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Board Members

The Virginia Living Museum is governed by a board of elected and appointed trustees. Appointed trustees represent the Museum’s two founding organizations, the Warwick Rotary Club and the Junior League of Hampton Roads, plus the Newport News City Council and School Board, Hampton City Council and School Board, and young professionals.


Board of Trustees

Elected Trustees

President
Bradford N. Patten
President, Alcove Corporation

President-Elect
James C. Burnett
Controller, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.

Secretary
Karen Velkey
Corporate Vice President of Compensation & Benefits, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Treasurer
Mark C. Hanna
EVP/Hampton Roads Regional President, EVB Sonabank

Past-President
Alonzo R. Bell, Jr.
Principal Broker, Randolph Real Estate Services Co.

 

Stephen M. Abbitt
Managing Director, Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management

Rebecca S. Aman
Attorney, Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly, P.C.

Leonard A. Bennett, Esq.
Founding Partner, Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.

Donald B. Brown
Wealth Management Advisor,  Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.

Bill Brundage
Senior Vice President of Finance, Ferguson Enterprises

Jeffrey R. Carlson, M.D.
President, OSC Orthopaedic & Spine Center

William H. Carr
Former Peninsula President, Monarch Bank

Erick A. Elliott
Director Operations, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, DBA Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Michelle T. Ferebee
Strategy and New Business Lead Aeronautics Research Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center

Philip J. Forbes IV
Partner, Mulkey, Forbes, Reid & Barton, PLC

Tommy A. Garner
President, Tommy Garner Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

Philip L. Hatchett
Managing Partner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Jeff Johnson
Director, Tech Center, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

Nancy L. Levin
President, Newport Management Company, Inc.

Britney H. Maddux
CEO, Omni Title and Escrow, LLC

Ross A. Mugler
Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton

Shawn E. Neighbor
Executive Director, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

John Phillips
President, Phillips Energy, Inc.

Melinda Smith
Senior Banking Advisor/Vice President, PNC Bank

Karen Velkey
Corporate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Eric R. Wildemann
Business Developer, Capstone Corporation

Elisabeth Williams
Vice President Strategy, Marketing & Development, Riverside Health System

 

Appointed Members

Laura Fitzpatrick
Assistant City Manager, Hampton

Lorraine K. Hall
The Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc.

Cleon M. Long, P.E.
Young Professionals

Tom Mitchell
City of Newport News

The Honorable Martha M. Mugler
Hampton School Board

Shelly Simonds
Newport News School Board

Charles C. Yost, Jr.
Warwick Rotary


Board of Advisors

Many former trustees continue to serve the museum in an advisory capacity.

Carolyn S. Abbitt
Chairman of the Board, Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management

Randy Abbitt
CEO, National Exterminating, Inc.

Charles A. Banks III
Retired, Gloucester

Mari Ann Banks
Gloucester

John F. Biagas
CEO/President, Bay Electric Co., Inc.

Lois Bowman
Newport News

Regina P. Brayboy
Executive Director, Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community

Thomas R. Brooks, C.P.A.
PBMares, LLP

Dean S. Canavos
Co-President/Treasurer, Canavos Holdings, Inc.

Brian W. Caro
Virginia Beach

Jerome F. Clark
Retired, SunTrust Bank

Jerri Fuller Dickseski
Executive Vice President, Communications, Huntington Ingalls Industries

William B. Downey
President and Chief Executive Officer, Riverside Health System

William R. Ermatinger
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

John H. Garrett III
Retired, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

John J. Gillespie, Jr.
Vice President of Marketing, American Standard Brands

Ralph M. Goldstein
Partner, Jones, Bleckman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.

George R. Goodson, Jr.
Retired, Warwick Plumbing & Heating Corp.

William M. Grace
Retired, Grace Industries, Inc.

Mary Sherwood Holt
Chair, Newport News

Kathy Howell
President & Creative Director, Howell Creative Group

Dawn T. Hunt
DMD, Hunt Smile Design

Lynn E. Hornsby
North

Willard D. Hoskins III
Retired, Merrill Lynch

Jane Jordan Ishon
Director of Development, St. Andrews Episcopal School

Dr. Allen R. Jones, Jr., P.T.
CEO, Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates

Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.
Vice President and Director, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.

John R. Lawson II
President and CEO, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.

Jeffrey M. Luckman
President, Luckman Enterprises, LLC

Dr. John Q.A. Mattern II, D.O.
Virginia Oncology Associates

Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn
CEO, Virginia Health Services

Sharron Kitchen Miller
Newport News

Judy T. Morris
Retired, Newport News

Nancy F. Morter
Newport News

Mary B. Oder
Manager, Tax Department, PBMares, LLP

Donald N. Patten
Partner, Patten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein, LLC

Michael Petters
President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Barbara J. Reynolds
Retired Senior Major Gift Officer, Indiana University School of Medicine

Conway H. Sheild III
Chairman, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.

Brian K. Skinner
President, TowneBank Peninsula/Williamsburg

James B. Thomas, Jr.
Retired, Wolseley PLC

Joseph R. Witt
SEVP, Chief Business Development Officer, Old Point National Bank

Charles W. Wornom
President, Abbitt Realty Group, Inc.


Endowment Board of Advisors

Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.

Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn,
Chair

Charles R. Spencer, Jr.

Charles W. Wornom