BOV Member Analysis

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February 15, 2008

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Rector
Name: Michael K. Powell
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: None found
Gubernatorial Donations: None found
Biography: Previously Chief of Staff of the Dept. of Justice Anti-Trust Division. Joined FCC in 1997, was appointed chair in 2001, retired in 2005.
Education: B.A. ’85; J.D. ’93, Georgetown
Date of Appointment: 2002
Appointing Governor: Warner


Vice-Rector
Name: Henry C. Wolf
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $13,663, Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine (D): $5,000, Kilgore (R): $2,500, Beyer (D): $2,500
Biography: Currently Chairman and CFO of Norfolk Souther Corp.
Education: ’64 (Economics), J.D. ’66; MBA ’70, LSU; LL.M ’73, Georgetown
Date of Appointment: 2003
Appointing Governor: Warner


Secretary
Name: Suzann W. Matthews
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $585,532, Republicans: $106,000, Independents: $11,000
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine (D): $146,850, Warner (D): $25,000, Beyer (D): $1,200
Biography: Currently serves on William and Mary National Campaign Steering Committee. A founding member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art Board of Directors.
Education: ’71 (B.A. English)
Date of Appointment: 2002
Appointing Governor: Warner


Name: Charles A. Banks
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $3,450, Republicans: $1,300, Independents: $8,385
Gubernatorial Donations: Kilgore (R): $2,200, Gilmore (R): $2,200, Hager (R): $750, Allen (R): $500
Biography: Became Group Chief Executive of the Wolseley Board in 2001. He retired in 2006. Named an honorary William and Mary alumnus in 2005.
Education: B.A. International Relations (Brown University)
Date of Appointment: 2006
Appointing Governor: Kaine


Name: Sarah I. Gore
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrat: $2,208; Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: None
Biography: Gore is the executive of Human Resource Group at W.L. Gore & Associates; created the I Have A Dream Foundation of Delaware along with serving as a trustee for Winterthur.
Education: B.A. ’56 (English); M.S. ’75 (Guidance and Counseling), Delaware
Date of Appointment: 2003
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: Anita Poston
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $3,075, Republicans: $120
Gubernatorial Donations: Warner (D): $1,350, Beyer (D): $5,500
Biography: Works as a partner with the law firm of Vandeventer Black, LLP, in Norfolk. Received the Citizen Lawyer Award from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2001.
Education: B.S. ’71, University of Maryland; J.D. ’74
Date of Appointment: 2003
Appointing Governor: Warner


Name: Robert A. Blair
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $2,000; Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: Warner (D): $1,000, Beyer (D): $1,000
Biography: Blair is currently president of Blair Law, P.C., located in Washington, D.C.
Education: B.A. ’68 (Mathematics); J.D. ’73, U.Va.
Year appointed: 2004
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: R. Phillip Herget III
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $7,300; Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine (D): $15,000, Warner (D): $65,000
Biography: Herget is currently the Managing General partner for Columbia Capital.
Education: B.A. ’85, U.Va; M.B.A., UNC—Chapel Hill
Date of Appointment: 2004
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: John Charles Thomas
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $2,500, Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: Warner (D): $500, Kaine (D): $1,000, Beyer (D): $500
Biography: Served on Virginia Supreme Court from 1983-90. Currently is a partner at Hunton & Williams, LLP, in Richmond.
Education: B.A. ’72, J.D. ’75, U. Va.
Date of Appointment: 2006
Appointing Governor: Kaine

Name: Janet M. Brashear
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: No records found.
Gubernatorial Donations: No records found.
Biography: Executive vice-president of AMERIGROUP Corporation based in Virginia Beach. Trustee of the Mason School of Business.
Education: B.A. ’82 (Government, Philosophy and French); M.B.A., Harvard
Date of Appointment: 2004
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: Kathy Hornsby
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $1,550, Republicans: $700, Independents: $250
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine (D): $2,300, Warner (D): $1,250
Biography: Currently member of Acquisitions Committee at Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Education: B.Ed. ’79
Date of Appointment: 2008
Appointing Governor: Kaine

Name: Jeffrey B. Trammell
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $57,150, Republicans: $0
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine: $2,500, Warner: $2,300
Biography: Worked on Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and is a board member of the Holocaust Museum. Owns a consulting firm.
Education: ’73 (B.A. History); J.D. ’77, Florida State University
Date of Appointment: 2005
Appointing Governor: Warner

Name: Thomas E. Capps
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $4,181; Republicans: $17,543; Independents: $3,500
Gubernatorial Donations: Kaine (D): $2,500 Kilgore (R): $12,000, Gilmore (R): $1,831
Biography: Retired from his position as President and CEO of Dominion Virginia Power in December 2005.
Education: B.A. ’58 (English Literature), J.D. ’65, UNC
Date of Appointment: 2002
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: Jeffrey L. McWaters
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $0, Republicans: $2,500
Gubernatorial Donations: Kilgore (R): $60,000; Earley (R): $1,670
Biography: Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amerigroup Corp.
Education: B.S. ’78, University of Kentucky
Date of Appointment: 2000
Appointing Governor: Gilmore

Name: Barbara B. Ukrop
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $0, Republicans: $1,000, Independents: $8,385
Gubernatorial Donations: Warner (D): $17,450, Kaine (D): $6,000, Beyer (D): $1,250
Biography: Active in College and alumni associations and political and community and political organizations.
Education: B.A. ’61 (English)
Date of Appointment: 2002
Appointing Governor: Warner

Name: John W. Gerdelman
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $2,000; Republicans: $6,420
Gubernatorial Donations: Kilgore (R): $8,000; Earley (R): $14,500
Biography: Executive chairman and founder of Intelliden, a leading provider of corporate IT support solutions.
Education: B.S. ’75 (Chemistry)
Date of Appointment: 2003
Governor Appointed: Warner

Name: Joseph J. Plumeri II
Non-gubernatorial Political Donations: Democrats: $0, Republicans: $460,600
Gubernatorial Donations: Kilgore (R): $5,000
Biography: Career mainly with Citigroup; in 2000, was appointed as CEO of Willis Group Holdings, a global insurance broker.
Education: B.A.’66; J.D., New York University
Date of Appointment: 2000
Appointing Governor: Gilmore

NOTE:

This year’s faculty representatives are English Professor Colleen Kennedy for the College and Roger E. Franklin, Jr., for Richard Bland College. This year’s student representatives are Student Assembly President Zach Pilchen ’09 for the College and Yvonne M. Rosa for Richard Bland College.

Biographical information courtesy of the Board of Visitors website. Information on political donations courtesy of opensecrets.org and vpap.org.

Photos are courtesy of the Board of Visitors website.

Graphic by Alex Guillén and Carl Siegmund.

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