The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Heather Mullins Crislip, Davis C. Rennolds and Rhonda VanLowe to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. They will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2019. They succeed Joseph Grzeika, Dorcas Hardy and Jud Honaker, whose terms will end on June 30, 2015.
Heather M. Crislip
Heather Mullins Crislip of Richmond has been president and CEO of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc., since 2012. Prior to that position, she oversaw bipartisan policy projects for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia for former Governor Gerald Baliles and served as the staff director of the Goode National Transportation Policy Project, which was honored by President Obama in a Rose Garden ceremony in 2010, and led the Center’s higher education policy work, including the report Front and Center: Critical Choices for Higher Education. Currently she serves on the board of directors for Housing Virginia, a statewide partnership of public and private organizations devoted to affordable housing. A 1995 graduate of Mary Washington, she received a juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Before returning to Virginia, she served as the chief of staff to a Hawaii state senator, and chief of staff and executive assistant to the chancellor of the University of Hawai’i. Previously, she directed New Haven, Connecticut’s welfare to work one-stop center and served as assistant to the mayor for policy analysis.
Davis C. Rennolds
Davis Rennolds, also of Richmond, is a vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting, where he has worked since 2011. There he represents the interests of clients, including SeaWorld, Walton Group International, Virginians for the Arts, the Virginia Federation of Food Banks and the statewide Share Our Strength “‘No Kid Hungry” campaign, before the Virginia General Assembly. A 2006 alumnus of Mary Washington, he served as a special policy analyst for the Virginia Department of Transportation. He also was a coordinator for former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s inaugural committee and a legislative aide for Del. Christopher Saxman in Staunton. Named to the “Top 40 Under 40,” by Richmond Style Magazine in 2011, Rennolds serves on the Virginia Foundation of Health Youth Board of Directors and the Richmond-Leadership Advisory Board.
Rhonda S. VanLowe
Rhonda VanLowe of Reston has served as legal counsel to Rolls-Royce North America Inc. since 1999. Previously, she provided counsel for the U.S. operations of Reebok International Limited in Stoughton, Massachusetts; was a shareholder and associate with Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, Chartered; and an associate with Swidler & Berlin, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. An alumna of Cornell University, VanLowe received a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She has taught at American University where she received the 2005 North Star Award for contributions to the Washington College of Law. She also has worked in finance with Central Fidelity Bank and First American Bank of Virginia. VanLowe is a member the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response.