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Mallory T. Tuttle

Associate Director, Newport News Center
Areas of Expertise:

• Hospitality and tourism
• Grant development
• Project management
• Workforce development

Mallory T. Tuttle is the associate director of the Newport News Center where she is responsible for engaging the community with the university’s graduate, professional development, and lifelong learning programs.  In addition to managing a portfolio of continuing education programming, Mallory creates and facilitates uniquely tailored coursework for organizations in the private and public sector. She also provides center management and new business development for the university’s Center for Economic & Community Engagement and promotes regional partnerships and collaboration throughout the Hampton Roads region. 

Prior to working for Virginia Tech, Mallory served in a dual role with Old Dominion University as the Strome Entrepreneurial Center Program Manager and Adjunct Professor for the Strome College of Business. Mallory also has years of experience in rural economic development from her tenure working as a Business Development Manager with Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, tourism, economic development, and small business. She holds a master's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferrum College. 

Mallory is also very involved in philanthropy in the Hampton Roads region and serves on the executive board of the Portsmouth Service League, a volunteer nonprofit organization composed of young women dedicated to improving the welfare of the community that has raised and distributed over $1,000,000 in the Portsmouth and Hampton Roads communities since inception. Mallory also serves as a board member and capital campaign marketing chair for the Portsmouth Museums Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves as a tax-deductible conduit for contributions to all City of Portsmouth Museums: the Children’s Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth, and the Portsmouth Community Colored Library Museum.

In the past Mallory was named one of Inside Business’ Top 40 Under 40 in Hampton Roads (2019) and a CoVa BIZ Millennial on the Move (2017). She was also awarded the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Ut Prosim Alumni Award (2019) for her philanthropic work and was selected as an American Councils for International Education YSEALI Professional Fellow in Thailand (2019).