Daily Staff Reports
State legislators and a police chief are among six new Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation trustees whose terms began Jan. 1.
They are Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-25th; Del. Joe May, R-Leesburg; Bridgewater College Police Chief Nicholas Picerno, a former SVBF chairman; Mosby Heritage Area Association President and founder Childs Burden; Mike Garber, managing partner at PBGH; and Miles Carrington Williams, who is the grandson of Miles Carrington, the first battlefields foundation chairman, according to a news release from SVBF.
"Our Trustees are the backbone of the Foundation," Executive Director Denman Zirkle states in the release. "They are a diverse group with valuable professional, business, legislative, and legal expertise. We are blessed to have such a fine group set policy and guide the direction of our battlefield protection missions in the Valley."
The other SVBF trustees are John P. Ackerly III, Jean T. Clark, Faye C. Cooper, Thomas "Wilke" Green, Richard R.G. Hobson, William B. Holtzma, Virginia Department of Historic Resources Director Kathleen S. Kilpatrick, Rhodes B. Ritenour, David R. Ruth, Nancy T. Sorrells, C.J. Steuart Thomas and Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, according to the release.
The foundation's officers for the year are Chairman James Roderick O. Graves, Vice Chairman Allen L. Louderback, Treasurer Brian K. Plum and Secretary Robert T. Mitchell, according to the release.