Biographies of Current Trustees

John B. Adams '71
Chairman and CEO, The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA

Mr. Adams got his start in the advertising business not long after graduating from Hampden-Sydney. Under his leadership, The Martin Agency has enjoyed great success, becoming the first agency named "Agency of the Year" five times by Adweek Magazine, most recently in 2009. The agency has created advertising campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Quiznos, Saab, Spike TV, Miller, Olympus, Delta Faucets, Wal-Mart, and NASCAR. The Martin Agency most notably created the Geico Insurance Gecko and the "brown" theme for UPS.

Thomas N. Allen '60
Chairman, The Clovelly Corporation, Richmond, VA

Mr. Allen, a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia School of Law, has served as chairman of The Clovelly Corporation since 2001. Mr. Allen formerly served as director and board president of Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, chairman of Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, chairman of Leadership Metro Richmond, and director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation. He is a board member of the Virginia Historical Society.

Michael H. Blackwell '01
Regional Development Manager, Mid-Atlantic, Crescent Resources, Charlotte, NC

Mr. Blackwell joined Crescent Resources in 2011 as regional development manager of the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to joining Crescent, he was a vice president at Willis North America. There, he worked with the firm's national real estate practice, helping multifamily operators and developers drive performance through improved management of risk and insurance expense. Mr. Blackwell graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and is currently completing a master's degree in real estate development at Georgetown University.

J. Trevor Boyce ‘83
Chairman and CEO of Microbac Laboratories, Inc., Poquoson, VA

Mr. J. Trevor Boyce is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microbac Laboratories, Inc. He has worked his entire 28-plus year career for Microbac Laboratories, Inc., joining the company in 1983 as Assistant to the President. He served as Laboratory Director of the former Schiller Division in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to Virginia to start a laboratory.

Charles L. Cabell '74
Partner, Williams Mullen, Richmond, VA

Mr. Cabell focuses his practice on four areas including commercial real estate, corporate, estate planning and the representation of institutions of higher education. He is consistently named to the list of Best Lawyer's in America by Corporate Counsel Magazine. In addition to his service on the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mariners Museum, Brookfield Foundation, Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges,  the Virginia Historical Society and is Past President and Board member of the Cabell Foundation. Mr. Cabell is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law. Martindale Hubble has ranked Mr. Cabell an AV attorney, its highest rating available.

Dr. Lawrence B. Caplin '86
Founder and CEO of the Oral Health Impact Project and Dentrust Dental, Pipersville, PA

Dr. Caplin is founder and CEO of the Oral Health Impact Project, which provides in-school, comprehensive dental care to children at the greatest risk for dental disease. Dr. Caplin is also Founder and CEO of Dentrust Dental, a corporation established in 1990 that provides dental care for governmental institutions throughout the United States, including correctional facilities, juvenile centers, foster care, and the United States Military. In 1997, Dentrust was awarded a contract for primary dental care of active duty military personnel, and to-date is the only private company in the history of the Department of Defense to foster such a partnership. Today, Dentrust is one of the largest providers of institutional dental care in the nation.

Bradley Henry Cary ’85       
Suwanee, GA

Upon earning an MBA from the Wharton School in 1989, Mr. Cary founded CIBT, Inc. and ultimately grew the company so quickly as to earn a 3-year stint on the Inc. 500.  By 2003, Mr. Cary had sold his interests in CIBT to concentrate on start-up Emigra Group.  With Brad leading software development and expansion, Emigra became the first worldwide immigration consultancy with operations in 13 countries.  Mr. Cary stepped back in 2008 to focus on a now-successful battle with cancer but formally retired in 2010 due to lingering effects of chemotherapy.  At present, Brad serves as consultant to Nymball Games, a developer of smartphone applications formed by Brad's wife Katherine.

Cynthia L. Citrone
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Southport, CT

Mrs. Citrone is a graduate of Ohio State University. She serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Cancer Care, and is a member of Near & Far Aid Association, Agape Society, Michael Bolton Charities, and the Westport Young Woman's League.

