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William T. "Bill" Anderson '67 is a Senior Concept Analyst, Battelle Memorial Institute, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA. He attended HSC 1963-1965 and received a BA in Economics from American University in 1969, a law degree from Washington and Lee in 1972 and MA in Political Science (Security Studies) from Georgetown University in 1982. >From 1987 - 2005, he served as a Senior Legal Advisor at NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe, in Mons, Belgium, where he participated in the negotiation of a host of international agreements and the development of international humanitarian or operational law for allied forces. A retired Colonel USMCR, he served in a variety of staff and command assignments from 1966 - 1999. Colonel Anderson has published articles on military history and international humanitarian or operational law and is an authority on Marine Corps operations in World War I.
Frank B. Atkinson is a partner in the law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe. The author of The Dynamic Dominion: Realignment and the Rise of Virginia's Republican Party Since 1945, he served in Governor George Allen's Cabinet as Counselor to the Governor and Director of Policy. He currently serves as a member of the Governor's Commission on Competitive and Equitable Tax Policy and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. He previously held several posts in the U.S. Justice Department during the Reagan Administration, including the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese.
Dean A. Bailey '61 is a project Manager with the Existing Industry Development Program of the Virginia Department of Economic Development.
Margaret VanDeman Blackmon is the Superintendent of Prince Edward County Public Schools. An educator with 24 years of experience, she came to Prince Edward on July 1, 1997. She has 13 years of teaching experience, nine of which were at the secondary level in Fort Worth, Atlanta, and Fredericksburg(VA). Her administrative jobs included high school Assistant Principal, Director of Instruction, and Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Blackmon earned a bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott College, a master's degree in history from Texas Christian University, and her doctorate from the University of Virginia in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Long active in community affairs, Dr. Blackmon served on the Spotsylvania County Planning Commission from 1992-97 and chaired that commission in 1996. She also represented Spotsylvania County on the Rappahannock Area Development Commission from 1995-97.
William C. Boinest '54 is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. He served in the United Coast Guard Reserve on active duty from 1955 to 1958 doing a tour of duty as Commanding Officer of a LORAN transmitting station on Attu Island, Alaska. After retiring as a Lieutenant Commander, he joined Craigie Incorporated, an investment banking firm in 1958. Bill was named Chairman and CEO in 1979 and retired in 1997 after 39 years as Chairman Emeritus. He served on the Board of Trustees for Hampden-Sydney College from 1984 to 2003, the last nine years as Chairman. He was awarded the Alumni Citation, the Keating Medallion and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. He and wife Jane have three children and seven grandchildren. They live in Richmond, VA.
Dr. N. Scott Cole is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Longwood University. He received his PhD from the Miami (Ohio) University. Cole teaches Comparative Politics, Western Europe, Political Change & Revolution, Political Parties, and Gender & Politics.
Charles Collie '86 received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. He is president and founder of Collie & Associates, a management and marketing consultancy for professional services companies and non-profit organizations. Previously, he served as president of Sanders Consulting Group, a growth-consulting firm focused on the creative services industry. Prior to that, he served as liaison between the Marketing, Creative, Production, Merchandising and MIS departments for Circuit City. Before moving into corparate marketing, he was manager of litigation support with a Dept. of Justice contractor , and was a consultant to various political campaigns and organizations. Mr. Collie serves on several boards of not-for-profit organizations.
James Colvard is currently a visiting professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, as well as Consultant to the United States Navy on the subject of Ballistic Missile Defense. He held several positions in the Navy, the last being Director of Personnel Policy and EEO. Dr. Colvard has written over twenty articles on management and personnel policy, and is the recipient of numerous awards, from sources such as the Navy, his alma mater, the Department of Defense, and the Office of Personnel Management. He received his MAPA from the University of Oklahoma, and his DPA from the University of Southern California.
Chris Doss received his undergraduate education at Wake Forest University, and his graduate education at Universitetet i Oslo in Norway. He is currently the Executive Director of the Virginia Information Providers Network Authority (the VIPNet Authority) in Richmond. This organization was created by the Virginia General Assembly to establish an internet portal to state government and to enhance the accountability of government agencies to the citizens they serve. Prior to VIPNet, Mr. Doss worked in the private and non-profit sectors and in both state and federal government.
