/ Account Manager for a Fortune 500 corporation.
Mr. Priest earned Bachelor of Science in Commerce and MBA degrees at the University of Virginia McIntire and Darden Schools. He completed Navy senior leader training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the Naval Supply Systems Command.
Mr. Priest is an active volunteer in the local business community. He is a past President of the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors, a former Co-Moderator of the Tidewater Government Industry Council, and he has been appointed to the Virginia Beach Military Economic Development Advisory Council.