Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board

The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Tabitha Geary, Kenneth Lopez and Lisa Taylor to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. They will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2017. They succeed Daniel K. Steen, Mary J. Berry and the Honorable Pamela J. White, whose terms have ended.

White, departing rector of the UMW Board of Visitors, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve her alma mater. She added, “I am particularly proud to have played a role in naming and supporting Rick Hurley as UMW’s ninth President.” White also applauded the contributions of Berry and Steen, whom she succeeded as rector.

Tabitha Geary, Richmond

Tabitha Geary

Tabitha Geary

Geary, a 1992 graduate of Mary Washington, is vice president of marketing strategy and analytics for SapientNitro, an integrated marketing and technology services firm in New York.  Her career in marketing and consulting has spanned 20 years, including four years as co-founder and managing partner of Create Digital, a Richmond-based digital media company, and nearly seven years as president of a marketing agency in Richmond.  As CEO of Tabitha Geary Co., a memory archiving business, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Martha Stewart Living.

Geary has served on the board of directors of Comfort Zone Camp, the largest national nonprofit bereavement camp dedicated to children ages 7 to 17 who have lost an immediate family member.

Kenneth Lopez, Alexandria

Ken Lopez

Ken Lopez

Lopez, a 1992 graduate of Mary Washington and a lifelong Virginia resident, is the founder and CEO of A2L Consulting, a leading provider of jury consulting, litigation graphics and courtroom support to all of the nation’s largest law firms. He founded the company in 1995 after receiving a law degree from the Widener University School of Law.

Lopez serves on the advisory board of UMW’s College of Business and on the Dean’s National Advisory Council at Widener. He was UMW’s Junior Executive-in-Residence in 2008 and is a frequent guest speaker for classes and student organizations.

Lisa Taylor, Chantilly

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Taylor, a 1985 graduate of Mary Washington, is director of contracts for integrated intelligence systems at Northrop Grumman Information Systems, a leading global provider of solutions for military, intelligence, civilian, state and local, and commercial customers. Previously, she spent more than 20 years in contracts administration and management positions, including as senior manager of contracts at General Dynamics. She received the Northrop Grumman Corporate Contracts and Pricing Award in 2010.

In addition, Taylor has operated a Jazzercise franchise since 2006, where she also works as an instructor.

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