R-MA announces new board of trustees members

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal has announced its board of trustees officially welcomed four new members during a board meeting held April 12. New members are Major General David Puster, Eric Carlson, Lucy Williams Hooper and Glenn R. Carrington.

Puster, a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, was Randolph-Macon Academy’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. A 1975 graduate of R-MA, he currently serves as the commanding general for the 84th Training Command (Unit Readiness) in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He holds an MBA from The College of William and Mary and was deputy general manager for the Department of Energy at the National Training Center for Chenega Global Services.

Carlson, a 1973 R-MA graduate, is a partner and CEO of CK&D in Los Angeles, a leading cause marketing and media group. Carlson has written and produced for television and motion pictures and is an active member of the Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild of America. He currently serves on the board of The American Heart Association and the Southern California chapter of the United Way.

Hooper is the daughter of Col Arvin Williams, USAF Retired, who worked at R-MA in various positions from 1947 to 1968, and was president of R-MA from 1969 to 1978. She now works as the director of the Fixed Income Department at Davenport and Company. She has experience in education boards, was on the Board of Trustees at Randolph College for women for 12 years, and was chair of the board as the college transitioned from all-women to co-ed.

Carrington has had an illustrious law career for over 30 years, both in private practice and the government. He is now the national tax director for client services at Ernst & Young LLP. Carrington is a frequent lecturer at the Practising Law Institute, a non-profit continuing legal education organization and is author of Tax Accounting in Mergers and Acquisitions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Norfolk State University and first became associated with R-MA through his son Julian, who graduated in 2008.

Also added to the board during the past year were ex-officio members Bishop Young Jin Cho of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Rev. John B. Peters, pastor at United Methodist churches in the Virginia Conference in Newport News, Harrisonburg, and Winchester. He retired from the pulpit in June 2013 and is now the director of the Association of Educational Institutions of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.