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Janet Peyton
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Janet Peyton

President

Janet Peyton

President

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.

Wilson Friend
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Wilson Friend

Vice President

Wilson Friend

Vice President

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.

Corynne Arnett
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Corynne Arnett

Treasurer

Corynne Arnett

Treasurer

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.

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 Bland
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Michael Bland

Past President

Michael Bland

Past 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.

John Chambliss
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John R. Chambliss

John R. Chambliss

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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.

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.

Debbie Gibbs
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Debbie Gibbs

Debbie Gibbs

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Mark Gottwald
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Mark Gottwald

Mark Gottwald

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.

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.

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.

Brude Stoever
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Brude Stoever

Brude Stoever

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 and Palmore Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. 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.

Amanda Surgner
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Amanda Surgner

Amanda Surgner

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