Board of Visitors

2022 - 2023 members

H. Benson Dendy III, Rector

Term expires 06/30/24

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2020

President
Vectre Corporation

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Benson Dendy

Carolina Espinal, Vice Rector

Term expires 06/30/23

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2019

Founding Principal
Mozaic Strategies 

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Carolina Espinal

Todd P. Haymore, Secretary

Term expires 06/30/25

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2017
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2021

Managing Director, Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations
Hunton & Williams 

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Todd Haymore

Anthony R. Bedell

Term expires 06/30/23

Appointed by Governor Youngkin in 2022

Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director
Becker and Poliakoff 

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Peter Farrell

Term expires 06/30/26

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2019

Managing Partner
Tuckahoe Holdings

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Peter Farrell

Ellen Fitzsimmons

Term expires 06/30/26

Appointed by Governor Youngkin in 2022

Chief Legal Officer and Head of Public Affairs
Truist Financial Corporation

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Andrew C. Florance

Term expires 06/30/25

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2021

Founder, Director, President and CEO
CoStar Group

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Dale Jones, Ph.D.

Term expires 06/30/26

Appointed by Governor Youngkin in 2022

Former Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
Pennsylvania State University’s Wilkes Barre Campus

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Carmen Lomellin

Term expires 06/30/24

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2020

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Edward L. McCoy

Term expires 06/30/25

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2017
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2021

President and CEO
Eaheart Industrial Service Inc. 

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Edward McCoy

Rev. Tyrone E. Nelson

Term expires 06/30/25

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2017
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2021

Pastor
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church

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Tyrone Nelson

Keith T. Parker

Term expires 06/30/24

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2020

CEO
Goodwill of North Georgia

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Keith Parker

Tonya Parris-Wilkins

Term expires 06/30/24

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2020

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Parris Wilkins

Clifton Peay

Term expires 06/30/26

Appointed by Governor Youngkin in 2022

Founding Clinical Medical Director
American Eye Center

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Alexis Swann

Term expires 06/30/23

Appointed by Governor Northam in 2019

President
Townebank of the Virginia Peninsula/Williamsburg

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Alexis Swann

Shantaram Talegaonkar, M.D.

Term expires 06/30/23

Appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016 
Reappointed by Governor Northam in 2019

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist 

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Shantaram Talegaonkar