Chip Dodd: Work On, Not In

Philip “Chip” Dodd is the President and CEO of Support Services of Virginia, Inc. headquartered in Virginia Beach. Since 1994, SSVA has provided person centered supports to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Coastal Virginia, Eastern Shore, Central and Southside Virginia areas. Services include residential, foster care, day support, therapeutic / behavioral consultation, training, transportation, payee services and accessible housing.

Since taking over the family business in 2005, Mr. Dodd has tripled the size of the company by both organic growth and acquisition. At this time, SSVA is proud to have over 275 employees and contractors supporting over 175 persons with disabilities live a “life like yours” in the local community.

SSVA has a unique company culture that is focused on positive practices in all interactions and celebrates the diversity of its team members as well as the customers they support. To further these objectives, Chip and his business partner Andie Plumley changed the mission statement to reflect both the service to their customers as well as those who join the team. “Realize success by helping others realize theirs”.

Chip grew up in Yorktown Virginia and graduated with a BS in Psychology from Christopher Newport University. When not working, Chip can be found chasing adrenaline by adventure racing, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, hiking, van camping, scuba diving, and skateboarding.

In this episode Chip Dodd talks about working on, not in, your business.


Listen to the full interview with Chip Dodd and Joe Apfelbaum!

A quotable CEO Mojo Moment:

“Get off the treadmill, work on your business, not in your business.”

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