Richard P. Cook '99
Co-Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder, Cook & Bynum Capital Management, Birmingham, AL

Mr. Cook co-founded Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2001 and has served as an officer of the firm since inception. Mr. Cook is a co-portfolio manager of the firm's investment vehicles and also serves as President of the trust company that houses the firm's mutual fund, The Cook & Bynum Fund. Previously he worked for Tudor Investment Corporation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Jon M. Daly '78
President, Construction and Renovations, Daly Seven, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC 

Jon is the President of Construction and Renovation at Daly Seven, Inc.  Daly Seven is a management and development company that was founded by Jon's parents, Philip and Frances in 1961.  Following in their parent's footsteps, their seven children purchased Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Madison, North Carolina, in 1979.  Then in 1983, they built and opened their first hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina.  With vision and planning for future growth, the seven children created Daly Seven, Inc.

Nathan J. DaPore '00
Founder, President & CEO, People Matter, Charleston, South Carolina

Nate DaPore is the founder, President and CEO of PeopleMatter, a venture-backed, workforce management Software Company headquartered in Charleston, SC. Prior to starting PeopleMatter, Mr. DaPore was a principal at Battery Park Ventures focusing on software companies in the healthcare and human resources space. Previous to BPV, he served as VP of Enterprise Sales at Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT), from its days as a startup to the largest employer benefits software company in the US. Mr. DaPore sits on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Digital Corridor and Youth Entrepreneurship of South Carolina (YESCarolina). He was a 2013 fellow for the American - Swiss Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland and appointed Economic Ambassador by Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina in 2013.   Nate is a private pilot, active in the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), mentors entrepreneurs for 500 Startups out of Mountain View, CA and currently resides in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. 

John W. Drescher ‘70
Attorney/Partner in Breit, Drescher & Imprevento, PC, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Drescher, known as “Jack” to his friends, is a founding partner of Breit, Drescher, Imprevento, and Walker, P.C. in 1988. Based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mr. Drescher spent time early in his career working at U.S. Congressman Owen Pickett's firm, where he concentrated exclusively on litigation with an emphasis on representing injured people. During this time, a friendship was forged with Jeffrey Breit and the two decided to open their own practice specializing solely in the personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice fields.

John C. Ellis, Jr. '70
Independent Financial Advisor, Commonwealth Financial Partners, LLC, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Ellis is an Independent Financial Advisor with Commonwealth Financial Partners, LLC. He is a 1970 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

H. Todd Flemming '85
President and CEO, Advantor Systems, Orlando, FL

Prior to co-founding Infrasafe, Mr. Flemming served as president and CEO of Advantor Corporation in Orlando, Florida. He also serves as the President and CEO for Infrasafe, which is the parent company of Advantor Systems Corporation. Mr. Flemming serves as Chairman of the Friends of Adam Smith, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the free enterprise system. Mr. Flemming is a member of the BIPAC board of directors and is a member of the executive advisory board of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. Mr. Flemming has over twenty years of broad-based management experience in the security industry, including business start-up, design, marketing, strategy, research, development, and manufacturing.

Andy W. Freitas '92
President and Owner, Colonel's Limited LLC, Vienna, VA

Upon graduation from Hampden-Sydney, Mr. Freitas and his father Bill, who had just retired from the military (his last position being that of Chief of Conventional War Plans J7 Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War), became the first Papa John's franchisees in the Washington, D.C. area in Sterling, VA. Over the last 19 years, Mr. Freitas and his father have became one of the most successful Papa John's franchises in the world, while operating in one of the country's most competitive markets. Mr. Freitas operates 55 stores in the Greater D.C. metro area and was named the National Franchisee of the Year in 2009 and became one of only five franchisees to be inducted into the Papa John's Hall of Fame in 2013.

John L. Gibson III ‘82
Managing member of Ellis-Gibson Development, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Gibson's is the managing member of the Ellis-Gibson Development and its affiliated LLC’s. His involvement in commercial real estate, within Hampton Roads and the Mid-Atlantic markets dates back to 1984. Founded in 1988, the Ellis-Gibson Development Group offers its clients and investor’s professional real-estate development and property management experience within the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to financing and deal structuring, Mr. Gibson overseas and coordinates all activities associated with Ellis-Gibson projects.  Mr. Gibson is also a trustee or director of Norfok Academy, Heritage Bank, Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation and 757 Select Lacrosse.

