All of us at the Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Foundation (VBTTF) were extremely saddened by former Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, and VBTTF Board member and Vice-President James B. Rickett's unfortunate passing on March 23, 2016. For almost 42 years, Jim was a visionary leader of Virginia Beach travel and tourism and was also well respected by the Virginia Beach hospitality industry that he loved so very much. In Jim's honor, the Foundation renamed its scholarship program--the James B. Ricketts Memorial Scholarship Fund. This program will be Jim's lasting legacy to the City of Virginia Beach and will help create the next generation of travel and tourism and hospitality industry professionals. The VBTTF would like to offer a heartfelt and sincere thank you to all of the business and individuals who generously contributed to the James B. Ricketts Memorial Scholarship Fund.