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Board of trustees

Welcome

The VHS welcomes the following new members of the board of trustees for 2017: Austin Brockenbrough III of Richmond, Russell B. Harper of Richmond, Gen. John P. Jumper of Spotsylvania, Hon. Elizabeth A. McClanahan of Abingdon, and Allison P. Weinstein of Richmond.

Trustees

Chairman
John R. Nelson, Richmond

Vice Chairman
Charles L. Cabell, Richmond

Honorary Vice Chairmen
H. Furlong Baldwin, Cheriton
Conrad M. Hall, Norfolk
Brenton S. Halsey, Richmond
Grady W. Powell, Petersburg
Anne R. Worrell, Charlottesville

Regional Vice Chairmen
Harry F. Byrd III, Berryville

Treasurer
Richard S. V. Heiman

President Emeritus
Charles F. Bryan, Jr.

Board of Trustees
Austin Brockenbrough III, Richmond
Herbert A. Claiborne III, Richmond
Richard Cullen, Richmond
William H. Fralin, Jr., Roanoke
George C. Freeman III, Richmond
Susan S. Goode, Norfolk
Nancy H. Gottwald, Richmond
Russell B. Harper, Richmond
Landon Hilliard, Charlottesville
Linwood Allen Lacy, Jr., Richmond
Gen. John P. Jumper, Spotsylvania
Hon. Elizabeth A. McClanahan, Abingdon
Pamela Kiecker Royall, Richmond
Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Richmond
Robert Clarkson Sledd, Richmond
Thomas G. Snead, Jr., Richmond
Joseph Stettinius, Jr., Washington, D.C.
Robert Dorsey Taylor, Richmond
Allison P. Weinstein, Richmond
J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Charlottesville
William C. Wooldridge, Suffolk

Trustees Emeriti  (former chairmen of the board appear in italics)
John B. Adams, Jr. (Richmond) • John B. Adams, Jr. (The Plains) • George F. Albright, Jr. • Thomas N. Allen • Edward L. Ayers •Hon. Gerald L. Baliles • J. Alfred Broaddus • Josiah Bunting III • Robert L. Burrus, Jr. • B. Noland Carter II • Gene R. Carter • Herbert A. Claiborne, Jr. • Lee Stuart Cochran • John R. Curtis, Jr. • Beverley E. Dalton • W. Hunter deButts, Jr. • Cordel L. Faulk • W. Heywood Fralin • Anne Hobson Freeman • Gary M. Gore • Bruce C. Gottwald • Hon. Roger L. Gregory • H. Hiter Harris III • William R. Harvey • James W. Hazel • Mary Buford Hitz • Hon. Richard R. G. Hobson • A. E. Dick Howard • Cecelia S. Howell • Ronald C. Johnson • Joseph F. Johnston, Jr. • Mary Duke Trent Jones • Daniel P. Jordan • Mark J. Kington • Anna Logan Lawson • John Lee McElroy, Jr. Hunter H. McGuire, Jr. • Hon. John O. Marsh, Jr. • Hon. Eddie N. Moore, Jr. • Roger Mudd • Helen Turner Murphy • Lloyd U. Noland III • Shirley Carter Olsson • E. Bryson Powell • Charles Larus Reed, Jr. • W. Taylor Reveley III • Hon. Anne Gregory Rhodes • James I. Robertson, Jr. • E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. • Josiah P. Rowe III • Toy D. Savage, Jr. • Hon. Elliot S. Schewel • Jane Bassett Spilman • Hugh R. Stallard • Robert Lee Stephens • Charles W. Sydnor, Jr. • Hon. Nicholas F. Taubman • William B. Thalhimer III • Suzanne Foster Thomas • Eugene P. Trani • B. Walton Turnbull • Melvin I. Urofsky • L. Dudley Walker • Carole M. Weinstein • Marcus M. Weinstein • F. Blair Wimbush