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Michael Bland
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Michael Bland

President

Michael Bland

President

Michael Bland is the President and CEO of B&B Printing. Michael’s path to printing started in the insurance arena, managing risk and independent agents. He recognized early that bridging the gap between marketing and sales would lead to greater success. Mr. Blands’s entrepreneurial instincts led him to purchase a small graphics arts business that he grew from $1 million in sales to over $20 million in just under 8 years. He formed other complementary businesses in marketing asset and data management, direct mail and print on demand. Through comprehensive assessment and strategy, he’s built a company with proven solutions, and expertise in multiple integrated services.

A graduate of the University of Virginia (Wahoowa!), husband, and father of two young adults, Mr. Bland enjoys boating and fishing at his family’s cottage on the Chesapeake Bay in his spare time. He is also a member of the board of The Collegiate School. Some of his other interests include sports – especially football and baseball, and playing guitar and singing.

Craig Massey, ’84
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Craig Massey, '84

Vice President

Craig Massey, '84

Vice President

Craig Massey is Vice Chairman of Evan Energy Investments and Chairman of the Board of Inter-American Coal. Mr. Massey has also owned and operated a natural gas company in the eastern United States and co-owned and co-operated a chain of grocery stores and a computer software programming company.

In addition to TNCS, Mr. Massey currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, is on the Boards of the Massey Foundation, Outdoor Access, Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, Mariac Belt Shipping Company Limited, and Mariac Shipping Company Limited. Mr. Massey has also served on the Boards of Hampden-Sydney College and Asian American Gas, Inc.

Mr. Massey is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who graduated from The New Community School in 1984 and from Hampden-Sydney College in 1988 with a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Massey’s greatest achievement is his family. He is married to Sky Massey and is the father of two daughters, including Oakley, TNCS class of 2024. They reside in Goochland County.

Katherine Whitehead ’93
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Katherine Whitehead, '93

Secretary

Katherine Whitehead, '93

Secretary

Katherine Gold Whitehead is a 1993 TNCS graduate and parent of current Saber, her daughter Anne (Class of 2021). After TNCS, Mrs. Whitehead graduated from Randolph-Macon College and taught primary level students at Richmond Montessori School. She is a Richmond native and resides in the city with her husband and two children. Mrs. Whitehead enjoys tennis, travel, and gardening in her spare time.

Michael Kerr
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Michael Kerr

Treasurer

Michael Kerr

Treasurer

Michael Kerr is the CEO of Trustees of the Funds for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Mike received a bachelor’s degree from the University of the South, an M.B.A. from the University of Richmond, and is completing a certified financial planner designation. He enjoys movies, reading, and playing both soccer and golf. Mr. Kerr and wife Kim have two children, including Matt, TNCS class of 2013.

Corynne Arnett
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Corynne Arnett

Corynne Arnett

Corynne Arnett is Vice President of Financial Management at Dominion Energy, Inc. In her role, Mrs. Arnett is the business unit finance officer for Dominion Energy’s portfolio of electric power generation facilities, responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting functions, and generation system planning. Mrs. Arnett joined Dominion Energy in 1997 as a tax professional. She became Vice President-Financial Management in 2014 and assumed her current position in 2016. Prior to joining Dominion Energy, Mrs. Arnett served for four years in tax practice in public accounting.

Mrs. Arnett earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in taxation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a certified public accountant, chartered global management accountant, and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to TNCS, Mrs. Arnett serves on the boards of directors of the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, the Library of Virginia Foundation, and the Norfolk State University board of visitors. She lives in Richmond with her husband, Bob, and two children including her son Benjamin, TNCS class of 2019.

John Chambliss
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John R. Chambliss

John R. Chambliss

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Richard M. Clary, M.D.
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Richard M. Clary, M.D.

Richard M. Clary, M.D.

