Congratulations to the new members-elect to the Alumni Association Board of Directors. These members will begin their terms at the spring meeting of the board in May.
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Alumni Association Board Election process.
Michele Zimmer Ball ’78 – Williamsburg, Va.
Michele is vice president and treasurer of Bush Construction Corporation, a fullservice real estate developer specializing in multifamily residential developments. Michele was actively involved in the development and construction of the Williamsburg Hospice House and served as treasurer for six years. Other civic responsibilities include the Williamsburg Landing Board of Directors, a local retirement community. Michele has served as treasurer and audit chair of the William & Mary Foundation. She served as a founding member of the William & Mary Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors as well. Michele was a President’s Aide while attending W&M, president of Delta Delta Delta sorority and played field hockey. Michele and her husband Steve ’79 have been deeply committed to William & Mary since graduation.
AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90 – Stamford, Conn., and New York, N.Y.
AnnaMaria is chief communications officer of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont). In this role, AnnaMaria leads, develops and executes the company’s strategic communications, corporate reputation and brand management around the world. She also currently serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, a science and engineering research national laboratory operated by UChicago Argonne LLC for the United States Department of Energy. As a student, AnnaMaria was an officer of Delta Delta Delta. She was active in the Marketing Club of the School of Business and she graduated with honors in English.
Scott Kelsey ’06, M.Acc. ’07 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Scott is a senior manager in the audit practice of KPMG, LLP, a global provider of audit, tax and advisory services. He leads the William & Mary campus recruiting team for KPMG's Norfolk office. Scott has served on the South Hampton Roads Alumni Board for three years, currently serving as vice president. He is active with the Mason School of Business and the Tribe Club. As a student, Scott was a member of the men’s varsity soccer team and was a volunteer leader for Young Life. He was also a member of the Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society.
Dennis Liberson ’78 – Delaplane, Va.
Dennis is an operating advisor to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. His focus is on organizational and human resource strategies, human capital planning, acquisition and development. Dennis served on the Board of Visitors from 2009 to 2013, including two years on the Executive Committee and as secretary, and was chair of the Administration Committee and Richard Bland College Committee. While on the BOV, Dennis was appointed by the Rector to lead the committee responsible for evaluation and contract renewal of W&M’s president and to lead the search committee to fill the position of president at Richard Bland College. He also served on the search committee for the College’s head of development.
Pamela Brown Michael ’65 – Williamsburg, Va.
A veteran of 14 years as a development officer at W&M, Pam managed the work of 50th reunion gift committees, several of which dedicated major gifts to the proposed Alumni House expansion. She retired after her own 50th Reunion when her class celebrated a record $20 million gift for the College. Pam was a member of the Williamsburg Chapter Board for five terms, serving as vice president and president. She has been on the Lord Botetourt Auction Committee for many years, including two years as cochair. Currently she is a member of the Friends of the Muscarelle Museum. As a member of the Virginia Art and Architectural Review Board for eight years, she followed closely several W&M construction projects, including the Sadler Center. Pam is a former member of the Richmond Commission of Architectural Review and now serves on the Kingsmill Environmental Preservation Board and the Scenic Virginia Advisory Board. She is a past president of the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Executives.
Janet McNulty Osborn ’85 – Arlington, Va.
Janet is a senior partner and regional managing director for Aon Hewitt, a global management consulting and outsourcing firm specializing in human resources. Janet began her alumni involvement in 1995 as a member of her 10-year reunion committee and then joined the board of what is now the Fund for William & Mary. Janet served six years on that board and subsequently joined the board of the Muscarelle Museum of Art. She and her children have established a needs-based scholarship endowment for out of state students and are delighted each year to hear how the proceeds help retain talented students. While at William & Mary, Janet was a head resident and a member of Pi Beta Phi.
William M. Richardson ’74 – Richmond, Va.
A professor of the practice of law at William & Mary Law School, Bill practiced tax law for almost 28 years before he retired in 2008 and started his second career. He majored in philosophy at William & Mary, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After law school, Bill clerked at the Supreme Court of Virginia and then joined the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond. A past chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the ABA’s Section of Taxation, he is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the William & Mary Tax Conference’s Advisory Council. Bill co-chaired the Class of 1974’s 30th and 35th reunion gift committees and served on the Fund for William & Mary’s Board of Directors from 2004-09. Most important, Bill is married to Mary Bobbitt Richardson ’74. Long-time members of the President’s Society, they have two adult daughters and two young grandchildren. Neither daughter attended William & Mary, but Bill and Mary are hoping at least one grandchild will.
William C. Smith Jr. ’04, J.D. ’09 – Silver Spring, Md.
William is an attorney, Naval Reserve officer, and a state representative for Montgomery County in Maryland’s General Assembly. Upon graduation, William served as an Americorps volunteer while pursuing a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from Johns Hopkins, William returned to William & Mary for law school, graduating in 2009. After law school, William served as a White House appointee as a director at the Homeland Security Advisory Council at the Department of Homeland Security in the administration of President Barack Obama. As a student, William served on the Honor Council in both as an undergrad and while in Law School.