H. Hiter Harris '83
Partner, Harris Williams & Co, Richmond, VA

Mr. Harris co-founded Harris William & Co. in 1991 as a national investment banking firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Under Mr. Harris' leadership, Harris Williams & Co. has become one of the largest and most influential mergers and acquisitions boutiques in the country. Having directed over 200 mergers  and acquisitions transactions during his career, Mr. Harris has worked extensively in the industries of consumer products, building products, industrial manufacturing, natural resources, retailing, media, and various services businesses. Mr. Harris earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, with Distinction, in 1987.

M. Peebles Harrison '89
Partner, Rose Harrison & Gilreath, P.C., Kill Devil Hills, NC

Upon graduation from Hampden-Sydney College in 1989, Mr. Harrison attended Washington and Lee University School of Law, from where he graduated in 1992. Mr. Harrison concentrates his practice in residential real estate transactions, asset purchases, business acquisition and sales, corporate law and wage and hour claims and employment law. He serves as a member of the Law Council at Washington and Lee School of Law, the board of directors, Outer Banks YMCA, and the board of the OBX Bank.

Eugene W. Hickok, Jr. ‘72
Senior Policy Consultant, Whiteboard Advisors, Washington, DC

Dr. Hickok is the Senior Policy Consultant with Whiteboard Advisors in Washington, DC. Whiteboard is an education policy and consulting firm that provides expertise on all aspects of education to policymakers and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Hickok previously served as Deputy Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. He was a Bradley Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Hickok also served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

John W. Kirk, III '72
President and CEO, Associated Asphalt, Inc., Roanoke, VA

Mr. Kirk is the President and CEP of Associated Asphalt, Inc., in Roanoke, VA. He is on the board of YMCA of the Roanoke Valley, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Blue Ridge Public Television, and SunTrust, Western Virginia. He is a 1972 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Frederick C. Larmore '74
Associate Broker, Re/Max Commonwealth, Richmond, VA

Mr. Larmore is an Associate Broker of Re/Max Commonwealth in Richmond, VA. He is a 1974 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 1979.

John G. Macfarlane III ‘76
Chairman of Vinci Zafferano Capital, Darien, CT

John G. Macfarlane III is Chairman of Vinci Zafferano Capital, a London-based investment manager focused on Emerging Market corporates, and of Zaff LLC, a Houston-based investment manager focused on private investments in energy and resource infrastructure in Emerging Markets.  Both companies are strategic partners of Tudor Investment Corp. where Mr. Macfarlane served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Chair of the Management Committee from 1998-2009 and as Vice Chairman from 2010-2011. Prior to working at Tudor, he worked at Salomon Brothers for eighteen years, serving as Treasurer (1989-1996) and head of its U.S. Fixed Income Derivatives business (1996-1998). 

John E. Mansfield, Jr. '78
Managing Director and CEO, Indigo Energy, Alpharetta, GA

Mr. Mansfield began his career at Mansfield Oil Company in 1979 as manager of Pipeline Trading and Wholesale Marketing, headquartered in Houston, Texas. He was named President of the 100 store chain that spanned the southeastern United States. Mr. Mansfield now serves as CEO of Indigo Energy, part of the Indigo family of companies founded in 2000. He is a 1978 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

David J. McKittrick '67
Executive Vice President and CEO, Ethanex Energy, Richmond, VA

Mr. McKittrick began his career with Coopers & Lybrand on their audit staff and where he became a certified public accountant. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ethanex Energy since October 9, 2006. Before joining Ethanex, Mr. McKittrick was the principal of David J. McKittrick, LLC, a financial and management consulting business founded in 2003. Mr. McKittrick also serves as a member of the board of directors of Wellman, Inc., a NYSE chemical producer. He is a 1967 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