Janet Deskevich
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Janet Deskevich

Janet Deskevich

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Keith Dull
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Keith Dull

Keith Dull

Keith Dull was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. A graduate of Davidson College with graduate studies at Vanderbilt University, he moved to Richmond in 1978 to work as a financial advisor. Currently he serves as a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Advisors

Keith and wife Susan Gill Dull have two children, Tyler and Alex (G’11). They were active in the Parents Association while at TNCS, and Susan helped start the READ Art Show & Sale. Keith is an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church where he has served many lay leadership roles. He is the former chair of the corporate board of Westminster Canterbury, trustee of the WC Foundation Board, and serves as a trustee for the Downtown YWCA, Center for Interfaith Reconciliation, and the Trustee of the Funds.

Wilson Friend
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Wilson Friend

Wilson Friend

Wilson H. Friend currently serves the role of Sr. Director, Account Information Services for Altria Client Services (ALCS). In his current role, he is responsible for enhancing business process and leveraging technology to improve productivity and capability for Altria’s Tobacco Operating Companies and Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC).  In addition, he leads the development of innovative solutions to provide category information and insights to support brand program execution.

Wilson joined the company in 1993 and has held several leadership positions since receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University in 1992. Wilson and his wife Gina, who is the assistant director of the Lower School at St. Catherine’s School, are the parents of Sydni, TNCS Class of 2018.

Debbie Gibbs
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Debbie Gibbs

Debbie Gibbs

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Phyllis Huffman
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Phyllis Huffman

Phyllis Huffman

Phyllis Huffman is a dedicated volunteer to many organizations in the Richmond area and beyond. Her volunteer projects have included work with RAM (Remote Area Medical), St. Matthias Food Pantry, a volunteer mission to rural communities in Wise County, VA, among others. Mrs. Huffman, a CPA, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Commerce with a degree in accounting. She and husband Jim are the proud parents of three children, including Matthew TNCS Class of 2012.

Pettus LeCompte
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H. Pettus LeCompte

H. Pettus LeCompte

Pettus LeCompte is a longtime trustee of The New Community School, having served from 1995-2001, 2004-2010, and 2012-2017. Pettus is the Vice President of Straus, Itzkowitz & LeCompte Insurance Company, headquartered in Richmond. He and wife Ellen are the parents of Hunter T’99 & Benjamin T’01 and live in the Byrd Park area of Richmond.

George McVey
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George McVey

George McVey

George McVey served on the Virginia Association of Independent Schools committee that first accredited The New Community School in 1987. Since that time, he has served on the board almost continually. Mr. McVey was employed by St. Christopher’s School from 1961 until his retirement in 1997, serving as Head for 25 years. A graduate of Hampden-Sydney and VCU, he recently retired as president of the Virginia Council for Private Education. Mr. McVey and wife Nan are longtime Richmond residents.

Caroline Morton
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Caroline Morton

Caroline Morton

Caroline Morton is an active community volunteer, having served more than a dozen different organizations over the years. A Raleigh, NC native, she and husband Marshall moved to Richmond in 1989. Since that time she has served Richmond organizations including The Doorways, Greater Richmond SCAN, the Science Museum of Virginia, and others. Mrs. Morton is a dedicated mother and grandmother in addition to her volunteer work. She and Marshall live in Richmond and are active members of Grace and Holy Trinity Church.

Janet Peyton
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Janet Peyton

Janet Peyton

Janet P. Peyton is a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP. She practices in the areas of data privacy and security, advertising law, and transactional intellectual property, and represents corporate clients including a number of colleges, universities, and K-12 institutions. Ms. Peyton received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy and History from Duke University and her law degree from Tulane Law School. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia.

Her past board experience includes serving as the Chair of the Virginia State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Board of Governors, as Vice Chair of the Shrine Mont Board, and as a member of the Vestry at St. James’s Episcopal Church. Ms. Peyton and her husband, Chris Francoise, have lived in Richmond since 1995 and have three children, including two sons who attended TNCS. Their daughter Sophie is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, their son L.T. (G’13) is a senior at Radford University, and their son Will (T’16) is a sophomore at VCU.

Amanda Surgner
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Amanda Surgner

Amanda Surgner

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