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James C. Burnett re-elected a President to VLM’s Board of Trustees

James C. Burnett re-elected as President to Virginia Living Museum Board of Trustees

Seven New Representatives also Appointed


Newport News, VA (July 25, 2019) –James C. Burnett was re-elected for a second term as president to the Virginia Living Museum’s (VLM) Board of Trustees for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Burnett is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.

A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, Burnett holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration, concentration in accounting, from Christopher Newport University. In 2017, he completed Stanford University’s “Emergent CFO” program and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business’ “CFO Strategic Partnership” program in 2017.

Active in many organizations around Hampton Roads, Burnett served as the VLM’s Board of Trustees president during the 2018-19 fiscal year. He also served two terms as a member of the CNU School of Business board of advisors and was a past board chair of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Burnett is currently a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Public Accountants.

VLM’s Board of Trustees also elected seven new Trustees. Newly elected are:

  • William Austin, Riverside Health System
  • Michael F. Carpenter, Drucker and Falk, LLC
  • Melvin Ferebee Jr., NASA Langley Research Center
  • Bruce Hoogstraten, GEO-San Inc.
  • William Johnson, Arconic
  • Lewis Smith, Bayport Credit Union
  • Steve Whetstine, KPMG

The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I64, exit 258A. Admission is $20 adults and $15 children (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information call 757-595-1900 or visit the web site at

The Virginia Living Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 museum and education center whose mission is connecting people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation


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