Biographies of Current Trustees


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

Mr. J. Trevor Boyce is currently President, CEO and Chairman of Microbac Laboratories Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has worked his entire 33 year career at Microbac overseeing the company's tenfold growth during this time. Much of the company's growth has been due to acquisitions spearheaded by Boyce and is often asked to give lectures on mergers and acquisitions. Today Microbac stands as the largest privately held commercial laboratory group in the United States.

Mr. Boyce is a past Chairman of th

e American Association of Laboratory Accreditation as well as a past Chairman of the American Council of Independent Laboratories. 

Boyce is a pilot with a multi engine instrument commercial rating, has surfed all over the world, was a high school football coach for ten years and runs every day with his wife, Jeannie.

Orran Lee Brown, Sr. '78
Founding Partner and Chairman of BrownGreer, PLC, Richmond, VA

Mr. Brown went from Hampden-Sydney to Harvard Law School, after which he served as the law clerk to the Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., a United States District Judge in Richmond, Virginia.  After four years of practice in Houston, Texas., he returned to Richmond and practiced litigation until he became a specialist in the design and operation of claims facilities for the resolution of multiple claims arising from use of a product or injury-causing event. He and his business partner founded BrownGreer PLC in 2002, where he is Chairman and Senior Partner. Mr. Brown and his firm have played crucial roles in the most significant claims programs in history, including those relating to the Dalkon Shield, "phen-fen" diet drugs, the BP oil spill, Vioxx, ASR hip replacement and the NFL concussion settlement. He has four children. He and his wife, Ellen, an author, live in Richmond.

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

Mr. Cabell, a 1974 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and a 1977 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, focuses his practice on four areas including commercial real estate, corporate, estate planning and the representation of institutions of higher education. He is repeatedly named to the list of Best Lawyers in America by Corporate Counsel Magazine and serves as Chair of Williams Mullen's Educational Institution team. He serves on the Board of Trustees of The Brookfield Foundation, The Mariners Museum, The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, VCU Massey Cancer Center, The Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Club and the Virginia Historical Society.  He is also the past-President of the Cabell Foundation and remains on its Board. Mr. Cabell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and 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 Optimized Care Solutions, Pipersville, PA

Dr. Caplin, Owner and CEO, is a national leader on public health issues stemming from lack of access to dental care in the United States.  In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Caplin has the ability to craft and implement solutions for a variety of programs. Over the past 25 years, he has created and operationalized customized solutions for the Buckley Air Force Base; the Army National Guard in various states across the country; Adult and Juvenile Justice Systems throughout 7 States; the foster care system for the City of New York and for various other governmental institutions facing quality and access to care issues.  He is also working successfully to improve the dental health of families and individuals in minority communities, and for underserved children in approximately 300 schools in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Camden School Districts in addition to the Archdioceses schools throughout the Mid Atlantic United States through the award winning Oral Health Impact Project (OHIP).  OHIP was founded in 2006 by Dr. Caplin and brings high quality, in-school dental care and long term dental health to children at the greatest risk for dental disease. As Founder and CEO of Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions (DOCS), Dr. Caplin has committed his life's work to providing healthcare services to our Military servicemen and women, as well as for other diverse and underserved populations.  Dr. Caplin will continue his mission serving the healthcare needs of these individuals for years to come.  

Bradley H. 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, LLC in 2001. Before forming the firm, he worked for Tudor Investment Corporation in Greenwich, Connecticut. 

Richard F. "Den" Cralle III
Chief Creative Officer, Green Front Furniture, Farmville, VA

Den Cralle is the chief creative officer (CCO) for Green Front Furniture, one of the premier purveyors of fine furniture, rugs, and home décor on the East Coast. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University after graduating from Woodberry Forest School in 2009.

Mr. Cralle follows in the footsteps of his father, Richard "Dickie" Cralle, who was instrumental in the leadership and growth of the Farmville-based company. Today, Den Cralle spends his time deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of the fifty-year-old business, modernizing and streamlining operations, utilizing social media platforms for marketing, and conducting buying trips overseas while continuing to strengthen ties with the local Farmville community. He serves on the board of Farmville Downtown Partnership. In his free time, Cralle enjoys traveling and honing his photography skills.