Andrew M. Duke '90 currently serves as Chief of Staff, Congressman Robin Hayes (R-NC). He has worked in politics and government since 1992 including the Bush/Quale campaign, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and individual campaigns for Governor, Lt. Governor and Congress.
Joseph E. "Joe" Dunn '93 is the President of Superior Mortgage Corporation in South Hill, VA, a position he has held since 1996. He is also President and part owner of Score Title and Escrow, a real estate settlement and title insurance company in South Hill. Prior to this he worked for Benchmark Community Bank in South Hill, and the Madison Mortgage Corp. in Midlothian, VA. He is active in several not-for-profit groups, including his local YMCA and Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the board of Score (Setting Children on the Road to Empowerment).
Alexander P. "Pat" Dyer is a retired CEO and Deputy Chairman of the BOC Group, London, England. He graduated from the U. S. Military Academy with a BS in Engineering in 1954 and received an MBA from Harvard University in 1959. He served as a Lieutenant in the Armor Branch of the U. S. Army following graduation from Airborne and Ranger School. After graduation from HBS he was employed in industrial sales management with Esso for four years before joining Air Products and Chemicals where over the course of twenty six years he rose to the position of Executive Vice President and Corporate Director. He departed Air Products in 1989 to join the BOC Group as CEO Gases and main board director. In his seven years in London with the BOC Group he progressed to the position of CEO and Deputy Chairman. Concurrently he joined the board of Bunzl,plc and became it's non-executive chairman. Additionally he served as a director of the BWAY Corp. in the U. S. He has recently completed a book, Hardball in the Boardroom, which draws on his experiences in Business Leadership and Ethics.
Joseph Goldberg received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington. He taught at the University of Virginia and at Hampden-Sydney College before he moved on to the National Defense University. He is currently a professor of research at NDU with a specialty in Indian and Chinese military affairs. Dr. Goldberg has traveled extensively for the Department of Defense and has coordinated national security and foreign affairs conferences at NDU.
Bernard S. Groseclose Jr. '75 is President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, a quasi-state agency charged with operating seaport facilities for international trade in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal. He serves on the Boards of the American Association of Port Authorities and the South Carolina World Trade Center. Co-author of Strategic Planning: A Guide for the Port Industry, he is on the Committee on Ports for the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board.
Mildred B. Hampton has served as County Administrator for Prince Edward since 1982. She is a member of the International Personnel Management Association, the National Association of County Administrators and the Virginia Local Government Managers Association. Besides serving as County Administrator, she is a member of the Prince Edward Industrial Development Authority. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Longwood College and Virginia Commonwealth University.
William Harbour is chair of the Political Science Department at Longwood College.
Harlan L. Horton '88 received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. He practiced law with the McCall Firm in Winston-Salem, NC for four years, after which he relocated to Farmville. He first worked with Jill C. Dickerson and Associates, then opened his own practice. In 2000 he merged his practice with DurretteBradshaw, PC., a Richmond based firm. He serves on several area boards, and in 2002 was elected to an at large seat on the Farmville Town Council.
Robert Hurt '91 received his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, after which he opened his law practice in Chatham, VA. From May '96 - September '99 he served as chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Pittsylvania County. Since 1999 he has worked with the Law Offices of H.Victor Millner, Jr., P.C. in Chatham. In January '02 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District, and serves on the following committees: Courts of Justice; Counties, Cities and Towns; and Militia, Police and Public Safety.
Damian A. Jones '92 is Regional Director of Public Affairs; Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA. In this capacity he directs all aspects of government and industry relations's activities for ten western states. He has also been regularly involved in various aspects of political campaigns, including serving as a press secretary in a gubernatorial campaign, as a press secretary/liaison to the Republican National Convention, and as deputy press secretary for a gubernatorial inaugural committee. Prior to his tenure at Fannie Mae, Mr. Jones was appointed by CA Governor Wilson to be a Special Assistant in External Affairs in the California Department of Corporations.
