BY JIM NOLAN
Out of power politicians don’t die, they just get board appointments.
Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday announced a series of appointments to state boards and board of visitors at Virginia’s public colleges and universities.
Former congressional candidate Keith Fimian, who was the Republican nominee to challenge Northern Virginia Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) was named to the board of visitors of the College of William and Mary.
Former Republican Del. David A. Nutter of Blacksburg, who lost a Virginia Senate race last year to incumbent Democrat John Edwards of Roanoke, was named to the State Board of Community Colleges.
McDonnell also tapped an employed politico to serve. Stafford resident Dave Rexrode, the executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia, was named to the board of James Madison University. McDonnell also tapped former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to serve on the JMU board.
Below is a full list of Friday’s appointees:
College of William & Mary Board of Visitors
· Kendrick Foster Ashton, Jr. of New York, Director – Corporate Advisory Group, Perella Weinberg Partners, LP
· Anne Green Baise of Falls Church, Treasurer of Baise Farms
· Keith S. Fimian of Oakton, Chairman & CEO of U.S. Inspect, Inc.
· John Littel of Virginia Beach, Executive Vice-President – External Relations for Amerigroup Corporation
· Robert E. Scott* of New York, Alfred McCormack Professor of Law at Columbia University
James Madison University Board of Visitors
· Michael B. Battle of Clarksville, Maryland, President of Battle Resource Management, Inc.
· Carly Fiorina of Lorton, Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises and Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
· Joseph K. Funkhouser, II* of Harrisonburg, President of Funkhouser & Associates, Inc.
· David A. Rexrode of Stafford, Executive Director of RPV and Alumni Class of 2001
· Michael M. Thomas of Reston, Senior Vice-President of Booz Allen Hamilton
Longwood University Board of Visitors
· Eric Hansen of Moneta, President and Co-founder Innovative Wireless Technologies
· Brad E. Schwartz of Virginia Beach, CEO of Monarch Bank
· Shelby J. Walker of Charlotte Courthouse, Librarian with Charlotte County Public Schools
· Lacy Ward, Jr. of Pamplin, Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum
Old Dominion University Board of Visitors
· David L. Bernd* of Virginia Beach, CEO of Sentara Healthcare
· John F. Biagas of Yorktown, President & CEO of Bay Electric Co., Inc
· Ronald C. Ripley of Virginia Beach, President of Ripley Heatwole Company
· Judy Swystun of Norfolk, President & Owner of Black and White Cabs
State Board of Community Colleges
· LaVonne P. Ellis of Chesapeake
· David A. Nutter of Blacksburg, Economic Development Specialist at Virginia Tech
· Robin Sullenberger of Monterey, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Partnership
· Michel Zajur of Midlothian, CEO & Founder of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors
· George J. Collins of Miami Beach, Managing Partner of Collins Capital Investors Trust LL,LP
· Brigadier General Janice Igou of Montpelier, Director of Interagency Operations for Virginia Army National Guard
· George P. “Pete” Ramsey, III* of Huddleston, Partner with Counts Realty & Auction Group
· Henry George White, Jr. M.D. of Winchester
Additional Board Appointments:
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Commission
· B. Wayne Coleman of Norfolk, CEO and owner of CV International, Inc.
Virginia Aviation Board
· John Mazza, Jr., of Matoaca, President of Medallion Pools
· David L. Young, of Forest, Dean of the School of Aeronautics at Liberty University and President of Freedom Aviation
Virginia Commission on Youth
· Charles H. Slemp of Norton, Attorney with Slemp Law Office, PLLC
· Frank S. Royal, Jr., M.D. of Richmond, Vice President of Community and Government Relations with HCA Virginia
Virginia Milk Commission
· Patrick H. Crawford of Virginia Beach, Sales Representative with Dean Foods
· Zachary Hatcher of Eagle Rock, Pastor of Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren and President of Hatcher Properties
Virginia Racing Commission
· Stran L. Trout of Quinton, Retired Sheriff
Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority
· Benjamin Summers of Forest, Director of Operations for T.R.U. Ball Archery Products