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. In the past, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for twelve years and is currently semi-retired serving as President of Development. Under his leadership, his team designed and constructed over twenty-five new hotels mostly in the Hilton and Marriott brands. Daly Seven, Inc. currently owns and operates thirty-six hotels in North Carolina and Virginia.

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.

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.

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

Mr. Gibson is the managing member of the Ellis-Gibson Development and its affiliated LLCs. His involvement in commercial real estate markets dates to 1984. Founded in 1988, the Ellis-Gibson Development Group offers its clients and partners expert real-estate development and property management services 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 Norfolk Academy, Heritage Bank, and 757 Select Lacrosse.  

M. Peebles Harrison '89, Chairman of the Board
Attorney and Shareholder, Rose, Harrison, & Gilreath, P.C., Kill Devil Hills, NC

After majoring in history and economics, Mr. Harrison graduated Hampden-Sydney summa cum laude in 1989. He then attended The Washington and Lee University School of Law. After graduation, Peebles worked as an associate in the employment and labor section at William Mullen Christian and Dobbins, a law firm in Richmond, Virginia. In 1995, he and his wife, Avery, moved to the Outer Banks, where he joined up with an old family friend to form the law firm of Rose Harrison & Gilreath, P.C.

Mr. Harrison has previously served as Senior Warden of the Vestry for St. Andrew's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church; Chair, Board of Directors, Outer Banks Family YMCA; and Past-President of the Dare County Jaycees, where he was recognized with the Charles Hawkins Award as one of the top ten chapter Presidents in North Carolina. He has also served as a Director, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce; Member, Outer Banks Hospital Development Council; and Member, Law Council, The Washington and Lee School of Law. 

Everett A. Hellmuth III `75
Owner and President, Passport Auto Group, Alexandria,  VA

Upon graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1975, with a degree in Economics, Mr. Hellmuth worked for two large, privately held automobile groups where he worked up to General Manager by 1983. In 1991, he founded Passport Auto Group, operating in the Washington, D.C., metro area where he is President and CEO. Everett and his wife, Robin, are active in a wide range of charities world-wide. 

Eugene W. Hickok, Jr. ‘72
Richmond, VA

Gene received his M.A.P.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. For many years he was a professor of political science and law at Dickinson College and The Dickinson School of Law, both in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

An award-winning teacher, he is the author/editor of several books and articles. His commentary has appeared on the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Richmond Times Dispatch.

He served in the U.S. Department of Justice, office of legal counsel, during the Reagan Administration. He served for six years as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education under Governor Tom Ridge. He served as Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush.

He sits on several boards and is a Senior Policy Advisor for White Board Advisors, a Washington, D.C. based firm that provides management and policy consulting in all areas of education for policymakers and entrepreneurs.

Gene and his wife, Kathy, live in the city where they grew up and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

The Honorable Dr. John Hillen
Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Practice
George Mason University School of Business, Fairfax,  VA

Dr. John Hillen has spent his career as a business leader, public policy official, defense intellectual, and soldier. He currently serves on a number of corporate boards; is an operating partner in a private equity firm, and is also the Executive in Residence and Professor of Practice at George Mason University's School of Management. Dr. Hillen is a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Committee on Economic Development, and Flint Hill School. He served as a Trustee of Hampden-Sydney College from 2009-2013. He graduated from Duke University, holds a Master's Degree from King's College London, a doctorate from Oxford, and received his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He makes his home in Oakton, Virginia with his wife and three children.  

William B. Howard '77
Vice President, Clarke & Sampson, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Mr. Howard, a 1977 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, is the managing partner of Clarke & Sampson, Inc., responsible for commercial and personal insurance operations.  He started his career with Clarke & Sampson during his junior year at Hampden-Sydney.   Clarke & Sampson, Inc., is a property and casualty insurance broker serving clients in all 50 states and internationally.   Bill has served on a number of non-profit boards and insurance company agent councils.  Active in the Alumni Association, Bill served as president of the DC Club from 2009 to 2013 and as National Alumni Association president from 2013 to 2015.  Bill lives in Alexandria with his wife, Julie, and has two children.

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

Mr. Kirk is Chief Executive Officer of Associated Asphalt overseeing their operations throughout the Southeastern United States.  Associated Asphalt is one of the largest providers of liquid asphalt to the paving industry in the United States.  He is a 1972 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. 

