Virginia Intermont College Board of Trustees has elected Kathleen W. O’Brien of Nashville, Tenn., as Chair and Anthony F. Troy of Richmond, Va., as Vice-Chair. Their terms began effective July 1, 2013, and shall continue for a period of two years.
O’Brien is a Virginia Intermont alumna from the class of 1986 and has served as a trustee since 2010. She is president and chief executive of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, where she has worked in various capacities since 1988. Her professional associations include Nashville Agenda’s Steering Committee, Leadership Music, the Broadway League, Rotary International, Tennessee Women’s Forum, the National Performing Arts Consortium, and Nashville’s Sister Cities. A graduate of Leadership Nashville and Leadership Music, she has served on the board of the Nashville Institute for the Arts, the council of the Nashville Center for Non-Profit Management Association for Non-Profit Executives, and the Nashville Entertainment Association.
Troy has been a Virginia Intermont trustee since 2007. He is a former attorney general of the Commonwealth of Virginia and currently a member of the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC in Richmond. A 1966 law graduate of University of Richmond, Troy has been recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” and Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and is annually recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine. General Troy has served on numerous boards and was a member of the National Judicial College Board of Trustees, as well as chair of the Science Museum of Virginia, the Wintergreen Nature Foundation and Wintergreen Partners, Inc.
“I am extremely pleased to have Kathleen and Tony step up to executive leadership roles,” said Virginia Intermont President E. Clorisa Phillips. “It is a great honor to have two people of their stature serving the board, and I am also very happy that an alumna of the College will be the chair.”
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