W. Sheppard Miller, III '79
Chairman, KITCO Fiber Optics, Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Miller is Chairman of the Board of KITCO Fiber Optics and is President and CEO of Light Tech Fiber Optics. Along with his work for Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment Authority as its Chairman, Mr. Miller also serves as Chairman of the Board of Hampton Roads Ventures, a for profit entity which secures and sells New Market Tax Credits in the southeastern United States. Miller also serves on the Mayor's Downtown Task Force, the Mayor's Commission on Homelessness, and the boards of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Monarch Bank's Norfolk Division. In addition, he is President of the Rotary Club of Norfolk for 2008-2009 and Chairman of HRBizPAC, the Hampton Roads Chamber's Political Action Committee. Mr. Miller is a 1979 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Major General Gordon C. Nash ‘71
U.S. Marine Corps retired, Vice President for Strategic Planning for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, Arlington, VA

Major General Gordon C. Nash retired from the United States Marine Corps on June 1, 2006, with nearly 35 years of active service. He is currently serving as a senior consultant for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider.  He is also consulting with Allied Marine Services supporting clients that are typically overseas manufacturers that seek to expand their presence in the U.S. public and private maritime industry.  Nash serves on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation Board of Directors, the Marine Corps Association and Foundation Board of Directors, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scarlet and Gold Committee, and the Washington, North Carolina Salvation Army Board of Directors.

Tayloe N. Negus '88
Principal and Virginia Office Leader, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Richmond, VA

Mr. Negus is the Principal and Virginia Office Leader at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. He is a member of the Menokin Foundation Board of Trustees and the President's Council of Richmond Higher Achievement. Mr Negus is the Executive Director of the Richmond Management Roundtable, Administrator of the Richmond Large Company CFO Roundtable, and an active volunteer for Richmond Public Schools. He is also the Administrator of the Hampton Roads Chief Human Resources Officer Roundtable and a member of the Capital Region Collaborative Council and the American Heart Association 2013 Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Negus is a 1988 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Jon A. Pace ‘82
Managing Director, U. S. Sales Leader, Aon Hewitt Health & Benefits, Atlanta, GA

Jon has served as head of Aon Hewitt’s U.S. Health & Benefits business since September 2013.  In this capacity, he oversees business development, marketing and the firm’s Elective benefits practice.  Jon is a 1982 graduate of Hampden- Sydney College, and earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2006.  He & his wife Elen live in Atlanta, GA, and are the parents of Claire & Jack.

Charles W. Payne, Jr. '88
Attorney, Hirschler Fleisher, Fredericksburg, VA

Upon graduation from Hampden-Sydney College, Mr. Payne attended The Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to joining the law firm of Hirschler Fleisher, where he is a shareholder, Mr. Payne was the former senior policy advisor and general counsel for the U.S. Small Business Administration. At Hirschler Fleischer, Mr. Payne's practice areas include corporate and general business law, public-private partnerships, zoning and land use, and commercial real estate. He was named "Up and Coming Lawyer" in Real Estate, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in 2013 and a member of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in 2009-2012. Mr Payne is the founder of Rappahannock Area Business Leadership Program, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Rappahannock Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Payne is also active in his Pro Bono work to help build and strengthen the Fredericksburg community.

Myron L. Rolle
Former Professional Athlete, Non-profit Foundation Leader, and Medical School Student, Tallahassee, FL

Mr. Rolle attended Florida State University, where he was a three-year starter on the football team, earning All-American honors in his final season. He received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year. After completing his studies, he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans; he also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started the Myron L. Rolle Foundation in 2009, dedicated to the support of health, wellness, educational, and other charitable initiatives throughout the world  that benefit children and families in need.  Mryron is a medical school student at Florida State University.

William T. Saunders, Jr. '60
Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors, Hampton, VA

A 1960 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Mr. Saunders now works as a Financial Consultant with Wells Fargo Advisors. He currently serves as the Director/Advisor to the Virginia Air & Space Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula Foundation.  Previously, Mr. Saunders has serves as Director of the Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation and as the Former Dinner Chairman of the National Conference of Community and Justice.

