James S. Bibbs Named Chairman of the Urban League of Hampton RoadsBy Urban League of HR
Norfolk – James S. Bibbs is the incoming chairman of the board for the Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. (ULHR), following a vote earlier this month by the organization’s board of directors.
“It is a privilege to serve such an important, regional organization,” Bibbs said. “The goal is to empower people through education, economic opportunity, civil engagement, equal justice and to improve the overall quality of life. It is our job to set courses and processes that allow these things to happen and then make them sustainable.”
Bibbs is the chief human resources officer for the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and is a member of the port’s Senior Leadership Team. He is responsible for development and implementation of human resource needs and plans throughout the VPA and its subsidiary companies, Virginia International Terminals LLC and Hampton Roads Chassis Pool II. A large part of his effort focuses on developing and transforming colleagues across the enterprise into a competitive advantage and ensuring the overall quality of the company’s workplace.
The mission of ULHR is to enable African Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The ULHR implements its mission by providing services and programs in education, employment, health, and housing to Hampton Roads communities through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community mobilization and collaboration throughout communities.
Bibbs said his three-plus years on ULHR’s board has helped him learn how the organization operates.
Bibbs has built his career in human resources having working in the field for Quintiles, Citigroup, Sanofi Aventis, Johnson and Johnson and Maersk Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from Lock Haven University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University.