Dr. Dale Jones is Associate Professor of Public Administration; Chair, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Program; Past-President, College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Council; and Director, National Homeland Security Project, at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative program, a prestigious higher education leadership development program, and a Principal with the Washington, D.C., Partnership for Public Service. He teaches courses in executive leadership, organizational theory and behavior, and principles of public administration in the M.P.A. program and homeland security and emergency management in the B.A. and M.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness programs. His research interests focus on public sector leadership and management and interagency collaboration. Previously, he served as Director of Research, Center for Homeland Security, at the University of Colorado; Associate Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, at Syracuse University, where he was Director, Government Performance Project, a national-level effort to assess the management capacity of the 50 states, 35 largest cities, and 40 largest counties (funded by $4.8 million in grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts); and Deputy Department Head, Department of Political Science, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed a Ph.D. in public administration, Syracuse University (1995); M.A. in public policy, George Washington University (1990); M.B.A., Wright State University (1982); B.S. in aeronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy (1979); and program manager certification, Defense Systems Management College (1987). He graduated from the Air Force Academy as an Honor Graduate and finished in the top two percent of his class in leadership performance. In 2003, he served as the Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives for Colorado Congressman Bob Beauprez. He completed a career in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel with service as a strategic analyst at the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; Military Social Aide to President Ronald Reagan at the White House; and certified Acquisition Program Manager. He received the 2004 Wright State University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Gold Award for a lifetime of public service. His publications include articles in Public Administration Review, State and Local Government Review, American Review of Public Administration, Public Integrity Annual, and Journal of Forecasting. His book, Downsizing the Federal Government: The Management of Public Sector Workforce Reductions (published by M.E. Sharpe in 1998) examines organizational, managerial, and human resource dimensions of downsizing government agencies.
William B. Jones served the United States as Ambassador to Haiti and as the Chief of this country's mission to UNESCO in Paris prior to his retirement from the Department of State in 1984. His service as a career foreign service officer followed graduation from the University of Southern California Law School. He is the author of several law review articles on deep sea mining and served as an analyst on the law of the sea treaty in the early 1980s. He has held the posts of Ambassador in Residence at the University of Virginia and Diplomat in Residence at Hampton University and served a term as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1986. He has held the Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service at Hampden-Sydney College and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees.>
Earl F. "Frosty" Lockwood, retired, co-founder and former Chairman, President and C.E.O. of Betac International Corporation, a systems engineering and information technology services firm. Prior to this he served as Director of Command, Control and Intelligence (C2I) Programs for RCA's Automated Systems Division. He has been very involved in assisting the Wilson Center in the securing of high-quality speakers and in the funding of Center events.
Donn Marshall '86 currently oversees the Shelley Marshall Foundation, which he founded following the death of his wife Shelley in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. Prior to that, he was appointed an Intelligence Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1993. He joined the Agency in 1990 after completing graduate work in history at the University of Virginia. He received the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1996 for his contributions to the development of U.S. heroin interdiction policy. He is currently the Team Chief of the Southeast Asia Group within the Office of Counter-Drug Analysis.
Jonathan L. Martin '99 is a senior political writer at Politico.com, where he serves currently as a White House correspondent. He previously covered the 2008 presidential race for Politico, spending two years on the campaign trail and blogging every day about the historic White House contest. Martin regularly appears on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and CBS to discuss politics. His work has been published in National Review, The New Republic, the National Journal, and the Washington Post.
Edward T. McMullen, Jr. '86 is President of the South Carolina Policy Council Education Foundation. Prior to this he served as Vice President for Development at the Free Congress Foundation, and as Director of Development Research at the Heritage Foundation. He currently serves on the SC Tax Study Commission as well as the statewide Performance Audit Committee. He has previously served on the the SC Commission on Higher Education, the State Chamber of Commerce Charter Schools Committee, and has written political commentary for a number of publications.
