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. 

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. 

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. 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.

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. 

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. Hellmoth 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
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. 

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.  

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
CEO, Indigo Energy, Gainesville, 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.

Charles V. McPhillips `82
Partner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Norfolk,  VA

Charles V. McPhillips is Executive Vice President for Practice Management, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.  He serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. In his law practice, Mr. McPhillips represents government contractors in business transactions; buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions; private firms in public-private partnerships; and various domestic and foreign-based companies in international business transactions. His current civic leadership includes service as the President of Greater Norfolk Corporation, President of The Norfolk Forum, Chairman of the McMahon-Parater Foundation, Trustee and Founding Chairman of Saint Patrick Catholic School and Chairman of the Barry-Robinson Trust. Mr. McPhillips also serves on the Norfolk Board of Directors of TowneBank, the Mayor's Commission on Poverty Reduction and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation's Workforce Development task force. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hampden-Sydney College, and former president of the Board of Trustees, Virginia Stage Company.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  Upon receiving his degree in Law, Mr. Schreck 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.

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 a B.A. degree in 1972. After college Mr. Shelor went to work for the Roanoke Restaurant Service in Salem, Virginia. One year later he was promoted to the position of Sales Manager. In 1979 he was named Executive Vice President and in 1991 he became President of the company, a position he upheld until his retirement in the year 2000. Other highlights include; serving on the board of the Credit Marketing and Management Association, the board of the National Institutional Food Distribution, and served as Chairman of the Hampden-Sydney College Parents Council. Mr. Shelor has been an Assistant Scoutmaster and a past member of the Salem Rotary Club, the Penguin Club, the United Way President's Club and past Chairman of the Roanoke County Educational Foundation-Bayse Wilson Circle. He and his wife, Connie have two children and reside in Salem Virginia

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. Navin Thukkaram
Technology Investor/Entreprenuer, Park City,  UT

Mr. Thukkaram is a technology investor and entreprenuer. Formerly he was Chief Operating Officer, Board member and seed round investor of Qwiki, a New York-based mobile technology company acquired by Yahoo!. Mr. Thukkaram is the former Director and # 2 investment professional of Vulcan Capital Private Equity. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Thukkaram holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE, cumlaude, from Princeton University.

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.