Averett University
Board of Trustees

Averett University’s Board of Trustees consists of a diverse group of community and business leaders dedicated to the success of our students and to the continuation of our traditions. Many of our trustees are also Averett alumni. They work to ensure that Averett University will be able to serve students in Virginia for generations to come, and that our students will be prepared for the 21st century workplace.


Board Chairperson:
Rev. Dr. Daniel Carlton ‘90

Pastor, Culpeper Baptist Church
Culpeper, Virginia
First Vice-Chairperson:
Dr. Annie P. Wimbish ‘81

Senior Associate, Schlechty Center
Vernon Hill, Virginia
Mary M. G. Riddle

Retired Vice President, Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia


Jessie Barksdale
Chatham, Virginia
Jan G.F. Barnett
Danville, Virginia
Kirk Bidgood
Danville, Virginia
Rev. Dr. Richard Brown ‘90
Director of Chaplaincy Services, Carilion Clinic; Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Carilion Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech – Carilion School of Medicine
Troutville, Virginia
Brad Cohen ‘91
Special Agent, FBI
Washington, D.C.
Gary Collins ’80, ‘82
Senior Vice President of Investments, Stifel
Martinsville, Virginia
Afira DeVries ‘98
United States Director, Spring Impact
Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Jacob Frith
Frith Construction
Danville, Virginia
Mr. Mark Gignac
Executive Director and Director of Research, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Danville, Virginia
John “Eddie” Herndon, Jr. ’78

Area Vice President, First Citizens Bank
Chatham, Virginia

Linda Hutson Green ‘85
Director of Economic Development, The Institute for Advanced Learning & Research; Executive Director, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
Dry Fork, Virginia
Sheila Hill-Christian ‘01
Richmond, Virginia
Michael E. Keck
Retired Executive Vice President and Richmond Regional President, Xenith Bank
Charleston, SC
Emma Maddux Kozlowski
Hardy, Virginia
Michael D. Luter ‘03
Owner and Founder, Arrowhead Environmental Services and ONE Environmental Group
Zuni, Virginia
Kelvin Perry
Project Manager, Office of Economic Development for the City of Danville; Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church
Danville, Virginia
Brandon Potter
President, X9 Technologies
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Toni Rice ‘97
Business Development Officer, Radiology Associates of Richmond, Inc.
Midlothian, Virginia
Richard Roccesano ‘81
President and CEO, Rock Investments; President, the Galesi Family Foundation
Spring Lake, New Jersey
L. Samuel Saunders
Senior Partner
Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP
Dr. Calvin R. Snowden ‘94
Retired Director, U.S. General Services Administration
Washington, D.C.
Deborah W. Upton ‘74
Associate Pastor for Spiritual Development, Bon Air Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia
Christopher E. West ‘12
Associate at Lamar Consulting
Richmond, Virginia
Hampton Wilkins ’73, ‘87
President, Wilkins & Co. Realtors
Danville, Virginia
Kris Willard
President and Owner, Interiors by Kris, Inc.
Penhook, Virginia
Todd M. Yeatts
Manager for Government Relations, The Boeing Company
Arlington, Virginia


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