Harvey B. Morgan '52, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, is the senior elected official among all Hampden-Sydney alumni. After graduation from Hampden-Sydney, he went on the Medical College of Virginia pharmacy program, worked at a Navy dispensary, and returned to the Middle Peninsula to help run his family's drugstore. He replaced Speaker of the House John Warren Cooke in the House of Delegates, and has entered his third decade of service. He is best know for his work on environmental, health care, and anti-drug issues.
Ruth S. Murphy is President of Fuqua School, a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve independent school in Farmville which serves students from a 13-county region in south side Virginia. Prior to her appointment to Fuqua in 1994, she served as the first principal of the New Hope Model School in Chapel Hill, NC, an outgrowth of the governor's office, and as Executive Director for Elementary Education for the Durham County (NC) Public Schools. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has served on several boards and commissions, including among others the North Carolina Public School Forum and the North Carolina Legislative Commission on School Technology.
Gary O'Connell '73 holds degrees from Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Tennessee. After fourteen years as Deputy City Manager in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was appointed City Manager in 1995. A member of the International City Manager's Association, he serves on the Board-of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority and as a member of Virginia's Urban Partnership Program.
William J. Pantele '80, is the 2nd District City Councilman of the City of Richmond City and an attorney in downtown Richmond, Virginia. In his public service, he serves as Chairman of City Council's Finance Committee and is a member of City Council's Public Safety and Organizational Development Committees. Among his official duties, he also is a member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Ryan Pemberton '00 received a BA from Hampden-Sydney College in May of 2000. While at Hampden-Sydney he majored in Political Science and was a participant in Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest. After graduation he was named Assistant Director of Annual Giving at the College, a position he held until 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Director of Annual Giving at Hampden-Sydney College. In 2008, he received a M.P.A. from Cornell University. His concentration at Cornell was Government, Politics and Policy Studies. His graduate thesis examined the way Presidents at selective liberal arts colleges communicate, structure their administrations, work with their governing boards, manage the strategic planning process and employ various leadership styles. He currently lives and works in Washington DC.
Paul Pisano '89 received his law degree from Catholic University. He is currently Director of Congressional Relations, Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as Administrative Assistant to Congressman Daniel Miller, also in Washington.
James Phillips '74 is Director of the Conflict Resolution Institute in Center for Public Policy and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, and his Ph.D. in Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, Denver. He has served as a mediator for conflict resolution for a broad array of clients, including federal, state county and city governments, Better Business Bureau referrals, and non-profit groups. His research interests include legislative advocacy and consensus building, post-bureaucratic governance, consensus building in intergovernmental relations, and public participation in policy design and implementation.
W. Taylor Reveley III is Dean at William and Mary Law School. Author of War Powers of the President and Congress: Who Holds the Arrows and Olive Branch?, he taught international law at the University of Alabama Law School during the 1968-69 academic year and was a law clerk to Justice William Brennan of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1969-70 Term. A graduate of Princeton and the University of Virginia Law School, he was a partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams, heading their Energy and Telecommunications Team. He is a Trustee of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and serves as President of the Board of Trustees of The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
W. Taylor Reveley, IV is the Associate Director of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, under the Center's Director Gov. Gerald Baliles. He served as coordinating attorney for the Miller Center's National War Powers Commission co-chaired by U.S. Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher. As a corporate attorney at Hunton & Williams before joining the faculty of UVa, Reveley engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and financings totaling $1.6 billion for both public and private companies. He is currently the vice-chair of the board of trustees of Virginia Intermont College and a member of the executive committee of the Princeton University Alumni Council. He serves on the Woodrow Wilson Centennial Commission as an appointee of the Virginia General Assembly. Reveley graduated with honors in classics from Princeton in 1996, and received a masters degree from Union-PSCE in 1999 and his law degree from UVa in 2002. His grandfather, W. Taylor Reveley, II '39, was the president of Hampden-Sydney from 1963-1977.Lewis A. "Lew" Robinson '91 is a senior intelligence analyst with the global terrorism division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey T. Salmon has been Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute in Washington since 1991. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of senior speech writer to Secretaries of Defense Dick Cheney and Casper Weinberger. He has also been a senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University and a consultant to the General Advisory Committee of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from The Catholic University of America.
