Changes in Foundation Management and Governance
Photo by Barbara Lombardi
From left, Colonial Williamsburg Vice Chairman Richard G. Tilghman, Mayor of Williamsburg and Jamestown 2007 Executive Director Jeanne Zeidler, Governor Mark R. Warner, and state Senator Thomas K. Norment listened in Richmond as President Campbell commented on Colonial Williamsburg's Founding Colony Sponsor commitment to Jamestown 2007.
Linda Dalch Jones joined Colonial Williamsburg as vice president for development. She works closely with board members and staff to raise funds in support of the foundation's educational mission, and is focused in the near term on the conclusion of the Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg. Previously, Dalch was vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering Foundation.
Beatrix T. Rumford retired as Colonial Williamsburg's vice president of special projects in 2004, more than thirty-five years after she joined the foundation as assistant curator of collections. Her distinguished legacy in management includes construction of the Bruton Heights School Education Center, renovation of the Williamsburg Inn, expansion of the original Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and development of the Peyton Randolph House site into an urban plantation and an anchor of the guest experience in the Historic Area.
Also in 2004, Colonial Williamsburg president and chairman Colin Campbell was named vice chair of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee, a group overseeing the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Several Colonial Williamsburg staff members are serving in leadership capacities in the planning of the commemoration. In January 2005, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner announced that Colonial Williamsburg had become a Founding Colony Sponsor of Jamestown 2007.