Charles V. McPhillips
Partner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Norfolk, VA

Mr. McPhillips is the Executive Vice President of Practice Management at Kaufman & Canoles. His business law practice includes public-private partnerships; government contractor transactions; international sales and investment transactions; mergers, acquisitions and financings; joint ventures; and corporate/limited liability company law. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 1982.

John G. Macfarlane III ‘76
Managing Partner, Arrochar Management, LLC, Darien, CT

John G. Macfarlane III is Managing Partner of Arrochar Management LLC, an advisory firm specializing in investment management and financial services.  Prior to the formation of Arrochar, he was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Tudor Investment Corp, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Chairman of the Firm's Management Committee from 1998 to 2009.  Prior to joining Tudor in 1998, Mr. Macfarlane worked at Salomon Brothers for eighteen years, as Treasurer from 1989 to 1996 and as Managing Director of several Fixed Income Trading Businesses. 

Mr. Bartow Morgan, Jr. `94
Chairman and CEO, BrandBank, Lawrenceville,  GA

Bartow Morgan, at the age of 28, was named chairman and CEO of Brand Banking Company, a 105-year-old diversified financial services company based in Gwinnett, Georgia. Seven years later, he remains at the helm of the business his great-great-grandfather, E. M. Brand, opened on the Lawrenceville square in 1905. BrandBank has been closely held by the family and a small group of local investors for its entire history. Mr. Morgan is past chair of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and previously served on the boards of the Young President's Organization, Georgia Ports Authority, Gwinnett County Development Authority, Gwinnett Health System and Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is currently chair of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and on the board of trustees of Georgia Gwinnett College and the Gwinnett Children's Shelter, Inc.

Mr. Morgan is a 1994 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and a graduate of the Gwinnett Regional Leadership Institute. He lives in Georgia, with his wife and two children.  

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
Partner and Southern Virginia/Carolinas Local Market Leader, Aon Hewitt, Richmond, VA

Mr. Negus is Partner and Southern Virginia/Carolinas Local Market Leader for Aon Hewitt based out of the Richmond office. He is a member of the Menokin Foundation Board of Trustees, the Richmond Middle School Renaissance Board of Managers, the Capital Region Collaborative Organizing Council & the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Subcommittee on K-12 Education.  Mr. Negus also serves as volunteer Executive Director for the Richmond Management Round Table, 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.

William L. Pannill `77
Chairman of the Board, Tacoma Inc., Martinsville, VA

Will Pannill began working for Pannill Knitting Co. in 1977, and remained there until their sale to Sara Lee Knit Products in 1990. He is currently a Taco Bell franchisee in southwestern Virginia. Mr. Pannill has board affliations that include Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia Episcopal School, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and Carlisle School. Mr. Pannill resides in Martinsville Virginia with his wife, Susan. They have four children, Gordon, Stuart, Taylor and Catie.

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

Thad is a Managing Director of the Firm and is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships.  With over 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, leading the firm's efforts in working with wealthy family groups and individual investors.  Before joining Lazard, Thad was a Senior Managing Director at Bessemer Trust Company where he oversaw client acquisition and account management for their Delaware Trust Company and their Mid-Atlantic, South and Southeast regions.  Prior to joining Bessemer in 1998, Thad was the Founder and Director of Private Client Services at Legg Mason from 1992-1998. Thad began his career from 1984-1992 at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Thad serves on the Foundation Board of the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Johns Hopkins University.  He is also a member of The Florida Council of 100, a business leadership organization of CEOs.

Thad earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from The College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.  Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Thad and his wife, Totty, were raised in Tidewater, Virginia.  Thad and his wife have four adult children and currently reside in Jupiter, Florida.

Mr. David W. Shelor `72
Past President, US Foodservice Roanoke Division, Salem  VA

In 1968 Mr. Shelor entered Hampden- Sydney College as a Baker Scholar and earned his BA Degree in 1972. After college Mr. Shelor went to work for Roanoke Restaurant Service in Salem Va.  He became Sales Manager in 1975, Executive Vice President in 1979, and President of US foodservice Roanoke Division in1991, a position he held  until he retired in2000. Other career highlights include; Chairman of HSC Parents Council 2000, Chairman of the Roanoke County Educational Foundation, Vice President of the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association, and Trustee of First United Methodist Church in Salem. He and his wife Connie have two children, Stacey Owen and Andrew Shelor, class of 2000.

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 which 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.