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William Byrd II
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Our Leadership

Executive Team

Jamie O. Bosket
President & CEO

Canan K. Boomer
Executive Assistant to the President

Richard S. V. Heiman
Senior Vice President for Operations & Finance

Michael B. Plumb
Vice President for Guest Engagement

Adam E. Scher
Vice President for Collections

Tracy D. Schneider
Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Andrew H. Talkov
Vice President for Exhibitions & Publications


Board of Trustees

The Virginia Historical Society welcomes the following new members of the board of trustees for 2019: Dr. Makola Abdullah of Petersburg, Victor Branch of Chesterfield, Joanie Eiland of Staunton, and Peter F. Farrell of Henrico.

Chair
Charles L. Cabell, Richmond

Vice Chair
Pamela Kiecker Royall, Richmond

Honorary Vice Chairs
H. Furlong Baldwin, Cheriton
Harry F. Byrd III, Berryville
Nancy H. Gottwald, Richmond
Conrad M. Hall, Norfolk
Anne R. Worrell, Charlottesville

Board of Trustees
Makola Abdullah, Petersburg
Victor Branch, Chesterfield
Austin Brockenbrough III, Richmond
Jeanette R. Cadwallender, Fredericksburg
Herbert A. Claiborne III, Richmond
Richard Cullen, Richmond
Joanie Eiland, Staunton
Peter F. Farrell, Henrico
Susan S. Goode, Norfolk
Russell B. Harper, Richmond
Landon Hilliard, Charlottesville
Gen. John P. Jumper, Spotsylvania
Linwood Allen Lacy, Jr., Richmond
Hon. Elizabeth A. McClanahan, Abingdon
G. Gilmer Minor III, Richmond
John R. Nelson, Jr., Richmond
Kevin B. Osborne, Richmond
Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Richmond
Robert Clarkson Sledd, Richmond
Gerald F. Smith, Winchester
Thomas G. Snead, Jr., Richmond
Robert Dorsey Taylor, Richmond
Allison P. Weinstein, Richmond
J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Charlottesville

Trustees Emeriti  (former chairmen of the board appear in italics)
John B. Adams, Jr. • John B. Adams, Jr. • 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. • John R. Curtis, Jr. • Beverley E. Dalton • W. Hunter deButts, Jr. • Cordel L. Faulk • W. Heywood Fralin • William H. Fralin, Jr. • Anne Hobson Freeman • George C. Freeman III • Gary M. Gore • Bruce C. Gottwald • Hon. Roger L. Gregory • Brenton S. Halsey • 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. • 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 • Grady W. 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 • William C. Wooldridge