Stephen H. Saunders '97 is a teacher in Charlottesville (VA) High School. He earned an MA in French Literature from the University of Virginia in 1999, and he has taught high school French, English, and Photography for seven years. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision at UVA.
Anthony Sgro '88 is Director of Communications at the Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA. He holds a BA from Virginia Tech as well as an MA from the Institute for Public Administration and Public Policy at Tech. He joined the Joint Legislative- Administrative Review Committee before joining Governor George Allen's policy staff. Prior to going to Woodberry Forest, Mr. Sgro held a position in the legislative affairs office of the law office of Williams Mullen. He was a part-time visiting professor in the Public Service Program at Hampden-Sydney College in 1998 and 1999.
Dr. Edith Simms is the Learning Resources Specialist at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia and the founder and CEO of Simms College Consulting. In addition, Dr. Simms worked in both academic and student affairs for eight years at Hampden-Sydney and Wabash Colleges.
Curtis Smith served as director of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA from 1994 - 98. He presently holds adjunct faculty positions at Virginia Tech and Indiana University. Prior to his position at FEI, he held several posts with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and was appointed to the presidential rank of distinguished executive under the Senior Executive Service. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Ohio State University and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 1998.
L. Rucker Snead III '81 is currently Director of Career Development at H-SC. He was Lt. Colonel in the United States Army, currently assigned as a Joint Doctrine Planner on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. Prior to that he served as Chief of the Parade Division on the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, and before that was assigned to Saudi Arabia where he served as chief of the Armor Training Team. Other positions in the Army included Senior Operations Officer in the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon, 24th Infantry Division's War Plans Officer and Chief of Plans for the United Nations Mission in Haiti. He earned an MA in History from Appalachian State as well as a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft. Leavenworth, and completed other specialized military training programs.
Sarah Terry is the manager of the Farmville office of the 5th District Congressional seat. In conjunction with her position, she serves on the boards of Virginia's Heartland Regional Partnership, the Virginia's Retreat Marketing Consortium of the Virginia Civil War Trails, Inc., the Old Dominion Resource, Conservation and Development Committee for the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. She is a charter member of the Committee to Advance the TransDominion Express and has been very active in pursuing legislation to assist the uninsured. Ms. Terry also serves on the board of the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, the STEPS Inc. Benefit Board and the Board of Visitors of Longwood College.
H. Stetson Tinkham '67 moved to the U.S. Department of State in 1986 after a fourteen year tenure with the U.S. Commerce Department. He has served as a U.S. negotiator, head of delegation or senior staff member on a variety of bilateral and multilateral fisheries negotiations, including the recent agreement with Canada on the management of Yukon River salmon stocks. While in the U.S. Army he served in Germany and Viet Nam. He holds degrees from Hampden-Sydney College and the University of North Carolina.Kevin Turner '03 is the Chief Deputy Attoney General for the state of Alabama. Turner joined the Attorney General's Office in January of 2011 with the administration of Attorney General Strange. Previously he had practiced law at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham. Turner graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's of arts degree in political science and economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Turner went on to earn a master's degree in business administration at the University of Alabama and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he served on the managing board of the Alabama Law Review and earned the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.
James Kendrick "Ken" Woodley '79 is editor of The Farmville Herald and the first two-time winner of the Virginia Press Association's D. Lathan Mims Award. He was appointed by Governor Allen to chair a regional economic development advisory council and is co-founder and chairman of Virginia's Heartland, a seven county economic development marketing alliance. He has served as president of the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of directors of the Atlantic Rural Exposition, operator of the Virginia State Fairgrounds and the Classic Amphitheater.
Darcy Wudel is Associate Professor of Political Science and director of the leadership studies program at Averett College in Danville, Virginia. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Before joining the faculty of Averett College in 1992, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College from 1990 to 1992. He has published articles on the political thought of Shakespeare and Tocqueville. During a sabbatical leave in 2001, he will be working on a book-length manuscript tentatively titled "Tocqueville on Associations: A Commentary with Contemporary Analysis."