Gordon D. Schreck '65
Senior Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Charleston, SC

Following graduation from Hampden-Sydney College, Mr. Schreck then spent a year at Princeton Theological Seminary as a Rockefeller Trial-Year Fellow, then went on to receive his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Following graduation, he relocated from his native Virginia to Charleston, SC to pursue his interest in maritime and shipping law, joining the firm of Buist Moore Smythe McGee P.A. and eventually heading that firm's litigation department and its admiralty and maritime practice group, until its merger with the Womble Carlyle firm in 2011.  Effective January, 2013, he assumed Senior Partner status at Womble Carlyle, where he focuses his practice on intermodal transportation law.  In addition to his private practice, Mr. Schreck also serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law at the Charleston School of Law, and as Chairman of the Charleston Maritime Law Institute.

Thaddeus R. Shelly III '75
Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Tiedemann Wealth Management, Palm Beach, FL

Thad is a Managing Director and Senior Advisor for Tiedemann and is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships. With almost 30 years of investment experience, Thad is also a Senior Advisor for the Firm and its clients. Prior to joining Tiedemann in 2013, Thad was a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Wealth Management LLC where he was responsible for leading the firm's efforts in working with wealthy family groups and individual investors in the management of their investable assets. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Shelly was a Senior Managing Director at Bessemer Trust, overseeing client acquisition and account management for their Delaware Trust Company, Mid-Atlantic, South and Southeast regions. Before assuming his regional management responsibilities, Mr. Shelly successfully managed Bessemer's Washington, D.C. office while overseeing the firm's Equity Risk Management advisory services. Prior to joining Bessemer in 1998, Mr. Shelly was the Founder and Director of Private Client Services at Legg Mason from 1992 to 1998. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1992 where he provided investment advisory and brokerage services to institutional and wealthy individual investors. He is also a member of The Florida Council of 100, a business leadership organization of CEOs.

Robert D. Taylor '73
Partner, KATY Road Holdings LC, Richmond, VA

Mr. Taylor is a partner at KATY Road Holdings LC in Richmond, VA. He is a 1973 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Mr. James C. Wheat III ‘75
Partner, Colonnade Capital LLC, Richmond, VA

Shortly after graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, Jimmy attended the Darden School at the University of Virginia where he received an MBA. From Darden, Jimmy had a career in institutional securities sales and trading at Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch in New York and Atlanta.  He joined Wheat First Securities in 1984, now Wells Fargo Advisors, in management which ultimately included sales, trading and strategic planning. In 1992, he acquired an operating interest in Riverfront Partners, a private equity partnership. In 1996, he co-founded Colonnade Capital, a private equity firm dedicated to sponsoring friendly growth buyouts of middle market companies. Concurrently, he formed JASPER, LLC as a vehicle to invest in publicly traded securities, hedge funds, private equity and debt, and real estate. Through JASPER, he manages a 3,950-acre working farm and timberland, and operates a premier hunting lodge for waterfowl and upland game shooting on the Rappahannock River in Virginia.  His public service activities include serving on the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, as a Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System and not-for-profit boards.  

David G. Wilson '63
Retired Chairman and President, Cadmus Professional Communications, Richmond, VA

Upon his graduation from Hampden-Sydney College in 1963, Mr. Wilson attended the Darden School of Business Executive Development Program from where he graduated in 1976. He recently retired as Chairman and President of Cadmus Professional Communications, where he had worked since 1963.  Since creating Hampden Sydney's Roundball Club, Dave has served as its President since 2007. He previously served on the boards of The Richmond Metro Heart Association, Richmond Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army. Dave currently serves on The World Pediatric Project Advisory Board and the board of Richmond’s Full Circle Grief Center.

Anne M. Whittemore
Attorney and Partner, McGuireWoods, Richmond, VA

Ms. Whittemore has broad experience in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including general corporate, securities, environmental, and constitutional litigation. She also advises on corporate governance. Ms. Whittemore is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has served as president of the Richmond Bar Association. She has served as chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and currently serves on the boards of several public companies.