Board of Trustees
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.
Vice President, Development
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.
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, former trustee of the WC Foundation Board and the Downtown YMCA, and serves as a trustee for the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation, and the Trustee of the Funds.
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.
Tracey Boseman is the owner of Home Helpers of Chesterfield and Richmond, a provider of in-home care and support services. Tracey’s background consists of over 30 years of sales and business experience with over 20 years being in the healthcare industry. Prior to owning Home Helpers of Richmond & Chesterfield, Tracey worked for over 7 years with one of the largest non-profit hospice organizations in the US, serving the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.
Tracey was a dedicated volunteer while a parent at TNCS, helping with the READ Art Show & Sale and other Parents Association activities. Her daughter, Morgan, graduated in 2019, and Tracey currently resides in Chesterfield with her fiancé.
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.
Mark Gottwald has been the chef/owner of Ship’s Inn in Nantucket for over 25 seasons. After spending many years in Los Angeles, where he raised his two daughters and worked in the film and production business, he now divides his time between Richmond and Nantucket. While in Los Angeles he served on several boards including People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), which provides affordable housing and support services and Westside Food Bank which distributes 4.5 million pounds of food per year to non-profit agencies. On Nantucket he served for three terms on board of The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and two terms on the diaconate of the First Congregational Church.
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 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 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.
Trey Pruitt, '02
Trey Pruitt, '02
Trey Pruitt is the General Superintendent at F.G. Pruitt, Inc. where he has worked since 2004. During his career with the Pruitt organization, he has experienced nearly every level of the company operations as a mechanic, machine operator, foreman, project manager, and superintendent. This comprehensive involvement throughout the organization has provided him with an essential understanding of all aspects of the company. In his role as supervisor of all field activities, Trey has expertise in scheduling, managing crews, coordinating man-power/equipment and day-to-day operations. In addition to his work, Trey has served on the Henrico Local Emergency Planning Commission Board. TNCS has been an important part of Trey’s life as he is a former student, 2002 graduate, and now parent of a Saber in the class of 2027.
Brude Stoever previously served on the TNCS Board of Trustees from 2004-2009. He began his industry career in 1991 at WheatFirst Securities, a Wells Fargo Advisors predecessor firm, where he initially served as an assistant to James C. Wheat, Jr., subsequently emerging as Managing Director – Investments. He serves the same role today for Stoever & Palmore LLC. He was ranked by Barron’s as one of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 6 years running. Brude attended the Gow School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. He has served on the board of trustees at The Collegiate School and is an active member of St. James’s Episcopal Church. Brude and his wife, Ann, live Richmond with their three children, Helen, Brude, and Hill.